In , Madness offered the song as their contribution to the multi-artist compilation Greenpeace — The Album. The song enjoyed a brief resurgence in popularity in when it was featured in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. The music video for the song depicts all involved in the record including the steel band and choir performing in a party atmosphere on board an aeroplane piloted by Chas Smash.
They all bail out in a small white van after Smash loses control of the plane, the final sequence showing the van parachuting gently back down to earth. It's the first generation of an Iveco Daily ; however, there is the back of a Ford Transit shown on the plane before the fall. The clips of the parachuting Iveco Daily were originally filmed for a French television advert for the van. Introspection Late Night Partying.
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When we were doing the album, Suggs and myself programmed all the drum machines. But it's sort of done me out of a job really, because I used to write the tunes and they'd write the lyrics, but now they're writing their own tunes and their own lyrics, so I'm redundant. On the one video we've just done we tried to be serious, but Lee's got a Mohican haircut and in a bit of it we dyed his face red and things like that, so it hard to be The album's sleeve was designed by Dave Gibbons and Rian Hughes.
The vinyl version of the album featured ten tracks, however the CD edition added four other tracks; "11th Hour," "Be Good Boy," "Flashings" and "4. A vocal version of the song later appeared on the unofficial Madness release The Lost Album. The Madness was listed as one of these upcoming releases, however as of this remains the only Madness album not to receive such a release. Foreman responded "I am not sure if we own the rights to that album.
Upon release, the "I Pronounce You" single had a music video created to promote it. He also appeared on the drums in the "I Pronounce You" music video.
Upon release, Graeme Kay of Smash Hits described the album as "something of a hit and miss affair". He concluded: "Not a great LP by any means, but not bad".
The [new] Madness [music] is still reminiscent of a nightmare in a funfair on occasions but it's that very stylised sound which makes the Mad ones matter. Darryl Cater of AllMusic retrospectively stated: "The tinny, muddled pop sound proves what a big contribution producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley had made to the polished, resonant Madness records. There are flashes of trademark Madness melody, but too much of the album is an indistinguishable blur of drum machines, keyboards and '80s pop guitar.
Exceptions include the reggae-flavoured "Beat the Bride" and the sitar-savvy single "I Pronounce You. Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
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