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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 […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 797 – Sunday 17th August to Saturday 23rd August 2014

Hello Madheads! “Your voice is like Sunshine to me. You are everything I need it’s plain to see…” The exciting news from Madness this week came in the unveiling of the 35th anniversary version of One Step Beyond. The mined, raw gemstones within it are April 1979 rehearsal recordings of “Sunshine Voice”, (desired by fans […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 796 – Sunday 10th August to Saturday 16th August 2014

Hello Madheads! We have some great news to report. Our very own Paul Willo let out a huge sigh of relief earlier this week as on the 7th, a massive pallet of CD’s arrived at his place. Yes, the long awaited Specialized Mad Not Cancer album is here! This week we continue our reviews of […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 795 – Sunday 3rd August to Saturday 9th August 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, The wait is almost over, as this coming Wednesday (Aug 6th) sees the long awaited release of the Specialized Mad Not Cancer album. To whet your appetite we’ve got a mass of track reviews from the one and only Graham Yates as well as a dash through a selection of tunes on […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 794 – Sunday 27th July to Saturday 2nd August 2014

Hello Madheads. This week, on the House of Fun Weekender page, the band announced the “Madhead Golden Ticket”.  “At this years House of Fun Weekender, those judged to be the most distinguished fancy dressers shall receive that most coverted of Prizes. The Madhead Golden Ticket.” So, what does this give you? Free entry for two […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 793 – Sunday 13th July to Saturday 19th July 2014

Things have been rather quiet on the old Madness front this week, but this issue is still far from slim. Daren West has been kind enough to put together two Silencerz (Formerly The Lee Thompson Band) gig reviews, covering appearances on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 7th July, respectively. Check out the Live and Intensified […]