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Level 42 – Micro-Kid (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 12th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Micro-Kid” is a single released in 1983 by the British musical group Level 42 from their fourth studio album Standing in the Light. It reached #37 on the UK single charts.

This song is included on the Level 42 collections Level Best, The Very Best of Level 42 and The Definitive Collection.

SIDE A:
Micro-Kid (Extended Version) 8:12

SIDE B:
The Chinese Way (New York Remix) 7:22
Remix – John Luongo

Turn It On (Live Version) 5:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor  ‎– POSPX 643
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Funk

CREDITS:
Producer – Larry Dunn, Verdine White

NOTES:
Includes A Bonus Track “The Chineese WaY U.S. Remix by John Luongo.

Find The 12” On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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33 Responses to “Level 42 – Micro-Kid (UK 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Excellent choice Paul. Love Level 42.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Omar 🙂

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Thanks for this DJ Paul T. Been a long time coming but well worth it. Also, those remasters from October did contain 6 mixes but to my amazement on arrival none of them were this long-lost (it seems) UK 12″ A side ‘Extended mix’. Never appeared on CD and now i’ve given up hope. Fortunately with your rips, i now no longer require a messed up compressed version that we are used to getting from record company mess-ups

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil. Enjoy my friend 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Thrilled to see (hear!) Level 42 here Paul!! I’m really happy too because of the John Luongo mix of “The Chinese Way” included here. You are absolutely the wish-granter and you make our musical dreams come true. Thank you oh so much!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff agreed the b-side is just as good as the a-side 🙂

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  4. Patric Says:

    Thanks for postin’ this. I always love Level 42 !! Is there a Remix of ”Freedom someday” ?
    Take care
    Patric

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patric 🙂

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  5. Ronald Says:

    There are no remixes of Freedom Someday. Album version and edit (B-side US 12-Inch of Lessons In Love) are all official version released. There are some demos floating around on the web.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Ronald 🙂

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  6. mothloop Says:

    I agree with Jeff up there… B-side just as good as the A-side. Love that slap bass. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  7. LR Says:

    THANK YOU!

    I have this 12″ myself and my dubs have always been inferior. And yes, I too was amazed this 12″ mix of “MK” was *not* included on the deluxe remaster from 2014.

    And as far as I know, this live recording is exclusive to this release as well (as least I haven’t found an officially released copy anywhere).

    Awesome job on this whole site, too.. thanks DJPaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks LR 🙂

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  8. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul, didn’t have Micro-kid. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂

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  9. Dana Says:

    YES!!! More Level 42 please!!! Any chance you have the (nearly) 10 & a half minute Hot Water “Mastermix” in your library of goodness? Thanks again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll see what I can do Dana 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    13 months later and here it is. You may have forgotten so i’ve reminded you!

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  10. Jermajesty Says:

    How are we going to eat, and what floor’s the restaurant on?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol! 🙂

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  11. ex15 Says:

    Love their early material, the best..

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  12. DaveR Says:

    Thanks so much, DJPaulT. I love Level 42! I never understood why they weren’t more popular.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome daveR 🙂

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  13. ric Says:

    When Level 42 gained success with Something About You and Lessons In Love, their early hardcore fans cried foul and sellout. I though see it just as a progression of their musicality.
    Thanks for their earlier single, Paul. They remasters are way too loud for any breathers!
    If you could, I hope you can feature this in the future…
    http://www.discogs.com/Level-42-To-Be-With-You-Again-ADSC-Mix/release/976537
    Thanks Paul for another classy choice!
    Can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but George Michael was inspired to form Wham!because of Level 42.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Great 12″! Interesting to read the mix name came from this… “A.D.S.C.” Mix = “Another Damned Song Completely” (Mark King’s reaction upon hearing it the first time).

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  14. woz Says:

    Legit 😎

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  15. SaNdMaN Says:

    Many thanks for posting this, Paul. My favourite Level 42 song. Never get sick of hearing it 🙂

    As an aside, does anyone know off-hand which version of Micro-Kid was inclused on the original cassette release? I’m sure it was longer than the version when SITL was released on CD.

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    NKelly Reply:

    I’m not sure on that actually. Looked here (as you might have but no info)… http://www.discogs.com/Level-42-Standing-In-The-Light/release/6056315 I have been awaiting this mix for so many years that i decided to donate last year for the purchase of this 12″. I own it but condition i’m sure wouldn’t be near-mint or anywhere near up to Paul’s standard of condition as it would be one of my many late 80’s Car boot bargains and i’ve played it quite a lot. Ripped it to Minidisc in 1998 also. This is the best version beyond doubt IMHO and funnily enough after years of waiting i finally talked to Paul about this, donated for record purchase and heard the VERY next day of the Standing in the light (2 x CD 2014 edition with 6 mixes). I just couldn’t believe it. In fact i recontacted Paul but he’d already purchased this 12″. The mix names of Micro Kid was the only omission on the SITL tracklisting and i had to wait until the day i received it (release day from Amazon) to find out that the original 12″ was not one of the 6 mixes included. What an omission to make! Half of me was glad in some ways and i’m so grateful to have a perfect rip of this. Still haven’t played this rip but will play nice and loud later today!

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    SaNdMaN Reply:

    I’ll be playing it loud as well when I get home from work!

    Thanks for the info. I only discovered this morning about the 2014 2 x CD re-release. I have the previous one, but as SITL has always been my favourite Level 42 album, I’ll be picking that up too 🙂

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  16. Guss Says:

    Thank you very much Paul!!!

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  17. Junior Says:

    Great single choice, thanks Paul!

    I would love to see more Level 42 posted in future 🙂

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