Living It Up [Deluxe Edition Boxset]

Living It Up [Deluxe Edition Boxset]

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Living It Up [Deluxe Edition Boxset]

The first half of Level 42's four-disc Living It Up is for casual fans. The second half, along with the packaging, which includes lengthy liner notes from Mark King, dozens of photos, and a pictorial discography, all stuffed inside a set of furry dice -- a compact, hardcover book-like shell, actually -- is for insatiable freaks. With such an evenly split personality, it's impossible to imagine anyone picking up the set without some hesitation. Discs one and two consist of the band's 34 U.K. singles, from 1980's "Sandstorm" through 2006's "The Way Back Home," with "Kansas City Milkman" as the representative from the live EP A Physical Presence. Disc three, containing mostly previously unreleased material, compiles scattered versions, demos, a couple World Machine-era B-sides, and live material. A 19-minute segment from a 1991 performance in Antwerp involves a curious blow through Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" between "Love Games" and "The Chinese Way." The final disc would have made a nice standalone release, or a souvenir for the band's 30th anniversary world tour. It's an acoustic album of imaginatively rearranged hits, recorded by King with Mike Lindup in 2010.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0600753286517
catalogNumber: 5328651

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Level 42   Primary Artist
Wally Badarou   Keyboards,Vocals
Allan Holdsworth   Guitar
Mark King   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Gary Barnacle   Saxophone
Lyndon Connah   Keyboards,Vocals
Phil Gould   Drums
Gavin Harrison   Drums
Jakko M. Jakszyk   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Lindup   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Annie McCaig   Vocals
Alan Murphy   Guitar
John Thirkell   Trumpet
Leroy Williams   Drums
Krys Mach   Saxophone
Nathan King   Guitar,Group Member
Pete Ray Biggin   Drums,Group Member
Rowland Gould   Guitar
Sean Freeman   Saxophone,Group Member
Gary Husband   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Wally Badarou   Composer,Producer
Jack Bruce   Composer
Level 42   Producer
Mark King   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Mike Vernon   Producer
Ken Scott   Producer
Pete Brown   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Mike Lindup   Composer,Producer
John Luongo   Remixing
Julian Mendelsohn   Producer
Frank Musker   Composer
Shep Pettibone   Remixing
Verdine White   Producer,Liner Notes
Allee Willis   Composer
Richard Darbyshire   Composer
Paolo Hewitt   Liner Notes
Steve White   Composer
Gregg Jackmann   Producer
Tom Belton   Engineer,Remixing,Additional Production
Rowland Gould   Composer
George Michael Green   Composer
Andy Sojka   Producer
Philip Gould   Composer,Producer
Steve Anderson   Producer
Andrew Barfield   Composer
Larry Dunn   Producer
Jerry Pike   Producer
Gary Husband   Composer

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