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Mirror Mirror

a Studio release
by
10cc

Release Year: 1995

Date Label Catalog # Comments
28 Mar 1995 Avex / Critique CD

The Expanded Edition release contains 4 tracks not on the basic release.

According to Graham Gouldman, "The relation between Eric [Stewart] and I had got so bad that this album was really two solo albums put together under the name 10cc. For all that it had some very good moments. It was helped by the fact that it was co-produced by the talented Adrian Lee who oversaw the project. This album produced 10cc’s last single. Ironically it was called ‘Ready to go home’."

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 6/9/2003 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/22/2019 2:40:00 AM by: DBSilver

Regular Edition

  1. I'm Not in Love [Rework of Art Mix]
  2. Peace in Our Time
  3. Ready to Go Home
  4. The Monkey and the Onion
  5. Why Did I Break Your Heart
  6. Code of Silence
  7. Take This Woman
  8. Grow Old With Me
  9. Age of Consent
  10. Everything Is Not Enough

Expanded Edition

  1. Yvonne's the One - 4:27
  2. Code of Silence - 5:40
  3. Blue Bird - 4:06
  4. Age of Consent - 5:43
  5. Take This Woman - 3:53
  6. The Monkey and the Onion - 3:18
  7. Everything Is Not Enough - 4:03
  8. Ready to Go Home - 4:38
  9. Grow Old With Me - 3:23
  10. Margo Wants the Mustard - 3:53
  11. Peace in Our Time - 4:03
  12. Why Did I Break Your Heart - 5:19
  13. Now You're Gone - 3:03
  14. I'm Not in Love [Acoustic Session '95] - 3:30

Eric Stewart
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards


Graham Gouldman
Guitar, Bass Vocals, Mandolin, Percussion


Rick Fenn
Guitar


Adrian Lee

Keyboards, percussion, programming, backing vocals, string arrangements, whistling, accordian Brass section, acoustic guitar, bass


With:

Steve Pigott: Keyboards, Drums
Gary Wallis: Drums and percussion
Andrew Gold: Guitar and Vocals
Ian Thomas: Drums
Lise Aferiat: Violin
Nicola Burton: Violin
Chris Goldschneider: Viola
Andrew Hines: Cello
Patrick Jones: Cello
Gary Barnacle: Sax
Paul McCartney: Strings, electric piano, frogs, crickets and percussion, Rhythm guitar
Peter Thoms: Trombone
Lol Creme: Grand piano and backing vocals
Kevin Godley: Bass drum, musical box and backing vocals

Reviewed by Eric on 29 Apr 2004


While very far from 10cc of the 1970’s, this is a nice album of melodic music that grows on you after several listens. Personally I don’t think this CD needed the rework of I’m Not In Love, but surprisingly it’s not out of place with the feel of the rest of the disc. Stewart and Gouldman have always had a knack for melody and it hits you like a tidal wave on Mirror Mirror. Peace In Our Time is one of my favorite tracks on the album reminding me of Cutting Crew or Tears For Fears, and really comparisons to several quality 80’s bands from China Crisis to Icehouse would not go amiss with Mirror Mirror.
This is actually the first CD I have played (seriously) after a highly emotional couple weeks and it satisfied a need for quality music played to perfection, with positive lyrics and upbeat feel.
Just what I needed.