A Physical Presence

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A Physical Presence
Level 42 Physical Presence.jpg
Live album by Level 42
Released June 1985
Recorded March 1985
Genre Jazz-funk, pop-rock

89:38 (2 CD edition)

65:18 (1 CD edition)
Producer Greg Jackman, Level 42

A Physical Presence is a two-disc live album by the British jazz-funk pop group Level 42, released in June 1985 and recorded in England during March 1985 at The Coronet Woolwich, The Hexagon, Reading and Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire.[1] This album is notable for being the first live album by Level 42, and for containing a previously unreleased song ("Follow Me", which was later remixed and issued as part of an E.P.) and a live recording of a non-LP track ("Foundation & Empire", originally B-side of "Starchild",[2] available on the 2000 CD reissue of "Level 42)". "Love Games" is preceded by an extended bass intro, which contains also part of "Dune Tune". Also, the first track ("Almost There") starts with a taped intro which quotes "Hot Water". Originally issued in the UK as a two-album set and long-play cassette, the version issued on CD consisted of a single disc, omitting three tracks ("Turn it On", "Mr Pink" and "88"). Those tracks were restored when the remastered version of the album was issued in a two-CD set in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Almost There" (Mark King, Phil Gould, Rowland "Boon" Gould) – 6:47
  2. "Turn It On" (Wally Badarou, P. Gould, R. Gould, King) – 5:47
  3. "Mr. Pink" (Badarou, King) – 6:08
  4. "Eyes Waterfalling" (King, P. Gould, Mike Lindup, R. Gould) – 5:20
  5. "Kansas City Milkman" (Badarou, King, Lindup, P. Gould) – 7:17
  6. "Follow Me" (King, R. Gould) – 5:01
  7. "Foundation & Empire" (King) – 8:39

Disc two[edit]

  1. "The Chant Has Begun" (King, P. Gould) – 6:12
  2. "The Chinese Way" (King, P. Gould, Badarou) – 4:47
  3. "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)" (Badarou, King, Lindup, P. Gould) – 4:59
  4. "Hot Water" (King, P. Gould, Lindup, Badarou) – 6:24
  5. "Love Games" (King, P. Gould) – 9:44
  6. "88" (King) – 12:33



  • Krys Mach – Saxophones