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Beggar On a Beach of Gold

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Download links and information about Beggar On a Beach of Gold by Mike & The Mechanics. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:00:03 minutes.

Artist: Mike & The Mechanics
Release date: 1995
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:00:03
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. A Beggar On a Beach of Gold 4:35
2. Another Cup of Coffee 4:42
3. You've Really Got a Hold On Me 3:29
4. Mea Culpa 6:20
5. Over My Shoulder 3:36
6. Someone Always Hates Someone 3:43
7. The Ghost of Sex and You 6:24
8. Web of Lies 5:38
9. Plain and Simple 3:58
10. Something To Believe In 4:18
11. A House of Many Rooms 5:39
12. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) 3:11
13. Going, Going....Home 4:30

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Mike + the Mechanics found themselves with faltering sales for Word of Mouth and for good reason, too; much of the album was filled with formulaic ballads and mediocre writing. With Beggar on a Beach of Gold, Mike Rutherford helped confront this problem by extending the songwriting duties, writing with Paul Carrack and producer Christopher Neil, as well as continuing his collaboration with B.A. Robertson. Thus, songs such as the upbeat numbers "Over My Shoulder" and "Another Cup of Coffee" effectively push past the band's formula with the musicians sounding looser than on previous records. "Plain and Simple" even has some loud guitars. Lyrically, the band has extended themselves as well. "The Ghost of Sex and You" and "Someone Always Hates Someone" approach serious questions about life and relationships without succumbing to adult contemporary clich├ęs. The production has also nicely updated Mike and the Mechanics' sound with electronic loops and keyboard effects, adding a spring to the band's step. While such safe nods to electronica will not impress many younger fans, it should excite the group's core audience, which is a bit older. In the end, although the band does not completely avoid bland material here, this is a surprisingly nice creative turn in the road for a group many counted out.