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
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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
Length45:05
LabelPolydor
ProducerMike Vernon
Level 42 chronology
Strategy
(1982)
The Pursuit Of Accidents
(1982)
Standing in the Light
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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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

PersonnelEdit

Level 42

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