Salvo
Madness

Absolutely (2CD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOMDCD06
Barcode: 698458990624
Playing Time: Over 2 Hours

“A superb document of a specific period as well as a sublime collection of timeless pop music? Absolutely.” – Paul Lester

Union Square Music’s 30th Anniversary Madness reissue campaign continues with Absolutely, the band’s second album, and the one which features the classic schooldays anthem ‘Baggy Trousers’. It also contains the lighthearted instrumental  ‘The Return Of The Los Palmas 7’ and the band’s first real foray in to the realms of social comment, with the excellent ‘Embarrassment’. This is classic early Madness, a snapshot of a band on the ascent from their beginnings as nutty ska boys to international pop superstars. 

 

 

 


 

Reviews


“Absolutely is a shivering grimace of an album, jangling its minor keys to lyrics populated by lottery losers (E.R.N.I.E.), prisoners (Not Home Today) and dejected lovers (In The Rain). In Embarrassment, a morose kitchen sink drama about a family in tatters over their daughter’s mixed race pregnancy, it brags yet another genius single…” 4/5 - Simon Goddard, Q Magazine




CD
CD1 - Original Album, Bonus Tracks and Videos
1.
Baggy Trousers
2.
Embarrassment
3.
E.R.N.I.E.
4.
Close Escape
5.
Not Home Today
6.
On The Beat Pete
7.
Solid Gone
8.
Take It Or Leave It
9.
Shadow Of Fear
10.
Disappear
11.
Overdone
12.
In The Rain
13.
You Said
14.
The Return Of The Los Palmas 7
15.
(BONUS TRACK) In The Rain (Single Version) (B-Side 12
16.
(BONUS TRACK) The Business (B-Side ’Baggy Trousers’)
17.
(BONUS TRACK) Crying Shame (B-Side ’Embarrassment’)
18.
(BONUS TRACK) That’s The Way To Do It (B-Side ’The Return Of The Los Palmas 7’ 7
19.
(BONUS TRACK) El Regresso De Los Palmas 7 (Spanish Version)
20.
(BONUS TRACK) Swan Lake (Live) (B-Side ’The Return Of The Los Palmas 7’ 12
21.
(BONUS TRACK) Release Me / Close Escape / Solid Gone (Patches flexi-disc)
CD2 - BBC Live In Concert - Hammersmith Odeon 23.12.80
1.
One Step Beyond…
2.
E.R.N.I.E.
3.
Mistakes
4.
Disappear
5.
Bed And Breakfast Man
6.
The Return Of The Los Palmas 7
7.
Close Escape
8.
Overdone
9.
Not Home Today
10.
Razor Blade Alley
11.
My Girl
12.
Take It Or Leave It
13.
On The Beat Pete
14.
Embarrassment
15.
Shadow Of Fear
16.
You Said
17.
In The Middle Of The Night
18.
The Prince
19.
Baggy Trousers
20.
Rockin’ In Ab
21.
Madness
The Promo Videos
1.
Baggy Trousers
2.
Embarrassment
3.
The Return Of The Los Palmas 7