Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
NME.COM feature on Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 18 May 2009
The Liberty Of Nolton Folgate
With their first album in a decade, the one-time Nutty Boys seek to be taken seriously. A 10-minute title track recounts the social history of a corner of east London that is legally independent from its surroundings; clearly, we’re far from ‘Baggy Trousers’ territory. Musically, Madness still trade in pub singalongs powered by ska rhythms and music-hall jollity – but the jollity...
- May 13, 2009
Tracklisting click track to read more
- We Are London
- Sugar and Spice
- Forever Young
- Dust Devil
- That Close
- On The Town
- Idiot Child
- Clerkenwell Polka
- The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
No sax please. It's not 1981.
- Apr 8, 2013
It’s time to hang it up for good
- Oct 26, 2012
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- Nov 11, 1999
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Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate: Wikipedia Album Entry
The Liberty of Norton Folgate is their ninth studio album. The band have been working on the album for close to three years and it will be their first album of new material since 1999's Wonderful. The band showcased a number of songs from the new album during three concerts London's Hackney Empire in June 2008.
A shortened version of the track "The Liberty of Norton Folgate" was made available on YouTube in mid May 2008. In December a boxset of the album was offered for pre-order on the Madness website; those who ordered were entitled to a digital download of the album on December 20th. Twenty three tracks were recorded for the album, although fifteen made it on to the album to be released in May. The twelve tracks issued in the digital download leaked onto the internet on December 25, 2008. During a concert in Sydney on the 26th of March, 2009, Suggs stated that "Dust Devil" would be the first single off the new album. It is rumoured that the single will be released on the 11th of May, one week before the album.
Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, who have worked with Madness on all but one of their albums have produced the album. Recording sessions also took place in Toe Rag studios in late 2006 with Liam Watson who engineered and mixed Elephant by The White Stripes.
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