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Onemind Presents Onemind

LEVEL 42 - The Essential Level 42


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CATALOGUE NO. 539137 4
RELEASE DATE 17th Jul 2020
Genres - Pop

Track Listing
Disc 1
1. Lessons In Love
2. Running In The Family
3. The Chinese Way
4. Turn It On
5. Love Meeting Love
6. True Believers
7. Two Hearts Collide
8. Leaving Me Now (Extended Version)
9. Forty Two
10. Weave Your Spell
11. Why Are You Leaving ?
12. Mr. Pink
13. I Sleep On My Heart
14. Starchild (1981 Remix / Edit)
15. The Chant Has Begun
16. Seven Days

Disc 2
1. Something About You
2. The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)
3. (Flying On The) Wings Of Love
4. It's Over (Remix)
5. Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?
6. Tracie
7. To Be With You Again
8. "43"
9. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind (Single Mix)
10. World Machine
11. Dance On Heavy Weather
12. Take Care Of Yourself
13. Heathrow
14. A Floating Life
15. Take A Look
16. Foundation And Empire

Disc 3
1. Hot Water
2. Micro Kid (Single Version)
3. Children Say
4. Love Games
5. Standing In The Light
6. Heaven In My Hands
7. You Can't Blame Louis
8. Sandstorm
9. Kansas City Milkman (Live)
10. Can't Walk You Home (Edit)
11. Dune Tune
12. Hours By The Window
13. Good Man In A Storm
14. The Sleepwalkers
15. The Return Of The Handsome Rugged Man
16. Staring At The Sun

Formed in 1979 around 3 Isle of Wight born friends who’d decamped to London, various line-up changes and a costly European adventure would lead the then only instrumental outfits’ drummer, Mark King, to switch to bass so he could sell his drum kit to pay for the European debacle!. Fate, was clearly already playing its part. Involvement with Robin Scott, best known as M for his 1979 UK No.2 hit Pop Muzik, introduced them to Afro-French keyboardist and writer Wally Badarou, who would subsequently become a long time contributor to the band, who by then had decided to take their name in part, from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy TV series, where 42 is the answer to everything. Plans to find a singer went by the wayside as keyboardist Mike Lindup and Mark King stepped up and they never looked back. Inspired by Miles Davis and Jan Hammer they soon found themselves part of the extended UK Brit Funk scene alongside Incognito, Beggar & Co and Light Of The World. UK single successes and what started as a trickle would lead to 15 UK Top 40 singles (all included here), of which 6 would grace the UK Top 10. During the same period (1981-1988), they racked up no less than 7 UK Top 20 albums and it's this era of the bands career which this 3CD set celebrates. 40 years on from their debut release, this selection documents how Level 42 helped soundtrack the 80s. Enjoy.

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