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Level 42 – Something About You (Shep Pettibone Remix)

This is number 40 in my occasional series of 12" records from the 80s that had an effect on my life.

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Track Length – 08:00
Released on Polydor
Format – 12″
Year of Release - 1985
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Produced by Level 42,Wally Badarou
Remixed by Latin Rascals,Shep Pettibone
On chart(s) - Top 50 12"s of the 1980s

Level 42 – Something About You (Shep Pettibone Remix)

A bit of a perfect alignment of the stars led me to this track. 1985 – possibly the start of my record buying habit, weekly visits to Revolver, one of our city’s best record shops in the 80s. 

Level 42 were starting to be well known (The Sun Goes Down was a particular favourite), Shep Pettibone was making his mark as a remixer of talent, and the production work of Wally Badarou made this an unmissable 12″ for me.

Released in early ’85 as a taster for the World Machine album, the song reached number 6 in the UK charts, it set the tone for hit album. World Machine.

Mark King’s thumping bass line, and Shep’s transformer cuts make this a beautifully crafted dance classic.

Included on the 1987 “Platinum edition” of World Machine, alongside a couple of other Shep Pettibone remixes, I think this one for me at least stands the test of time the best.