Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax

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Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax
Compilation album by Anthrax
Released June 26, 2001
Recorded 1985 to 1991
Genre Thrash metal, speed metal
Length 61:00
Label Island
Producer Anthrax, Mark Dodson, Paul Hamingson, Eddie Kramer, Mike Ragogna
Anthrax chronology
Return of the Killer A's
(1999)
Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax
(2001)
Classic Anthrax: The Universal Masters Collection
(2002)

Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax is the name of the sixteenth release, and second compilation album, by the band Anthrax.

The album was released in 2001 by the Island Def Jam Music Group without the direct participation of any band member, unlike the 1999 release Return of the Killer A's. Such was the haphazard nature of the release that guitarist and founding member Scott Ian openly criticized Island Def Jam for what he saw as the shoddy nature of the compilation, especially the accidental inclusion of the Persistence of Time track "Time" in place of the band's hit cover version of Joe Jackson's "Got The Time", which was listed on the cover. The iTunes Music Store digital version of the album, and presumably subsequent pressings of the CD version, correct this mistake but incorrectly lists "Keep It in the Family" as a live version.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Madhouse" (Anthrax) – 4:18
  2. "A.I.R." (Anthrax) – 5:48
  3. "Armed and Dangerous" (Neil Turbin, Scott Ian) – 5:45
  4. "I Am the Law" (Anthrax, Lilker) – 5:56
  5. "Indians" (Anthrax) – 5:41
  6. "Caught in a Mosh" (Anthrax) – 5:00
  7. "I'm the Man" (Anthrax, John Rooney, Moore) – 3:04
  8. "Antisocial" (Bernie Bonvoisin, Norbert Krief) – 4:27
  9. "Belly of the Beast" (Anthrax) – 4:47
  10. "Time" (Anthrax) – 6:55
  11. "Keep It in the Family" (Anthrax) – 7:09
  12. "Bring the Noise" (Anthrax, Carl Ridenhour, Hank Shocklee, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler) – 3:28

Reissue track listing[edit]

  1. "Madhouse" (Anthrax) – 4:18
  2. "A.I.R." (Anthrax) – 5:48
  3. "Armed and Dangerous" (Neil Turbin, Scott Ian) – 5:45
  4. "I Am the Law" (Anthrax, Lilker) – 5:56
  5. "Indians" (Anthrax) – 5:41
  6. "Caught in a Mosh" (Anthrax) – 5:00
  7. "I'm the Man" (Anthrax, Rooney, Moore) – 3:04
  8. "Antisocial" (Bonvoisin, Krief) – 4:27
  9. "Belly of the Beast" (Anthrax) – 4:47
  10. "Got the Time" (Joe Jackson) - 2:44
  11. "Keep It in the Family" (Anthrax) – 7:09
  12. "Bring the Noise" (Anthrax, Ridenhour, Shocklee, Sadler) – 3:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax". Allmusic. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 0-85-712595-8. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 20. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.