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Beggar on a Beach of Gold

Track listing

A Beggar on a Beach of Gold (B.A. Robertson, Rutherford) – 4:35

Another Cup of Coffee (Christopher Neil, Rutherford) – 4:42

You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me (Smokey Robinson) – 3:29

Mea Culpa (Neil, Rutherford) – 6:20

Over My Shoulder (Paul Carrack, Rutherford) – 3:37

Someone Always Hates Someone (Neil, Rutherford) – 3:42

The Ghost of Sex and You (Robertson, Rutherford) – 6:24

Web of Lies (Carrack, Rutherford) – 5:38

Plain and Simple (Robertson, Rutherford) – 3:59

Something to Believe In (Neil, Rutherford) – 4:18

A House of Many Rooms (Robertson, Rutherford) – 5:39

I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) (Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright) – 3:11

Going, Going… Home (Neil, Rutherford) – 4:30


Mike + the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford – guitar, bass, keyboards, producer
Paul Carrack – vocals & keyboards (lead vocals on 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12)
Paul Young – vocals (lead vocals on 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13)
Peter Van Hooke – drums

Additional personnel

Clem Clempson – guitar
Adrian Lee – keyboards
B.A. Robertson – keyboards
Paul “Wix” Wickens – keyboards
Andy Newmark – drums
Gary Wallis – drums
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
Tessa Niles – backing vocals
Dale Newman – programming
David Frangioni – drum programming
Rich Mendelson – drum programming


Produced By Mike Rutherford & Christopher Neil
Engineered By Paul Gomersall & Nick Davis
Mixed By Nick Davis
Assistant Engineer: Mark Robinson
Mastering: Bob Ludwig
Pete Beachill – arranger
Mike Bowen – technical assistance
Geoff Callingham – technical assistance


“Over My Shoulder” (February 1995) No.12 (UK)
Over My Shoulder
Something To Believe In
Always The Last To Know

“A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold” (June 1995) No.33 (UK)
A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold (radio edit)
Help Me
Nobody Told Me
A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold
Boys At The Front
Little Boy
A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold (acoustic)

“Another Cup of Coffee” (September 1995) No.65 (UK)
Another Cup of Coffee
You Never Change
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Another Cup of Coffee
The Living Years (live)
Everyday Hurts (live)
How Long (live)

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