Divine Madness (Madness album)

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Divine Madness
Greatest hits album by Madness
Released 24 February 1992
Recorded 1979-1986
Genre Ska/Pop
Label Virgin Records
Madness chronology
It's... Madness Too
(1991)
Divine Madness
(1992)
Madstock!
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Divine Madness is the 1992 greatest hits album from the British ska/pop band Madness. It presents the group's single A-sides in chronological order, though sometimes in their LP rather than single versions.

The album peaked at number 1 in the UK charts, and it eventually led to a Madness reunion and their first concert in six years (which was recorded for their Madstock! album).

Divine Madness was also released as a video and eventually DVD with all Madness music videos, including "Bed & Breakfast Man", "Sweetest Girl" and "I Pronounce You", the latter performed by spin-off group The Madness. The group's Japanese TV adverts for Honda City cars were also included. The album was re-packaged in 1998 as The Heavy Heavy Hits with the addition of "The Sweetest Girl" (placed in its correct chronological position after "Uncle Sam") and re-issued under its original title in 2000, with the further singles Lovestruck and Johnny the Horse.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Prince" - 2:29
  2. "One Step Beyond" - 2:20
  3. "My Girl" - 2:44
  4. "Night Boat to Cairo" - 3:30
  5. "Baggy Trousers" - 2:46
  6. "Embarrassment" - 3:10
  7. "The Return of the Los Palmas 7" - 2:33
  8. "Grey Day" - 3:39
  9. "Shut Up" - 2:51
  10. "It Must Be Love" - 3:17
  11. "Cardiac Arrest" - 2:56
  12. "House of Fun" - 2:48
  13. "Driving in My Car" - 3:17
  14. "Our House" - 3:22
  15. "Tomorrow's Just Another Day" - 3:10
  16. "Wings of a Dove" - 3:01
  17. "The Sun and the Rain" - 3:30
  18. "Michael Caine" - 3:38
  19. "One Better Day" - 4:05
  20. "Yesterday's Men" - 4:10
  21. "Uncle Sam" - 3:06
  22. "(Waiting for the) Ghost Train" - 3:44

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Dutch Albums Chart[1] 56 9
Preceded by
Stars by Simply Red
UK number one album
8 – 28 March 1992
Succeeded by
Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen

References[edit]

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