Running in the Family was the seventh album from Level 42, released in 1987. It featured the UK hit singles: "Lessons in Love" (which reached No. 3 in May 1986), "Running in the Family" (No. 6 in February 1987), "To Be With You Again" (No. 10 in April '87), "It's Over" (No. 10, in September 1987) and "Children Say" (No. 22 at the end of 1987). All five singles peaked in the top 10 in the Netherlands, where the band were always popular. "Lessons in Love" peaked at #1 in Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and Denmark. This was the last Level 42 album of 1980's to feature brothers Phil (drums) and Roland 'Boon' Gould (guitar), who had cited dissatisfaction with the musical direction of the band, and exhaustion as departure reasons.
Later in '87 The Platinum Edition of the album was issued. The CD and cassette replaced Lessons In love, Running In The Family and It's Over with remixed versions, and added remixes of Something About You and World Machine from the previous album. On vinyl the remixes were featured on one 33rpm record which was shrink-wrapped to the standard edition of the Running In The Family album.
Also in 1987 the group released the video collection "Family of Five" with the music videos of the five singles from Running in the Family. The release was only in the United Kingdom.
User Album Review
External Album Reviews