Madstock!

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Madstock!
Madstock!.jpg
Live album by
Released2 November 1992 (1992-11-02)
Recorded8 and 9 August 1992
VenueFinsbury Park, London
Genre
Length62:22
LabelGo! Discs
ProducerClive 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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 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.

The full concert was released on a corresponding video. Both the album and video are now out of print. However, a DVD of the concert is available in the box set A Guided Tour Of Madness. The concert briefly spawned a series of biennial Madstock events (the name sometimes rendered with no exclamation mark) 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."One Step Beyond"Cecil Campbell3:29
2."The Prince"Lee Thompson2:32
3."Embarrassment"Thompson, Mike Barson3:17
4."My Girl"Barson2:57
5."The Sun and the Rain"Barson3:24
6."Grey Day"Barson4:59
7."It Must Be Love"Labi Siffre3:38
8."Shut Up"Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman3:28
9."Driving in My Car"Barson3:22
10."Bed & Breakfast Man"Barson2:28
11."Close Escape"Thompson, Foreman2:52
12."Wings of a Dove"McPherson, Carl Smyth3:16
13."Our House"Foreman, Smyth3:31
14."Night Boat to Cairo"McPherson, Smyth3:43
15."Madness"Campbell3:10
16."House of Fun"Thompson, Barson2:52
17."Baggy Trousers"McPherson, Foreman2:38
18."The Harder They Come"Jimmy Cliff5:44

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 23 July 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 2016-09-23.

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