"I have the great privilege to announce after much negotiation with Gary
Husband that he will be guesting on keyboards on our forthcoming album
'Partners In Rythmic Crime'.
This will only be as a guest and we are looking forward to working with him.
Gary has also asked me to add the following statement about the
speculation about his leaving Level 42. Please can I ask at this point on behalf of Gary that you DO NOT e-mail
him with questions or comments as he and the band are very busy
preparing for the forthcoming tour. Any comments please direct them to
me at Sharminhall@aol.com and I will pass these on for you - Sharmin and YCB.
Statement form Gary Husband:
"As you may well know there is a strong prospect the original four-piece
Level 42 members will combine, to write, perform and produce a new album
... as "Level 42". Whilst I'm sure this may come as great news to a lot
of people it would alter a lot of things for me particularly - just in
the way my involvement is generally considered in this present thing.
There are things that bother me, and puzzle me about the way things may
go, and Mark and the guys are following a pretty interesting line of
endeavour ... but it's really not too much that particularly requires
any input from me, except merely to start cloning a whole new set of
material I had nothing to do with in the first place. I am not really
interested or prepared to start copying and cloning at this stage, new
music presented by that original four-piece. I've done rather a lot of
it over a period of many years ... but anyway I am slightly disappointed
that this line-up isn't to be involved in the group's "new" music in
order to forward things as in a more natural evolution and development
sense - something this particular band has not yet had the opportunity
to prove itself in.
Having been involved with the band on a more
resident "permanent member" basis back in the 80's, (while being
instrumental in a small way into new music/keyboards etc) I probably
feel it more than the other guys.
Nothing is certain though, until it happens, of course. I will enjoy the
tour at the end of this year once again, and I sincerely look forward to
yet another hugely satisfying and eventful spread of concerts with these
great guys in this band right here. If I, particularly, end up leaving,
I am certain Mark will have no problem finding a fine player to do the
live drum work and concert tours from whatever point this may all start
As always, I thank all those who have offered much support and