The Pursuit of Accidents

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The Pursuit Of Accidents
Studio album by Level 42
Released August 1982
Genre Dance-rock, jazz-funk
Length 45:05
Label Polydor
Producer Mike Vernon
Level 42 chronology
The Pursuit of Accidents
Standing in the Light
(1983)Standing in the Light1983
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The Pursuit of Accidents is the third studio album released by the jazz/funk British musical group Level 42, in 1982. It was issued on CD in 1985. It was re-issued on CD in 2000 as part of a two disc set with the album "Standing In The Light", and again in 2007 as a stand-alone disc. The album reached #17 on the UK album charts.

The album features three singles. The first single "Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?" peaked at #49; the second, "Weave Your Spell", peaked at #43. The third single was "The Chinese Way", and became the band's first top thirty hit when it reached #24 in 1983. It was issued in five countries beyond the United Kingdom, including Ireland, Germany and United States of America.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Weave Your Spell" (Lindup, King, P. Gould) – 5:30
  2. "The Pursuit Of Accidents" (Badarou, King, Lindup, P. Gould) – 7:44
  3. "Last Chance" (P.Gould, King, Lindup) – 4:30
  4. "Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?" (King, P. Gould, R. Gould) – 4:58
  5. "You Can't Blame Louis" (King, P. Gould, Badarou) – 5:05
  6. "Eyes Waterfalling" (King, P. Gould, Lindup, R. Gould) – 5:58
  7. "Shapeshifter" (King) – 5:09
  8. "The Chinese Way" (King, P. Gould, Badarou) – 5:53
  9. "The Chinese Way" (extended John Luongo remix) 7:23 – included on the 1985 CD issue
  10. "You Can't Blame Louis" (extended remix) 6:14 – included on the 1985 CD issue


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