I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side (Volume Three)

12" Vinyl (45 RPM)

Union Square Music, BMG




The third volume in Madness‘s highly sought-after series of B-sides compilations continues the tradition of delivering exclusive treasures to fans, crafted especially for Record Store Day. Released on April 22, 2023, this instalment maintained the band’s commitment to quality and collectibility, limited to just 1300 pressings on vinyl.

Each copy of this limited edition release was a testament to the enduring appeal of Madness, offering fans a chance to delve deeper into the band’s musical universe. But this wasn’t just any compilation; it was a curated selection of B-sides, rare gems that had previously only graced the flip sides of singles, now given a spotlight of their own.

But what truly set this compilation apart was its exclusivity. Featuring B-sides from the next seven singles, it offered a glimpse into Madness‘s creative evolution, showcasing lesser-known tracks that provided insight into the band’s diverse range of influences and musical experimentation.

Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, each B-side was a testament to Madness‘s versatility and ingenuity, proving that their talent extended far beyond their chart-topping hits. And with only 1300 copies available worldwide, each LP became a cherished collector’s item, destined to be treasured by fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike.

In essence, this third volume in Madness‘s B-sides compilations was more than just a collection of songs; it was a testament to the band’s enduring legacy, offering a rare glimpse into their creative process and musical journey. And for those lucky enough to secure a copy, it became a prized possession, a tangible reminder of the timeless appeal of Madness and their unforgettable sound.


Territory: Worldwide

Release Date: April 22, 2023
Format: 12" Vinyl (45 RPM)
Limited Edition: Yes (2000 Pressed)

Label: Union Square Music, BMG

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT621LP
Barcode: 4050538876918

Manufactured: France

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




1 A1 Round and Round
1 A2 We Are Love
1 A3 You're Wonderful Remix
1 A4 I Was The One
1 A5 Dreaming Man
1 A6 Elysium
1 B1 Light Of The Way
1 B2 Skylarking
1 B3 Dreader Than Dread
1 B4 Girl Why Don't You? Dub
1 B5 Bittersweet
1 B6 The Roadette Song


Mike Barson Vocals, Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Marimba, Harmonica Band
Chris Foreman Guitar, Sitar, Slide Guitar Band
Lee Thompson Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone Band
Mark Bedford Bass Band
Daniel Woodgate Drums Band
Graham McPherson Vocals, Percussion Band
Cathal Smyth Trumpet Band


Producer Clive Langer
Producer Alan Winstanley
Illustrator Paul Agar
Photographer Ralph John Perou Madness Photography



Record Label BMG
Publisher Stirling Holdings Limited ℗ 2005 (Tracks B2 to B4)
Publisher Stirling Holdings Limited ℗ 2007 (Track B5)
Publisher Stirling Holdings Limited ℗ 2009 (Track B6)
Publisher Stirling Holdings Limited ℗ 2010 (Tracks A1 to B1)
Publisher Jamrec Music
Publisher Third Side Music Inc.
Publisher TSM UK Publishing
Publisher Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.
Publisher R & B Music Ltd.
Publisher Melodisc Records Ltd.
Publisher West Bank Songs Ltd.
Publisher MCA Music Ltd.
Publisher Universal Music Ltd.
Publisher Chappell Music Ltd.
Publisher Oval Music Ltd.


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