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Early Tapes
Level 42
Early Tapes
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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2007 digitally remastered reissue of the British Funk/Jazz/Pop band's second release featuring one bonus track: 'Wings Of Love'. Although recorded before their debut album, this collection of early tracks by Mark King and...  more »

      
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All Artists: Level 42
Title: Early Tapes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 2/12/2007
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Dance Pop, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498435724

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2007 digitally remastered reissue of the British Funk/Jazz/Pop band's second release featuring one bonus track: 'Wings Of Love'. Although recorded before their debut album, this collection of early tracks by Mark King and co. were the actual recordings that helped them secure their contract with Polydor Records. They find the band in Jazz/Funk instrumental mode, led by the astounding bass playing of King and the ivory-tinkling of Mike Lindup. Polydor.

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Early eighties instrumental fusion-funk album
10/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a fan of Level 42 late albums, well then don't listen to this one. You must know that Level 42 hasn't always been a commercial pop-music performing band. This album is in fact completely different from what you ever heard before. You can easily trace in the sound, in the chords, in the riffs and in the elaborate drum-bass section that Level 42 were much more than a commercial-pop band. Fusion-funk is probably the nearest definition I can think about, but probably you'll understand better if I tell you that you can easily find the influence of jazz-fusion bands such as Weather Report, Reurn to Forever etc. It is also an essential album for the "slap-style" bass player, for Mark King is one of the renowed masters of this style."
I wish there was more of it around
M. Blom | Perth WA | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jazz funk and bass playing, it's all here and very tight! The band was just hitting the big time and had not been over produced...it shows and I like it!"