The song we chose to bring in front of you today is Living Years, by Mike And The Mechanics.
Mike And The Mechanics is an English rock band, formed in Dover in 1985.
They sing mainly rock, but we can also hear songs by them from the pop-rock or soft rock music genres, and among their most famous songs we can name All I Need Is a Miracle, Silent Running, Living Years, and Over My Shoulder.
The free Living Years piano sheet music was released as a ballad and as the second single from the band’s album named the same as the song - Living Years.
Living Years was written by B.A. Robertson and Mike Rutherford, produced by Christopher Neil and Mike Rutherford, and recorded by Mike And The Mechanics.
Living Years was released through Atlantic and WEA studios in December 1988, as a soft rock music genre, with a length of 5:32 minutes.
Once released, the free Living Years piano sheets charted around the world, topping the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number one in Australia, Ireland, and Canada.
The song was absolutely loved by the public and critics, and in 2004, the song was awarded a 4-Million-Air citation by BMI.
Because of its success, Living Years was covered by many artists and there are alternative recordings of the song on the market.
Looking into its composition, we encounter elements like rhythm guitar, backing and leading vocals, keyboards, drums, choir, percussion, and bass.
The music video made for Living Years was directed by Tim Broad and it premiered in January 1989.
The video was filmed in West Somerset and it features the group playing the song and Mike Rutherford with his son, Tom, including an appearance by actress Maggie Jones.