Baggy Trousers EP

12" Vinyl (45 RPM)

Union Square Music, BMG

538718031

Worldwide

BACKGROUND

“Baggy Trousers,” an iconic hit by Madness, has long been cherished by fans, yet remarkably, it never received the grand treatment of a 12″ release during its heyday. However, the tides turned with the arrival of Record Store Day 2022, marking a historic moment as this beloved track debuted on 180g vinyl in the form of an EP.

This exclusive release wasn’t just a simple reissue; it came packed with additional treasures. Alongside “Baggy Trousers,” listeners were treated to five extra tracks, each a gem in its own right, adding depth and dimension to the musical experience.

But that wasn’t all. The EP had a special touch from Madness themselves, with etched messaging from the band adorning the vinyl’s surface, a personal stamp that elevated the release’s collectable nature.

And let’s not forget the visual feast that accompanied the auditory delight. The sleeve of this EP was adorned with the iconic illustration by Humphrey Ocean, an image that first graced the cover of the original 7″ single back in 1980. This artwork, synonymous with the energy and spirit of Madness, served as a nostalgic yet timeless tribute to the band’s enduring legacy.

In essence, this Record Store Day 2022 EP was more than just a reissue; it was a celebration of a cherished track finally getting the recognition it deserved, accompanied by a treasure trove of musical delights and visual nostalgia, all lovingly crafted for the dedicated fans of Madness and vinyl aficionados alike. With its limited edition status of only 1850 copies, it became an even more coveted item for collectors, adding to its allure and exclusivity.

RELEASE DETAILS

Territory: Worldwide

Release Date: June 18, 2022
Format: 12" Vinyl (45 RPM)
Limited Edition: No

Label: Union Square Music, BMG

Catalogue Number: 538718031
Barcode: 4050538718034

Manufactured: Sweden

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

CHART HISTORY

SINGLES

TRACK LISTING

DiscPositionTrackVersionDuration
1 A1 Baggy Trousers 2009 Remaster
1 A2 Le Grand Pantalon
1 A3 Disappear Remastered
1 B1 The Business
1 B2 That's The Way To Do It
1 B3 On the Beat Pete Remastered

MUSICANS

MusicanInstrumentRoleCredit
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

PRODUCTION CREDITS

RoleCreditedNotes
Producer Clive Langer
Producer Alan Winstanley
Illustrator Humphrey Ocean

COPYRIGHT AND Licencing

OwnershipCompanyNotes
Phonographic Copyright ℗ Union Square Music Ltd., a BMG Company.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ Stirling Holdings Limited
Copyright © Union Square Music Ltd., a BMG Company.
Licensed To Union Square Music Ltd., a BMG Company.

Representation

RepresentationCompanyNotes
Record Label BMG
Publisher EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

References

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ReferenceSource
wikipedia.org Website
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officialcharts.com Website