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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 807 – Sunday 26th October to Saturday 1st November 2014

“New Madheads for old!” comes the loud cry into your inboxes. The 35th anniversary version of the One Step Beyond album took us back three and a half decades last week, especially with all those recently uncovered rehearsal song downloads from 1979. This week we zoom back to the present with the public re-emergence of Madness […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 806 – Sunday 19th October to Saturday 25th October 2014

Good evening Madheads and a happy 35th! As One Step Beyond’s new CD/DVD combo started to arrive with fans during the course of this week, a new archive of downloads has been released from the Fab Toones 1979 Rehearsal tape. This added new cover versions and alternate early written Madness songs into the band’s cannon […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 805 – Sunday 12th October to Saturday 11th October 2014

Good evening Madheads! This issue we review the long anticipated “A Comfortable Man” live solo shows with Cathal Smyth performing to standing ovation crowds at Wilton’s musical hall. Cathal’s album was on sale at the gigs, and should soon be more widely available from the online Emporium over at www.cathalsmyth.co.uk Back with Madness and some […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 804 – Sunday 5th October to Saturday 11th October 2014

Hello Madheads! The House of fun weekender is just 7 weeks away, and this week Madness confirmed that their alter egos The Dangermen and The Invaders will perform on theFriday night. The announcement was made official in an amusing video of Suggs in the shower, with a short clip of them playing “Girl”  while soundchecking […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 803 – Sunday 28th September to Saturday 4th October 2014

Hello Madheads. With the full House of Fun Weekender full line up to be announced immanently, (watch the official Madness news channels at the start of this coming week) Suggs has appeared in a Facebook video on the Madness page ,teasing the announcements, which will also outline Madness’ own sets at the event. Speaking backstage […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 802 – Sunday 21st September to Saturday 27th September 2014

Here at the MIS, we’ve got a soft spot for the BBC’s re-runs of classic Top of The Pops episodes, and this coming Thursday (25th of September) BBC4 will be screening an episode that originally aired on the 6th September 1979. What’s so special about this? Well, this is the first of numerous appearances over the years […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 801 – Sunday 14th September to Saturday 20th September 2014

Bring back the, we want the, who is The.. Prince? Well, on this occasion he’s a little 80′s rock guitarist singer who wrote The Purple Rain album that sold 13 million copies in 1984. Now, 30 years later, Suggs has collaborated on an album by Radio Riddler, (as mentioned in a recent issue in May) turning […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 800 – Sunday 7th September to Saturday 13th September 2014

Hey You… You are not alone. Cathal Smyth’s new website is now live, and can be found right here; http://www.cathalsmyth.co.uk/ Not only that, but he’s uploaded the first track from his Comfortable Man Solo album, meaning you can hear “You are not alone” at the following link; http://vimeo.com/105033517 It’s a delightful tune with a soulful […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 799 – Sunday 31st August to Saturday 6th September 2014

“Hey You. We are with you, and we want to let you know, that you’re not alone. You’re not alone.”  (Track 1) A much-anticipated set of Cathal Smyth solo shows, debuting his solo album “A Comfortable Man”, are now on sale, and you can order them here: http://wiltons.org.uk/event.php?p=898 As previously rumoured, these dates are in October, […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 798 – Sunday 24th August to Saturday 30th August 2014

Hello Madheads! We begin this issue with some non Madness news, but news that we have no doubt will be of interest to many of you reading. Web site classicrock.teamrock.com reported earlier this week that Edsel Records will be releasing “Ian Dury: The Vinyl Collection” on October 27th. Featuring all of Ian’s albums released between […]