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A Physical Presence

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Released  June 1985
Producer  Greg Jackman, Level 42
Release date  June 1985
Genre  Jazz-funk
Recorded  March 1985
Artist  Level 42
Label  Polydor Records
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Length  89:38 (2 CD edition) 65:18 (1 CD edition)
Level 42 albums  True Colours, The Pursuit of Accidents, Standing in the Light, Staring at the Sun, World Machine

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 1985 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 ("Follow Me", which was later remixed and issued as part of an E.P.) and a live recording of a non-LP track ("Foundation & Empire", originally B-side of "Starchild", available on the 2000 CD reissue of "Level 42)". "Love Games" is preceded by an extended bass intro, which contains also part of "Dune Tune". Also, the first track ("Almost There") starts with a taped intro which quotes "Hot Water". Originally issued in the UK as a two-album set and long-play cassette, the version issued on CD consisted of a single disc, omitting three tracks ("Turn it On", "Mr Pink" and "88"). Those tracks were restored when the remastered version of the album was issued in a two-CD set in 2000.


Disc one

  1. "Almost There" (Mark King, Phil Gould, Rowland "Boon" Gould) – 6:47
  2. "Turn It On" (Wally Badarou, P. Gould, R. Gould, King) – 5:47
  3. "Mr. Pink" (Badarou, King) – 6:08
  4. "Eyes Waterfalling" (King, P. Gould, Mike Lindup, R. Gould) – 5:20
  5. "Kansas City Milkman" (Badarou, King, Lindup, P. Gould) – 7:17
  6. "Follow Me" (King, R. Gould) – 5:01
  7. "Foundation & Empire" (King) – 8:39

Disc two

  1. "The Chant Has Begun" (King, P. Gould) – 6:12
  2. "The Chinese Way" (King, P. Gould, Badarou) – 4:47
  3. "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)" (Badarou, King, Lindup, P. Gould) – 4:59
  4. "Hot Water" (King, P. Gould, Lindup, Badarou) – 6:24
  5. "Love Games" (King, P. Gould) – 9:44
  6. "88" (King) – 12:33


  • Mark King – Bass Guitar/Vocals,
  • Mike Lindup – Keyboards/Vocals
  • Phil Gould – Drums/Backing Vocals
  • Boon Gould – Guitars
  • Wally Badarou (born Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou)  – Writer
  • Plus:

  • Krys Mach – Saxophones
  • Songs

    1Almost There6:44
    2Turn It On5:47
    3Mr Pink6:16


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