Madness Film To Be Reissued -
Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Madness Film To Be Reissued

by on August 9, 2013

in News

Madness have today announced plans to re-release their 1981 silver screen debut, the autobiographical Take It Or Leave It, thirty-two years after its initial release.

Released on October 7th the package will include a DVD of the film and an audio CD of the soundtrack, which has never previously been officially released.

Directed and produced by Dave Robinson, head of Madness’ original label Stiff Records, Take It Or Leave It provides a down-to-earth narrative of the trials and tribulations of the early career of one of Britain’s most iconic bands. With the backdrop of Camden Town, the film depicts the cult band’s epic rise from their humble start as a pub band to their first glimpse of fame.

The film illustrates the gritty reality of the turbulent music industry of the 1980s in comparison to the glamorous perception of the industry today. Take It Or Leave It features live and studio recordings of hits from Madness’s first three albums including The Prince, One Step Beyond and Baggy Trousers.

The accompanying CD soundtrack album provides an interesting perspective on the band’s early work and features 26 songs including singles, b-sides and album tracks. Two of the songs aren’t by Madness: Fats Domino’s I’m Walkin’ and The Four Tops’ Reach Out I’ll Be There, both of which can be heard in the film.

Take It Or Leave It – full soundtrack list:
Don’t Quote Me On That
The Business
I’m Walkin’ (Fats Domino)
On The Beat Pete
Don’t Look Back
Reach Out I’ll Be There (The Four Tops)
That’s The Way To Do It
Rocking In Ab
Day On The Town
Swan Lake
In The Middle Of The Night
Razor Blade Alley
Steppin’ Into Line
Night Boat To Cairo
Sign Of The Times
Solid Gone
One Step Beyond…
Bed & Breakfast Man
The Prince
Baggy Trousers
Grey Day
My Girl
Take It or Leave It

Read more



Related Posts

Iron Maiden The Book of Souls live
New Music Releases for 17 November 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Paloma Faith, Eros Ramazzotti, Jeff Lynne (live), Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Iron Maiden (live), Green Day (GH), Sia (Xmas), Mavis Staples, Morrissey, Madness (GH), Black Sabbath (live), Sol3 Mio (Xmas), Nathaniel Rateliff (live), Bob Seger, Jaden Smith, Tove Lo and Sharon Jones.

November 17, 2017
Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Suggs Kicks Off His Spoken Word Australian Tour

Madness have just finished touring Australia and Suggs has stayed behind to perform his solo spoken word ‘Suggs My Life Story In Words and Music’.

April 20, 2017
Scott Carne Kids In The Kitchen
Mike Barson of Madness and Scott Carne of Kids In The Kitchen Join Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

Mike Barson of Madness says he is amazed his band have become “national treasures” in England because when they started out the press thought they were a joke.

February 10, 2017
Black Sabbath The Ultimate Collection
New Music Releases For 28 October 2016

Major new titles coming out this week include: James Arthur, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Chesney, Brett Elderidge, Tkay Maidza, Empire of the Sun, Tove Lo, Madness and DJ Shadow, plus repacks from Delta Goodrem, John Farnham, Kylie's and Michael Buble's Xmas albums.

October 28, 2016
Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Madness Have A New Album On The Way

British band Madness have announced details of their new album, Can’t Touch Us Now, out October 28.

August 16, 2016
Guy Sebastian, Noise11, Gerry Nicholls, Photo
Guy Sebastian To Play Arena Tour Across Australia

Guy Sebastian will embark on his biggest tour ever in 2015 with dates in Australia’s biggest arenas.

August 6, 2014
Madness: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Suggs Working On New Madness

Suggs has revealed he is working on songs for a new Madness album which the band plans to release by the end of 2014.

March 24, 2014