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Level 42 - Staring at the Sun album mp3
Contemporary Pop/Rock,Dance-Rock
  • Performer:
    Level 42
  • Title:
    Staring at the Sun
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Contemporary Pop/Rock,Dance-Rock
  • Date of release:
    September, 1988
  • Duration:
    49:40
  • Size FLAC version
    1728 megabytes
  • Size MP3 version
    1364 megabytes
  • Size WMA version
    1675 megabytes
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    594
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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" (UK No. 12), "Take a Look" (UK No. 32) and "Tracie" (UK no. 25). Staring at the Sun is the first Level 42 album not to feature brothers Phil Gould and Boon Gould, although Boon did write the lyrics to six of the songs.

Staring at the Sun is the eighth studio album released by the British jazz/funk band Level 42, in 1988. 12 in 1988), "Take a Look" (UK No. This is the first Level 42 album not to feature brothers Phil Gould and Boon Gould, although Boon did write the lyrics to six of the songs. They were replaced by British guitarist Alan Murphy, who had collaborated with Go West and singer Kate Bush, and drummer Gary Husband, who had been a member of the band Morrissey–Mullen. This album was not as successful as its predecessors, reaching again the Top 5 in the . but missing the Billboard 100 in the . Internationally, it reached the Top 10 in several countries, but ultimately had a lesser impact on the charts than the band's two previous albums.

Level 42's most visible members had always been bassist/vocalist Mark King and Mike Lindup. Founding members Phil and Boon Gould, the band's primary songwriters, left the group prior to the making of Staring at the Sun. Level 42 would never fully recover from the loss of the two key players; their departure severely affected the band's sound. Considering the poor quality of the songs on Staring at the Sun, the sluggish performances are perfectly understandable. but the rest of this stuff!

Level 42. I Don't Know Why, 04:23. Now playing: Ava Max Sweet but Psycho. Радио Мята - The Hits Channel. Justin Timberlake CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! Радио Мотор.

Lyrics to "Staring At The Sun" song by Level 42: No one heard you say your prayers. for love No one ever seemed to care. falling You dissolve the night in tears. so tired Blinded you run Aware You were staring at the sun. You've given it all away No more prayers today You got a homeless heart That's tearing you apart You couldn't feel more cold Inside your secret soul You never found no one You were staring at the sun (staring at the sun) (staring at the sun). Writer(s): BADAROU WALIOU JACQUES DANIEL, GOULD ROWLAND CHARLES, KING MARK.

Staring at the Sun is the first Level 42 album not to feature brothers Phil Gould and Boon Gould, although Boon did write the lyrics to six of the songs. This would be the only Level 42 album on which Murphy would appear, as he died only a year after its release from complications related to HIV/AIDS. Commercial performance. 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 Sun Goes Down (Living It Up). "The Sun Goes Down " is a single released in 1983 by the musical group Level 42. It is one of the few songs by the group which featured Mike Lindup on lead vocals.

Listen to Staring At The Sun by Level 42 on Deezer. Staring At The Sun. Level 42 19-03-2013. Total duration:49 min. 01. Heaven In My Hands. Level 42. 04:41. Writer: Mark King - Rowland Gould, Composers: Mark King - Rowland Gould. 02. I Don't Know Why. 04:23. Writer: Rowland Gould - Mark King, Composers: Rowland Gould - Mark King. Writer: Wally Badarou - Mark King - Mike Lindup - Rowland Gould, Composers: Wally Badarou - Mark King - Mike Lindup - Rowland Gould. 04:01

Credits

Waliou J. Badarou - Composer
Wally Badarou - Composer
Rowland Gould - Composer
Gary Husband - Composer
Mark King - Composer
Level 42 - Primary Artist
Mike Lindup - Composer

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Heaven In My Hands Rowland Gould / Mark King Level 42 4:41
2 I Don't Know Why Rowland Gould / Mark King Level 42 4:24
3 Take a Look Wally Badarou / Rowland Gould / Mark King / Mike Lindup Level 42 4:41
4 Over There Mark King / Mike Lindup Level 42 4:01
5 Silence Mike Lindup Level 42 4:57
6 Tracie Gary Husband / Mark King Level 42 4:51
7 Staring At the Sun Waliou J. Badarou / Rowland Gould / Mark King Level 42 4:45
8 Two Hearts Collide Rowland Gould / Mark King Level 42 4:11
9 Man Wally Badarou / Rowland Gould / Mark King Level 42 7:24
10 Gresham Blues Mark King Level 42 5:45

Maucage
It is rare to see allmusic review an album very wrong. I have collected five of their albums and this I like most.
Voodoogore
Albeit there were changes to the lineup, I do believe this album is worthy of another take. Yes, there are pieces that are not resoundingly as worthy of the stature of the band, but the intricacies of many of these pieces is what does it for me. Some of the depths and departure from some previous influences make this a "different" kind of Level 42 altogether, and it certainly shows. Boon continues to contribute lyrics, and Mark/Mike continue to collaborate well in a poppy-funk kind of sound that resonates throughout. Although "Heaven In My Hands" charted well, I still believe there are some excellent tunes within as well. The title song "SATS" is a slow, yet powerful, piece that demonstrates the versatility of the artists as well. "Man" is also quite excellent, as it has some fantastic chord changes and rhythm that shows off the layering qualities of this great band.
Moonworm
It's inevitable that a group will experience some kind of line-up change at some point in its career, so it shouldn't have come as too great a shock when Phil and Boon Guild departed Level 42 prior to the recording of 1988's Staring At the Sun, after having been with the band since as far back as 1979. The challenge to the remaining members is to maintain their artistic and commercial standards; and this is exactly what Mark King and Mike Lindup - the two musicians who were arguably most crucial to the classic Level 42 sound - manage to do on this excellent LP. Guitarist Alan Murphy and drummer Gary Husband are hardly there to just fill in the gaps. Murphy provides some scolding leads where necessary, and check out Husband's most appropriate scattershot drumming on the anti-war Over There: the playing by each of these fellas is nicely in tune with that by original members King and Lindup. In other words, on this transitional album Level 42 don't skip a beat. The songs are uniformly excellent with instantly memorable melodies and hooks. For an even fuller experience of this catchy, varied album make sure to try and find the 2014 2-CD reissue featuring the original LP plus non-LP tracks, live versions, single edits, and UK and US Extended Versions and Remixes. Perhaps Staring At The Sun wasn't exactly what some long-time fans were expecting at the time, but take another look: this LP is a real winner through and through. Classy artwork too.