Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da (Expanded Edition)

Compact Disc (2CD)

BMG Rights Management UK

BMGCAT598DCD

Worldwide

BACKGROUND

Presenting the Deluxe Two CD Edition of “Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da,” the eleventh studio album from the legendary Madness. Originally released in 2012, this special edition made its debut in the United States on November 13th of the same year. Notably, the album was crafted during a period when the band’s founding member and bassist, Mark Bedford, was on hiatus, lending a unique dynamic to its creation. Despite this absence, the album garnered widespread acclaim from both critics and fans alike, showcasing Madness’ enduring creativity and musical prowess. Preceded by the critically acclaimed ‘comeback’ album, “The Liberty of Norton Folgate,” the band collaborated with renowned artist Peter Blake to settle on the distinctive title. Blake’s artistic vision is evident in the album’s cover design, featuring crossed-out titles that were considered before settling on the final name.

Additionally, the album’s release was preceded by a tantalizing ‘teaser’ song, “Death of a Rude Boy,” which became available as a digital download on August 12, 2012, accompanied by a remix from Andrew Weatherall. “Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da” garnered praise from numerous esteemed publications, including Q, Mojo, The Arts Desk, and the Evening Standard. Critics lauded its energetic and upbeat sound, clever lyrics, and infectious melodies, cementing its status as a standout addition to Madness’ illustrious discography. However, the NME’s review offered a dissenting opinion, criticizing the album for its perceived lack of originality and failure to match the band’s past achievements.

This reissue presents an exciting opportunity for fans to delve deeper into the Madness experience, featuring a 2CD digipak format adorned with 11 bonus tracks previously unavailable on the original release. Moreover, exclusive liner notes accompany the reissue, featuring insightful interviews with band members Mike Barson, Chrissy Boy Foreman, and Daniel ‘Woody’ Woodgate, providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the album’s creation and its enduring legacy.

RELEASE DETAILS

Territory: Worldwide

Release Date: May 10, 2024
Format: Compact Disc (2CD)
Limited Edition: No

Label: BMG Rights Management UK

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT598DCD
Barcode: 4099964026153

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Disc Colour: Silver
Pressing: 4th Reissue
Release Type: Official

CHART HISTORY

Peak Position: 10
First Chart Date: 10/11/2012
Weeks in Chart: 18
Position DatePosition
10/11/2012 10
17/11/2012 40
24/11/2012 59
01/12/2012 75
08/12/2012 85
15/12/2012 87
29/12/2012 91
05/01/2013 93
12/01/2013 76
19/01/2013 16

SINGLES

TRACK LISTING

DiscPositionTrackVersionDuration
1 1 My Girl 2 2:51
1 2 Never Knew Your Name 3:28
1 3 La Luna 3:38
1 4 How Can I Tell You 3:19
1 5 Kitchen Floor 3:21
1 6 Misery 3:17
1 7 Leon 3:39
1 8 Circus Freaks 3:15
1 9 So Alive 2:59
1 10 Small World 3:46
1 11 Death Of A Rude Boy 3:58
1 12 Powder Blue 3:47
1 13 Black and Blue 3:02
1 14 My Girl 2 Cliver Langer and Charlie Andrew Mix 3:01
2 1 Deolali 3:39
2 2 1978 3:56
2 3 My Obsession 3:43
2 4 Big Time Sister 2:45
2 5 Oh My Love 4:02
2 6 Crying 3:01
2 7 (You) Cant Keep A Good Thing Down 2:33
2 8 Never Knew Your Name LA Discotheque Mix 4:23
2 9 La Luna Mix 6 4:34
2 10 Circus Freaks Amy Mix 3:12
2 11 Powder Blue Rehearsal Room Mix 6:01

MUSICANS

MusicanInstrumentRoleCredit
Mike Barson Piano Band
Chris Foreman Guitar Band
Lee Thompson Tenor Saxophone Band
Mark Bedford Bass Band
Daniel Woodgate Drums Band
Graham McPherson Vocals Band
Cathal Smyth Backing Vocals, Vocals Band

PRODUCTION CREDITS

COPYRIGHT AND Licencing

OwnershipCompanyNotes
Phonographic Copyright ℗ CTUN LLP
Copyright © CTUN LLP
Licensed To BMG Rights Management (UK)

Representation

RepresentationCompanyNotes
Record Label BMG

References

Extensive efforts have been made to gather factual information and knowledge on madness from various sources and document them. These sources include publicly accessible websites, books and publications, historical artefacts, and other pertinent materials. As a result, a comprehensive index of resources has been compiled and integrated into the website. These resources, if relevant to this article, are listed below.

ReferenceSource
madzine.us Website
officialcharts.com Website
discogs.com Website