Reach the Beach

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Reach the Beach
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Studio album by The Fixx
Released 15 May 1983
Recorded 1982–1983, Farmyard Studios
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 41:10
Label MCA
Producer Rupert Hine
The Fixx chronology
Shuttered Room
Reach the Beach
Singles from Reach the Beach
  1. "Saved by Zero"
    Released: April 1983 (UK); 12 May 1983 (US)
  2. "One Thing Leads to Another"
    Released: 18 August 1983
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Reach the Beach is the platinum-plus second studio album by British new wave band The Fixx, released in 1983. It was the group's most successful album, reaching #8 on the American Billboard albums chart and eventually selling two million US copies. It also contains their most well known and highest charting single, "One Thing Leads to Another", which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Alfie Agius, Cy Curnin, Rupert Greenall, Jamie West-Oram, and Adam Woods, except where noted.
Published by EMI-Colgems Music Ltd.

  1. "One Thing Leads to Another" – 3:19
  2. "The Sign of Fire" – 3:52
  3. "Running" – 4:26
  4. "Saved by Zero" – 3:40
  5. "Opinions" – 4:50
  6. "Reach the Beach" – 4:27
  7. "Changing" – 3:24
  8. "Liner" – 3:39
  9. "Privilege" – 4:16
  10. "Outside" – 5:25

2003 CD bonus tracks

  1. "Saved by Zero" (Extended Version) – 4:24
  2. "One Thing Leads to Another" (Extended Version) – 8:00
  3. "Deeper and Deeper" (Long Version) (Curnin, West-Oram) – 6:31
  4. "Going Overboard" (Curnin, Greenall, West-Oram, Woods) – 3:18*
  • This song was originally available only on the vinyl 45RPM B-side to "Saved by Zero."



  • Alfie Agius – bass on "One Thing Leads To Another" and "Saved By Zero"
  • Dan K. Brown – bass on "The Sign Of Fire"

Agius left The Fixx partway through the recording sessions, and is not listed as an official group member in the album credits. Brown played bass on one track, and on the subsequent tour; he would be promoted to full group-member status as of the next album, Phantoms.



Chart (1983) Peak
The Billboard 200 8
Year Single Chart Position
1983 "One Thing Leads to Another" Billboard Hot 100 4
Top Rock Tracks 2
Club Play Singles 14
"Saved by Zero" Billboard Hot 100 20
Top Rock Tracks 9
1984 "The Sign of Fire" Billboard Hot 100 32
Top Rock Tracks 20