Reach the Beach

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Reach the Beach
The Fixx - Reach the Beach.jpg
Studio album by The Fixx
Released 05 May 1983
Recorded 1982–1983
Studio Farmyard Studios, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England
Genre New wave, art rock
Length 41:10
Label MCA
Producer Rupert Hine
The Fixx chronology
Shuttered Room
(1982)Shuttered Room1982
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 second studio album by British new wave band The Fixx, released in mid-1983. It was the group's most successful album, reaching #8 on the Billboard album chart and eventually selling two million copies in the United States alone.

It contains their most well-known and highest charting single, "One Thing Leads to Another", which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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*


  • Tracks 01-10 originally released as Reach the Beach, MCA 39001, 1983-May-05th.
    Recorded at Farmyard Studios, England. Engineered by Stephen W Tayler. Tape operator - Andy Scarth
  • Track 11 issued on the MCA promotional 12" single L33-1128, 1983-Aug-08th.
    Engineered by Stephen W Tayler.
  • Track 12 issued on the MCA promotional 12" single L33-1109, 1983-May-09th.
  • Track 13 issued as the b-side of "Are We Ourselves?", MCA 52444, 1984-Aug-06th.
    Also issued on the original motion picture soundtrack Streets of Fire.
  • Track 14 issued as the b-side of "Saved by Zero", MCA 52213, 1983-May-12th.


Additional musicians

  • Alfie Agius – bass on "One Thing Leads to Another", "Saved by Zero" and "Liner"
  • 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.


  • Rupert Hine – producer
  • Stephen W Tayler – engineer, mixing
  • George Underwood – front cover painting
  • Trevor Toms - photography
  • the Cream Group (Design Company from Amsterdam, the Netherlands) - mechanical artwork


Chart (1983) Peak
The Billboard 200 8


Year Single Chart Position
1983 "One Thing Leads to Another" Billboard Hot 100[1] 4
Top Rock Tracks 2
Club Play Singles 14
"Saved by Zero" Billboard Hot 100[1] 20
Top Rock Tracks 9
1984 "The Sign of Fire" Billboard Hot 100[1] 32
Top Rock Tracks 20


  1. ^ a b c "The Fixx – Billboard Hot 100 Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 14 December 2016.