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Madness [compilation]


℗ 1983 Geffen Records GHS 24003

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Madness is a self-titled compilation album by the British ska/pop band MADNESS. It was released exclusively in the United States in 1983 in order to capitalize on the success of their hit single Our House from the 1982 album Madness Presents the Rise and Fall, which had not been available in the United States. The album features six tracks from the aforementioned The Rise and Fall album, as well as three from the 1981 album 7, one from the 1979 debut album One Step Beyond and two exclusive single a-sides. Curiously, the 1980 album Absolutely was not represented at all on this compilation. Madness contains every UK single from Grey Day to Tomorrow's (Just Another Day), with the notable exception of Driving in My Car, which has never been issued on any US compilation.