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Madness: One Step Beyond... [35th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD]

Track List

>One Step Beyond...
>My Girl
>Night Boat to Cairo
>Believe Me
>Land of Hope & Glory
>Prince, The
>Tarzan's Nuts
>In the Middle of the Night
>Bed and Breakfast Man
>Razor Blade Alley
>Swan Lake
>Rockin' in a Flat
>Mummy's Boy
>Chipmunks Are Go!
>Nutty Sounds [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Mistakes [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Sunshine Voice [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>My Girl [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Memories [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Believe Me [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Lost My Head [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Razor Blade Alley [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Land of Hope & Glory [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Mummy's Boy [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>In the Middle of the Night [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>You Said [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Stepping Into Line [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>Bed and Breakfast Man [Rehearsal Tape, 1979]
>One Step Beyond... [Video]
>Bed and Breakfast Man [Video]
>My Girl [Video]
>Night Boat to Cairo [Video]
>One Step Beyond... [Top of the Pops, 1979]
>Prince [Top of the Pops, 1979], The
>My Girl [Top of the Pops, 1980]
>Bed and Breakfast Man [Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979]
>Night Boat to Cairo [Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979]
>Young Guns [Documentary]

Album Reviews:

CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #19 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".

Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "As acutely observed as The Kinks, as saucy as Ian Dury and as raucously tuneful as The Jam..."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "'Night Boat To Cairo', 'My Girl' and the hugely underrated 'Bed & Breakfast Man' sound as exuberant and fun as they did the day they were made."

Album Notes

Madness were at the forefront of the UK ska revival at the end of the 70s, very much a regional thing. Madness were very London and they soon shed the two-tone image and became one of the most consistent UK chart groups of the following decade. This debut shows both sides, from the excellent blue beat signature tune "Chipmunks Are Go!" and a first class cover of Prince Buster's "One Step Beyond" to their own masterful pop, and in particular the highly polished "My Girl". What Lindisfarne are to Newcastle, and Fairport Convention are to Cropredy, so Madness are to Finsbury Park.


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