The Pursuit of Accidents

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 Pursuit Of Accidents
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1982
RecordedEden Studios, Battery Studios, Vineyard Studios, Basing Street Studios, Red Bus Studios and Maison Rouge Studios (all London) and Chipping Norton Studios, Chipping Norton; mixed at Red Bus, Maison Rouge and Livingston Studios, London
GenreDance-rock, jazz-funk
ProducerMike Vernon
Level 42 chronology
The Pursuit Of Accidents
Standing in the Light
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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 first top thirty 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.

Track listingEdit

  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


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