Mad Mad World
1991 Capitol Records – EMI of Canada
Produced by Joe Hardy (Except *Tom Cochrane)
Mad Mad World was released in Canada in 1991 & in the US on Feb 17, 1992. The first single Life is a Highway, became a hit in late 1991, reaching #1 in Canada & #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album earned Cochrane four Juno Awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Mad Mad World achieved Diamond sales (1 million) in Canada. The album also included the hits No Regrets, “Sinking Like a Sunset, Washed Away, Bigger Man & the title track “Mad Mad World”. The album was produced by Joe Hardy and was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and at Metalworks Studios, Hungry Hollow Studio & at Cochrane’s cabin in Oakville. The original album cover designed by Ralph Alfonso was on the initial Canadian release, while a new album cover was used on the US release.