(1982) Complete Madness

Madness

... read moreThe 16-track collection The Complete Madness compiles all of the group's early singles -- from "The Prince" to "House of Fun" -- and adds a handful of classic album tracks and concert favorites like "In the City," "Bed and Breakfast Man," and "Madness." It's thorough and thoroughly entertaining...

47′:34″ 16 Songs

1
Embarrassment
Madness
3:14
2
Shut Up
Madness
2:53
3
My Girl
Madness
2:48
4
Baggy Trousers
Madness
2:49
5
It Must Be Love
Madness
3:20
6
The Prince (1999 Remastered Version)
Madness
2:30
7
Bed And Breakfast Man
Madness
2:35
8
Night Boat To Cairo
Madness
3:34
9
House Of Fun (2000 Remastered Version)
Madness
2:52
10
One Step Beyond (1999 Remastered Version)
Madness
2:21
11
Cardiac Arrest
Madness
2:59
12
Grey Day
Madness
3:41
13
Take It Or Leave It
Madness
3:29
14
In The City
Madness
3:02
15
Madness
Madness
2:41
16
The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (Remastered)
Madness
2:46
Released 23 April 1982, 2003 Stirling Holdings Limited under exclusive license to Union Square Music Limited, a BMG Company

Review

The 16-track collection The Complete Madness compiles all of the group's early singles -- from "The Prince" to "House of Fun" -- and adds a handful of classic album tracks and concert favorites like "In the City," "Bed and Breakfast Man," and "Madness." It's thorough and thoroughly entertaining, encapsulating exactly why Madness were significant and, more importantly, how much fun their "nutty sound" was. Furthermore, The Complete Madness isn't just an introduction -- since it contains a wealth of non-LP singles like "Cardiac Arrest" and "House of Fun," it's essential for any Madness collectors, and definitive proof that Madness were one of the great singles acts of their era. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine