Madstock!

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Madstock!
Madstock!.jpg
Live album by Madness
Released 2 November 1992 (1992-11-02)
Recorded 8 and 9 August 1992, Finsbury Park, London
Genre
Length 62:22
Label Go! Discs
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Madness chronology
Divine Madness
(1992)
Madstock!
(1992)
The Business
(1993)
Singles from Madstock!
  1. "The Harder They Come"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Madstock! is a live album by ska/pop band Madness, released on 2 November 1992 (see 1992 in music). The album includes highlights from Madness' first concerts since their disbanding in 1986, on 8 and 9 August 1992 at Finsbury Park in London. The bill included Flowered Up, Gallon Drunk, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Morrissey and Madness. At the Saturday show, Morrissey wrapped himself in a Union Jack flag, attracting a group of right-wing types to gather close to the stage. This controversy ended up garnering more attention than the re-union of Madness.

The full concert was released on a corresponding video, but both the album and video are now out of print, But is available in the box-set A Guided Tour Of Madness as a DVD. The concert became a biennial event being held again in 1994, 1996, and 1998 (this last Madstock is available on DVD). In December 2008 the band announced that they would be staging a 5th Madstock concert in 2009 to celebrate their 30th anniversary held on 17 July in Victoria Park, East London.

The album reached #22 in the UK album charts.[2] "The Harder They Come", a cover of the Jimmy Cliff song, was released as the only single off this album and reached #44 in the UK charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Step Beyond" Cecil Campbell 3:29
2. "The Prince" Lee Thompson 2:32
3. "Embarrassment" Thompson, Mike Barson 3:17
4. "My Girl" Barson 2:57
5. "The Sun and the Rain" Barson 3:24
6. "Grey Day" Barson 4:59
7. "It Must Be Love" Labi Siffre 3:38
8. "Shut Up" Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman 3:28
9. "Driving in My Car" Barson 3:22
10. "Bed & Breakfast Man" Barson 2:28
11. "Close Escape" Thompson, Foreman 2:52
12. "Wings of a Dove" McPherson, Carl Smyth 3:16
13. "Our House" Foreman, Smyth 3:31
14. "Night Boat to Cairo" McPherson, Smyth 3:43
15. "Madness" Campbell 3:10
16. "House of Fun" Thompson, Barson 2:52
17. "Baggy Trousers" McPherson, Foreman 2:38
18. "The Harder They Come" Jimmy Cliff 5:44

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Total
weeks
UK Albums Chart[3] 22 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Madstock > Review )))". Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Madness - Madstock". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 

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