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This gang of seven Nutty Boys emerged from North London at the end of the ‘70s; skanking, singing and making hit records. Here we present 32 of their best songs, from the very beginning to the present day. Includes detailed sleevenotes and a fold-out poster.
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One Step Beyond, It Must Be Love, Shame And Scandal, House Of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Death Of A Rude Boy, Our House, Grey Day, The Sun & The Rain, Madness, Michael Caine, Bed & Breakfast Man, Shut Up, On The Beat Pete, Take It Or Leave It, Swan Lake
Night Boat To Cairo, Embarrassment, The Prince, The Opium Eaters, Lovestruck, The Communicator, Wings Of A Dove, Forever Young, Cardiac Arrest, In The Rain, Calling Cards, Sign Of The Times,Tomorrows Dream, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Deceives The Eye, In The City
So there's something from most parts of Madness' career, with the notable exception of the Mad Not Mad album. Presumably the cost of licencing tracks from Virgin/EMI was too high - a shame, since any compilation would have been enhanced with the likes of "I'll Compete", "Yesterday's Men", "Mad Not Mad" or "Burning The Boats".
Some of the songs chosen are a bit left-field. "Calling Cards" from The Rise and Fall, instead of the title track for example? The choice of "Forever Young" from The Liberty of Norton Folgate, ahead of "NW5" is another strange pick. And no room for "Victoria Gardens"? Pity.
For anybody looking for an introduction to the group, this does at least have the virtue of going beyond the obvious choices - even if some, as I've said, seem to have been selected at random.Read more ›
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Just to take me back and remind me how good this band were. Great.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer