7-29350 The Sun And The Rain
Produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley
Released on November 1983
UK CHART POSITION #5 . . . US CHART POSITION #72 (charted March 3, 1984 for 5 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-29350 w. picture sleeve
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O nly a handful of Madness singles had any success in the US, “The Sun And The Rain” being the last. It’s classic Barson, with a chorus that could only be described as the sound of someone aspiring to flight with rain-soaked shoes. The US flip side is “Time For Tea,” a nonalbum track that was appended to the Keep Moving CD. Typical of Lee Thompson’s tracks, the sax plays a prominent role in the melody and the song has an edgy, modern feel (not unlike his “Blue Skinned Beast”). However, it’s not better than anything else that made the elpee cut for Keep Moving.

TRACK LISTING

    UK 7-inch single
  1. THE SUN AND THE RAIN
  2. FIRE BALL XL5

    UK 12-inch single
  3. THE SUN AND THE RAIN (EXTENDED VERSION)
  4. FIRE BALL XL5
  5. MY GIRL (LIVE)

    US/CAN 7-inch single
  6. THE SUN AND THE RAIN    (Mike Barson)    3:16
  7. TIME FOR TEA    (Lee Thompson/Chris Foreman)    3:08

    US 12-inch single
  8. THE SUN AND THE RAIN
  9. WINGS OF A DOVE
  10. KEEP MOVING

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 1983 Stiff 7"/7PIC BUY/P-BUY 192 picture sleeve
UK November 1983 Stiff 12 BUYIT 192  
US February 1984 Geffen 7" 7-29350 picture sleeve
US 1984 Geffen 7PRO 7-29350 feat. A only
US 1984 Geffen 12PRO PRO-A-2122  
CAN 1984 Geffen 7" 92 93507  

 

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