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Mike + The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 9th, 2011


“All I Need Is a Miracle” is a pop rock song performed by Mike + The Mechanics. Written by guitarist Mike Rutherford and producer Christopher Neil, it was first included on their 1985 self-titled debut album, and later released as a single, where it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.

“All I Need Is a Miracle” was the second single released by Mike + The Mechanics, following “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, which also reached the top ten. “All I Need Is a Miracle” featured lead vocals by former Sad Café vocalist Paul Young. It is the only US Top 10 hit from the band to feature Young on lead vocals; the band’s third (and as of 2010, last) Top 10 hit was 1989’s “The Living Years”, which featured Paul Carrack on lead vocals.

In 1996, a new version of the song, titled “All I Need Is a Miracle ’96”, was included on their greatest hits package Hits.

This double A Side US Promotional 12″ includes the same track on both sides.

All I Need Is A Miracle (Vocal – Extended Remix Version) 6:28

All I Need Is A Miracle (Vocal – Extended Remix Version) 6:28

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (company sleeve)


Year Single Chart Position
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #7
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Single #24
1986 All I Need Is A Miracle U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks #6


Label: Atlantic – PR 860, Atlantic – ST-PR-49302
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Geoff Callingham, Paul Gomersall, Simon Hurrell
Producer – Christopher Neil
Remix – Greg Walsh
Written-By – Christopher Neil, Michael Rutherford*

Same mix appears on both sides. Two different catalog numbers are given. ST-PR-49302 appears in the runout groove and PR 860 appears on the label.
Original version appears on the Lp “MIKE + THE MECHANICS”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale

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Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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13 Responses to “Mike + The Mechanics – All I Need Is A Miracle (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Guss Says:

    Thanks Paul, I love this song, Paul Young was a great singer and his voice on this track is beautiful. Thanks for sharing


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss have a great weekend.


  2. Orlando Says:

    i agree with Gus, he had an extraordinary voice. By the way, your Chronicles(2011) album is very good, i recommend them. Thanks DjPault for this one in FLAC.


  3. ric Says:

    Mike was so smart to enlist two of Brit’s best blue-eyed soul vocalists for his supergroup.
    Even though they only have three Top 10s in the USA, they have released many perfect pop tunes all the way through the 90s. Most were hits in the UK.
    The third single from this debut album is one of my favourites. Unfortunately, there isn’t any 12″ remix for Taken In.


    Dan Reply:

    “Taken In” is another great, underrated song that deserved a much higher position than it achieved. At least it made the Top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


    partytimeboy Reply:

    Though the 7:16 extended version of “Taken in” I had it was original, but now that you mention there’s no remix and digging in discogs, it seems that is just a bootleg or home-made remix/edit. Thanks once again DjPaulT for this promo jewel.


    Woz Reply:

    I agree 100% about Taken In – it’s a wonderful song.


  4. Trikke Says:

    One BTG-post a day keeps the doctor away !!
    Thx Paul for this true classic…didn’t know there was a 12″ remix of this.
    Grtz from Belgium


  5. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thanks DjPaulT!


  6. Woz Says:

    Thank you for ripping this song, Paul. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has this song attached to someone important in their life, but it is a special song for me and I’m happy you posted it 🙂


  7. ra1apm Says:

    Uno de mis favoritos ochenteros, muchas gracias.


  8. djjjose Says:

    hello DjPaulT im trying to download mike and the mechanics from your website . I got the password but what is the user please ?


  9. George Price Says:

    Hey Paul. There are usually two numbers on every Atlantic release,however only one is a catalog number. The other is,from what I was told,is the master number – presumably,the master tape number.


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