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The Very Best Of Level 42

The Very Best Of Level 42

26 Oct 1998
4.6 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Oct. 1998
  • Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: ℗© 1998 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 1:16:30
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  • ASIN: B001KU8FYM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,327 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Thanks, I'm very pleased, it's replacing an old favourite
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Good album of levels, major hits have not stopped playing t taking back to yester year
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The CD doesn't work! It doesn't play! Refund or a new CD please.
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If lived through the 80's then you either loved or hated Level 42. They were the archetypal white soul / funk band who would regularly take up residence in the Hammersmith Apollo and never leave, well, until Maze moved in to take up a similar long stint.

Initially they were a low(ish) key pure funk outfit, but when they struck gold with hits like The CHinese Way things were bound to change and they were rocketed onto the UK stage like a thumb driven rapier into your soul.

OK, the purists may well say that they lacked the true soul of a black band of their peers, but that's nitpicking. What they were was a great pop band with their feet rooted in funk, who delivered some classic songs that were totally of their time.

Do they still stand up to the test of time....? Yep, no doubt. Something About You, Living It Up, Leaving Me Now, To Be WIth You Again, Love Games, all brilliant songs that work as well today as they always have.

So, if you love a funk driven pop song, look no further. Mark King wasn't the best singer in the world, but who cares, his slap bass was utterly superb and with the rest of the band hitting the mark, you are in for a lovely treat.
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Most of the connaisseur would say Level 42 have basically 2 or 3 periods, the first that deal with funk and a strong jazzy feel, with that fabulous bass line skills like in tribute to Stanley Clarke and other great Jazz-rock masters, and have an outstanding playing and performance edge that goes mostly into a groove. That is my favourites part and to some.
The songs from that compilation who belong to this are, Love Games, Chines Way, Micro Kid, Hot Water, as the Sun goes down (livin it up) that put to the light their most known songs from that period from 1981 to 1984, so few is selected here if you dare to dig in these marvellous 5 albums from Early Tapes 1980 (sad, nothing selected from that, this selection forgot even Mr.Pink!) to the beautiful True Colors 1984 with The Chant as begun.

Apart the caracteristic bass lines, the synth arrangements by Wally Badarou (the nearly unknown fifth member) were always cutting edge with full of fascinating sound creativity, like Mike Lindup, an excellent musician and performer who used his voices mostly in a special register near falsoletto style, complementing perfectly the low voice of Mark King, low singing and Bass groove. In his manner of playing it stays a somehow rare performance. This is a part of the game, because this winning team and particulary the brother Gould (drums and guitar), managed to also write quality lyrics and had a real gift to compose easily structured songs that made the melodic lines more and more catchy. Like this they realised a real interesting brand of sound that made them unique for long.

in the same time listen to these, you begin to discover the seeds of they next future, less funk and less bassline grooves, but a more catchy melodies, themes like important vocal parts.
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Classic 80s band
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Excellent album for a great price. Forgot all about their early stuff like Chinese way and Micro kid, brings back memories.
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Cd is fine with excellent musical content.Although the case looks used and second-hand.Wouldn`t make a nice present for someone !
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