Level 42 – The Chinese Way (Both US & UK 12″)

Compare and contrast with this early Level 42 release from ’82 /’83. Two versions and a variety of mixes. With John Luongo getting his hands on the U.S. twelve for a very different, rarer mix with plenty of synth and a more pronounced bassline.

Real instruments and more funk that you’d get in a whole crate of vinyl.



Polydor ‎– 811 537-1 SAM_3231

A1 The Chinese Way (U.S. Mix) 7:15
A2 The Chinese Way (Dub Version) 6:37
B1 The Chinese Way (U.K. Mix) 7:03

The UK 12″ had the added bonus of a live track “88” with plenty of crowd participation and more of a jazz / funk sound.



Polydor ‎– POSPX 538china

A The Chinese Way (Extended Version)
B 88 (Live)

3 thoughts on “Level 42 – The Chinese Way (Both US & UK 12″)”

  1. I pick up any L42 12″ers but have not encountered those two yet. I loved how US Polydor always had different mixes to the UK copies. Glad they had some hits here in the mid-late 80s. I got to see the original lineup in a club right before the Gould brothers left the mothership. Smoky hot!! Got my US “Hot Water” 12″ signed that first time. Same friend and I saw them open on next tour for Tina Turner in arena. Blew off Tina Turner to meet band after gig. Worth it!

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