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Wonderful (expanded edition)

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This 2CD reissue features brand new liner notes containing interviews with the band, and 14 bonus tracks.

Can’t Touch Us Now (2023 reissue)

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Can't Touch Us Now is Madness’ eleventh studio album.

The Rise & Fall (Expanded Edition)

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Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da (Expanded Edition)

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I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side, Vol. 3 (RSD 23)

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Quadrophenia (Half Speed Master Edition)

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Released in 1973, 'Quadrophenia' was the band's second Rock Opera and is regarded by many as the Who’s best album.
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I Just Can't Stop It (Black Friday 2023)

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Theatre Of The Absurd presents: C'est La Vie


  1. Prologue: “Mr Beckett Sir…”
  2. Theatre of the Absurd
  3. If I Go Mad
  4. Baby Burglar
  5. Act One: "Surrounded on all sides”
  6. C’est La Vie
  7. What On Earth Is It (You Take Me For?)
  8. Hour of Need
  9. Act Two "The damsel in distress”
  10. Round We Go
  11. Act Three: "The situation deteriorates”
  12. Lockdown and Frack Off
  13. Beginners 101
  14. Is There Anybody Out There?
  15. The Law According to Dr Kippah
  16. Epilogue: “And so Ladies and Gentlemen”
  17. Run For Your Life
  18. Set Me Free (Let Me Be)
  19. In My Street
  20. Fin: “Ladies and Gentlemen”


Theatre Of The Absurd presents: C'est La Vie

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    Released: 17th Nov 2023

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    Released: 17th Nov 2023

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    Released: 17th Nov 2023


The old gang got back together, set aside their differences and created one of the most cohesive (and dare we say it, experimental) records of their career! The absurdist narrative at the heart of 'C'est La Vie' never takes away from the sextet's astounding ability to pen a bloody good tune.

an album of typically timeless brilliance that also reflects the wonky years of its creation, these 14 songs represent the cream of the bumper crop of tunes that the group cooked up, whittled down to this punchy, focused set. 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 (Ed Sheeran, Maisie Peters, Rag’N’Bone Man). The governing principle behind Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C’Est La Vie, is: “let Madness be Madness”. also worth mentioning, Martin Freeman features on the six interludes throughout the album