Level 42 ‎– The Early Tapes · July/Aug 1980

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Polydor ‎– 831 081-2
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CD, Album
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1 Sandstorm
Written-By – Mark King, Wally Badarou
4:41
2 Love Meeting Love
Written-By – R. Gould*, Mark King
6:24
3 Theme To Margaret
Written-By – Mark King
3:59
4 Autumn (Paradise Is Free)
Written-By – Mark King
4:45
5 Wings Of Love
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*
6:58
6 Woman
Written-By – Mike Lindup
4:38
7 Mr. Pink
Written-By – Mark King, Wally Badarou
5:08
8 88
Written-By – Mark King
5:11

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Title release has "July/Aug" on cover but "July/August" on the spine and CD.

Recorded in London. Mixed at Playground Studio
Mastered at The Townhouse

Ⓟ 1982 Polydor Ltd. U.K.
Ⓒ 1982 Polydor Ltd. U.K.
Made in Germany

Publisher details:
ATV Music Ltd. By arrangement with Absolute Music Ltd./Editions Eddie Barclay (1, 5, 7)
ATV Music Ltd. By arrangement with Absolute Music Ltd. (2 to 4, 6, 8)

Leroy Williams - Courtesy EMI Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 042283108127
  • Barcode (Text): 0 42283 10812 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Glass master): 831 081-2 01 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould text): D MADE IN GERMANY
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M. STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Price Code: POL 899

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POLS 1064 Level 42 The Early Tapes · July/Aug 1980(LP, Album) Polydor POLS 1064 UK 1982 Sell This Version
LEVLP 1 Level 42 Strategy(LP, TP, W/Lbl) Elite LEVLP 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
2383 637 Level 42 The Early Tapes · July/Aug 1980(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2383 637 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9843572 Level 42 The Early Tapes (July / Aug 1980)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor 9843572 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
2383 637 Level 42 The Early Tapes · July/Aug 1980(LP, Album) Polydor 2383 637 Germany 1982 Sell This Version

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darkwaves

darkwaves

July 24, 2008

What this album may lack (slightly) in production polish more in evidence as the band matured, it makes up in a 'live' energy rare in studio recordings. A mix of instrumentals and songs, there are quite funky moments, some jazzy flavors, and not a little pop sensibility with a bit of a new wave vibe. A couple of spots are reminiscent of perhaps Spandau Ballet's funkier moments, albeit more articulate and syncopated. Love Meeting Love, a longer version than on "On A Level" compilation, is a standout laid-back groovy ballad, and I normally detest ballads! The songwriting is very good, and the arrangements still sound fresh.

I was quite glad when this reissue came out, as the LP had been a favorite: Level 42 stripped down to raw essentials.