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  • Birthday 07/19/1986

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  1. Sharing my "Frozen" video recording from yesterday's show in Toronto, front view from the back section! ( @Neilfeel free to share it on MTribe ^^). What an awesome surprise!! Hope she keeps it for a bit!
  2. From what I've seen so far of the shows, there are many thing that could be improved but my main takes are: Nothing Really Matters wouldn't hurt to have an extra chorus at the end or something rather than finish with repeating sentence, feels short. Human Nature / Crazy for you, i still don't understand that strange mashup lol. "Hung Up", geez... it absolutely NEEDS an extra chorus/outro... the way it hypes people up so much with the breakdown and the "boom boom" bass crescendo just to finish with an abrupt "I don't know what to do" acapella, it's just such a buzz kill. And more so that it transitions to a freaking ballad after lol. You can clearly see people "finally" coming alive and all excited after all these slow songs in that act, just to be left cold again. I would put Hung Up after Bedtime Story and then Ray of Light, I feel it would've fit so much better. The ending... starting to accept it more and more now, it's good that she doesn't sing much Celebration/Music so people realize that it's actually the outro, not another song. BUT, I wish she would've developed more the "sing-along" part when Bob says "Madonnaaa..., Madonna!!". She did it on the second night in Belgium and it was so much better. Madonna! Can't hear you! Madonna! What you say? Madonna!!... with people chanting. Proper closure. (min 4.28)
  3. I went to Barcelona for the MDNA show, from my experience... since it's a standing area, once you're in and locked in your spot, you can't move or leave your place, AT ALL. So eat beforehand and don't drink anything hours before (get some Halls candy if you get thirsty lol), because if you move, nobody will let you back in... people also get very rude and aggressive, understandable if someone tries to sneak in but still. :/
  4. Having watched the Live again today, I must say the show makes more sense now and she's performing much smoother now. I would change just a few things: Add 1 min intro for NRM remix Nothing Really Matters Everybody Into the (Hollywood) Groove Burning Up Open Your Heart Holiday In This Life (intermission) Live to Tell Like a Prayer Oh Father Blond Ambition interlude Erotica/You Thrill Me Rescue Me (or Justify My Love (Orbit Remix)) Fever Hung Up Get Together or Sorry (short 2 minute version, to maintain the "disco" party vibe but also transition into a more mellow mood). Bad Girl Secret Ballroom interlude Vogue (keep but shorten the Ballroom play by a minute or so) Human Nature Rain *** I Want You interlude (with Massive Attack intro beats) Die Another Day Don’t Tell Me Mother and Father Easy Ride (excerpt) La Isla Bonita Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Miami Remix) You'll See Hold Tight I Don’t Search I Find (intermission) Bedtime Story (with original video backdrop) Ray of Light Frozen Like a Virgin/Billy Jean interlude Angel Gimme All Your Luvin’/Bitch I’m Madonna Celebration / Music Encore: Take a Bow Back that Up to the beat (with elements of Vini Vidi Vici)
  5. that remix of Justify My Love was a total waste, she should've either sing the album/orbit remix or just do Rescue Me. Not sure what TBW was even doing there with recycled RIT backdrops and MDNA Best Friend choreo. And Die Another Day with black capes didn't make any sense either. Remove the "I Will Survive" cover, and transition La Isla Bonita into DCFMA Miami Mix to keep the upbeat mood (not the militar funeral version lol) I would add an ENCORE section after Celebration, and then she would emerge again and sing 2 more songs and in the end do "Take a Bow": the show is over say goodbyeeee. Definitely missing some key songs like Secret, You'll See, Express Yourself...
  6. I was going to go with a friend who is flying from Finland, and I also have plans to see her in Paris 2 weeks later, but because of work/money I had to reduce my trip (flying from Canada), so unfortunately had to give up the Sweden show :'( ... the Rebel Heart Tour videos looked soooo amazing. I saw Sticky & MDNA in a stadium and it was a total different surreal experience! Enjoy!!
  7. After a long research, I got myself a budget but very good quality turntable: https://www.audio-technica.com/en-ca/at-lp120xusb it comes with a Motor-driven plate rather than a belt (so the records are always on correct pitch). It also comes with a built-in amplifier, so you'd just connect it to Powered Speakers. That's it. If you want to upgrade further for better sounding, the needle is the next thing. It comes with a very good one, but if you update it to a Microlinear needle (which goes deeper into the records' groove, hence better read frequency), such as: https://www.audio-technica.com/en-ca/at-vm95ml Then, many audiophiles would recommend to upgrade the internal amplifier to an external one, before connecting to the speakers. This is totally optional but I did it just for fun, the sound was slightly improved, with a better soundstage. I got https://ifi-audio.com/products/zen-phono/ All these items are mid-priced, not too cheap but definitely not thousands of $$$, especially if you want just a good quality for casual listening Hope this helped!
  8. Isn't that on the official CD single? hmmm. I wish they'd release all the GHV2 promo megamixes, those are so good to be forgotten :( Along with the original 20 min Thunderpuss version. Oh! and also Peter Rauhofer's "I'm Addicted" remix.
  9. I think it would be amazing if they would dig up unreleased mixes and/or update the old songs with new dancey remixes like the unreleased Thunderpuss megamix that featured hot updates like Erotica, Take a Bow, Deeper and Deeper... But I guess it's like we all think... Probably HoneyDijon is gonna remix/update the 80s hits (cause most of them had just extended and album versions), and from mid-90s onwards use the existing remixes of DJ's and blend them all together in a continuous 1:30 hour megamix, which would be so interesting to hear!
  10. Me and my friends are going! Late and in middle of a week but finally at least some Madonna related activity in Toronto in yearsssssss... Miss the good ol' Madonna all-night parties in Church lol.
  11. Woooow, this looks like it was such an amazing show! "All the people in the trees... sing holiday!" hahaha.
  12. Hmmm, maybe I'm mistaken but I'm pretty sure that those Hi-Res HD Tracks ones were Vinyl rips at 192. But I came across this MQA article that they explain the mastering process of "Like a Virgin" and seems like all their blog posts are from 2017-2018. Perhaps they just posted it on that date, but I definitely hear an improvement on the clear vinyl in comparison with the old pressings...
  13. I remember reading that a newly remaster was done back in 2019 with a scan and re-recording of the old tapes, that's why got the new Hi-Res 192 khz files on Qobuz and Tidal, plus the Crystal Clear vinyl of the first three albums + WTG OST. I think this happens because the record label has the mentality of: "If this sells very well already with a regular edition tracklist/edition, why bother?" - Smaller bands/labels release shitload of box sets, remixes, editions because they need the cash flow... Madonna selling a standard lazy 10-track "Music" album, already does millions. That's why they released "The Holiday Collection" after, as a companion EP of The Immaculate Collection. Of course she's a musician, but above that, she's a business woman first who just happens to be an artist and have passion for music. She will NEVER do anything beyond or extra for the sake of love for the music, if it's not making her money or supposes a future interest. Whereas Bowie or Prince I think breathed music and just sat in their houses to play instruments for free on an afternoon. It's because everybody has a different notion of "what should an upscale be". Interlaced did an amazing job upscaling but he loved to keep all the grain, vhs tape noise and other vintage artifacts faithful to the original tapes. Nasty and other guys did the opposite, they did almost a CGI plastic version of her videos, which pleased many people (myself included in some cases). Personally, I'd be in the middle considering that they should remove all the noise and do a great digital restoration of the image to make it as clean and sharp as possible, but without making her look like a Final Fantasy character, lmao.
  14. Expansive could also mean the "useless" extended, instrumental and dub versions we got on the True Blue and Like a Prayer Spotify edition... I really wish they'll include demos and unreleased material, but also seeing that Madonna herself "will oversee" the releases, she might not want to put enough unreleased material (or at least not all) and hold off on many things, since she didn't put them in the album in the first place (if it were just Warner, they def would include all to make more $$)
  15. well it says "apparently"... while in the official press release it says 17 studio albums, so probably they just don't want to confirm / announce anything yet about new material (which won't happen in a few years anyway).
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