It’s a case of fourteen down, nine to go as Mike + the Mechanics head into the latter stages of their UK tour which marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Living Years.
Today sees the release of not one but two double-CD albums from Mike + the Mechanics.
The Singles 1985 – 2014 is the first collection of all M+TM’s hits in one package with b-sides, unreleased material and brand new track ‘When My Feet Don’t Touch the Ground’.
Living Years: Deluxe Edition marks the 25th anniversary of the album that made M+TM global chart-toppers. The 2 CD re-release includes a new recording of ‘The Living Years’ with Andrew Roachford on vocals and live recordings from the band’s 1989 tour.
You can buy both albums from Amazon using the links above.
For Mike and the Mechanics fans who can’t wait for the band’s next live appearance (that’ll be the start of The Living Years 25th Anniversary Tour in February) here’s a chance to see Mike Rutherford live in London discussing his new memoirs The Living Years.
An Evening With Mike Rutherford is a Waterstones event which takes place at St James’s Church, Piccadilly at 7pm on Wednesday 29th January.
Mike will be interviewed by journalist John Walsh of The Independent about the book, the writing process, Mike’s relationship with his father and over 30 years of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics history.
Tickets for this rare public appearance (not counting gigs of course), including a pre-signed copy of the book, are £20 and can be bought from Waterstones Piccadilly or from the Waterstones website.
Be quick – there are only 250 tickets in total!
Many will be aware that Mike Rutherford’s memoirs The Living Years – the first memoirs of any Genesis member – have been nearing publication for some time.
We’re pleased to announce that the release date for The Living Years is January 23rd 2014.
January was already going to be a big month for fans of Mike and the Mechanics who were eagerly anticipating the release of The Singles: 1985 – 2014. But January just got even bigger.
As well as the first compilation of M+TM singles spanning nearly 30 years of hits, January 20th will also see the release of the 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Living Years.
In the ‘here today gone tomorrow’ world of modern pop 25 years is cause for celebration.
With the Living Years 25th Anniversary Tour of the UK kicking off in Rhyl in February, and with Mike’s new book as well as the Living Years 25th Anniversary CD Edition both due for launch in early 2014 we’ve decided to move back the release date of the singles collection until January 20th.