Top positive review
Fullest Of Houses... A great compilation from all their albums
23 September 2018
Initially, I wasn't gonna purchase this compilation as I already own the 2003 remasters of 'Complete' and 'Utter' Madness on CD (having purchased these crackin' albums on vinyl upon first release, many moons ago), but after listening to Full House on Spotify I couldn't resist owning this great collection on CD.
First off, the remasters of the 80's classics is second to none. Even superseding the '03 releases. The detail just stands out, the instrument separation is flawless and the levels are spot on. I'm aware of digital audio reproduction improving leaps and bounds since 2003 but this really brings it home.
Disc 2 contains tracks from the latter years, which, being honest, most are new to me but as previously mentioned, after hearing Full house on Spotify, the track Never Knew Her Name just really stood out. Superb song that made me insist on having a hard copy of this twin disc set on CD. Other tracks such as Mr Apples, Lovestruck, NW5, Sugar And Spice and Sarah's Song are just prime examples of how tight, talented and persistent Madness really are. So pleased they haven't lost their edge.
Highly recommended for the average fan, the obsessive fan and the just curious. A full house of top tunes with hardly any indication of weaker tracks.
Guys, you still are one step beyond....