Madness The Best of Madness - 20th Century Masters / Millennium Collection

The Best of Madness - 20th Century Masters /
3 ratings
16 copies available
Sale: $5.39
SUPER SAVINGS: $4.31 Limited Time Only
List Price: $5.99
You Save: $1.68 (28% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
sku:  EK8Y
Brand New

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: May 24, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Hip-O Records


Product Description:

Madness: Carl Smyth (vocals, horns); Graham "Suggs" McPherson (vocals); Chris Foreman (guitar); Lee Thompson (saxophone); Mike Barson (keyboards); Mark Bedford (bass instrument); Daniel "Woody" Woodgate (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Sara Cody; Sara Cody; G. Hanekroot.
Photographer: Kerstin Rodgers.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Creighton Steel Sounds; Jorgen Angel.
Arranger: Miguel Barrados.
THE BEST OF MADNESS, the 20th Century Masters release, boils down the career of one of England's most beloved pop acts from the '80s into an easily digestible 12-track set. Between 1978 and 1984, Madness had a spectacular string of hits in the U.K. thanks to their clever lyrics and arrangements, buoyant, singable melodies, and off-kilter, "nutty" sound. Though their U.S. success was limited to the smash single "Our House" and a handful of videos played in heavy rotation on MTV, they have--in the years since--taken their place alongside the Specials as one of the most distinctive and enduring ska-influenced groups of the era.
"Our House" is here, of course, as are the horn-driven bounce of "House of Fun," the thumping, funky "Cardiac Arrest" and the bright, keyboard-driven "It Must Be Love." Some important material goes missing ("My Girl," for example, is mysteriously absent), and listeners looking for a more comprehensive overview may want a longer compilation. But THE BEST OF MADNESS is a superb introduction to the band's charms. It shows them to be fine musical synthesists (a fact often overlooked) in their blending of ska, R&B, music hall, New Wave, and melodic pop and, more importantly, proves them to be a great deal of fun.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Get Email Alerts for Madness

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 61,830
  • UPC: 602498802083
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)