7-89488 Silent Running
Produced by Christopher Neil
Released on November 1985
US CHART POSITION #6 (charted Nov. 23, 1985 for 24 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-89488 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

C o-credited here as the title track to the film On Dangerous Ground, “Silent Running” was shaved down by two minutes and became the first big hit for Mike + The Mechanics. I’d tell you what they shaved, but that would require listening to this song twice, and there’s a limit to what I’m willing to do. I could listen to “Par Avion” all day, however, since it has that Phil Collins synthetic stillness that I’ve grown accustomed to over the years (think “In Too Deep” but not quite as deep).

TRACK LISTING

  1. SILENT RUNNING
  2. I GET THE FEELING

    US 7-inch single
  3. SILENT RUNNING    (Michael Rutherford/B.A. Robertson)    4:10
  4. PAR AVION    (Michael Rutherford/Christopher Neil)    3:40

    12-inch track listing
  5. SILENT RUNNING
  6. I GET THE FEELING
  7. TOO FAR GONE

CREDITS

Simon Hurrell -- engineer
Lewis Moberly -- design
Peter Anderson -- photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1985 WEA 7"/7PIC/12 U8908/P/T picture sleeve, avail. as pic disc
US/CAN November 1985 Atlantic 7" 7-89488 picture sleeve
WW 1985 WEA 7" 258 908-7 picture sleeve
GER 1985 WEA 12 258 863-0  

 

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