The first thing that I noticed was the quality of the music. Much of the classic Mechanics sound is present on this album. That being said, The Mechanics are still first and foremost a rock and roll band. Let Me Fly is a high energy album that is a fine addition to The Mechanics catalog. A good start for the retooled Mechanics. Once again Mike Rutherford has chosen two exceptional vocalists to lead the band.
From start to finish The Road is a solid album. However the music feels a bit subdued. Those typically catchy and unique Rutherford guitar riffs are not as present on this album. Overall the vocals shine and the music takes a back seat. The album contains great vocals, great production, solid performances. There are a few great songs to be found among several average ones. Unfortunately some of the songs are not that memorable. It was initially going to be dead last on this list. Thankfully I revisited the album for this post and discovered that it is not a bad album.
There are some decent songs to be found on the album. In most cases, the lyrics were written by Rutherford. However, he credits Neil for writing the lyrics to the verses of "You Are the One". Rutherford originally conceived "Par Avion" as a heavy song "with powerful drums", but Neil adapted it into a soft ballad, which Rutherford agreed was a better approach to the composition.
Rutherford received permission from Genesis bandmates Phil Collins and Tony Banks to use it for the Mechanics, then developed it into a full song with help from Christopher Neil and B.
In their retrospective review, Allmusic lauded the strong performances of all the band members, while noting that the creative and powerful songwriting is the most important element of the album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Mike and The Mechanics album. A Call to Arms - Live ; Remastered 2. Beautiful Day - Remastered 3.
Beautiful Day - Live ; Remastered 4. Blame - Remastered 7. Don't - Remastered 8. Don't - Live ; Remastered 9. Hanging By a Thread - Live ; Remastered Nobody Knows - Remastered Nobody's Perfect - Remastered Nobody's Perfect - Live ; Remastered Par Avion - Live ; Remastered Poor Boy Down - Remastered Seeing Is Believing - Remastered Seeing Is Believing - Live ; Remastered Silent Running - Live ; Remastered Take the Reins - Live ; Remastered The Living Years - Remastered Why Me?
Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. I hear ya Mike, I really do. All I need Is A Miracle is a good radio played song. The rest of this album is worth listening to. And their other good song is on their other album: The Living Years. Great classic pop rock album.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Mike + The Mechanics on Discogs. Label: Atlantic - 7 ,Atlantic - • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop.