Complete Madness

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Complete Madness
Greatest hits album by Madness
Released 23 April 1982
Recorded 1979 - 1982
Genre Ska/Pop
Length 46:22
Label Stiff Records
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Madness chronology
7
(1981)
Complete Madness
(1982)
The Rise & Fall
(1982)
Alternative cover
This is the cover for the Virgin Records 1985 re-release of Complete Madness
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link

Complete Madness is the first greatest hits album by ska/pop group Madness. It was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) and included Madness' biggest hits from their first three studio albums and the stand-alone singles. Complete Madness spent 99 weeks on the UK charts peaking at number 1. A accompanying VHS video was also released, containing all thirteen of the group's music videos up to that point (the twelve UK singles plus "Bed and Breakfast Man", which was a single in Canada).

The album was re-issued in 2010.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Embarrassment" (Mike Barson, Lee Thompson) – 3:13
  2. "Shut Up" (Chris Foreman, Graham McPherson) – 2:53
  3. "My Girl" (Mike Barson) – 2:47
  4. "Baggy Trousers" (Foreman, McPherson) – 2:48
  5. "It Must Be Love" (Labi Siffre) – 3:20
  6. "The Prince" (Lee Thompson) – 2:29
  7. "Bed & Breakfast Man" (Barson) – 2:34
  8. "Night Boat to Cairo" (Barson, McPherson) – 3:33
  9. "House of Fun" (Barson, Thompson) – 2:51
  10. "One Step Beyond" (Cecil Campbell) – 2:21
  11. "Cardiac Arrest" (Foreman, Carl Smyth) – 2:59
  12. "Grey Day" (Barson) – 3:41
  13. "Take It or Leave It" (Barson, Thompson) – 3:28
  14. "In the City" (Barson, Crutchfield, Foreman, Inoue, McPherson, Smyth) – 3:01
  15. "Madness" (Campbell) – 2:40
  16. "The Return of the Los Palmas 7" (Barson, Mark Bedford. Dan Woodgate) – 2:35

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Dutch Albums Chart[1] 7 9
Preceded by
Tug of War by Paul McCartney
Avalon by Roxy Music
UK Albums Chart number one album
22 May 1982 – 4 June 1982
12 June 1982 – 18 June 1982
Succeeded by
Avalon by Roxy Music
Avalon by Roxy Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ Complete Madness at Dutch Charts Retrieved 20 June 2013