Filmed on September 7, 2004 at Shepherd's Bush in London, Mike + the Mechanics take the stage with a mix of new recordings from their 2004 album "Rewired," along with many of their classics from their original 1985-1995 run. Bonus DVD features include an interview, promo videos, another Cup of Coffee, A Beggar on a Beach of Old, Over My Shoulder, Word of Mouth, Living Years, Silent Running.
This recording features Zora Young (Howlin Wolf's cousin) and one of the best blues singers in the world, teamed with one of the most prolific and veteran blues bands in the world. The music includes soulful original compositions and modern blues classics.
Atlantic Records had reason to think they had a sure thing on their hands in the 1991 release of Mike + the Mechanics' third album, Word of Mouth. Here was a band with solid Top 40 pedigree, led by a guitarist/bassist with Genesis credentials (Mike Rutherford) and featuring not one but two vocalists with dozens of successful songs under their belts (Paul Carrack and Paul Young). The band had already recorded two hit albums and even scored a number one hit in "The Living Years."…
Mike + The Mechanics was formed in the mid-80's by Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford while Phil Collins was pursuing his (very) successful solo career. Joined by ex-Squeeze member Paul Carrack, Paul Young, Adrian Lee, and Peter Van Hooke, the band released 5 albums over the course of a ten-year span from 1985-1995. Filmed September 7, 2004 at Shepherd's Bush in London, Mike + The Mechanics take the stage with a mix of new recordings from their 2004 effort "Rewired" along with many of their classics from their original 1985-95 run, including the chart topper "The Living Years" and the top 10 hits "Silent Running" and "All I Need Is A Miracle". The lineup for this incarnation of the Mechanics is: Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, Peter Van Hooke, Gary Wallis, Jamie Moses, Rupert Cobb, Abbie Osmon, and Paul McGee.
"Over My Shoulder" is a pop rock song by Mike + The Mechanics. It was released in February 1995 as the first single from their album Beggar on a Beach of Gold. Sung by Paul Carrack, it was the most successful single from that album, peaking at No.12 on UK Singles Chart. Although it failed to crack the UK Top 10, the song became perhaps the band's biggest radio hit.