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After all these years, this remains my favourite live version of "La Isla"

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Words can't express. Truly. 

 

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La Isla live version ranks: 

 

1. Who's That Girl World Tour 1987
2. Girlie Show Tour 

3. Drowned World Tour
4. Rebel Heart Tour

 

5. Sticky & Sweet Tour 
6. Confessions Tour

 

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It is wonderful. 

My list is similar to yours, except GS is my #1.

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yes, agreed.

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This version might not be as grand and perfect as the GS performance, but to me it represents the song like no other version ever did, brings back so many lovely childhood memories...

 

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It's the best version of the song. She sings it like she really means it. She truly felt the words. 

 

Girlie Show is amazing too and I liked the melancholic element of the Drowned World version. 

 

Sticky & Confessions were just dreadful. 

 

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1 hour ago, Gus said:

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^ What's the tea on this image? What show/ date is this? Her hair seems 'flatter' than usual... I kinda like it :think:

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It's Miami, it was incredibly hot and humid

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25 minutes ago, Gus said:

It's Miami, it was incredibly hot and humid

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BONITA, indeed!

 

She should've done the whole tour w/ that hairstyle. I LOVE IT!!! So sleek, so gorgeous.

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It's my favorite too. Those gorgeous strings in the bridge really elevate it above the rest. :inlove:

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I agree, that's hands off the best representation of the song
Out of all the latino inspired performances she has done throughout her career, this one feels like the most authentic... I would say the GS version  was more polished, but the Who's that girl performance just oozes energy and latina sexiness.... CALIENTEEEE!!!

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She surely loves this song, doesn't she? 

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Confessions is no 1

On 2017-03-21 at 10:28 PM, Suedehead said:

It's the best version of the song. She sings it like she really means it. She truly felt the words. 

 

Girlie Show is amazing too and I liked the melancholic element of the Drowned World version. 

 

Sticky & Confessions were just dreadful. 

 

 

You're delusional. Confessions is no 1 and fantastic.

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With all honesty, I love ALL the versions of LIB. Truly.

It's one of those songs that just lends itself well to re-invention...and I've enjoyed each one of them.

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Since I'm not a big fan of the song I must say I liked the live performance at Live Earth best. Second is WTG performance, because everything at WTG tour was awesome.

And omg I looove the Miami hair! This was the right time in her life for short hair like that, later at the GS it looked a bit to butch for my taste.

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Am I the only one who felt the Rebel Heart version was quite uninspired? The dance moves, the video on the screens... it all felt very "been there done that"

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4 minutes ago, cocolattee said:

Am I the only one who felt the Rebel Heart version was quite uninspired? The dance moves, the video on the screens... it all felt very "been there done that"

It was the first time since the Girlie Show that she performed a version close to its original. I loved it, even though she looked a bit exhausted and messy during that performance. :lmao: 

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I agree.

10 years ago I would have said DWT was my favorite, but now I appreciate the raw confidence she exudes in this performance.  DWT is still close though. 

She's one of a kind.

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8 hours ago, cocolattee said:

Am I the only one who felt the Rebel Heart version was quite uninspired? The dance moves, the video on the screens... it all felt very "been there done that"

Obviously cause it was just a bland rehash. The tour was pretty much her biggest 80's hits + Rebel Heart to shut up the fans who have been complaining for the lack of hits on her tours. Sadly, the whole thing ended up looking rather "last minute" and all over the place. Not a big fan of the tour overall but here's hope the next one is gonna be better.

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8 hours ago, S.E.X. said:

Obviously cause it was just a bland rehash. The tour was pretty much her biggest 80's hits + Rebel Heart to shut up the fans who have been complaining for the lack of hits on her tours. Sadly, the whole thing ended up looking rather "last minute" and all over the place. Not a big fan of the tour overall but here's hope the next one is gonna be better.

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17 hours ago, cocolattee said:

Am I the only one who felt the Rebel Heart version was quite uninspired? The dance moves, the video on the screens... it all felt very "been there done that"

It was the album version in full glory. The version I was waiting for since the GS. One of my fav performances of RH. 

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11 hours ago, Flip The Switch said:

It was the album version in full glory. The version I was waiting for since the GS. One of my fav performances of RH. 


I wished she performed the original version of the songs she has never (or rarely) performed live

songs like La isla, Like a virgin, even Candy Shop... they have been performed so many times that they need some kind of re-invention to make them interesting and avoid the "rehash" effect...
that's just my opinion

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On 3/27/2017 at 5:49 PM, Flip The Switch said:

It was the album version in full glory. The version I was waiting for since the GS. One of my fav performances of RH. 

THIS. 

It was fabulous.  And that stomping sound added during the chorus was LIFE.

 

 

 

...hmmm, she finally goes back to an original arrangement (or as close it's probably going to get), and now it's 'uninspired' and 'rehashed'...?  :doh:

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1 hour ago, VogueMusic said:

THIS. 

It was fabulous.  And that stomping sound added during the chorus was LIFE.

 

 

 

...hmmm, she finally goes back to an original arrangement (or as close it's probably going to get), and now it's 'uninspired' and 'rehashed'...?  :doh:

well it's a matter of taste anyways
30 years into her career I'd rather hear new reinvented versions of her older hits than the same album versions over and over again (and apparently Madonna feels the same way about some of her repertoire)
after all, re-inventing herself is what kept her  interesting for so long

besides you don't have to totally transform a song to make it sound fresh and updated
Confessions tour Like a virgin is a good example of that: the song keeps its identity but at the same time the arrangement and the visuals make for an great re-invention

I didn't say RHT La isla was bad or that I didn't enjoy it, it just felt a bit uninspired

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Well, I'm always for the version I felt in love with. In this case La Isla, Like a Prayer, Who's That Girl (actually love the RH version), are some of my favs and had so much potential to lose that album effect.

That's why I love so much the DWT and Live 8 version of Ray of Light. 

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