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Mike + The Mechanics - Out Of The Blue (2019)

New recordings of classic tracks and three brand new songs

Mike + The Mechanics are currently on tour in the UK and will also play shows in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Germany in April (see tour dates for more details). They also perform three brand new tracks during their shows and these tracks will be part of the new album, called Out Of The Blue, which will come out on 5th April. Besides these three new tracks, the band has decided to rerecord eight classic Mechanics hits with the new line-up. There will be serveral formats of the new album: CD, Special Edition 2CD, vinyl and of course a digital album. The bonus disc contains six acoustic tracks - rerecorded as well.

Albumalbum tracks:

One Way
Out Of The Blue
What Would You Do

The Living Years
A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

Get Up
Another Cup Of Coffee

All I Need Is A Miracle
Silent Running

Over My Shoulder
Word Of Mouth

The Special Edition 2CD includes a bonus CD with six additional tracks - acoustic rerecordings of:

Don't Know What Came Over Me
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Living Years

Beggar On A Beach Of Gold
Another Cup Of Coffee

Over My Shoulder

The first single, Out Of The Blue, is available already and can be streamed or downloaded.

Buy MP3: iTunes

Pre-order the complete album here:

2CD, CD, Vinyl: amazon-UK | amazon-IT | amazon-FR (not yet available)
Digital: iTunes
All physical formats: Mechanics Webshop

Mike Rutherford says about the new recordings: "Having toured with the Mechanics over the last 10 years, I have heard the old songs change a bit each year with Andrew and Tim singing and the same band playing. In some cases they have been extended and developed - so it seemed a good idea to record these versions in the studio. Anyone who has seen us live will I’m sure like to hear the old ones in this form as they show how the two singers work so well together. Especially on a song like ‘Get Up’ which has become a double lead vocal.“

He also said about the acoustic rerecordings on the bonus CD and the three new tracks: "Recording the unplugged version was like in the old days - down the stairs into a basement studio not fifty yards away from Trident Studios where we recorded Genesis’ second and third albums. We recorded these live and Tim and Andrew led the songs with great vocal performances, and we mixed it as we recorded it - like in the past. No wonder albums took a maximum of three weeks to complete then! We have also written and recorded three new songs which show the Mechanics next stage - I hope!”“

A review of Out Of The Blue will follow!

Mike + The Mechanics 2019

Photo: BMG