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Madness - Work Rest & Play EP Album




Work Rest & Play EP



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Madness - Work Rest & Play EP Album


1Don't Quote Me On That
Written-By – C. Smyth, P. Tosh
2The Young And The Old
Written-By – G. McPherson, M. Barson
3Night Boat To Cairo
Written-By – G. McPherson, M. Barson
4Deceives The Eye
Written-By – C. Foreman, M. Bedford


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BUY 71Madness Work Rest & Play EP ‎(7", EP)Stiff RecordsBUY 71UK1980
BUY 71 NPMadness Night Boat To Cairo ‎(7", EP)Stiff RecordsBUY 71 NPPortugalUnknown
BUY 71Madness Work Rest & Play ‎(7", EP)Stiff RecordsBUY 71UK1980
VS 782, BUY 71Madness Work Rest & Play ‎(7", EP, RE)Virgin, Stiff RecordsVS 782, BUY 71UK1985
BUY DJ 71Madness Work Rest & Play EP ‎(7", Single, Promo)Stiff RecordsBUY DJ 71UK1980


  • Bass GuitarBedders
  • DrumsWoody
  • GuitarChris Foreman
  • KeyboardsMike Barson
  • Mc [Compere], Vocals, Other [Nutty Dancer]Chas Smash
  • SaxophoneLee "Kix" Thompson
  • VocalsSuggsy


'Night Boat To Cairo' is an otherwise unreleased demo version of the track.

A1, A2 & B1: Nutty Sounds/Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
B2: EMI Music Ltd/Nutty Sounds/Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
A1: ℗ & © 1979 Stiff Records
A2, B1 & B2: ℗ & © 1980 Stiff Records


  • Matrix / Runout ((A-side runout, etched):): BUY-71-A-1 U STEVE 2 THE ROCKINGEST SOUND
  • Matrix / Runout ((B-side runout, etched):): BUY-71-B-1 U SA. 2 GOES AROUND AND AROUND...


Work Rest and Play is an EP by British skapop band Madness. The EP was headlined by the song Night Boat to Cairo, from the band's debut album One Step Beyond. It entered the UK Singles Chart on 5 April 1980, reaching a high of number 6. After the release of My Girl, the band felt that they had exhausted the material from One Step Beyond. and did not want to release any more singles from the album. However, Dave Robinson, head of Stiff Records, disagreed. Eventually, a compromise was made. i have a copy of the full EP that plays at 45rpm it may be a misprint or a rare gem 返信 通知を希望する Helpful. ScottBW21. 2010年8月30日. Some copies have Madness written in white over blue on the front sleeve, others have Madness in blue over white. 返信 通知を希望する Helpful. Madness - Work Rest & Play 1980. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Madness - Work Rest & Play 1980. Madness - Night Boat To Cairo. Madness - Deceives The Eye. Madness - The Young And The Old. Madness - Don't Quote Me On That. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 2019 г. This is the Madness singles collection Including B. Don't Quote Me on That Work Rest and Play EP. Rest & Play. Your Rating. Work Rest & Play. Stiff Records. 12 inch Vinyl Single. Work Rest and Play' is an EP released by the British skapop band Madness. After the release of 'My Girl', the band felt that they had exhausted the material from the 'One Step Beyond' album and did not want to release any more singles from the album. However, Dave Robinson, Head of Stiff Records disagreed. Madness filmed a karaoke type video in front of a blatantly chroma keyed backdrop of an Egyptian pyramid, with the lyrics appearing on screen in 'bouncing ball' style as Suggs sang them. During the long instrumental sections of the song, the band often run around the set, marching and performing their signature 'Nutty Train'. Features Song Lyrics for Madness's Work Rest & Play album. Альбом 2011 Песен: 59. Released March 21, 1980. Work Rest & Play Tracklist. Night Boat To Cairo Lyrics. More Madness albums. Full House - The Very Best of Madness. A Guided Tour of Madness. Show all albums by Madness. About Genius Contributor Guidelines Press Advertise Event Space. MADNESS Work Rest & Play EP 1980 UK 4-track solid centre 7 vinyl EP, including Night Boat To Cairo, Deceives The Eye, The Young And The Old and Don't Quote Me On That, picture sleeve BUY71


The early demo version that it plays is a pressing error, a mix up with the master tapes caused the original UK pressing plate to be produced with the wrong track (Error No.1), it was noticed early on so only a handful of UK versions were made with this track (phenomenally rare collectors items), the plate should have been destroyed, instead it somehow got sent to Portugal (Error No.2)!
Despite what the above notes say, it doesn't feature a "demo" version, but a different mix from all other issues.

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