Work Rest and Play

7" Vinyl EP (33 1/3 RPM)

Stiff Records

BUY 71

United Kingdom

BACKGROUND

The tenacious Dave Robinson squeezed another single off the album—the first three tracks on side one were the first three Madness singles on Stiff—plus there was the re-recording of “The Prince,” also included on side one. There was a lot of argy-bargy about yet another single from One Step Beyond…; it was simply bad form to ‘rip off the fans’ by making them buy more A-sides from an album they already had, even if the B-side was exclusive to the release.

After much negotiation, a compromise was finally agreed upon. The outcome was a 7″ EP, showcasing “Night Boat to Cairo” as the leading track, along with three fresh and original songs from Madness. The EP was a fantastic addition to the band’s discography, showcasing their unique musical style and creativity.

RELEASE DETAILS

Territory: United Kingdom

Release Date: March 21, 1980
Format: 7" Vinyl EP (33 1/3 RPM)

Limited Edition: No

Label: Stiff Records

Catalogue Number: BUY 71

Manufactured: United Kingdom

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

CHART HISTORY

Peak Position: 6
First Chart Date: 05/04/1980
Weeks in Chart: 8

FROM THE ALBUM

TRACK LISTING

DiscPositionTrackVersionDuration
1 A1 Night Boat To Cairo 3:30
1 A2 Deceives the Eye 1:58
1 B1 The Young and the Old 2:03
1 B2 Don't Quote Me On That 4:31

MUSICANS

MusicanInstrumentNotes
Mike Barson Keyboards Band
Chris Foreman Guitar Band
Lee Thompson Tenor Saxophone Band
Mark Bedford Bass Band
Daniel Woodgate Drums Band
Graham McPherson Vocals Band
Cathal Smyth Vocals Band

CREDITS

RoleCreditedNotes
Producer Clive Langer
Producer, Engineer Alan Winstanley

COPYRIGHT AND Licencing

OwnershipCompanyNotes
Copyright © Stiff Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ Stiff Records

COMPANIES

RepresentationCompanyNotes
Record Label Stiff Records
Publisher Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Publisher Nutty Sounds Ltd.
Publisher EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

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
officialcharts.com Website
Madness' One Step Beyond... (Terry Edwards) Book

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