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
Venue Finsbury Park, London
Genre
Length 62:22
Label Go! Discs
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Madness chronology
Divine Madness
(1992)Divine Madness1992
Madstock!
(1992)
The Business
(1993)The Business1993
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 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.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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