Salvo
Madness

Take It Or Leave It (CD+DVD)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOSVX010
Barcode: 698458061027
Playing Time: 177 Minutes

In 1981, after a string of Top Ten singles and two smash hit albums, Madness took to the silver screen. Yet while a group nicknamed the Nutty Boys might have been expected to indulge in the knockabout japes of ’A Hard Day’s Night’ or ’Help!’ like The Beatles years before, ’Take It Or Leave It’ was a grittier, less glossy version of the events that led to them becoming one of Britain’s most cherished bands.

The film provides a brilliant snapshot of late 1970s London, as well as a virtual tour of the venues that Madness played as they rose to fame to become the biggest selling singles band of the 1980s in the UK. Salvo is delighted to present this digitally restored version of the film along with commentary by Madness guitarist Chris Foreman and the film’s director, Stiff Records’ Dave Robinson.

The accompanying CD soundtrack album provides an interesting perspective on the band’s early work and features 26 songs including singles, b-sides and album tracks. Two of the songs aren’t by Madness: Fats Domino’s ’I’m Walkin’’ and The Four Tops’ ’Reach Out I’ll Be There’, both of which can be heard in the film.







CD
CD - Film Soundtrack
1.
Don't Quote Me On That
2.
The Business
3.
I'm Walkin' - Fat's Domino
4.
On The Beat Pete
5.
Don't Look Back
6.
Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
7.
Embarrassment
8.
Mistakes
9.
That's The Way To Do It
10.
Rocking In Ab
11.
Day On The Town
12.
Swan Lake
13.
In The Middle Of The Night
14.
Razor Blade Alley
15.
Madness
16.
Steppin' Into Line
17.
Night Boat To Cairo
18.
Sign Of the Times
19.
Solid Gone
20.
One Step Beyond…
21.
Bed & Breakfast Man
22.
The Prince
23.
Baggy Trousers
24.
Grey Day
25.
My Girl
26.
Take It Or Leave It
DVD - The Chapters
1.
Opening Credits
2.
Camden Town, 1976
3.
Lee
4.
Mike and Chris
5.
Suggs
6.
The Invaders’ First Apprearance June 1977
7.
Carl
8.
Mark And Woody
9.
"Maybe we should join another band"
10.
Plastered
11.
"Let’s have some fun tonight"
12.
Acklam Hall, November 1978
13.
The Nutty Sound
14.
The Dublin Castle
15.
Pathway Recording Studios
16.
End Credits