Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 2 August 2005
This ablum is an absolute revalation and should please Madness fans and old school ska fans alike. It's always been apparent that Madness have always had their roots firmly planted in ska traditions but their interpretation of it has always leant a little towards the pop side for many afficionados tastes. Well, no more! These 13 tracks are impecable versions of old standards. The sound and soul of these covers stand up to scrutiny and can stand proudly along-side recordings by the greats of old sounds system music such as Lloyd Terell, The Maytels, Don Drummond, Lee Perry and of course Prince Buster. Listen to "Ironshirt", "Taller Than You" and "Shame and Scandal" with your eyes closed and you can almost be back in the old dance halls of the late fifties, early sixties. This is fantastic stuff and arguably the best cover album ever. This should sell by the skip-load, but I fear it won't as it is a very niche genre and, let's be honest, Madness arn't the flavour of the month and havn't been for some time. But put your predudices aside, buy it. It'll be the best buy of the year. Trust me.
16 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.


Product Details

4.4 out of 5 stars
51