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Level 42 – Lessons In Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 8th, 2016


A. Front

“Lessons in Love” was a single from the British band Level 42, released in 1986, from the album Running in the Family, issued one year later.

This single is the band’s biggest hit, in their homeland, where it reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart, and internationally, entering the Top 10 in numerous countries; even reaching the #1 spot in some of them (Germany, South Africa, etc.).

In the US the single peaked at #12 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Dance chart in 1987.

Lessons In Love (12″ Remix) 7:49
Edited By – Tuta Aquino
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Lessons In Love (7″ Version) 4:02

Lessons In Love (Dub Mix) 5:49
Edited By – Tuta Aquino
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Freedom Someday (Bonus Track) 5:07

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1987 Lessons In Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1987 Lessons In Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #12


Label: Polydor ‎– 885 706-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Producer [Assistant], Engineer, Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – R. Gould*, Mark King, M. Lindup* (tracks: B2), P. Gould* (tracks: B2), W. Badarou* (tracks: A1 to B1)

Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

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

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

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20 Responses to “Level 42 – Lessons In Love (US 12″)”

  1. Matt Says:

    this is driving me into a throwback frenzy. my introduction to this song was the video. i must’ve been 9 or 10 when i started bopping to that famous bassline. LOL. they should really release a super deluxe edition of the album with every damn remix and b-side properly remastered for posterity. thank you so much for this.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Probably won’t happen Matt since they already have a semi deluxe released 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    You’ve got my goosebumps giving you a standing ovation Paul!! The hairs on my body are upright, erect and applauding like mad!! Gee, I’m all-a-twitter over this one. And, here is the dub included. Wow, you’ve added another Edit Superstar to your discography, Mr. Tuta Aquino. Man, thanks so much for this 12-inch Paul. I can’t thank you enough!!

    Have a grand weekend!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a great weekend Jeff 🙂


  3. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul a million. Do you also have Children Say and The Chant Has Begun?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Don’t think so Omar but I will check.


  4. beukenoot Says:

    Thanks! This is from a time that my car was kindof my bedroom 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Beukenoot. I hope that was a happy time for you 🙂


  5. DaveR Says:

    Thanks so much for this! This one and Something About You are just such incredible songs.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree DaveR. You’re welcome 🙂


  6. pablo Says:

    very very good djpaul.-


  7. NKelly Says:

    2016 is off to a flyer. I hope the 12s of these big 80’s groups keep coming! I’m hoping that 2016 can bring us some/more Madness / Madonna / Erasure / Dead or Alive / Pet shop boys / Kraftwerk / The B-52’s / Blondie / Level 42 / Thompson Twins / Whitesnake / Depeche Mode / New Order / Def Leppard / The Prodigy / Adam Ant / Duran Duran / The Human League / KLF / OMD / Queen & Gary Numan from yourself. Sorry, i know i ask to much but you deliver where the record companies constantly fail. Have a great weekend!


  8. Mike C. Says:



  9. Will McCammon Says:

    Great Pettibone remix of one of Level 42’s best songs.

    This is the song that turned me on to them. Finding out that the driving percussive bassline was actually played live (Mark King is a phenomenal bass player) made me seek out their other material.

    There is a live video of them playing at Wembley where the computer/sequencer for the keyboard wouldn’t work and delayed starting this song – King did an improvised bass solo that damn near blew my mind and (once the issues were fixed) they rocked this song.


  10. Ally Says:

    Thanks. There are two videos on YouTube playing the dub, and the left and right stereo channels of your rip are reversed from the channels in those videos. Any idea why this is?


  11. Junior Says:

    I was listening to this Shep mix recently, so to see it now posted on your site is a thrill.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


  12. Rick Says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much for posting this one Paul. Would you happen to have the 12″ singles for either “Running In The Family” or “Hot Water”? “Hot Water” was the tune that turned me into a Level 42 fan back in ’85.

    Have a GREAT rest of the weekend!


    Jonathan Reply:

    I was never a big fan of this band but Hot Water was great!


  13. JTF Says:

    Thanks Paul!


  14. AntBee Says:

    Thank you, Paul! I remember going to see Level 42, when they were the opening act for Tina Turner. They were great, plus I already was into them, because of this song!


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