Madness ‎– Total Madness... The Very Best Of Madness


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October 16, 2018
referencing Total Madness... The Very Best Of Madness, CD, Comp, GEFBD-25145
These track durations that are all completely identically all over here and Wikipedia do not bear ANY resemblance to what 'Total Madness: The Very best of Madness' 1997 USA 12 track CD with the coloured dots on the cover that is currently sitting in my computer with all durations listed in front of me via iTunes. In fact it started when i noticed 'Shut up' being 3:26 as per the original UK 7" and not 4:04 as listed here. 'Uncle Sam' is 4:16 not 3:06. I guess that's the UK 7" as opposed to the album version. Most bizarrely by far though is the final track. One step Beyond' has always been a track that is short and sweet both in it's album and single counterpart (the difference obviously being the longer intro on the album - the single merely starts with 'Hey you, don't watch this watch that, this is the heavy heavy monster sound - One step beyond'). Here the track is incredibly 3:33 and does not appear anywhere else like that that i know of. Listening, i think they just loop it in the middle. Have to say i'm amazed by this having just reached the end of my Madness Songs A-Z on Word (all 58 pages and 19,618 words). It does include virtually every version in chronological order and where it appeared covering vinyl, CD and CD singles. This 3:33 version really does appear nowhere else at all and i'm including all the other compilations though the years and the various versions of each that were released.