C’est La Vie EXPANDED Edition

Prepare for an exhilarating 9-month journey with the expanded edition: The Theatre of the Absurd expands C’est La Vie Madzine magazine! This isn’t just a collection of articles; it’s a thrilling ride. It starts at the launch of the new album promotional campaign, takes you through the buzz of the tour preparations, and culminates in the grand finale of the 2023 C’est La Vie tour in November 2023 and into 2024 right into the summer. It’s a journey you won’t want to miss!

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Introduction

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This artwork was originally designed for the sleeve of a complimentary CD and was intended to be included with this 48-page Madzine Special.

Strong promotion and demand, coupled with information from an informant, attracted the attention of Chris Foreman, a founding member of Madness. As a result, Madness/BMG, the band’s record label, issued a cease-and-desist demand against Madzine Magazine at the eleventh hour. Madzine promptly complied, respecting licensing and copyright laws, and withdrew the promotional CD.

Madzine Magazine intended to honour the golden age of physical media and the band’s fans. Madzine offered a complimentary one-track CD, a thoughtful gesture to reignite the nostalgic experience of holding tangible music. This CD, during a digital era dominated by streaming services and digital downloads, is a poignant reminder of the timeless magic of physical music collections. It celebrates the tactile and visual aspects of music ownership, from the meticulously designed album artwork to the ritual of placing a CD in a player. By offering this physical token, Madzine sought to honour the enduring value and personal connection that physical media brings to music lovers.

Fortunately, freedom of the press is legally protected in the United States, ensuring that the issue affected, “C’Est La Vie Expanded Edition,” was published in 2024 as initially planned, unaffected by the band’s legal threat.

From 2023 onward, in a world where digital tunes reign supreme, it’s truly regrettable that Madness hasn’t seized the opportunity to release some of their tracks as 7″ vinyl or CD singles. There’s an undeniable magic in holding a physical copy in your hands. It’s more than just music; it’s about the tangible connection it brings. The fact that Madness has shifted solely to digital releases is somewhat disheartening. However, in the absence of official releases, creativity thrives. Bootlegs emerge as a testament to our unwavering passion for their music, filling the voids and crafting custom releases to grace cherished collections.

INSIDE

  • Prologue
    • Absurd, C’Est La Vie!
  • Act I
    • Playing The Nonsensical?
    • Similarly Late? That’s Life!
    • Options? If I Go Mad…
  • Induction
    • Perpetually Waiting (for the Absurd)
  • Act II
    • Theater Seating
    • Notable Callers
  • Act III
    • The Law According to KOKO
  • Act IV
    • In An Hour or Two
    • Composing 101
  • Epilogue
    • Reflection of Madness
    • + much more!

Title: Theatre of the Absurd expands
Issue: C’est La Vie Expanded Madzine Edition
Edition: First Edition
Subscription: Not Included

Publisher: Publisher Services
Publication Date: July 4, 2024
ISBN-13: 979-8-3507-2891-0
Year Released: 2024

Language: English
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48 Pages
Size: Digest (5.5″ x 8.5″)

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48 Pages

Language

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English

Publisher

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Publisher Services

Publication date

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July 4, 2024

Subscription

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Not Included

ISBN-13

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979-8-3507-2891-0

Madzine magazine is a semi-professional and non-official publication for Madness and music fans. For those who love Madness, there is an opportunity for a new generation to experience the charm of a “Fanzine”. Although the original fans from the 80s may be content with their past, this Madzine has a unique look, feel, and character that distinguishes it from other publications. Within its pages, readers can delve into the past with one-of-a-kind articles, in-depth research from the Madness archives, and exclusive never-before-seen photography designed to introduce all fans to a new world of Madness.

It’s been several years since any such issue of a Madness zine landed on anyone’s doorstep. Sure, you can get up to the minute Madness news online, but there’s nothing like sitting down with a good zine and giving yourself a break from a screen – even better, you now own a physical piece of Madness history. So join our vibrant community of Madness enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world! Our subscribers hail from countries like Japan, Ireland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the United States, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Join us and connect with fans from various corners of the globe.

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Reviews

5 reviews for Madzine (C'est La Vie Special Madzine Edition, 2023)

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    Esther Alcamo (verified owner)

    Madzine has done it- they’ve created a companion piece to not only the album, but the mad journey that is “C’Est la Vie!” From the background and history, to the descriptions of the album editions and formats, everything is there. Darren Bowen remains up-to the minute with reviews of live performances and appearances, creating a consummate account of the experience from as many perspectives as possible. The author shows his talent for graphic design, creating beautiful and dramatic images fully inspired by the album and promotional artwork. . Lastly, I was honored to participate in a bit of the madness; Darren, thank you for the opportunity to write a piece for the ‘zine, tying in the influence of Absurdism and Samuel Beckett!

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    John Brimble (verified owner)

    Brilliant book always liked madness been a fan for years I will definitely be buying more stuff from here again

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    Al L’Heureux (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this companion zine to the new album!! It’s incredibly informative, and adds to the enjoyment of the listening experience as a whole. It’s colourful and very well written. I’d certainly recommend it to any Madness fan who hasn’t already purchased it!!! I’m looking forward to the U.S. tour companion issue!!!

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    Michael Farmer (verified owner)

    Appreciate all the hard work and quality that went into producing this and the other Madzines, no detail left out well done Darren you are an absolute credit to all Madness fans, Wonderful Just Wonderful, Best Fanzine yet, So much information, Brilliant Album deserved this Brilliant Madzine.

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    Andrew Coulter (verified owner)

    What a wonderful fanzine to accompany Madness’ 1st number one studio album in 44 years full of brilliant facts marketing & song info deffo a nice addition for the collection.🎷🎵👍

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C’est La Vie Expanded Edition

Madzine (C’est La Vie Special Madzine Edition, 2023)

Prepare for an exhilarating 9-month journey with the expanded edition: The Theatre of the Absurd expands C’est La Vie Madzine magazine! This isn’t just a collection of articles; it’s a thrilling ride. It starts at the launch of the new album promotional campaign, takes you through the buzz of the tour preparations, and culminates in the grand finale of the 2023 C’est La Vie tour in November 2023 and into 2024 right into the summer. It’s a journey you won’t want to miss!

As we enter early 2024, the C’Est La Vie campaign is in full swing. We’re bringing you comprehensive coverage of the upcoming tour dates across the United States, the expanded album release, and the thrilling summer tour in the UK. We capture the essence of the first six months of 2024 and everything in between, ensuring you’re always in the know.

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This artwork was originally designed for the sleeve of a complimentary CD and was intended to be included with this 48-page Madzine Special.

Strong promotion and demand, coupled with information from an informant, attracted the attention of Chris Foreman, a founding member of Madness. As a result, Madness/BMG, the band’s record label, issued a cease-and-desist demand against Madzine Magazine at the eleventh hour. Madzine promptly complied, respecting licensing and copyright laws, and withdrew the promotional CD.

Madzine Magazine intended to honour the golden age of physical media and the band’s fans. Madzine offered a complimentary one-track CD, a thoughtful gesture to reignite the nostalgic experience of holding tangible music. This CD, during a digital era dominated by streaming services and digital downloads, is a poignant reminder of the timeless magic of physical music collections. It celebrates the tactile and visual aspects of music ownership, from the meticulously designed album artwork to the ritual of placing a CD in a player. By offering this physical token, Madzine sought to honour the enduring value and personal connection that physical media brings to music lovers.

Fortunately, freedom of the press is legally protected in the United States, ensuring that the issue affected, “C’Est La Vie Expanded Edition,” was published in 2024 as initially planned, unaffected by the band’s legal threat.

From 2023 onward, in a world where digital tunes reign supreme, it’s truly regrettable that Madness hasn’t seized the opportunity to release some of their tracks as 7″ vinyl or CD singles. There’s an undeniable magic in holding a physical copy in your hands. It’s more than just music; it’s about the tangible connection it brings. The fact that Madness has shifted solely to digital releases is somewhat disheartening. However, in the absence of official releases, creativity thrives. Bootlegs emerge as a testament to our unwavering passion for their music, filling the voids and crafting custom releases to grace cherished collections.

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