Level Best

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Polydor's Level Best is a thorough, successful overview of the smooth, jazzy British sophisti-pop outfit, containing all of their biggest hits and best material, including the sublime "Something About You." At 18 tracks, it may run a little long, but it still is as comprehensive a summary of Level 42's career as could be hoped.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Polydor's Level Best is a thorough, successful overview of the smooth, jazzy British sophisti-pop outfit, containing all of their biggest hits and best material, including the sublime "Something About You." At 18 tracks, it may run a little long, but it still is as comprehensive a summary of Level 42's career as could be hoped.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/1989
  • Label: Fontana Polydor
  • UPC: 042284139922
  • Catalog Number: 841399
  • Sales rank: 8,796

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Running In The Family (3:57)
  2. 2 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) (3:35)
  3. 3 Something About You (3:44)
  4. 4 Tracie (3:22)
  5. 5 Starchild (3:52)
  6. 6 It's Over (4:42)
  7. 7 Hot Water (3:39)
  8. 8 Take Care of Yourself (4:28)
  9. 9 Heaven in My Hands (4:09)
  10. 10 Children Say (4:28)
  11. 11 Love Games (4:32)
  12. 12 The Chinese Way (3:57)
  13. 13 Leaving Me Now (3:31)
  14. 14 Lessons in Love (4:00)
  15. 15 Micro Kid (3:47)
  16. 16 Take a Look (4:41)
  17. 17 To Be With You Again (3:55)
  18. 18 The Chant Has Begun (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Level 42 Primary Artist
Gary Husband Drums
Mike Lindup Keyboards, Vocals
Alan Murphy Guitar
Mike King Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Wally Badarou Producer
Level 42 Producer
Mark King Composer
Mike Vernon Producer
Larry Dunn Producer
Boon Gould Composer
Phil Gould Composer
Mike Lindup Composer
Julian Mendelsohn Engineer
Verdine White Producer
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lessons In Pop

    Level 42 had a single each year between 1980-89 the best of which appear on this impressive compilation of funk-pop. The band's exceptional skills as musicians and songwriters are well repreesented. The songs from the '83 - '87 period provide the highlights. Micro Kid is tight, Hot Water features the familiar chugging bass lines of L42 meister Mark King as does the band's biggest hit Lessons In Love. Ballads Leaving Me Now and Children Say are spine-tingling. The later tracks featured seem a little more forced. The rocky Heaven In My Hands partially succeeds while 1989's Take Care Of Yourself seems a little rough.Otherwise a fine collection from one of the premier exponents of the three minute pop single.

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