Level 42 were absolutely huge. Formed in early 1980, their professionalism and musical sensibilities initially allied them to the nascent British jazz-funk movement before chalking up an impressive run of 29 UK Top 75 singles between 1980 and 1994. Their latest album catalogues all of these hit singles on one album.
It's easy to forget how popular the band were in the 80's. They had 29
UK Top 75 singles between 1980 and 1994. Not only that, but their early
music was a key part of the early 80's Britfunk movement. They were
produced by Earth, Wind and Fire, and their early singles were revered
by NYC club DJs. 'Starchild 'turned up frequently in Francois Kevorkian's set. The group filled stadiums the world over, and enjoyed unforgettable hits such as Lessons In Love, Running In The Family and Something About You.
Level 42 were absolutely huge. And this, without doubt, is their Definitive Collection. It's rammed with well-crafted tunes, expertly played, brimming with hooks, underpinned with King and Lindup's extra-special vocal blend. You needn't ask for more.