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A Salvo of Madness Coming in September

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Many of the box sets announced this year have been pretty nuts, in some way, shape or form. But none have been quite as nutty as this one: a career-spanning box by those nutty boys in Madness.

The long-running British ska band, whose large handful of U.K. hits like “Our House” and “One Step Beyond” have filled dance floors the world over, has had an exceptionally busy few years with their catalogue, offering nearly all their discography, from their early hits on Stiff Records to their late-’90s comeback Wonderful on the Virgin label, as generously expanded multi-disc editions through U.K. label Salvo Music.

Salvo’s work culminates with A Guided Tour of Madness, a four-disc package featuring three discs of hits and notable album cuts and B-sides (including one new-to-CD track, “Le Grand Pantalon”) along with a video recording of the group’s Madstock reunion performance in 1992 (which has only seen release on an out-of-print videocassette).

A Guided Tour of Madness is in U.K. shops on September 19. You can order this box at Amazon U.K. and read the track list after the jump.

A Guided Tour of Madness (Salvo, 2011)

Disc 1

  1. The Prince
  2. Madness
  3. Mistakes
  4. Bed and Breakfast Man
  5. One Step Beyond
  6. The Young and the Old
  7. Deceives the Eye
  8. My Girl
  9. Believe Me
  10. In the Middle of the Night
  11. Night Boat to Cairo
  12. On the Beat Pete
  13. Not Home Today
  14. Baggy Trousers
  15. Disappear
  16. You Said
  17. Embarrassment
  18. Take It or Leave It
  19. The Return of the Los Palmas 7
  20. Grey Day
  21. Tomorrow’s Dream
  22. Mrs. Hutchinson
  23. Shut Up
  24. Sign of the Times
  25. It Must Be Love
  26. In the City
  27. Cardiac Arrest

Disc 2

  1. House of Fun
  2. Don’t Look Back
  3. Primrose Hill
  4. Driving in My Car
  5. Calling Cards
  6. Blue Skinned Beast
  7. Our House
  8. Madness (is All in the Mind)
  9. Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day)
  10. Wings of a Dove
  11. March of the Gherkins
  12. Keep Moving
  13. The Sun and the Rain
  14. Samantha
  15. Prospects
  16. One Better Day
  17. Michael Caine
  18. Victoria Gardens
  19. Yesterday’s Men
  20. All I Knew
  21. I’ll Compete
  22. Uncle Sam

Disc 3

  1. Waiting for the Ghost Train
  2. The Wizard
  3. The Communicator
  4. Lovestruck
  5. Elysium
  6. Drip Fed Fred
  7. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
  8. Johnny the Horse
  9. Sarah’s Song
  10. Girl Why Don’t You?
  11. Lola
  12. I Chase the Devil a.k.a. Ironshirt
  13. Shame & Scandal
  14. You Keep Me Hanging On
  15. NW5
  16. Forever Young
  17. That Close
  18. Dust Devil
  19. On the Town
  20. Sugar and Spice
  21. Le Grand Pantalon

Disc 4: DVD – Madstock 1992

  1. One Step Beyond
  2. The Prince
  3. Embarrassment
  4. My Girl
  5. The Sun and the Rain
  6. Land of Hope and Glory
  7. Grey Day
  8. Razor Blade Alley
  9. It Must Be Love
  10. Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day)
  11. Take It or Leave It
  12. Shut Up
  13. Driving in My Car
  14. Bed and Breakfast Man
  15. Close Escape
  16. Wings of a Dove
  17. Our House
  18. Night Boat to Cairo
  19. Madness
  20. Swan Lake
  21. House of Fun
  22. Rockin’ in A♭
  23. Baggy Trousers
  24. The Harder They Come

Disc 1, Tracks 1-2, 4-5, 8-11 from One Step Beyond… (Stiff, 1978)
Disc 1, Track 3 was the B-side to “One Step Beyond…” (Stiff BUY 56, 1978)
Disc 1, Tracks 6-7 from Work Rest and Play EP (Stiff, 1980)
Disc 1, Tracks 12-19 from Absolutely (Stiff, 1980)
Disc 1, Tracks 20-24 and 27 from 7 (Stiff, 1981)
Disc 1, Track 25 from non-LP single (Stiff BUY 134, 1981)
Disc 1, Track 26 was the B-side to “Cardiac Arrest” (Stiff BUY 140, 1982)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-2 from non-LP single (Stiff BUY 146, 1982)
Disc 2, Tracks 3 and 5-9 from The Rise & Fall (Stiff, 1982)
Disc 2, Track 4 from non-LP single (Stiff BUY 153, 1982)
Disc 2, Track 10 from non-LP single (Stiff BUY 181, 1983)
Disc 2, Tracks 11-12 and 14-18 from Keep Moving (Stiff, 1984)
Disc 2, Track 13 from non-LP single (Stiff BUY 192, 1983)
Disc 2, Track 19 and 21-22 from Mad Not Mad (Zarjazz, 1985)
Disc 2, Track 20 was the B-side to “Yesterday’s Men” (Zarjazz JAZZ 5, 1985)
Disc 3, Track 1 from Utter Madness (Zarjazz, 1986)
Disc 3, Tracks 2-8 from Wonderful (Virgin, 1999)
Disc 3, Track 9 from Our House: The Original Songs (Virgin, 2002)
Disc 3, Tracks 10-14 from The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1 (Live and Intensified, 2005)
Disc 3, Track 15-2o from The Liberty of Norton Fulgate (Lucky Seven, 2009)
Disc 3, Track 21 from digital single (Salvo, 2011). Previously unreleased on CD.
Disc 4 previously released as Polygram Video 086 014-3 (U.K.), 1992. Previously unreleased on DVD.

Written by Mike Duquette

August 1, 2011 at 10:09

Posted in Box Sets, Madness, News

One Response

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  1. Oh, great – another box set I want to buy this fall!

    I admit, Salvo does a great job on their sets! They never disappoint.

    Tom

    August 1, 2011 at 14:58


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