In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released the debut, self titled Level 42 album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Vineyard”, “Chipping Norton” and “RAK” studios, and was produced by Mike Vernon.


  • Mark King– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Mike Lindup– Minimoog, acoustic and electric pianos, percussion, vocals (lead vocals, chorus lead and bridge lead vocals
  • Boon Gould– guitars
  • Phil Gould– drums, glockenspiel, timbales, backing vocals, percussion
  • Wally Badarou– Prophet 5, Korg Polyphonic, Minimoog, vocalizing
  • Leroy Williams– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Gary Barnacle– electric saxophone solo
  • Dave Chambers – tenor saxophone solo

Track listing:

  1. Turn It On – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King
  2. 43 – Mark King
  3. Why Are You Leaving? – Boon Gould, Mike Lindup
  4. Almost There – Phil Gould, Boon Gould, Mark King
  5. Heathrow – Wally Badarou
  6. Love Games – Boon Gould, Mark King
  7. Dune Tune – Mark King
  8. Starchild – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King

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