One Step Beyond…

12" Vinyl (33 1/3 RPM)

Stiff Records

6.24 174 / SEEZ 17

Germany

BACKGROUND

One Step Beyond . . . is the debut studio album by Madness, released by Stiff Records. Recorded and mixed in about three weeks, the album peaked at number two and remained on the UK Albums Chart for more than a year. The album has received much critical praise.

This was the first album produced by the team of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, who would go on to produce more Madness albums and to work with artists including Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Morrissey, Dexys Midnight Runners, They Might Be Giants and David Bowie.

The “Nutty Train” photo on the sleeve, shot by Cameron McVey, was inspired by a photo of Kilburn and the High Roads roadie Paul Tonkin that appeared on the back cover of the band’s album Handsome.

The title track, released as a single, was originally written and recorded by the Jamaican ska musician Prince Buster, and its “Don’t watch that, watch this …” introduction is adapted from another Prince Buster song, “The Scorcher”. The track “The Prince” is a tribute to Buster and a re-recording of the band’s debut single, originally released on the 2 Tone Records label. Its B-side, “Madness“, another Prince Buster song, was also re-recorded for the album. “Madness” and “Bed and Breakfast Man” were released as singles in North America through Sire Records.

RELEASE DETAILS

Territory: Germany

Release Date: October 19, 1979
Format: 12" Vinyl (33 1/3 RPM)
Limited Edition: No

Label: Stiff Records

Catalogue Number: 6.24 174 / SEEZ 17

Manufactured: Germany

Disc Colour: Black
Pressing: Original Pressing
Release Type: Bootleg

CHART HISTORY

SINGLES

CoverTitleReleased
The Prince 08/10/1979
One Step Beyond... 10/26/1979
My Girl 12/21/1979
Night Boat To Cairo 03/21/1980

TRACK LISTING

DiscPositionTrackVersionDuration
1 A1 One Step Beyond... 2:17
1 A2 My Girl 2:44
1 A3 Night Boat To Cairo 3:28
1 A4 Believe Me 2:28
1 A5 Land Of Hope & Glory 2:56
1 A6 The Prince Album Version 3:17
1 A7 Tarzan’s Nuts 2:23
1 B1 In The Middle Of The Night 3:00
1 B2 Bed And Breakfast Man 2:31
1 B3 Razor Blade Alley 2:41
1 B4 Swan Lake 2:35
1 B5 Rockin' in A♭ 2:28
1 B6 Mummy’s Boy 2:22
1 B7 Madness Album Version 2:36
1 B8 Chipmunks Are Go! 0:50

MUSICANS

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

PRODUCTION CREDITS

RoleCreditedNotes
Producer Clive Langer
Producer, Engineer Alan Winstanley
Recording Studio Eden Studios
Recording Studio T.W. Studios
Mixing Facility Rushent's Mansion (The Lucky Bleeder)

COPYRIGHT AND Licencing

OwnershipCompanyNotes
Copyright © Stiff Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ Stiff Records

Representation

RepresentationCompanyNotes
Record Label Stiff Records
Publisher Melodisc Records Ltd.
Publisher Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Publisher Copyright Control

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
WIKIPEDIA.ORG Website
DISCOGS.COM Website

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