Retroglide (album)

Retroglide is a studio album by the British rock/pop/fusion group Level 42. It was released 12 years after their previous album and reached the UK Top 80. It is a mix of electronica with Level 42's traditional blend of funk and pop. The album is notable for featuring songs written by Boon Gould, the band's original guitarist (whose guitar is featured on "Ship") and bassist/vocalist Mark King.

Retroglide
Retroglide Level 42.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 September 2006 (UK)
Recorded2004–2005
GenreRock
LabelW14/Universal Music Group
ProducerMark King, Level 42
Level 42 chronology
Forever Now
(1994)
Retroglide
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]

The album cover was designed by Alan Brooks who previously created the sleeves for the 1983 singles of "The Chinese Way" and "Out of Sight, Out of Mind". The sleeve depicts a futuristic updated version of the band's Princess logo, who was first pictured on Level 42's self-titled debut album in 1981, which although not credited was inspired by the figure of Maria of the 1927 film, Metropolis.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mark King and Boon Gould.

No.TitleLength
1."Dive into the Sun"4:03
2."Rooted"5:31
3."The Way Back Home"6:55
4."Just for You"4:49
5."Sleep Talking"5:01
6."Retroglide"4:47
7."All Around"4:58
8."Clouds"4:32
9."Hell Town Story"4:55
10."Ship" (feat. Boon Gould)5:09
11."All I Need" (UK bonus track)4:00
Total length:54:40

Digital downloadsEdit

  • "The Way Back Home" (radio edit)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Brien, Jon. Retroglide at AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-08-26.

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