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Mike + The Mechanics to release 30th Anniversary edition of The Living Years

Mike + The Mechanics

A 30th Anniversary edition of Mike + The Mechanics The Living Years album will be released through BMG direct on November 30.

The album, the band's second, was their commercial breakthrough after their self-titled 1985 debut. The album spawned the massive hit single with the title track, which was a worldwide smash and reached No. 2 in the UK charts, as did the album.

Available on vinyl for the first time ever, this set is available as double LP and CD deluxe 40 page hardback book. There are brand new liner notes written by music journalist Neil McCormick and rare behind the scenes photos and memorabilia from the band. As well as the original album, there are live bonus tracks many of which are being made available for the first time, as well as a never before released 2014 version of  The Living Years.

The new version is available for pre-order now. There are a limited 1,000 copies with additional signed art cards as well as an exclusive T-Shirt with all direct to customer purchases.

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The Living Years

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.