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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Level 42 - Children Say

'Children Say' is a song written by Mark King, Mike Lindup and Phil Gould. It was recorded in 1987 for the studio album Running in the Family by the British musical group Level 42.

After a series of successes 'Lessons in Love', 'Running in the Family', 'To be With You Again' and 'It's Over', the band decided to issue 'Children Say' as their last single of 1987.

The song was more successful than expected in the Netherlands as it reached number 9, and it also made the top 30 in United Kingdom by reaching number 22.

The music video of this song was the first of Level 42's career without the presence of the brothers Phil and Boon Gould. They had left the band due to dissatisfaction with the label. The video was recorded in an urban setting. The Boon brothers are also missing from the covers of the single and 12".

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Remix

Starchild - Remix - B-Side
Starchild - Extended Remix - 12 inch Extra Track
The Platinum Edition Megamix - 12 inch Extra Track


1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this song when I first heard it... and it STILL gets me going even today. I just love the bell-tones Mike gets with his keyboards, his chord choices and the overall energetic movement of this tune. I think "Children Say" is just quintessential Level 42 at their Pop Peak, though I don't remember hearing it played on the radio here in the U.S., so it must have been released as a single in the UK only... ???

    I love Level 42 to death! Both Mike AND Mark's voices & musicality are exquisite. They deserved SO much more recognition than they ever got for ANYthing they made. They were SO underrated compared to most of the junk that was in vogue & undeservedly lauded during the 80s.

    At any rate, that's really a shame that the Gould Brothers weren't on the cover or video or cover of the single. I heard they left the band because of musical conflicts with Mark & Mike, not the Record company [i.e. the Goulds thought Mark & Mike had sold out/gone too commercial, while Mark & Mike felt the musical style/direction was solely their decision as the "leaders" of the group: that the new sound would be more commercially successful.]

    Well, any way you slice it, it's a shame they split because the 4 men made balls-out supurb jazz/jazz-funk compositions together up to 1987, (with a few exceptions on the album Guaranteed - "Lasso the Moon" and "My Father's Shoes"), and could have continued, I think, had the band's artistic decisions been more democratic.