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Theatre of the Absurd Presents C'est La Vie CD

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Released: 17th November 2023. After a disparate couple of years which saw the band at their most polarised and fragmented, Madness reunited in an industrial unit in Cricklewood at the beginning of the year, where Suggs, Mark, Chrissy Boy, Mike, Lee and Woody realised that what united them was always bigger than what divided them. Emerging re-energised and reinvigorated with a fresh bounce in their nutty step, the result was their most harmonious recording experience to date. For the first time ever, a brand new album came into the world that they were all completely agreed on. 'Theatre of the Absurd Presents C'est La Vie' is the band's inaugural foray into self producing, working alongside engineer and mixer Matt Glasbey. The governing principle behind 'Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C'est La Vie', is: 'let Madness be Madness'. The result is an album of typically timeless brilliance that also reflects the wonky years of its creation, these 14 songs representing the cream of the bumper crop of tunes the group cooked up, whittled down this punchy, focused set.

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  • Details

    Released:
    17th November 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    4050538958959
  • Description

    After a disparate couple of years which saw the band at their most polarised and fragmented, Madness reunited in an industrial unit in Cricklewood at the beginning of the year, where Suggs, Mark, Chrissy Boy, Mike, Lee and Woody realised that what united them was always bigger than what divided them. Emerging re-energised and reinvigorated with a fresh bounce in their nutty step, the result was their most harmonious recording experience to date. For the first time ever, a brand new album came into the world that they were all completely agreed on. 'Theatre of the Absurd Presents C'est La Vie' is the band's inaugural foray into self producing, working alongside engineer and mixer Matt Glasbey. The governing principle behind 'Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C'est La Vie', is: 'let Madness be Madness'. The result is an album of typically timeless brilliance that also reflects the wonky years of its creation, these 14 songs representing the cream of the bumper crop of tunes the group cooked up, whittled down this punchy, focused set.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Prologue: 'Mr Beckett Sir.'
    Madness
    2.Theatre of the Absurd
    Madness
    3.If I Go Mad
    Madness
    4.Baby Burglar
    Madness
    5.Act One: 'Surrounded On All Sides...'
    Madness
    6.C'est La Vie
    Madness
    7.What On Earth Is It (You Take Me For?)
    Madness
    8.Hour of Need
    Madness
    9.Act Two "the Damsel in Distress...'
    Madness
    10.Round We Go
    Madness
    11.Act Three: 'The Situation Deteriorates...'
    Madness
    12.Lockdown and Frack Off
    Madness
    13.Beginners 101
    Madness
    14.Is There Anybody Out There?
    Madness
    15.The Law According to Dr. Kippah
    Madness
    16.Epilogue: "and So Ladies and Gentlemen...'
    Madness
    17.Run for Your Life
    Madness
    18.Set Me Free (Let Me Be)
    Madness
    19.In My Street
    Madness
    20.Fin.: 'Ladies and Gentlemen...'
    Madness
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