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Sadly with the untimely demise of Paul Young you can never truly know how this album would have turned out, here Paul Carrack and Mike Rutherford continue the Mechanics but the gulf left behind by Paul Young and previous writing/production methods shows.

In places the album is very Electronic almost electronic pop which when you consider the previous album Beggar On A Beach of Gold being pretty much guitar ballad orientated its a sharp contrast!

Track listing

  1. One Left Standing (Rutherford, Carrack, Woolf) – 5:11
  2. If I Were You (Rutherford, Carrack, B.A. Robertson) – 4:21
  3. Perfect Child (Rutherford, Carrack, Robertson) – 5:11
  4. Rewired (Instrumental) (Rutherford, Carrack, Bates) – 5:31
  5. I Don’t Want It All (Rutherford, Carrack) – 5:06
  6. How Can I? (Rutherford, Carrack) – 4:44
  7. Falling (Rutherford, Carrack, Woolf) – 5:17
  8. Somewhere Along The Line (Rutherford, Carrack, Robertson) – 3:52
  9. Underscore (Instrumental) (Rutherford, Carrack, Bates) – 5:09


Mike Rutherford – guitar, bass, programming
Paul Carrack – vocals, keyboards, guitar

Additional personnel

Will Bates – programming and additional production on all tracks
Rupert Cobb – programming on Perfect Child, additional programming on One Left Standing
Robbie McIntosh – guitar
Ian Thomas – drums
Neil Wilkinson – drums
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Ashley Clarke – additional Programming
Backing Vocals – Sharon Woolf, Lisa Law, Paul McGee, Owen Paul McGee, Ricky Hanley, Rupert Cobb, Andrea Hunnisett


Mixes engineered by Graham Bonnett
Vocals engineered by Nick Davis
Mastered by Tim Young and Ian Cooper at Metropolis Mastering
Recorded at Fisher Lane Farm Studios, Drums at Abbey Road Studios
Produced by Mike Rutherford and Peter Van Hooke

DVD Credits

Movies researched and co-ordinated by Peter Van Hooke
Contributions by the National Film and Television School
Animation by Andy Frain and Touchwood Animation
Some movies provided by Isabelle Wuilmart, Will Bates, and Frank Laurin

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