Madness: Live At Finsbury Park ABC2/21
Monday, 08 October 2007 - 9:00pm
Madness were one of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and as their career progressed the band moved away from ska and closer towards more conventional pop music.
They achieved most of their success in the 1980s spending 214 weeks on the UK singles charts over the course of the decade - a record.
In early 1992, It Must Be Love was re-released and reached number 6 in the UK singles chart. Following that, the singles compilation Divine Madness was released and peaked at number 1 in the album charts. Madness then announced plans for a reunion concert, Madstock!, which was held at Finsbury Park, London on August 8 and 9 of that year. The original lineup was reunited, performing together for the first time since Mike Barson left the band in 1984. Over 75,000 fans attended the weekend festival and saw the band perform all their hits including One Step Beyond, It Must Be Love, Our House, Baggy Trousers and The Sun And The Rain.