Reach the Beach

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Reach the Beach
The Fixx - Reach the Beach.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 May 1983 (1983-05-13)
Recorded1982–1983
StudioFarmyard Studios, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England
Genre
Length41:10
LabelMCA
ProducerRupert Hine
The Fixx chronology
Shuttered Room
(1982)
Reach the Beach
(1983)
Phantoms
(1984)
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
  3. "The Sign of Fire"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Smash Hits3/10[2]

Reach the Beach is the second studio album by English new wave band the Fixx, released on 13 May 1983 by MCA Records. It was the group's most successful album, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard albums chart[3] and eventually selling two million copies in the United States alone. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[4] It was certified platinum in Canada in November 1983. The album's cover art was provided by George Underwood, who went on to illustrate future Fixx releases including Phantoms (1984), Calm Animals (1989), and Beautiful Friction (2012).[5]

Reach the Beach contains their best-known and highest charting single, "One Thing Leads to Another", which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Alfie Agius, Cy Curnin, Rupert Greenall, Jamie West-Oram, and Adam Woods, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
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
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Reach the Beach"4:27
7."Changing"3:24
8."Liner"3:39
9."Privilege"4:16
10."Outside"5:25
Total length:41:10
2003 CD bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Saved by Zero" (Extended Version) 4:24
12."One Thing Leads to Another" (Extended Version) 8:00
13."Deeper and Deeper" (Long Version)
  • Curnin
  • West-Oram
6:31
14."Going Overboard"
  • Curnin
  • Greenall
  • West-Oram
  • Woods
3:18

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the Reach the Beach liner notes.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Australia Kent Music Report[8] 68
Canada RPM[9] 8
Dutch Charts[10] 38
UK Official Charts[11] 91
US Billboard 200[3] 8

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "One Thing Leads to Another" Billboard Hot 100[6] 4
Top Rock Tracks 2
Club Play Singles 14
"Saved by Zero" Billboard Hot 100[6] 20
Top Rock Tracks 9
1984 "The Sign of Fire" Billboard Hot 100[6] 32
Top Rock Tracks 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reach the Beach". Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ Steels, Deborah (12 May 1983). "Review: The Fixx — Reach the Beach". Smash Hits. Vol. 5, no. 10. Peterborough: EMAP National Publications, Ltd. p. 35. ISSN 0260-3004. Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2022 – via World Radio History.
  3. ^ a b "The Fixx Chart History". billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "US Certifications > The Fixx". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ Album covers by George Underwood https://www.georgeunderwood.com/#/albumcovers/
  6. ^ a b c d "The Fixx – Billboard Hot 100 Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ Reach the Beach (CD booklet). the Fixx. MCA Records. 1983.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  9. ^ "The Fixx". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Dutch Album Charts". dutchcharts. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Fixx". Official Charts. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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