Forever Now

Level 42

(LP - Music On Vinyl #MOVLP 2906C)

Review by William Cooper

Forever Now is Level 42's best album since the mid-'80s heyday of World Machine and Running in the Family. After a two-album hiatus, drummer Phil Gould returned to the band on what would become its final studio release. The jazzy, horn-drenched title track is the highlight, but there are many solid cuts here, including "Learn to Say No" and the Hall & Oates sound-alike "Love in a Peaceful World." Incidentally, the track listing is considerably different from the European release (some tunes were remixed, while others were replaced altogether), but the quality is still intact. A worthy swan song.