‘Level 42 – Every Album, Every Song (on track)’ is my first book and the first in-depth study of the band’s illustrious catalogue.
It features recording information, musical analysis, studio gossip, full credits, stories from the road and contributions from head honcho Mark King and previous members Gary Husband and Phil Gould. The book also places their output within the wider musical landscape of the 1980s and 1990s.
One of the most iconic and successful British groups of the last 40 years, Level 42 are arguably the ultimate ‘fusion’ unit, streamlining their energetic early jazz/funk sound into slick, effortlessly-soulful pop.
Encompassing eleven studio albums (including twenty UK top 40s and two US top 20s), their catalogue in many ways defines the ‘80s but also reflects the band’s musical virtuosity and vibrant eclecticism, peppering tracks with influences from Herbie Hancock, Return To Forever, Jimi Hendrix and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
‘Level 42 – Every Album, Every Song (on track)’ is published on 28th March 2021 and available to pre-order via the links below:
(The book will also shortly be available from Amazon in Europe and the USA.)