Four rare Madness tracks on new CD and DVD set

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Before talk turns to Christmas, not treat yourself to a DVD and CD combo that will keep you entertained for hours.

Transport yourself to heady days of the 90s with the original Madstock ‘92 film released this week on DVD and CD concert soundtrack.

The two are being realsed on October 9, together in one package for the first time along with four rare bonus tracks.

The collections is a must for Madness fans, and includes previously unseen photographs and liner notes featuring new interview material with Chas Smash, Woody, Chrissy Boy and Mike Barson.

When a plan was hatched for a Madness reunion, six years after the band split in 1986, nobody could’ve predicted what would happen or how it would be received.

The event would be held one weekend in a North London park in the summer of ’92, within a music scene that had embraced Madchester, acid house and the U.S. grunge explosion while the band had been away.

Marking the first public appearance by all seven “nutty boys”, it was a jubilant reunion of course, drawing 72,000 rabid fans for two jam-packed concerts in Finsbury Park, creating enough noise to register a 4.5 on the Richter scale. Madness’s place in the canon of Great British Bands was assured and ‘Madstock’ - as it would later become known - was born.

Capturing the atmosphere of this massive summer party in all its glory, the film paints a vivid portrait of that magical weekend, which transports the listener into the boisterously sweaty masses.

Such was the success of ‘Madstock’, it would go on to become a biennial event held again in 1994, 1996, and 1998 with a fifth ‘Madstock’ concert held in 2009 to celebrates the band’s 30th anniversary.

Forget Christmas, and relive the glory days with this CD and DVD set.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 - CD

01. One Step Beyond…

02. The Prince

03. Embarrassment

04. My Girl

05. The Sun And The Rain

06. Grey Day

07. It Must Be Love

08. Shut Up

09. Driving In My Car

10. Bed And Breakfast Man

11. Close Escape

12. Wings Of A Dove

13. Our House

14. Night Boat To Cairo

15. Madness

16. House Of Fun

17. Baggy Trousers

18. The Harder They Come

19. Land Of Hope & Glory (bonus track)

20. Razor Blade Alley (bonus track - previously unreleased on CD)

21. Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) (bonus track)

22. Take It Or Leave It (bonus track)

Disc 2 - DVD

01. One Step Beyond…

02. The Prince

03. Embarrassment

04. My Girl

05. The Sun And The Rain

06. Land Of Hope & Glory

07. Grey Day

08. Razor Blade Alley

09. It Must Be Love

10. Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day)

11. Take It Or Leave It

12. Shut Up

13. Driving In My Car

14. Bed And Breakfast Man

15. Close Escape

16. Wings Of A Dove

17. Our House

18. Night Boat To Cairo

19. Madness

20. Swan Lake

21. House Of Fun

22. Rockin’ In Ab

23. Baggy Trousers

24. The Harder They Come