Level 42

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Staring At The Sun
Pop New - LP 837 247 Polygram
Sealed 1988 LP Mastered At Townhouse.... more details
 
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Running In The Family
Pop New - LP 831 593 Polydor
Mint 1987 German Original. Includes The Hit "Lessons In Love."... more details
 
Level 42 - Running In The Family Running In The Family
Pop Used - LP 28MM 0562 Polydor
New, Unplayed 1987 Japanese White Label Promo With Obi. “By Running In The Family, Level 42 Had Almost Completely Thinned Out Their Early Jazz-Funk And Soul Roots In Favor Of A Radio-Friendly Keyboard Pop With A Light R&B Vibe. The Sound Lies Somewhere Between Kool And The Gang And Early Tears For Fears. But If Early Fans Might Have Felt Betrayed By The New Direction, The Band's Newfound Aptitude For Attention-Grabbing Hooks And Airtight Instrumental Polish Attracted More Than Enough New Fans To Replace Them. Running In The Family Included The Band's Sole Number One Hit In The U.K. Charts, "Lessons In Love." It Also Featured A Handful Of Other Respectable Pop Nuggets Including "Children Say" And "Fashion Fever." The Record Is A Little Uneven, Faltering Especially When The Band Indulges Its Taste For Sappy Ballads Like "It's Over." But For The Most Part, Level 42 Was Extremely Successful In Its Attempt To Create Something That Would Strike A Chord With Mainstream Pop Audiences. And They Manage To Do It Without Being Obnoxiously Derivative. Of Course, The Whole Project Reeks Of 1987. But The Solid Craftsmanship Of The Writing As Well As The Group's Ability To Adapt To The Popular Tastes Of The Time Helped Them Survive The '80s And Become One Of The More Durable Bands To Have Arisen In That Era.” Evan Cater, AMG.... more details
 
Level 42 - Level Best Level Best
Pop New - LP 841 399 Polydor
Sealed 1989 Compilation With Custom Sticker On Shrink.... more details
 
Level 42 - Standing In The Light Standing In The Light
Pop Used - LP POLD 5110 Polydor
1983 UK Original.... more details
 
Level 42 - World Machine World Machine
Pop Used - LP 827 487-1 Polydor
1985 Original With Custom Song Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. Saw Cut. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. “Level 42 Was One Of Britain's Most Successful Bands By The Time World Machine Was Released In 1985, But U.S. Success Was Elusive. But That Changed With The Engaging Single "Something About You," Which Became A Top Ten Hit In America And Sent This Album Soaring Into The Top 20. World Machine Pushes Their Newfound Radio-Friendly Sound Into The Forefront, And The Result Is One Of The Finest Pop Albums Of The Mid-'80s. "Something About You" Exemplifies Level 42's Sound At The Peak Of Its Success. Bassist Mark King's Vocals, While Limited In Range, Are Soulful And Yearning, While Keyboardist Mike Lindup's Complimentary Falsetto Backing Vocals Add Just The Right Ingredient To The Mix. Given The Group's Original Guise As An All-Instrumental Jazz Combo, The Musicianship Is Brilliant, And "Something About You" Proves How Good A Song Can Sound Coming From The Radio. Unlike Most Albums That Contain One Strong Single Surrounded By Duds, World Machine Has More Than Its Share Of Fine Tunes. The Jazzy, Upbeat Title Track Is One Of The Band's Finest Moments, The Should've-Been-A-Hit "Leaving Me Now" Is An Effective Ballad, And The Midtempo "Good Man In A Storm" Is Catchy And Thought-Provoking. While Not Perfect -- "Physical Presence" Drags, And "It's Not The Same For Us" Is A Bit Too Cutesy For Its Own Good -- World Machine Is The Most Successful Album In Level 42's Career, Both In Terms Of Sales And Quality.” William Cooper, AMG.... more details
 

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