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Level 42 / The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989

10CD box set documents the ‘hit’ years

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In July, Cherry Red will follow up the first volume of their Level 42 Complete Polydor Years box set with a second 10CD package that focuses on the years 1985-1989, the band’s most commercially successful period.

The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989 contains the 1985 live album A Physical Presence and three studio albums: World Machine (1985), Running in the Family (1987) and Staring at the Sun (1988).

That’s five CDs to cover the albums. A further five discs brings together B-sides, 7″ remixes, 12-inch remixes and other rarities from this period. Like the first, very well received, box set this has been compiled in conjunction with Level 42 and band experts Paul Wallace, Paul Waller and Simon Carson.

Sleeve notes are once more by Daryl Easlea who has spoken to band members current and past. Packaging will be consistent to what came before (check out the SDE unboxing video) although this time the box is presented in a striking black design.

The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989 will be released on 30 July 2021. Please rate this release by using the feedback functionality at the top of this post!

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Tracklisting

The Complete Polydor Years 1985-1989 Level 42 / 10CD box set

    • CD 1 – A Physical Presence pt 1
      1. ALMOST THERE
      2. TURN IT ON
      3. PINK
      4. EYES WATERFALLING
      5. KANSAS CITY MILKMAN
      6. FOLLOW ME
      7. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE
    • CD 2 – A Physical Presence pt 2
      1. THE CHANT HAS BEGUN
      2. THE CHINESE WAY
      3. THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP)
      4. HOT WATER
      5. LOVE GAMES
      6. 88
    • CD 3 – World Machine
      1. WORLD MACHINE
      2. PHYSICAL PRESENCE
      3. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
      4. LEAVING ME NOW
      5. I SLEEP ON MY HEART
      6. IT’S NOT THE SAME FOR US
      7. DREAM CRAZY
      8. GOOD MAN IN A STORM
      9. COUP D’ETAT
      10. LYING STILL
    • CD 4 – Running in the Family
      1. LESSONS IN LOVE
      2. CHILDREN SAY
      3. RUNNING IN THE FAMILY
      4. IT’S OVER
      5. TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN
      6. TWO SOLITUDES (EVERYONE’S LOVE IN THE AIR)
      7. FASHION FEVER
      8. THE SLEEPWALKERS
      9. FREEDOM SOMEDAY
    • CD 5 – Staring at the Sun
      1. HEAVEN IN MY HANDS
      2. I DON’T KNOW WHY
      3. TAKE A LOOK
      4. OVER THERE
      5. SILENCE
      6. TRACIE
      7. STARING AT THE SUN
      8. TWO HEARTS COLLIDE
      9. MAN
      10. GRESHAM BLUES
    • CD 6 – 7″ Singles
      1. FOLLOW ME (LIVE – 7″ REMIX)
      2. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (7″ VERSION)
      3. LEAVING ME NOW (7″ REMIX)
      4. RUNNING IN THE FAMILY (7″ VERSION)
      5. TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN (7″ VERSION)
      6. IT’S OVER (7″ REMIX)
      7. CHILDREN SAY (7″ REMIX)**
      8. HEAVEN IN MY HANDS (7″ VERSION)
      9. TRACIE (7″ VERSION)
      10. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (7″ VERSION)
    • CD 7 –
      1. COUP D’ÉTAT (VERSION)
      2. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (U.S. REMIX – EDIT)**
      3. MICRO KID (LIVE – FULL LENGTH VERSION)
      4. IT’S OVER (INSTRUMENTAL)**
      5. PHYSICAL PRESENCE (LIVE)
      6. STARCHILD (REMIX)**
      7. THREE WORDS
      8. SILENCE (LIVE AT THE NEC BIRMINGHAM)
      9. MAN (LIVE AT THE NEC BIRMINGHAM)
    • CD 8 – 12″ Singles & Remixes
      1. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (SISA MIX)
      2. I SLEEP ON MY HEART (REMIX)
      3. LESSONS IN LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION)
      4. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX)
      5. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (INSTRUMENTAL)**
      6. WORLD MACHINE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX)
      7. WORLD MACHINE (DUB)
      8. LESSONS IN LOVE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX)
      9. LESSONS IN LOVE (DUB MIX)**
      10. TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN (A.D.S.C. MIX)**
      11. TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN (DUB)
    • CD 9 – 12″ Singles & Remixes
      1. IT’S OVER (EXTENDED REMIX)
      2. RUNNING IN THE FAMILY (DAVE ‘O’ REMIX)
      3. CHILDREN SAY (EXTENDED REMIX)
      4. STARCHILD (REMIX)
      5. HEAVEN IN MY HANDS (EXTENDED VERSION)
      6. HEAVEN IN MY HANDS (U.S. REMIX)
      7. TAKE A LOOK (EXTENDED MIX)
      8. TRACIE (EXTENDED MIX)
      9. TRACIE (U.S. REMIX)
      10. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (EXTENDED VERSION)
      11. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (REMIX)
      12. STARCHILD (REMIX)
    • CD 10 – Bonus Tracks
      1. WORLD MACHINE (LIVE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1985)
      2. LEAVING ME NOW (LIVE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1985)
      3. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (LIVE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1985)
      4. THE PLATINUM EDITION MEGAMIX
      5. LESSONS IN LOVE (SHEP’S FINAL MIX)
      6. RUNNING IN THE FAMILY (HTL DUB)
      7. CHILDREN SAY (SLAP BASS MIX)
      8. HEAVEN IN MY HANDS (GUITARPELLA MIX)^
      9. TAKE A LOOK (REMIX)
      10. TWO HEARTS COLLIDE (7″ REMIX)
      11. TWO HEARTS COLLIDE (EXTENDED REMIX)
      12. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (RADIO EDIT)**
      13. HEAVEN IN MY HANDS (ORIGINAL ALBUM MIX)
      ** FIRST TIME ON CD
      ^ PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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