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16 minutes ago, Confessit said:

I know you don’t care about Whitney or Queen but the point I was making is that there are huge names on compilation albums.

4 Minites is half Timberland/Timberlake otherwise Madonna would be no where near that compilation.

But the fact is she could and should be on more compilations.

 

Editing posts after being proven wrong? That's bad (and tit like) forum etiquette.

6 minutes ago, funkydita said:

As were LIB and Borderline, according to this.  I think it’s a mix of WB and her, I know first hand how much she wanted for the MDNA UK tour broadcast and that was definitely down to her rather than the distributor.

There's no denying she's a greedy granny, especially with all the latest stuff she has more control over, but Warner have a high price on her licensing catalogue for sure. I believe it was Edsel that just got a flat out "no" when they tentatively enquired about doing something with True Blue a coupla years ago. I doubt Madge even knows (or cares).

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11 minutes ago, Kim said:

There's no denying she's a greedy granny, especially with all the latest stuff she has more control over

The level of control she wants over certain things is surprising.  True story - when IGTTYAS was broadcast on UK TV,  her management said someone would visit the edit suite to see where the ad breaks were placed and to check out any required compliance edits.  And who turns up?  Yep, Madonna.  

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Just now, funkydita said:

The level of control she wants over certain things is surprising.  True story - when IGTTYAS was broadcast on UK TV,  her management said someone would visit the edit suite to see where the ad breaks were placed and to check out any required compliance edits.  And who turns up?  Yep, Madonna.  

That’s amazing !! I understand she must of been pissed there were adverts.

I remember when MTV broadcasts IGTTYAS she publically thanked them for showing it advert free.

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6 minutes ago, Confessit said:

That’s amazing !! I understand she must of been pissed there were adverts.

I remember when MTV broadcasts IGTTYAS she publically thanked them for showing it advert free.

If anything she was more confused about why the pedo joke was bleeped and the swearing wasn’t.  

She also wrote a beautiful and humble handwritten letter (on “Madonna” headed paper, now framed in someone’s house) apologising for cancelling a meeting and thanking them for showing the film (and for agreeing to screen it in a cinema - that was part of the deal).  

My favourite part of the story was the fact that she had to sign in to the edit suite and was given a name badge by the receptionist...spelled “Maddona”.  Her deadpan response?  “No one’s ever spelled it quite that way before”.  Apparrently she was lovely and low key.

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18 minutes ago, funkydita said:

The level of control she wants over certain things is surprising.  True story - when IGTTYAS was broadcast on UK TV,  her management said someone would visit the edit suite to see where the ad breaks were placed and to check out any required compliance edits.  And who turns up?  Yep, Madonna.  

Ahaha, I love it.  Although maybe someone in the edit suite should have mentioned that her real priority should have been to make an actual good doc film in the first place, rather than worrying about advert placement...

Channel 4 was THE Madonna-friendly channel late 90s to mid 00s. Those were the days :old:

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10 minutes ago, Kim said:

Ahaha, I love it.  Although maybe someone in the edit suite should have mentioned that her real priority should have been to make an actual good doc film in the first place, rather than worrying about advert placement...

Channel 4  were THE Madonna-friendly channel late 90s to mid 00s. Those were the days :old:

And in the 00s mostly due to someone who was a fan and essentially wanted to be in her circle (not me btw).  Lol.  

Another true fact, I oversaw the edit for CT on C4 and fought to keep the crucifixion, I had to write a really pompous line to defend it in case of any complaints! 

For another time, there’s a great story featuring the intercom she used to communicate with Guy at the London house.  Disembodied Madonna voice - “Guy, Guy, how fucking dare you ignore me Guy”.  Dead.

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32 minutes ago, funkydita said:

 Disembodied Madonna voice - “Guy, Guy, how fucking dare you ignore me Guy”.  Dead.

 :rotfl:(and jealous of your (ex) job!)

 

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Regarding Madonna on compilations:

Hits 3: Dress You Up

Hits 4: Borderline

Hits 6: La Isla Bonita (7” Remix)

Huge Hits 1998: Frozen

Song Birds: Frozen

Now That’s What I Call Music 30 Years: Into the Groove 

Now That’s What I Call Legends: Into the Groove

(Now really milked getting ITG didn’t they).

That’s all I know of.

Apparently the Hits albums got a deal in the 80s where they’d get the last single from each albums.

 

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1 hour ago, tasteinmen said:

Regarding Madonna on compilations:

Hits 3: Dress You Up

Hits 4: Borderline

Hits 6: La Isla Bonita (7” Remix)

Huge Hits 1998: Frozen

Song Birds: Frozen

Now That’s What I Call Music 30 Years: Into the Groove 

Now That’s What I Call Legends: Into the Groove

(Now really milked getting ITG didn’t they).

That’s all I know of.

Apparently the Hits albums got a deal in the 80s where they’d get the last single from each albums.

 

Its pretty much nothing

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21 hours ago, Starman said:

Its pretty much nothing

That's the thing though. If you look at Queen who whore their work out, they continue to sell very well although partly due to the band being 'over' 26 years ago but also that people hear their work. 

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5 hours ago, jonski43 said:

That's the thing though. If you look at Queen who whore their work out, they continue to sell very well although partly due to the band being 'over' 26 years ago but also that people hear their work. 

I agree her catalog is very underused

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It's so sad seeing big legends celebrating her classic albums and Madonna... nothing

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I went on a plane trip two days ago, and on the entertainment they had classic albums. Ray of Light was featured. Naturally, I listened the hell out of it.

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On 13/01/2018 at 10:14 PM, funkydita said:

And in the 00s mostly due to someone who was a fan and essentially wanted to be in her circle (not me btw).  Lol.  

Another true fact, I oversaw the edit for CT on C4 and fought to keep the crucifixion, I had to write a really pompous line to defend it in case of any complaints! 

For another time, there’s a great story featuring the intercom she used to communicate with Guy at the London house.  Disembodied Madonna voice - “Guy, Guy, how fucking dare you ignore me Guy”.  Dead.

Omg amazing stories 

More more more !

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We won't get anything for any M albums! so disappointed because many 'minor' artists or albums are re-edited (see last box sets for Belinda Carlisle or Kylie!!!)

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On Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 10:05 AM, bliss94 said:

We won't get anything for any M albums! so disappointed because many 'minor' artists or albums are re-edited (see last box sets for Belinda Carlisle or Kylie!!!)

Debbie Gibson and Samantha Fox got the royal treatment with their box sets

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ROL #19 on Pitchfork top 50 albums of 1998...should be higher definitely higher.  

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6 hours ago, Steve said:

ROL #19 on Pitchfork top 50 albums of 1998...should be higher definitely higher.  

It was the biggest selling album in the world in 1998 so it deserves higher!

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3 hours ago, Confessit said:

It was the biggest selling album in the world in 1998 so it deserves higher!

 

3 hours ago, Confessit said:

It was the biggest selling album in the world in 1998 so it deserves higher!

Def Top 5 at least. 

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https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-50-best-albums-of-1998/?page=4

At the end of “Drowned World/Substitute for Love,” the meditative opening track of Ray of Light, Madonna utters some of the most powerful words a woman can declare: “I’ve changed my mind.” She had spent the early ’90s pushing the envelope on sexual taboos before cooling off with the tasteful R&B album Bedtime Stories, returning four years later as a new mother on the brink of 40, spiritual and self-actualized. It was one of the most shocking things Madonna could have done.

Though Ray of Light took pop soul-searching to new heights, the album’s palette of understated techno and electronica furthered Madonna’s longtime M.O.: From the start of her career, she had been attuned to the undercurrents of club music, finding ways to incorporate trending subgenres into mainstream pop (for better or worse). With the help of under-the-radar electronic producer William Orbit, Madonna steered clear of new age clichés (with the exception of the Sanskrit yoga chants on “Shanti/Ashtangi”) and made a record that still sounds stylish and forward-thinking. The title track wasn’t just one of Madonna’s best singles to date, but also a hedonistic cheat-sheet for clean-living, self-helping ravers to come. As for the darker end of introspection, Madonna offered up a handful of striking songs about the complicated nature of motherhood in “Frozen” and “Nothing Really Matters.” She never lets listeners forget that she’s seen it all, but it doesn’t mean she still can’t be stunned and humbled by life itself. –Jillian Mapes

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On 2/13/2018 at 8:21 PM, Confessit said:

It was the biggest selling album in the world in 1998 so it deserves higher!

not sure, but didn't the Titanic soundtrack, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and Shania's Come on Over have bigger sales..?

I know some of them were released in 1997, but it was at the end of the year, so most of their sales came from 1998

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20 hours ago, functions_X said:

not sure, but didn't the Titanic soundtrack, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and Shania's Come on Over have bigger sales..?

 

In the US but not worldwide overall 

 

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37 minutes ago, Suedehead said:

In the US but not worldwide overall 

 

really? didn't Titanic sell like 30 million, Shania 40 million or something like that?

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Can we start some sort of streaming trend to try and get ROL to chart for it's birthday?!

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8 hours ago, tycole6 said:

Can we start some sort of streaming trend to try and get ROL to chart for it's birthday?!

I think the vast majority of her fans don’t stream. Fortunately I’m away from work so me and my friend have been streaming her non-stop.

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