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  1. It also her best selling studio album in the US, isn't it?
  2. Personally I consider it a studio album, but I can understand why some say it's a soundtrack. To me, if it was an actual soundtrack, all songs should be in the movie - not just 3 or 4. I remember when it was in stores new. It was often placed next to the actual Dick Tracy soundtrack AND the Dick Tracy score CD. The majority of the songs are just inspired from the movie or era the movie was set in, and the singles released from this album weren't in the movie either. https://www.discogs.com/master/102528-Various-Dick-Tracy https://www.discogs.com/master/174743-Danny-Elfman-Dick-Tracy-Original-Score https://www.discogs.com/release/292244-Madonna-Im-Breathless-Music-From-And-Inspired-By-The-Film-Dick-Tracy
  3. Speaking of Burning Up versions, does anyone know if this is official or not? It seems legit to me, but I could be (more than likely) wrong. https://youtu.be/oX87Hkh8JXw
  4. First it was the original LP 4:48 version, then I heard the video version (revised album version), then the 12" version. Many years later I download the Japanese singles boxed set and then heard the 7" version. And of course all the various demos online thereafter...
  5. I got the debut and Like A Virgin LP's for Christmas 1984. The 4:48 version is the only version I knew of for years. It wasn't until we got cable TV in 1990 that I got MuchMusic here in Canada and saw the video with a different version in which I never knew existed. Then I bought myself the debut CD later that year and was surprised to hear this "new" version on it. Then a couple years later I bought an international CD single of Burning Up and heard yet another "new" version lol. I was so confused but naturally over the years learned how and why it happened. I'm sure everyone might have a similar/comparable story.
  6. My God, I hope so, lol. I pondered that, but wasn't sure. Tone is hard to deduct with text. I love Blue Jean and their YouTube channel videos, I was really taken back.
  7. If you read my post, you would know your assumptions of me are completely inaccurate (although it was too long, so I wouldn't blame you)... My post wasn't negative at all. It was personally-speaking and actually non-divisive. I encourage anyone who likes the song and video to celebrate it! Not to mention, calling me "too old" kind of goes against what the video is trying to prove, isn't it? Insulting me doesn't change anything. Do better.
  8. I haven't read through this thread, but I have just watched the video. Definitely not for me, although everyone's tastes vary (and that is OK). What is great to one person is not always to another. This is obvious, but sometimes it's worth stating again. There is absolutely nothing wrong with liking it or disliking it. Some art compels people, and sometimes it does not. Opinions aren't necessarily facts. Besides, Madonna's catalogue is so vast, anyone can choose an era or album(s) that speak more to them. That's one of the great things about Madonna's career. Now for me personally, I don't care for the remix at all (not do I like the Material Gworrll or Frozen new remixes). I don't particularly enjoy that style of music. I did not care for the Madame X album whatsoever. And that is OK! The video for this Hung Up remix I just simply did not click with (but that doesn't mean it wouldn't with others). I understand it has an incredibly sexual overtone and some drug references. I know she has used some of these concepts in previous works (especially the Erotica era), but to me (personally), this feels vastly different. Back then, it felt there was a very didn't message behind what she was doing. Breaking barriers and boundaries that needed to be broke. This video to me felt like a current, overly sexual female artist video without any point, message or meaning. I kept looking but couldn't find it. Salacious if you will for whatever reason I cannot seem to find. If the reason is to show that women of a certain age can be current and sexual, this is something that I've already known. I find this is a topic that she has a tendency to keep beating us over the head with. I can see how it would irritate her too, reading all the ageist press. It would bother me too. But this just seemed phony to see and completely unauthentic. I know she doesn't always portray her own personal way of life in her art, but can often describe others and other points of view and lives, but I simply felt like I was watching someone else, not Madonna (if that makes any sense)? Perhaps it's because as I was growing up (I'm 44), she literally taught me how to open my mind and not think in a limited way. It definitely worked. Her controversies often seemed warranted, intentional with positive change. I think perhaps whatever message she is trying to convey in the video, I already feel (and have for such a long time). Therefore, this video's message was basically just beating a dead horse to me. It was "too much with no useful intent" for my mind. I don't have any "hang ups" about people's sexuality of any age. Because of her honestly, I grew up without that. I did think she looked fabulous however. I would just like her to press on other things she might be passionate about rather the ageist, female sexuality piece. I get why she does it, it's just that it doesn't speak to me personally because I already agree with her, and have for a very long time. To my subconscious, it feels tired. But once again, that's me. Madonna has to do what she feels is important. Real artists do what speaks to them, not necessarily what some of their fans may want. My musical sense hasn't really evolved as Madonna's has - that's on me. naturally, I live a drastically different life, but that doesn't mean she cannot feel to express herself any which way that she wants. I say, if she feels it, go for it. Just because I can't identify with her and her art sometimes doesn't negate any potential quality she and others may feel about it. Just look how many pages are devoted to this video on this forum of actual Madonna fans. She's provoking and encouraging discussions and she's always been about that. To each their own. I think when you are a fan of an artist and you can truly say when something clicks with you or not while at the same time understanding that entertainment and other people's perceptions and experiences with it are valid and ok to be different from your own, you have a realistic and mature sense of fandom. There is no right or wrong opinion on this. Enjoy it or don't - either which way, it's completely valid and ok.
  9. That's what the file I have is entitled. Instrumental remix edit.
  10. Side note: A long-time Madonna fan did some artwork on the photo and it ended up being chose by M to be the cover. Here's his Insta: https://www.instagram.com/p/CiP2Dmwraw8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  11. I'm Rob (my favorite) in white and red in the beginning.
  12. I was just thinking about something, and was wondering if anyone knew anything or could share some information regarding the song Where's The Party... I am wondering if it was actually supposed to be a (final) single off the True Blue album? I remember as a kid when the album was out, that song was a lot of people's favorite. My friends and I used to always turn the tape to side B because that was the song we all wanted to hear. I know when the You Can Dance compilation came out later in 1987, I thought it was strange that besides 1 "new" track (Spotlight), all of the other songs on the track-list were singles - except Where's The Party and Over and Over, which led me to believe that possibly when the remixes were being commissioned, it was initially planned for WTP to be a single too. I don't know. I mean, it would make sense. Over and Over was a single in Italy wasn't it? Maybe that would've been a single in North America if Crazy for You, Into the Groove and Gambler weren't released. I know WTP (remix) was released in Japan to promote YCD, but I'm obviously not referring to that. I know in 1986 WTP was released to a couple countries only, but I'm referring to The N. American and other major markets and for the promotion of the True Blue album. Do you think maybe the record company ran out of time because the Who's that Girl movie was coming out and the subsequent title-track single too? Maybe WTP was supposed to be a single, but due to a lack of time, it was eventually scrapped? Maybe nobody will ever know, lol.
  13. I'm glad. Julia is a remarkable actress to be honest.
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