Madness Saxophonist Lee Thompson’s One Man’s Madness Mockumentary Out June 1st

Music News | By on Apr 19th, 2018

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One Man’s Madness, a feature length mockumentary/rockumentary is about Madness sax player Lee Thompson. The movie and soundtrack will be released on June 1st in the UK, not sure about the US though. The film was directed by Jeff Baynes and tells the story of Madness saxophonist Lee Thompson, told by Lee and his fellow Madness band mates, his family, friends and musicologists! From meeting Barso and Chrissy Boy, and later Suggs, Chas, Woody and Bedders, to becoming one of Britain’s most iconic and successful bands, the film follows the path of Lee’s life through his lyrics and songs including such Madness classics as “The Prince,” “Embarrassment,” “House of Fun,” “Lovestruck” and “NW5.”

To celebrate the arrival of One Man’s Madness, BMG has announced official soundtrack to the film, a 2CD album, released 1st June. Featuring 27 Madness hits including “One Step Beyond,” “My Girl,” and “It Must Be Love,” other highlights include tracks by Crunch! (Lee’s side project with Chrissyboy) “It’s OK I’m A Policeman” and “Magic Carpet,” co-written by Lee with Suggs, as well as three tracks from The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra and a previously unreleased cover of Prince Buster’s “Sit Down And Wonder” by Lee. The compilation is peppered with audio quotes from the film and opera-intros to some of the best-known Madness songs including “Embarrassment,” “House Of Fun” and “Lovestruck.” Soundtrack listing below.

CD1.
01. Title Music / House Of Fun
02. House Of Fun (Opera intro) – Thommosina Leigh
03. A word about Lee
04. House Of Fun – Madness
05. NW5 (Opera intro) – Thommosina Leigh
06. NW5 – Madness
07. A word about chemistry
08. Night Boat To Cairo – Madness
09. Deceives The Eye – Madness
10. My Girl – Madness
11. Rockin’ In Ab – Madness
12. England’s Glory (Demo) – Ian Dury
13. Razor Blade Alley – Madness
14. A word from Suggs and Chas
15. The Prince – Madness
16. One Step Beyond – Madness
17. Swan Lake – Madness
18. A good spell in the army
19. Land Of Hope & Glory – Madness
20. A sartorial word
21. Baggy Trousers – Madness
22. A word about positivity
23. Embarrassment (Opera intro) – Thommosina Leigh
24. Embarrassment – Madness
25. Return Of The Los Palmas 7 – Madness
26. Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) – Madness

CD2.
01. A word about the law
02. It’s OK I’m A Policeman – Crunch!
03. A flying word
04. Magic Carpet – Crunch!
05. A word about kleptomania
06. Shut Up – Madness
07. A lovely word
08. It Must Be Love – Madness
09. Overdone – Madness
10. A word about a lamppost
11. Lovestruck (Opera intro) – Thommosina Leigh
12. Lovestruck – Madness
13. Johnny The Horse – Madness
14. Drip Fed Fred – Madness
15. A devillish word
16. Dust Devil – Madness
17. A sticky frog
18. Wings Of A Dove – Madness
19. A word about perseverence
20. Whistle In the Dark – Madness
21. Madness – Madness
22. Yesterday’s Men – Madness
23. Michael Caine – Madness
24. Bangarang – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
25. Sit Down & Wonder – Lee Thompson
26. Bite The Bullet – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
27. Wicker Man – The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
28. Birthday Girl – Crunch!

Here’s the trailer for the movie, which looks completely zany and British:

Screenings in the UK so far:
Tue 22nd May LONDON Showcase Bluewater (with Q&A with Lee and Jeff Baynes)
Wed 23rd May READING Showcase
Wed 23rd May SOUTHAMPTON Showcase
Wed 23rd May NOTTINGHAM Showcase
Wed 23rd May DERBY Showcase
Wed 23rd May LEICESTER Showcase
Wed 23rd May PETERBOROUGH Showcase
Wed 23rd May LEEDS Showcase
Wed 23rd May COVENTRY Showcase
Wed 23rd May BRISTOL Showcase
Mon 28th May SOUTHEND Southend Film Festival

Pre-order the movie and soundtrack here.

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