Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da

Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da

by Madness


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Ent. One Music
UPC: 0099923245728
catalogNumber: 2457
Rank: 269938

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Madness   Primary Artist
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
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
Brass Monkeys   Brass
Spider L   Percussion,Background Vocals
Siobhan Fitzpatrick   Background Vocals
Timothy 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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