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Paul Carrack Podcast Billboard Hot 100. From this point forward, Carrack usually managed to maintain both a solo career and a career in Mike + The Mechanics, a band which recorded and toured irregularly due to Rutherford's commitments to Genesis. In 1989, Mike + The Mechanics had a UK No. 2 and US No. 1 hit with the "The Living Years", on which Carrack again sang lead. Also in 1989, Carrack recorded a duet with Terri Nunn from the Los Angeles-based synth- pop band Berlin entitled "Romance". The song appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Sing, starring Peter Dobson and Lorraine Bracco. The 1990s: Sessions, solo work, Squeeze (again) and Spin 1ne 2wo In the 1990s, Carrack's solo career went into abeyance for a few years, although he maintained a career as a session musician for hire. He also continued working with Mike + The Mechanics, who continued to record through the 1990s. During this era, Carrack assumed keyboard duties within the band, and also began to co- compose some of the band's songs with Rutherford. In 1990, Carrack was recruited to perform in the ground breaking live stage show of The Wall in Berlin by Roger Waters. He performed "Hey You" to the crowd of 250,000. In 1993, Carrack joined with bassist Tony Levin, drummer Steve Ferrone, guitarist Phil Palmer and keyboardist/producer Rupert Hine to form a band known as Spin 1ne 2wo. They released one album, a self-titled project, made up of classic rock covers including songs by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blind Faith, Steely Dan and Bob Dylan. Also in 1993, Squeeze had Carrack return for their album Some Fantastic Place and a subsequent tour. With Carrack on vocals, the band re-recorded their hit "Tempted" for the soundtrack to the movie "Reality Bites" (1994). However, Carrack once again left Squeeze after about a year with the band. Following his second stint with Squeeze, Carrack joined forces with Timothy B. Schmit and Don Felder of The Eagles for an ambitious but ultimately unrealized recording project. Schmit and Felder soon reunited with the rest of the Eagles and their Hell Freezes Over album, bringing with them one of the songs Carrack co-wrote, "Love Will Keep Us Alive." It was recorded by The Eagles, and won an award as being the most-played single in America in 1995. Finally in 1996, Carrack resumed his solo career with the album Blue Views. [edit] Into the 21st century Carrack maintains his active solo career, as well as his career as a session musician and songwriter.Paul toured solo in 2002, mostly opening for bands such as Supertramp. He also became Mike + The Mechanics' only lead vocalist after the death of Paul Young in 2000. In 2004, the band was officially re-named Mike + The Mechanics & Paul Carrack. After a period of comparative quiet in Carrack's career, in 2007 The Eagles covered Carrack's "I Don't Want To Hear Anymore" on their long-awaited reunion album Long Road Out Of Eden. The album went to #1 in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries around the world. [edit] Session Work Carrack's distinctive voice and keyboard skills have kept him in demand as a session musician on many projects. Some of his credits include: Keyboards on The Smiths' eponymous debut album, The Smiths (1984) Piano on The Pretenders album Learning To Crawl (1983) Keys and vocals on Roger Waters' "Radio K.A.O.S." (1987) and subsequent tour Organ on Elton John's Made in England (1996) and The Big Picture (1997) Organ and vocals on B.B. King's Deuces Wild (1997) Touring with Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band (2003) In 1997, Carrack played organ for Elton John on the single "Something About The Way You Look Tonight". Coupled with "Candle In The Wind '97", this became the best selling single of all time.
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