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Level 42 - 12 Singles And Mixes (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Level 42 - 12 Singles And Mixes (2022)

Level 42 - 12 Singles And Mixes (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 5:05:09 | 695 Mb / 2,13 Gb
Genre: Rock / Label: UMC

At the beginning of their career, Level 42 was squarely a jazz-funk fusion band, contemporaries of fellow Brit funk groups like Atmosfear, Light of the World, Incognito, and Beggar & Co. By the end of the '80s, however, the band – whose music was instantly recognizable from Mark King's thumb-slap bass technique and associate member Wally Badarou's synthesizer flourishes – had crossed over to the point where they were often classified as sophisti-pop and dance-rock, equally likely to be placed in the context of Sade and the Style Council as was any group that made polished, upbeat, danceable pop/rock.

Level 42 - B-Sides (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Level 42 - B-Sides (2022)

Level 42 - B-Sides (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:08:42 | 293 / 881 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: UMC

At the beginning of their career, Level 42 was squarely a jazz-funk fusion band, contemporaries of fellow Brit funk groups like Atmosfear, Light of the World, Incognito, and Beggar & Co. By the end of the '80s, however, the band – whose music was instantly recognizable from Mark King's thumb-slap bass technique and associate member Wally Badarou's synthesizer flourishes – had crossed over to the point where they were often classified as sophisti-pop and dance-rock, equally likely to be placed in the context of Sade and the Style Council as was any group that made polished, upbeat, danceable pop/rock.

Level 42 - Level Best (1989)

Posted By: Designol
Level 42 - Level Best (1989)

Level 42 - Level Best (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb | 01:12:50
New Wave, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Synthpop | Label: Polydor | # 841 399-2

Polydor's Level Best is a thorough, successful overview of the smooth, jazzy British sophisti-pop outfit, containing all of their biggest hits and best material, including the sublime "Something About You." At 18 tracks, it may run a little long, but it still is as comprehensive a summary of Level 42's career as could be hoped.

VA - Recorded Highlights Of The Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party (1987)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Recorded Highlights Of The Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party (1987)

VA - Recorded Highlights Of The Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: A&M | # CD 3906/CD 53234 | Time: 00:54:14

Recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, 20/6/86. Dire Straits, Phil Collins, Big Country, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Joan Armatrading, Rod Stewart, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Level 42.

Level 42 - Guaranteed (1991)

Posted By: Designol
Level 42 - Guaranteed (1991)

Level 42 - Guaranteed (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Dance-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: RCA | # PD 75055 | Time: 00:57:47

After nine albums on the Polydor label, the band moved to RCA for "Guaranteed", which was released in September 1991 and peaked at # 3 in the UK album charts. It was accompanied by three hit singles in "Guaranteed", "Overtime" and "My Father's Shoes".

Level 42 - Greatest Hits And More (1998)

Posted By: Rtax
Level 42 - Greatest Hits And More (1998)

Level 42 - Greatest Hits And More (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, booklet) - 938 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 332 MB
2:22:25 | Jazz-Funk, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Sophisti-Pop | Label: Polydor

Level 42 are an English jazz-funk band formed on the Isle of Wight in 1979. They had a number of UK and worldwide hits during the 1980s and 1990s.
Their highest-charting single in the UK was "Lessons in Love", which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, upon its release in 1986. An earlier single, "Something About You", was their most successful chart-wise in the United States, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
After much success as a live and studio band in the 1980s, Level 42's commercial profile diminished during the early 1990s following a series of personnel changes and musical shifts. Disbanding in 1994, the band reformed in 2001.

Level 42 - World Machine (1985) [Non-Remastered]

Posted By: Designol
Level 42 - World Machine (1985) [Non-Remastered]

Level 42 - World Machine (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 829 627-2 | Time: 00:43:56 | Scans ~ 106 Mb
Dance-Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave, Jazz-Funk

World Machine is the sixth studio album by the British band Level 42, released in 1985. It peaked at #3 on the UK album charts, and it stayed on the chart for 72 weeks. It was the band's first disc to enter the Billboard 200 (peaking at number 18), and it stayed on the chart for 36 weeks. This release marked a transition from their jazz-funk beginnings to the funky pop they are best known for - a transition which eventually resulted in the departure of drummer Phil Gould subsequent to the release of their follow up album Running in the Family. The cover photo is Hafnarfjall, mountain in West Iceland.

Level 42 - True Colours (1984)

Posted By: Designol
Level 42 - True Colours (1984)

Level 42 - True Colours (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans ~ 129 Mb
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk | Label: Polydor | # 823 542-2 | Time: 00:45:17

Level 42 was steadily perfecting and evolving their dance/pop, funk, and rock mix during the '80s, and when they hit the big time, the label began reissuing their earlier, less successful material. It's hard to understand why this didn't do as well as later albums like World Machine, Running in the Family, and Staring at the Sun, although the obvious reason would be that no singles ever broke that compared with the ones from those releases. But it was just as well produced, the songs were almost as cutely performed, and the arrangements are very similar.

Level 42 - The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989 (10CD Box Set) (2021)

Posted By: Rtax
Level 42 - The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989 (10CD Box Set) (2021)

Level 42 - The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989 (10CD Box Set) (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 1.2 GB
9:17:22 | Electronic, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Synth-pop | Label: Robinsongs ROBINBOX46

Limited 10CD box set. Formed in the last embers of the '70s, Level 42 started as a Jazz Fusion band before embracing dance rock for which they would be best known. Volume Two contains all the Level 42 albums from 1985 - 1988 in their original glory. Regarded as the bands most commercial period, these records feature all the hits from the time including 'Something About You', 'Running in the Family', 'Lessons in Love' and 'Leaving Me Now'. Discs 6 -10 contain all the B-Sides, 7" Mixes, remixes and rare versions from those eras. Compiled in conjunction with Level 42 and band experts Paul Wallace, Paul Waller and Simon Carson. Sleeve notes by Record Collectors Daryl Easlea who has spoken to band members current and past. Housed in a sturdy box to fit 10 CDs and booklet containing a full track annotation and rare memorabilia

Level 42 - Classic Level 42: The Universal Masters Collection (1999) Repost

Posted By: popsakov
Level 42 - Classic Level 42: The Universal Masters Collection (1999) Repost

Level 42 - Classic Level 42: The Universal Masters Collection (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 561 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 209 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, New Wave, Synth-Pop, Sophisti-Pop | Polydor #543 411-2

At the beginning of their career, Level 42 was squarely a jazz-funk fusion band, contemporaries of fellow Brit funk groups like Atmosfear, Light of the World, Incognito, and Beggar & Co. By the end of the '80s, however, the band – whose music was instantly recognizable from Mark King's thumb-slap bass technique and associate member Wally Badarou's synthesizer flourishes – had crossed over to the point where they were often classified as sophisti-pop and dance-rock, equally likely to be placed in the context of Sade and the Style Council as was any group that made polished, upbeat, danceable pop/rock. The band's commercial peak came with 1985's World Machine, but they continued to record and tour sporadically throughout the '90s and 2000s.

Level 42 - World Machine (1985) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2007

Posted By: Designol
Level 42 - World Machine (1985) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2007

Level 42 - World Machine (1985) 2CDs Deluxe Edition, Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 767 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans ~ 128 Mb | 01:51:14
Pop/Rock, New Wave, Jazz-Funk, Sophisti-Pop | Label: Polydor | # 9843543

2007 digitally remastered and expanded two CD Deluxe Edition of the band's 1985 commercial breakthrough features a bonus disc. Level 42, led by bassist Mark King, began as a Jazz/Fusion/Pop band in the late '70s and slowly evolved into a Pop/Jazz band with shorter, catchier songs. They scored numerous hit singles in the UK and Europe during the early part of the '80s, but it wasn't until World Machine that they became chart-toppers and began to gain recognition in the U.S. Disc One contains the original album's 10 tracks which includes the band's worldwide hit 'Something About You'. Disc Two features an additional 11 tracks including three BBC recordings, five live performances and three remixes. 21 tracks total.

Mark King (Level 42) - Influences (1984)

Posted By: Designol
Mark King (Level 42) - Influences (1984)

Mark King (Level 42) - Influences (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Polydor | # 823 088-2 | 00:43:13

Influences is the debut solo album by the British musician, Mark King, who is the singer and bass player with Level 42. It was released by Polydor Records in July 1984. The album features a cover of the song "I Feel Free" by Cream, which was released as a single. King played most of the instruments on the album. Guest musicians include Level 42 keyboardist Mike Lindup and Drummie Zeb from Aswad, who played drums on "Clocks Go Forward".

Level 42 - Running In The Family (Super Deluxe Edition) (1987/2012)

Posted By: Pisulik
Level 42 - Running In The Family (Super Deluxe Edition) (1987/2012)

Level 42 - Running In The Family (Super Deluxe Edition) (1987/2012)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 416 MB | 02:59:00
New Wave, Synth Pop, Funk | Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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."