so - anyone going,or went to the hackney shows where the band are playing the new album out in total with orchestra/stage settings etc (ie not just doing the party faves) ?
i get the feeling, (ok, hope), that they are going to be getting the big mojo/word magazine treatments with the release of this album.
from the youtube clips i've seen and heard, i'm still holding out for the possibility that they are pushing this towards the darker edges of their Rise And Fall style.
[awaits the kickback from dingbod about them all being fat old tories b*stards now]
― mark e, Thursday, 26 June 2008 10:24 (4 years ago) Permalink
So will The Liberty of Norton Folgate' replace Rise and Fall in the bands catalogue as the ultimate moody/downbeat Madness album ?
The team up with Rhoda Darkar is very special.
― mark e, Friday, 1 May 2009 08:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, much better than this old fanboy expected. Negatives: a bit relentlessly midtempo throughout; choruses mostly take easy way out (not unheard of in older days, but not as ubiq).
But arrangements & production is spot on, and damn how good the Barson piano feels to hear. And the unexpected Bollywood (?) break in the title track is hilarious and also promising; I believe these guys could do londonworldmusic decently.
Amusing myself with guessing songwriting credits (bought from emusic, so I've no physical copy). Anyone got the answers?
― anatol_merklich, Thursday, 18 June 2009 21:08 (4 years ago) Permalink
keep moving is a lot better than i ever remembered.
f*cking love the appearance of general public in victoria gardens which i have now realised is the lost madness gem
― mark e, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
You know, I have a couple of Madness albums here I acquired quite cheaply a few years ago, and it's occurred to me that I haven't given any of them a real deep listen yet. Must rectify that.
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:30 (1 year ago) Permalink