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Madness - Theatre Of The Absurd presents C'est La Vie

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by Madness
Original price £11.99 - Original price £29.99
Original price
£11.99
£11.99 - £29.99
Current price £11.99
Condition: New

Track Listing / Description
01 Prologue: "Mr Beckett Sir…"    
02 Theatre of the Absurd    
03 If I Go Mad    
04 Baby Burglar    
05 Act One: "Surrounded on all sides.."    
06 C'est La Vie
07 What On Earth Is It (You Take Me For?)    
08 Hour of Need
09 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.."    
 
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).
 
A very special prologue running through the album is supplied by Emmy and BAFTA Awards winning Martin Freeman. A longtime fan, the relationship formed with the band when Madness' manager found Martin in a meet and greet queue and introduced him to the members.