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One Step Beyond - Discography and Reviews


Released: 1979

Personnel involved:

  • Suggs - vocals
  • Mike Barson - keyboards
  • Chris Foreman - guitar
  • Mark Bedford - bass guitar
  • Lee Thompson - baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Land of Hope and Glory" and "Razor Blade Alley"
  • Daniel Woodgate - drums, percussion
  • Carl Smyth - backing vocals, various shouts and fancy footwork, lead vocals on "One Step Beyond" and "Chipmunks Are Go"
  • John Hasler - Madness' minder-come-manager

Songs:

  1. One Step Beyond
  2. My Girl
  3. Night Boat to Cairo
  4. Believe Me
  5. Land of Hope and Glory
  6. The Prince
  7. Tarzan's Nuts
  8. In the Middle of the Night
  9. Bed and Breakfast Man
  10. Razor Blade Alley
  11. Swan Lake - INSTRUMENTAL
  12. Rockin' in Ab
  13. Mummy's Boy
  14. Madness
  15. Chipmunks Are Go!

Remastered, double disc album (Released October 2009):

Disc 1:

  1. One Step Beyond
  2. My Girl
  3. Night Boat to Cairo
  4. Believe Me
  5. Land of Hope and Glory
  6. The Prince
  7. Tarzan's Nuts
  8. In the Middle of the Night
  9. Bed and Breakfast Man
  10. Razor Blade Alley
  11. Swan Lake - Instrumental
  12. Rockin' in Ab
  13. Mummy's Boy
  14. Madness
  15. Chipmunks Are Go!

Disc 2:

  1. The Prince, John Peel Session
  2. Bed and Breakfast Man, John Peel Session
  3. Land of Hope and Glory, John Peel Session
  4. Stepping into Line, John Peel Session
  5. One Step Beyond, 7" Single Version
  6. My Girl, Demo Version
  7. Mistakes (B-Side, One Step Beyond)
  8. Un Paso Adelante (One Step Beyond, Spanish Version)
  9. Nutty Theme (B-Side, One Step Beyond, 12")
  10. My Girl, Ballad (Flexipop)
  11. Stepping into Line (B-Side, My Girl)
  12. Un Passo Avanti (One Step Beyond, Italian Version)
  13. Deceives the Eye (Work Rest & Play EP)
  14. The Young and the Old (Work Rest & Play EP)
  15. Don't Quote Me on That (Work Rest & Play EP)
  16. Razor Blade Alley Live Recording (Dance Craze)
  17. Night Boat to Cairo Live Recording (Dance Craze)
  18. One Step Beyond Live Recording (Dance Craze)

Music videos:

  1. The Prince
  2. One Step Beyond
  3. Bed and Breakfast Man
  4. My Girl
  5. Night Boat to Cairo

Reviews:

This is the first album I ever bought (second after the compilation "Divine Madness", which I feel is different because it's made up of their greatest hits). "One Step Beyond..." is Madness' first album and I feel one of their best. They were obviously having a great time when they made this album and the fun is contagious. It's impossible for me to be unhappy when I'm listening to Madness - especially when this album is playing.

Mad Ems