Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the British Pop/Ska outfit's sophomore album including bonus tracks. Originally released in 1980, Absolutely moved away from the band's Ska origins and embraced a style that mixed Reggae, '60s Pop, Music Hall and other genres together into a wholly unified sound. In other words, Absolutely was the first album that truly represented Madness' unique and timeless sound. Disc One includes the original album plus seven bonus audio tracks and three enhanced videos. Disc Two contains 15 tracks recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon. Digipak features original album artwork and 24 page color booklet including lyrics, photos and liner notes by journalist Paul Lester.
Special coupling of the great Madness anthologies–both audio and video versions so you get the complete picture of the classic ska-pop band. This U.K.-only collection attempts to condense the band's career onto a single disc – from the early singles to 1985's Mad Not Mad. Though the two distinct periods lead to a somewhat disjointed listen, the chronological sequencing works as an adequate career survey, and the offering of the non-LP tracks "Driving in My Car" and "(Waiting) For the Ghost Train" are a nice touch. Complete Madness is still the best collection, but this one isn't bad either, despite a few omissions.
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour captures the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers' 2012-2013 sold-out tour from a unique point-of-view approach to filmmaking utilizing distinct composition and a voyeuristic style that at varying moments puts the viewer on the stage, at the side of the stage, and throughout the arena…
MADNESS Mad Not Mad (2010 issue UK 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition 3-disc [2CD/1DVD] set - Originally released in 1985, 'Mad Not Mad' was the Nutty Boys' sixth and final studio album. Bar the band's unhappiness about the album's production, it still contains their inimitable touches of humour and melancholy, and their wry insights into ordinary British life, though with a more reflective, world-weary feel than any of their previous albums.
The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond. In this film, for the first time, it is the band that tells their story. Featuring brand new interviews with the band and unseen archive footage (including their recently unearthed, first ever TV performance), it is a compelling story told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humor and painful honesty.