Salvo
Madness

Absolutely (Download)

Format: Digital
Cat. No.: DDSALVOD010
Barcode: 0698458821089
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“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

DIGITAL
1. Baggy Trousers (Remastered)
2. Embarrassment (Remastered)
3. E.R.N.I.E. (Remastered)
4. Close Escape (Remastered)
5. Not Home Today (Remastered)
6. On The Beat Pete (Remastered)
7. Solid Gone (Remastered)
8. Take It Or Leave It (Remastered)
9. Shadow Of Fear (Remastered)
10. Disappear (Remastered)
11. Overdone (Remastered)
12. In The Rain (Remastered)
13. You Said (Remastered)
14. The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (Remastered)
15. In The Rain (Single Version) (Single Version - remastered)
16. The Business (Remastered)
17. Crying Shame (Remastered)
18. That’s The Way To Do It (Remastered)
19. El Regresso De Los Palmas 7 (Remastered)
20. Swan Lake (Live) (Live - remastered)
21. Release Me|Close Escape|Solid Gone (Patches flexi) (Medley - Patches flexi - remastered)
22. One Step Beyond…(Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
23. E.R.N.I.E. (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
24. Mistakes (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
25. Disappear (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
26. Bed And Breakfast Man (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
27. The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
28. Close Escape (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
29. Overdone (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
30. Not Home Today (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
31. Razor Blade Alley (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
32. My Girl (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
33. Take It Or Leave It (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
34. On The Beat Pete (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
35. Embarrassment (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
36. Shadow Of Fear (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
37. You Said (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
38. In The Middle Of The Night (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
39. The Prince (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
40. Baggy Trousers (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
41. Rockin’ In A Flat (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)
42. Madness (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon) (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon - 23.12.80)