On May 31, 1999.


On May 31, 1999, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, fifth Mike & The Mechanics studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “Fisher Lane Farm Studios” in Surrey, and was produced by Mike Rutherford.


  • Mike Rutherford– guitar, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack– vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums
  • Paul Young– vocals, percussion
  • Gary Wallis– drums, programming
  • Sharon Woolf – backing vocals
  • Steve Pigott – programming
  • Matthew Vaughan – programming
  • Simon Hale– conductor, string arrangements
  • Nick Davis– engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Whenever I Stop – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  2. Now That You’ve Gone – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  3. Ordinary Girl – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, Paul Young
  4. All The Light I Need – Mike Rutherford, A. Robertson
  5. What Will You Do When I’m Gone – Mike Rutherford, B.A. Robertson
  6. My Little Island – Mike Rutherford, B.A. Robertson
  7. Open Up – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  8. When I Get Over You – Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
  9. If Only – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  10. Asking (For The Last Time) – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  11. Always Listen To Your Heart – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, Neil Young
  12. Did You See Me Coming – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  13. Look Across at Dreamland – Mike Rutherford, B.A. Robertson

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