Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (UK).
The Rise & Fall has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by stepajams
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All complete
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £6.99

The Rise & Fall Extra tracks, Original recording remastered

4.9 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

Price: £8.51 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
31 new from £4.99 6 used from £5.74
£8.51 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Madness Store

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Rise & Fall
  • +
  • Absolutely
  • +
  • 7
Total price: £28.49
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Jun. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,028 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rise And Fall
  2. Tomorrow s (Just Another Day)
  3. Blue Skinned Beast
  4. Primrose Hill
  5. Mr. Speaker (Gets The Word)
  6. Sunday Morning
  7. Our House
  8. Tiptoes
  9. New Delhi
  10. That Face
  11. Calling Cards
  12. Are You Coming (With Me)
  13. Madness (Is All In The Mind)
  14. House Of Fun (Promo Video)
  15. Driving In My Car (Promo Video)
  16. Our House (Promo Video)
  17. Tomorrow s (Just Another Day - Promo Video)

Disc: 2

  1. Rise And Fall
  2. Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)
  3. Calling Cards
  4. Are You Coming (With Me)
  5. House Of Fun (7 inch Single Bonus Track)
  6. Don't Look Back (B-Side 'House Of Fun' Bonus Track)
  7. Driving In My Car (7 inch Single Bonus Track)
  8. Animal Farm (Tomorrow's Dream Warp Mix) (B-Side Driving In My Car Bonus Track)
  9. Riding On My Bike (B-Side Driving In My Car 12 inch Bonus Track)
  10. Our House (12 inch Extended Version Bonus Track)
  11. Walking With Mr. Wheeze (B-Side Our House Bonus Track)
  12. Mad House ('Our House Instrumental Mix' USA 12 Bonus Track)
  13. Tomorrow s (Just Another Day) (Warped 12 Single Bonus Track)
  14. Blue Beast (Warp Mix) (B-Side Tomorrow's Just Another Day' 12 inch)
  15. Our House (Stretch Mix) (DJ Promo Single Bonus Track)
  16. Tomorrow s (Just Another Day) (With Elvis Costello) (Tomorrow's Just Another Day' 12 inch Bonus Track)
  17. The National Anthem

Product Description

Union Square Music s 30th Anniversary Madness reissue campaign continues with The Rise & Fall, the band s fourth album and, arguably, their magnum opus. Following the magnificent ska-pop of their debut, One Step Beyond, and the developmental pop majesty of Absolutely and 7, The Rise & Fall shows a band at the very height of their songwriting powers; their maturity and depth of subject matter second to none among their peers. Containing the brilliant smash hit single Our House - a fantastically poignant and uplifting anthem about Chas Smash s childhood home - and the simultaneously melancholic and upbeat Tomorrow s (Just Another Day) , this expanded version also features the non-album singles and promo videos for House Of Fun and Driving In My Car . Both of these classic Madness tracks prove that the boys even as fully fledged, grown-up superstars had lost none of the nuttiness that first captured the public s imagination and made them a national institution.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 20 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on 5 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Rise and Fall is a remarkably brave album from band so commonly associated with happy-go-lucky commercial singles. They had shown signs of a more serious approach towards the end of their previous album, the excellent '7' but this was the full works. It had to be done, or else perhaps they may have turned into a cheap pop sensation that lasts 2 years max, and this album was the change of direction that some would have hoped for, but perhaps some were fearing.
It isn't all dark stuff, the massive hit single 'Our House' is as chirpy as they ever were, 'Madness (it's all in the mind)' although at a very slow tempo still extremely nutty. But overall this is a real surprise, 'New Delhi' and the title track would have confused many a listener, but there's something special about this album - there's nothing worse than hearing an artist being forced to do an album they don't want to make, you get the feeling Madness themselves did that later on, but this was the album they wanted to record and you can't doubt it's quality or imagination.
To listen to this album you can't approach it as a 'Madness fan', you have to listen to it as a 'Music fan', and then you too can discover their superior song writing. This is the last great Madness album.
Comment 16 of 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Most great artists have a Sergent Pepper in them, that one album which seems to break away from their normal sound and propel them to a whole different level which then comes to re-define them.

A new bench-mark.
Blur did it with Parklife, Pink Floyd with Dark Side of the Moon, Bowie with Ziggy Stardust and Madness with The Rise and Fall.
The standard of musicianship, lyrical gymnastics and crystal clear observation on The Rise in Fall is the product of a band at full inspirational throttle. Every song overflows with technicolour imagery, from the comfortable boredom of a Sunday morning to the pompousness of those who overvalue their own opinions. Thatcher gets a kicking in the Blue Skinned Beast and we feel the sweat on our backs along with Suggs in the plastic seat of a New Delhi taxi.

That Madness were able to carry this off and still knock out a couple of great pop tunes in Our House and Tommorow's Just Another Day with such humour shows what a seriously under-rated talent Madness were.
Even the cover, more easily appreciated on the LP version, seems to reveal more in-jokes every time you look at it.
The album was, at the time, generally recieved poorly by an audience more in tune with Baggy Trousers and House of Fun and, unwilling to return to the Nutty Sound, keyboard player Mike Barson escaped to Switzerland. The band limped on and eventually split, leaving the down-sized The Madness to try to keep the sound alive before Suggs left to front a Karaoke TV show and Chas Smash got a desk job with Chrysalis.
This album made the band artistically and broke it apart at the same time.
Forget the annual reunions, listen to this and wonder at what might have been.
Comment 14 of 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In the critical history of Madness they are a singles band who happened to make three great albums: Their début One Step Beyond... , their 2010 `comeback' album The Liberty Of Norton Folgate and this, their fourth album Madness Presents The Rise And Fall.

As a fan who has been there since receiving the début album as a Christmas present, when aged 11 in 1979 I'd certainly agree with the first two, but I never really paid much attention to Rise And Fall, giving it a few listens when it came out and then moving on. You see by then I was a teenager and I had choices. In 1982 going into 1983 I was presented with three brilliant albums by bands spawned by the 2Tone craze that first really awakened my interest in music. Unfortunately for Madness this meant I was wrapped up with The Beat's final album Special Beat Service (a phenomenal album to this day), and The Fun Boy Three's Waiting. Both clicked more than The Rise And Fall did, and of course I was still listening to Complete Madness (which makes four!).

This is not to say I didn't like The Rise And Fall, just that it was competing at a very high level for my attentions.

Today I can consider the album again, with only the simultaneous release of Madness's next album Keep Moving for competition. In that respect I can now fully appreciate just how good an album this was and is.

The original 13 tracks have been packaged with videos for four of their singles (Our House and Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) from this album and House Of Fun and Driving In My Car, which preceded it) as well as a 17 track bonus disc containing the good and the bad and the downright brilliant radio sessions, remixes and b sides that those 4 singles generated.

I'll go with the bonus material first.
Read more ›
3 Comments 17 of 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I would have been 8 when i received my first Madness album which was the complete madness compilation. I was hooked and became totally obsessed with the band. When the rise and fall came out shortly after i asked my parents to buy it as a christmas present for me. I couldn`t wait to play it and on Christmas morning 1982 i had my first listen.

I was greeted by something different to what i expected but not in a bad way, this was true genius! A mouthwatering mix of humour and gritty subject matter wrapped up in great music, and a contribution from every band member.

If i had to pick my favourite tracks from the album they would be primrose hill, Are you coming with me and Mr Speaker that said the whole album is just fantastic and has not aged a bit.

I carried on collecting the rest of Madness` albums and although they are all great, this stands out by a country mile for me.

So for anybody out there who hasn`t heard this album give the re-issue a try I guarantee you won`t be disappointed.
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category