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The Pursuit of Accidents

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Released  August 1982
Artist  Level 42
Label  Polydor Records
Length  58:40
Release date  August 1982
Producer  Mike Vernon
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The Pursuit of Accidents (1982)  Standing in the Light (1983)
Genres  Jazz-funk, Rock music, Jazz, Dance-rock
Level 42 albums  Standing in the Light, True Colours, The Early Tapes, Staring at the Sun, Forever Now

Level 42 the pursuit of accidents full album

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.


The album features three singles. The first single "Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?" peaked at #49; the second, "Weave Your Spell", peaked at #43. The third single was "The Chinese Way", and became the band's second top forty hit when it reached #24 in 1983. It was issued in five countries beyond the United Kingdom, including Ireland, Germany and United States of America.

The pursuit of accidents by level 42 remastered

Track listing

  1. "Weave Your Spell" (Lindup, King, P. Gould) – 5:30
  2. "The Pursuit Of Accidents" (Badarou, King, Lindup, P. Gould) – 7:44
  3. "Last Chance" (P.Gould, King, Lindup) – 4:30
  4. "Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?" (King, P. Gould, R. Gould) – 4:58
  5. "You Can't Blame Louis" (King, P. Gould, Badarou) – 5:05
  6. "Eyes Waterfalling" (King, P. Gould, Lindup, R. Gould) – 5:58
  7. "Shapeshifter" (King) – 5:09
  8. "The Chinese Way" (King, P. Gould, Badarou) – 5:53
  9. "The Chinese Way" (extended John Luongo remix) 7:23 – included on the 1985 CD issue
  10. "You Can't Blame Louis" (extended remix) 6:14 – included on the 1985 CD issue


Level 42
  • Mark King – lead & backing vocals, bass guitar, additional keyboards, percussion
  • Mike Lindup – lead & backing vocals, Prophet 5, Minimoog, acoustic & electric pianos, percussion
  • Boon Gould – guitars
  • Phil Gould – drums, percussion, Roland TR-808, backing vocals
  • with:

  • Wally Badarou – Prophet 5, Solina String Ensemble
  • Pete Wingfield – clarinet on "Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?"
  • Pete Jacobson – Roland Jupiter 4 on "Last Chance
  • Songs

    1Weave Your Spell5:27
    2The Pursuit of Accidents7:42
    3Last Chance4:29


    The Pursuit of Accidents Wikipedia

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