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Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

My favorite musical instrument is the Bass Guitar

THe lead guitarist for Level 42 is the bass and he ROX! I wish I was that good!

Very good cross section of the band

As with most "Best Of" albums the album lack continuity. However the album makes up for it with its list of 80's favorites "Something About You" and "Lessons In Love" and samples some not-so-radio-played songs such as "Its Over" and "Take a Look". The rest of the songs range from ballads to snappy jazz beats.

Level Best

This album captures all that was good from the late 80s music from across the pond. Level 42 always had some thing in their albums that went with what ever mood you happen to be in at the time. This is no exception this is the must have.. the title says it all, it is the “Level Best” .


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 to be placed in...
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