|Studio album by|
|Recorded||1984 at Genetic Sound (Berkshire) and Park Gate Studios (East Sussex). Additional recordings at Total Access (Los Angeles, California, USA).|
|Genre||Jazz-funk, dance-rock, pop|
|Level 42 chronology|
True Colours is the fifth studio album by the British musical group Level 42, released in 1984. Beyond the band's native United Kingdom, the album was released in 10-plus other countries, including Japan, Germany and the United States of America.The album charted #14 in the UK Albums Chart.
The first single released, "Hot Water", hit #18 on the UK Singles Chart,#7 in Belgium and #3 in the Netherlands, and has become a staple in Level 42's live sets to the present day. The second single "The Chant Has Begun", released in many countries, peaked at #41 in the UK single charts.
"Hot Water" was released in the US in 1986 (after being featured in a single version on the U.S. version of band's follow-up album World Machine ) and entered the Billboard Hot 100, at #87.
|1984||"Hot Water"||UK single charts||#18|
|1986||"Hot Water"||Billboard Hot 100||#87|
|1984||"The Chant Has Begun"||UK single charts||#41|
Level 42 are an English jazz-funk band formed on the Isle of Wight in 1979. They had a number of UK and worldwide hits during the 1980s and 1990s.
Philip Gabriel Gould is a British drummer, songwriter and singer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. He founded the band Level 42 with Mark King.
Running in the Family is the seventh studio album by British band Level 42, released in 1987. It features the UK hit singles: "Lessons in Love", "Running in the Family", "To Be with You Again", "It's Over" and "Children Say". All five singles peaked in the Top 10 in the Netherlands. "Lessons in Love" peaked at No. 1 in Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and Denmark. This was the last Level 42 album of the 1980s to feature brothers Phil (drums) and Rowland 'Boon' Gould (guitar), who had cited dissatisfaction with the musical direction of the band and exhaustion as departure reasons.
Level 42 is the debut album released in 1981 by the British group Level 42.
World Machine is the sixth studio album by British pop group Level 42, released in 1985. It was the band's breakthrough album internationally and features one of their most successful singles, "Something About You".
Guaranteed is the ninth studio album by the British musical group Level 42, released in 1991, their first album of the 1990s. The album was released by RCA records and it was the first Level 42 studio album released by a label other than Polydor.
The Early Tapes , also known as Strategy, is the second album released, but first to be recorded, by the British group Level 42. Originally recorded for Elite Records, the band subsequently signed to Polydor, who bought the masters from Elite and issued it in March 1982. It features Level 42's first two singles - "Love Meeting Love" and "Wings of Love".
Standing in the Light is the fourth studio album released by the British jazz-funk band Level 42. The album, released in 1983, generated the group's first top 10 in the UK album charts, peaking at #9. The album was well received by critics and fans.
'I liked this album very much and will not reduce its validity with excessive praise or multiple adjectives. I would, however, strongly recommend that you at least give it the benefit of your considered opinion.'
The Pursuit of Accidents is the third studio album released by the jazz/funk British musical group Level 42, in 1982. It was issued on CD in 1985. It was re-issued on CD in 2000 as part of a two disc set with the album "Standing In The Light", and again in 2007 as a stand-alone disc. The album reached #17 on the UK album charts.
Staring at the Sun is the eighth studio album by British jazz/funk band Level 42, released in 1988. The album includes the singles "Heaven in My Hands", "Take a Look" and "Tracie".
Level Best is a compilation album featuring the most successful singles by the English band Level 42. It was released at the end of 1989, marking a decade since the band's beginnings.
The Very Best of Level 42 is a compilation released by the UK band Level 42. It features a chronological track listing of the band's hit single releases from 1981 to 1994.
"Hot Water" is a single released in 1984 by the British musical group Level 42. It was released a couple of weeks before the album True Colours. The single reached #18 on the UK Singles Chart and was a top ten hit in the Netherlands and Norway. The song was produced by Ken Scott
A Physical Presence is a two-disc live album by the British jazz-funk pop group Level 42, released in June 1985 and recorded in England during March of that year at The Coronet Woolwich, The Hexagon, Reading and Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire. This album is notable for being the first live album by Level 42, and for containing a previously unreleased song and a live recording of a non-LP track ". "Love Games" is preceded by an extended bass intro, which contains also part of "Dune Tune". Also, the first track starts with a taped intro which quotes "Hot Water".
The Definitive Collection, released in June 2006, is a greatest hits albums by the British musical group Level 42. The album peaked at #20 on the UK album charts.
"Love in a Peaceful World" is a song released in 1994 by the British musical group Level 42, from their final studio album of the decade, Forever Now.
"Out of Sight, Out of Mind" is a song by the British group Level 42. It was released as the first single from the album, Standing in the Light, reaching No. 41 in the UK charts in April 1983.
"Weave Your Spell" is a single by the British group Level 42, that was released in 1982.
"Are You Hearing?" is a single by the British group Level 42, that was released in 1982.
"Turn It On" is a single by the British group Level 42, that was released in 1981.