iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Running in the Family / Staring at the Sun (Remastered) by Level 42, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Running in the Family / Staring at the Sun (Remastered)

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

This Polydor release pairs the seventh and eighth albums from Level 42: Running in the Family (1987) and Staring at the Sun (1988), both of which reached number two in the band's native U.K. The albums are split between two discs with remastered sound and several bonus tracks, such as a Shep Pettibone mix of "Lessons in Love," a slap bass mix of "Children Say," and extended versions of "Tracie" and "Take Care of Yourself." Serious fans deserve better packaging — it's drab — but it's a cheaper alternative to buying fancy individualized reissues. See also: Level 42/The Early Tapes, The Pursuit of Accidents/Standing in the Light, and True Colours/World Machine.

Biography

Formed: 1980 in Manchester, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
Full bio
Running in the Family / Staring at the Sun (Remastered), Level 42
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Followers

Contemporaries