The Rise & Fall

The Rise & Fall is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Madness. It was originally released on 5 November 1982, on the label Stiff. This album saw Madness at their most experimental, exhibiting a range of musical styles including jazz, English music hall, and Eastern influences. NME described it at the time of its release as “the best Madness record”. It has often been retrospectively described as a concept album.

Though the album was never released in the US, several tracks were later placed on the compilation Madness, including “Our House”, the band’s only top 10 hit in America.


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