The Very Best of Level 42

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The Very Best of Level 42
Greatest hits album by Level 42
Released October 1998
Genre Rock, Pop, Pop rock, Jazz
Length 72:36
Label Universal/Polydor
Producer Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould & Steve Anderson
Level 42 chronology
Forever Now
(1994)Forever Now1994
The Very Best of Level 42
(1998)
Retroglide
(2006)Retroglide2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The Very Best of Level 42 is a compilation released by the UK band Level 42. It features a chronological track listing of the band's hit single releases from 1981 to 1994.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Love Games (M.King, P.Gould) 4:14 from Level 42
  2. The Chinese Way (M.King, P.Gould, W.Badarou) 4:03 from The Pursuit of Accidents
  3. The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) (M.King, W.Badarou, M.Lindup, P.Gould) 3:46 from Standing in the Light
  4. Micro Kid (M.King, W.Badarou, P.Gould, M.Lindup) 3:49 from Standing in the Light
  5. Hot Water (M.King, W.Badarou, P.Gould, M.Lindup) 3:37 from True Colours
  6. The Chant Has Begun (M.King, P.Gould) 4:19 from True Colours
  7. Something About You (M.King, P.Gould, R.Gould, W.Badarou, M.Lindup) 3:45 from World Machine
  8. Leaving Me Now (M.King, P.Gould, W.Badarou) 3:35 from World Machine
  9. Lessons in Love (M.King, R.Gould, W.Badarou) 4:02 from Running in the Family
  10. Running in the Family (M.King, P.Gould, W.Badarou) 3:58 from Running in the Family
  11. To be With You Again (M.King, R.Gould) 3:56 from Running in the Family
  12. It's Over (M.King, W.Badarou, R.Gould) 4:41 from Running in the Family
  13. Children Say (M.King, P.Gould, W.Badarou) 4:28 from Running in the Family
  14. Heaven in My Hands (M.King, R.Gould) 4:08 from Staring at the Sun
  15. Take a Look (M.King, R.Gould, W.Badarou, M.Lindup) 4:43 from Staring at the Sun
  16. Tracie (M.King, G.Husband) 3:25 from Staring at the Sun
  17. Guaranteed (M.King, M.Lindup, W.Badarou, G.Husband) 3:51 from Guaranteed
  18. Forever Now (M.King, Musker, Darbyshire) 4:16 from Forever Now
  19. The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) '98 Mix (featuring Omar) (M.King, W.Badarou, M.Lindup, P.Gould) 4:00 Previously unreleased

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 2 Produced by Mike Vernon for Handle Artists
  • Track 3 Produced by Larry Dunn and Verdine White
  • Track 4 Produced by Andy Sojka and Jerry Pike for Unbelievable Productions
  • Tracks 5 & 6 Produced & Engineered by Ken Scott for Komos Production
  • Tracks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Produced by Wally Badarou and Level 42. Assistant producer, engineer and mixer - Julian Mendelsohn
  • Tracks 14, 15 & 16 Produced by Level 42, Wally Badarou and Julian Mendelsohn
  • Track 17 Produced by Level 42 and Wally Badarou at The Summerhouse. Mixed by Tom Lord Alge at *The Hit Factory, New York
  • Track 18 Produced by Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould & Steve Anderson. Engineered by Paul *Wright, assisted by Tim Pilling
  • Track 19 Produced by Level 42. Remix by Dodge for Soul Inside Productions. Keyboards by Jonathan Shorten. Additional vocals by Omar Lye-Fook. Engineered & recorded @ Inside Sound Studio by Dodge. Mastered by Mike Showell at Metropolis.

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