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The Queen of Pop brought the heat when she teamed up with Timbaland and co-producer Pharrell Williams for her Hard Candy LP — and not just metaphorically. Madonna has been known to turn down the air-conditioning at concerts and during recording sessions over concerns that colder, drier air could affect her voice. “The studio was hot,” Timbaland remembers. But apart from her high-temp preferences, there was no diva behavior in the booth. “She was down-to-earth Madonna,” he says. “She’s just brutally honest about a lot of stuff: ‘I’m doing this, I’m not going to sing that.’ She’s very matter-of-fact but still very fun and loving and into her craft.”

 

http://ew.com/music/2017/04/14/timbaland-untold-stories-missy-elliott-madonna-beyonce/

 

 

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Did he think he could persuade her to do otherwise? She's got both balls AND ovaries! She's a tough cookie, something I love about her :IMG_1564:

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The Queen of Pop brought the heat when she teamed up with Timbaland and co-producer Pharrell Williams for her Hard Candy LP — and not just metaphorically.

 

What a wonderfully accurate description! HARD CANDY is still a hot album, to this day 🍬 

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The Queen of Pop brought the heat when she teamed up with Timbaland and co-producer Pharrell Williams for her Hard Candy LP — and not just metaphorically. Madonna has been known to turn down the air-conditioning at concerts and during recording sessions over concerns that colder, drier air could affect her voice. “The studio was hot,” Timbaland remembers. But apart from her high-temp preferences, there was no diva behavior in the booth. “She was down-to-earth Madonna,” he says. “She’s just brutally honest about a lot of stuff: ‘I’m doing this, I’m not going to sing that.’ She’s very matter-of-fact but still very fun and loving and into her craft.”

 

http://ew.com/music/2017/04/14/timbaland-untold-stories-missy-elliott-madonna-beyonce/

 

 

She has always from the incipience of exercising her craft is a feisty ball of fire. She is a debonair, well-armored lioness.

 

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Always great to hear these stories from her collaborators. :thumbsup:

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Holy Candy deserves all its praise. 

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Even the leftover tracks from Timeless Candy were LIFE 

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The Queen of Pop brought the heat when she teamed up with Timbaland and co-producer Pharrell Williams for her Hard Candy LP — and not just metaphorically. Madonna has been known to turn down the air-conditioning at concerts and during recording sessions over concerns that colder, drier air could affect her voice. “The studio was hot,” Timbaland remembers. But apart from her high-temp preferences, there was no diva behavior in the booth. “She was down-to-earth Madonna,” he says. “She’s just brutally honest about a lot of stuff: ‘I’m doing this, I’m not going to sing that.’ She’s very matter-of-fact but still very fun and loving and into her craft.”

 

http://ew.com/music/2017/04/14/timbaland-untold-stories-missy-elliott-madonna-beyonce/

 

 

Shame the album was so cold then.  A low point.

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Shame the album was so cold then.  A low point.

BYE

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It wasn't cold but it wasn't hot. It was a microwaved-level warmness. Uneven.

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BYE

Oh I get it. Public forums and free speech etc are only good if ppl say what you wanted to hear.

hard candy was a low point sounding dated the week it came out and containing stuff a like a prayer era madonna wouldn't have used as a bside. Better than 90% of the charts at the time but for madonna it was not good.

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It wasn't cold but it wasn't hot. It was a microwaved-level warmness. Uneven.

Right. Timbo and Pharell were working with early 00's microwaves by then.

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They had mastery of the "defrost" APP, but could do little about the lingering staleness.

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Well then, so much for a "cold" or "lukewarm" album that launched one of her last big global hits, and the most successful tour by a female/solo artist in history.

Oh well.

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Oh I get it. Public forums and free speech etc are only good if ppl say what you wanted to hear.

hard candy was a low point sounding dated the week it came out and containing stuff a like a prayer era madonna wouldn't have used as a bside. Better than 90% of the charts at the time but for madonna it was not good.

If we go there...i'd love to see what "a like a prayer era madonna" in 1989 would think if someone told her that in 2015 she's release the "bitch i'm madonna" song as a single. I think she'd kill her career in 1989, LOL

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If we go there...i'd love to see what "a like a prayer era madonna" in 1989 would think if someone told her that in 2015 she's release the "bitch i'm madonna" song as a single. I think she'd kill her career in 1989, LOL

Lol. But back then she was in charge and not oseary, and it took herself and one or two others to write an entire album not a boardroom to write a song. 

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Erotica is hot. Hard Candy has some cool and awesome moments - but never was a "hot" album - no matter how hot it was in the recording studio. It was a commercial Timberland construct without much soul to produce hits. It didn't work as it was planned. But I'm grateful for Miles Away.

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If we go there...i'd love to see what "a like a prayer era madonna" in 1989 would think if someone told her that in 2015 she's release the "bitch i'm madonna" song as a single. I think she'd kill her career in 1989, LOL

 

Not sure what Madonna of 1989 would've said but Madonna of 1998 didn't want to be making pop music videos and "stomping" around MSG at age 50.....she wanted to be a movie star by this point. Perhaps you and the other one would've preferred that as well.

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Not sure what Madonna of 1989 would've said but Madonna of 1998 didn't want to be making pop music videos and "stomping" around MSG at age 50.....she wanted to be a movie star by this point. Perhaps you and the other one would've preferred that as well.

I agree I think following the huge critical and commercial impact of Evita she saw a movie career ahead of her.

But she was already almost 40 with Evita, and roles for successfully established actressess in Hollywood post-40 are hard to come by, let alone Madonna!

 

 

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Erotica is hot. Hard Candy has some cool and awesome moments - but never was a "hot" album - no matter how hot it was in the recording studio. It was a commercial Timberland construct without much soul to produce hits. It didn't work as it was planned. But I'm grateful for Miles Away.

I'm also in the camp of it didn't work out as expected.

The anticipation of Hard Candy was enormous I remember the so excited at the time, but Timberland had procdued much better material and although Pharells stuff was catchy, he'd produced bigger and better stuff.

I was expecting mammoth singles as at the time Timberland was setting the charts on fire every month with something new !

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Hard Candy has aged so well and has grown on me so much through the years! It's such a brillant funky record.:clap: 

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Hard Candy has aged so well and has grown on me so much through the years! It's such a brillant funky record.:clap: 

it's so much better than MDNA (aside from beautiful killer) even though it had a bad reputation i remember i listened to the album all the time. it really has a raw funk element to it that i appreciate 

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Another day, another MESS of a thread

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It's gonna be a long few years...

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