Madness - A Guided Tour of Madness (Original Recording Remastered) (2011)
Release: 2011 | 3CD Boxset | 70 tracks | MP3 320kbps 44,1khz Stereo | 538 MB
Genre: Rock, Pop | Label: Union Square - Madness
Widely regarded as one of the greatest singles bands of the ’80s, the 3-disc anthology A Guided Tour of Madness is a chance to hear the U.K.’s biggest-ever Two-Tone band in all their glory, with 70 tracks plucked from their roller coaster, 30-year career. With the exception of “Sweetest Girl,” “Sorry,” and “The Harder They Come,” every one of their 34 singles make the cut, from their 1979 homage to reggae legend Prince Buster, “The Prince,” to 2009?s “Forever Young” which, compiled in chronological order, allows fans to chart their journey from cheeky teenage “nutty boys” to elder statesmen of British ska-pop. Of course, their most familiar material, from their sole U.K. chart-topper “House of Fun” to their cover of Labi Siffre’s “It Must Be Love,” to their biggest U.S. hit, “Our House,” is likely to inspire mass singalongs from casual fans.