Standing in the Light

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Standing in the Light
Studio album by Level 42
Released October 1983 (UK)
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop, jazz-funk, dance-rock
Length 40:59
Label Polydor
Producer Larry Dunn, Verdine White
Level 42 chronology
The Pursuit of Accidents
Standing in the Light
True Colours
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Blues & Soul Magazine 9/10 link

Standing in the Light is the fourth studio album released by the British jazz-funk band Level 42. The album, released in 1983, generated the group's first top 10 in the UK album charts, peaking in #9. The album was well received by critics and fans.

The album was released in many countries beyond the United Kingdom, in Greece, Germany (peaked in #27 on charts), Sweden (peaked in #25 on charts) Japan, Canada, United States and Middle East.

The first single, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind", was released only in the United Kingdom and ranked #41 on the United Kingdom charts. For the album version the song was remixed and a new lead vocal recorded. The second single "The Sun Goes Down (Living it Up)" was released in the United Kingdom, Oceania and other parts Europe and America and gave the group its first top 10 in the United Kingdom. The third single "Micro Kid" peaked at #37 on the United Kingdom single charts.

The album was released again in 2000 with bonus tracks in a 2-CD compilation with the album "The Pursuit of Accidents" in the United Kingdom by the label Polydor.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Micro-kid" (Badarou / King/ P. Gould/ Taylor / Willis) – 4:44
  2. "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)" (Badarou / King / Lindup / P. Gould) – 4:15
  3. "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" (P. Gould / King / Lindup / R. Gould) – 5:12
  4. "Dance On Heavy Weather" (King / P. Gould / Lindup/ Taylor/ Dunn / White) – 4:27
  5. "A Pharaoh's Dream (Of Endless Time)" (King / P. Gould / Lindup) – 4:21
  6. "Standing In The Light" (King / P. Gould / Badarou) – 3:42
  7. "I Want Eyes" (King / P. Gould) 4:59
  8. "People" (Lindup) – 4:55
  9. "The Machine Stops" (King / P. Gould / Badarou) – 4:15



Chart positions[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Year Title Chart Peak Position
1983 "Standing in the Light" UK album charts #9

Single charts[edit]

Year Title Chart Peak Position
1983 "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" UK single charts #41
1983 "The Sun Goes Down (Living it Up)" UK single charts #10
1983 "Micro-kid" UK single Charts #37

External links[edit]