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Pursuit of Accidents (Reis)
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Pursuit of Accidents (Reis)
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 official studio album, their third release overall, featuring one bonus track: 'The Chinese Way' (Extended John Luongo Remix/New York Remix). Le...  more »

     
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All Artists: Level 42
Title: Pursuit of Accidents (Reis)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 2/12/2007
Album Type: Extra tracks, 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: 602498435731

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2007 digitally remastered reissue of the British Funk/Jazz/Pop band's second official studio album, their third release overall, featuring one bonus track: 'The Chinese Way' (Extended John Luongo Remix/New York Remix). Led by the astounding bass playing of King and the ivory-tinkling of Mike Lindup, this release provided the band with another hit ('The Chinese Way') and many fan favorites including 'Weave Your Spell', 'You Can't Blame Louis' and 'Eyes Waterfalling'. Polydor.

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Level 42 The Second Time Around
Andre S. Grindle | Brewer Maine | 03/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No sophmore slump for this band;Level 42 only expand on their sound on 'Pursuit Of Accidents'.The album features the same musicians and as with the debut Mike Vernon is the producer.Unlike that first album though the spare,dreamy style of that recording is replaced by a much more busier sound and more uptempo tunes,upping the ante on the funk and jazz ends."Weave Your Spell" is a great example of this style,starting out on the funkiest note possible and NOT GIVING IT UP for five minutes.The title track is one of those instrumentals that is actually very melodic and vocal and really gives all the musicians a chance to play together;it particularly illustrates what a great drummer Phil Gould is by keeping his sound big and creative but never showy or pyrotechnical,which tends to be a jazz-fusion drumming stereotype.The next three cuts "Last Chance","Are You Hearing "What I Hear)? and my favorite "You Can't Blame Louis" find Level 42 mapping out the sound that would a few years later result in their big hits in the US;the ability to be jazzy,funky and contemporary all at the same time and each are terrific examples."Eyes Waterfalling" and "The Chinese Way" return to the same spastic funkiness that begins this album and find Mark King further innovations in perfecting the use of the bass guitar more like Bo Diddly used the guitar,a technique begun by Larry Graham a little more then a decade earlier.But Mark's slap bass style,emphazied heavily on 'Pursuit Of Accidents' and often the cornerstone of these songs,are often more rhythmic and drum like then many others.His ability to synthesize many substyles of slap bass into his arsenal is amazing (still is) and 'Pursuit Of Accidents' is definately one of those sophmore albums that represent a huge artistic step forward rather then musical stagnation.This is highly recommended."