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In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

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Mike And The Mechanics - 2017 Let Me Fly

ARTIST: Mike And The Mechanics
ALBUM: Let Me Fly
SERIAL: 538268632
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: Mike Rutherford - bass, guitar, drum programming * Andrew Roachford - lead and backing vocals, keyboards * Tim Howar - lead and backing vocals * Gary Wallis - drums * Anthony Drennan - guitar * Luke Juby - keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Let Me Fly * 02 Are You Ready? * 03 Wonder * 04 The Best Is Yet To Come * 05 Save The World * 06 Don't Know What Came Over Me * 07 High Life * 08 The Letter * 09 Not Out Of Love * 10 Love Left Over * 11 I'll Be There For You * 12 Save My Soul



Thanks to a recent Genesis review from Malcolm, I noticed this latest effort from Mike Rutherford and his 80's spin-off band The Mechanics. The Mechs have long been out of circulation, with the odd album scattered across the years. Not that it really counts in the current day, as classic rock tends to rebirth such acts without giving a toss about the timeline. With an album cover that resembles The Sherbs 'Defying Gravity', it's appeal goes beyond the front jacket as we dip into a bunch of songs that infuse today's modern pop jangle with synth patterns and percussion rhythms. In the past, this could've been described as hi-tech pop, but since the 80's was three decades ago, it's fair to say that such descriptions have long since surpassed the music. There's no guitar to speak of, and much of this is background music to be honest. It's well played but kinda soul-less too.

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#1 | gdazegod on May 17 2017 07:00:03
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#2 | Jez on May 17 2017 18:37:31
One of my favourite albums of this year so far. Some fabulous songs on here for me
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