Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With their constant Madstocks and concerts, Madness never went away, but their 2009 album The Liberty of Norton Folgate -- their first album original material in ten years -- felt like a full-fledged comeback, a return to the brilliant form of 1982's The Rise & Fall, the album that firmly positioned the band in the grand tradition of British pop. Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da, the 2012 sequel to Liberty, proves the 2010 comeback was no fluke, with its equally clever and confident collection of savvy pop and ska, tunes that are effervescently melodic, lyrically nimble, and giddy with their dexterity. With an opening song that posits itself to be an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With their constant Madstocks and concerts, Madness never went away, but their 2009 album The Liberty of Norton Folgate -- their first album original material in ten years -- felt like a full-fledged comeback, a return to the brilliant form of 1982's The Rise & Fall, the album that firmly positioned the band in the grand tradition of British pop. Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da, the 2012 sequel to Liberty, proves the 2010 comeback was no fluke, with its equally clever and confident collection of savvy pop and ska, tunes that are effervescently melodic, lyrically nimble, and giddy with their dexterity. With an opening song that posits itself to be an explicit sequel to Madness' signature hit "My Girl," this certainly recalls Madness' new wave glory days, but Madness is under no illusion that they're still a young band. If anything, they're reveling in their advancing age, relishing the opportunity to look back -- in their heart they always were nostalgic -- and enjoying playing pop, soul, ska, reggae, and R&B with their old mates. But Oui, Oui isn't living in the past, it's using the past to address the present, which gives some soul to these nifty little songs, and turns this album into another mini latter-day gem from the Nutty Boys.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923245728
  • Catalog Number: 2457
  • Sales rank: 99,224

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Girl 2 (2:50)
  2. 2 Never Knew Your Name (3:28)
  3. 3 La Luna (3:38)
  4. 4 How Can I Tell You (3:18)
  5. 5 Kitchen Floor (3:21)
  6. 6 Misery (3:16)
  7. 7 Leon (3:48)
  8. 8 Circus Freaks (3:15)
  9. 9 So Alive (2:58)
  10. 10 Small World (3:46)
  11. 11 Death of A Rude Boy (3:58)
  12. 12 Powder Blue (3:47)
  13. 13 Black and Blue (3:01)
  14. 14 My Girl 2 (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madness Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
The Business Background Vocals
John Avila Trumpet, Vocals
Nick Cooper Cello
Garfield Jackson Viola
Simon Hale Conductor
Michael Kearsey Conductor, Brass
Seamus Beaghen Melodica
David Juritz Violin
Julian Leaper Violin
Nick Barr Viola
Vanessa Quinones Background Vocals
Jorma Vik Drums
Charlie Andrew Percussion, Background Vocals
The Wired Strings Strings
Camilla Pay Harp
William Malpede Trumpet
Brad Magers Trumpet
Joe Auckland Trumpet
Amyn Merchant Violin
Jenny Sacha Violin
Vincent Hidalgo Bass
Keith Douglas Trumpet
Emma Owens Viola
Kerenza Peacock Violin
Rosie Danvers Cello
Natalie Holt Viola
Jon Thorn Viola
Yuri Kalnits Violin
Stephanie Benedetti Violin
Hayley Pomfrett Violin
Lenny Edwards Percussion
Joby Ford Guitar
Simon Tandree Viola
Martin Lissola Violin
Anna Croad Violin
James Porter Background Vocals
Ray Suen Violin, Vocals
Kirsty Mangan Violin
Rachael Lander Cello
Joe Aukland Brass
Graham Bush Bass
Ellie Fagg Violin
Chris Schrier Background Vocals
Vicky Lyon Violin
The Brass Monkeys Brass
Spider L Percussion, Background Vocals
Siobhan Fitzpatrick Background Vocals
Tim Gill Cello
Technical Credits
Madness Brass Arrangment
Clive Langer Producer
John Avila Producer, String Arrangements
Owen Morris Producer, Vocal Producer
Stephen Street Producer
Simon Hale String Arrangements
Michael Kearsey String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Peter Blake Cover Art
Liam Watson Producer
Tony McGee Band Photo
Katy Ellis Management
Charlie Andrew Producer
William Malpede String Arrangements
Gareth White Management
Rosie Danvers String Arrangements
D. Woodgate Composer, Programming, String Arrangements
L. Thompson Composer
Kirsty Mangan String Arrangements
Mel Stephenson Management
Jamie Chalmers Management
Hugh Gadson Management
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