The Living Years single was the title track from Mike & The Mechanic's
second album, and peaked at #2 in the UK in 1989, but was a #1 in the
U.S., Australia and Canada.
The band's only other hit song in the UK was Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) which reached #21 in 1985. The debut album - the self-titled Mike + The Mechanics
- failed to chart in the UK, but was a hit in many other countries.
This is not to be confused with their fifth studio album of the same
name which reached #14 in the UK album charts in 1999, and is referred
to as M6 to avoid confusion.
Mike & The
Mechanics were created by the founder of 80's rock band Genesis as a
"side project", although the band went on to become successful in their