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  1. WhitePanda

    That one's always quoted out of context. Full quote is from Spin magazine in 1996: "Q: It’s less important to you now, that they all love you? A It’s not necessary, it’s impossible. it’s unrealistic. In the end, by having a point of view, by taking a stand for things you believe in, you’re ultimately always going to offend people. That’s good. It’s certainly more important to take a stand on something and offend people, than to be careful all of your life and have everyone approve of what you do. Or, as my psychiatrist likes to say, better to live five years as a tiger than 100 as a sheep." (I fixed the weird typos that site included in the transcript)
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    Everyone complains about Miles Away being on the tracklist but it's there because in Japan the song "became the best-selling digital single of 2008 and received music certifications from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)—platinum for 250,000 PC downloads, and double platinum for 500,000 master ringtones. At the 23rd annual Japan Gold Disc Awards, "Miles Away" won three awards as "Mastertone of the Year", "Mobile Single Track of the Year" and "Online Single Track of the Year".[31] According to the RIAJ, the song has sold 681,000 digital downloads as of April 2009." (cheers Wikipedia). If Celebration had different regionalised track lists, then Miles Away would've been replaced by a bigger UK/US hit for those releases.
  3. I wanted to ask this question to highlight the reality of the music industry as we head in to 2019. There seem to be a lot of people here who are still demanding deluxe CD releases and who are convinced she needs to go back to old producers or old management or old ways of marketing and promoting her albums in order to have another hit. But those days are clearly over. Why aren't more fans talking about her streaming presence? Where are the demands for her to digitally release remixes older than 2005, or some fun releases of "new" digital albums like GHV2 Remixed and Confessions Remixed? Her Spotify channel just added some new official playlists, with boring artwork and no imagination in the arrangements at all. Or maybe I have it wrong and Madonna fans are predominantly traditional CD listeners, or you only buy the CD for a collection, which is fine too - although after Living for Love and Ghosttown got the bare minimum CDs singles, Bitch I'm Madonna didn't get a physical release, because in the eyes of the industry, what would be the point? So maybe those days are over. Either way - I'm mainly curious. What do you think the future of Madonna's releases are? What should she be focusing on?
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    No problem: [Hidden Content]
  5. 36 years in (if we say 1982 was when it kicked off), half of that is 18... I still think her career was kind of pre and post-Sex book but that wasn't even a third of the way through! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIw5HjpH4rc
  6. "I work in the industry and sadly that just won’t happen. Madonna demands too much money for reissues which differ from the original versions. They can get away with coloured vinyl, or tweaks like boxset packaging, but she wanted a massive amount of money for an Erotica 25 special edition when Warner approached her." From the comments thread on Super Deluxe Edition, a website focused on special edition and box set music releases: http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/feature/sde-reissue-preview-for-2018/#more-136948 Not sure if the guy posting this is a credible source but it definitely sounds like something she'd do. If it's true, hey at least Warner tried, right? Thoughts?
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    Here are both versions, ripped from my CD singles [Hidden Content]
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    ... way too many to choose from!
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    I wish I'd been able to see HC/LDLHA - I was at the shows in New Zealand and the staircase didn't make it over here :( The show went straight from Deeper and Deeper to Like a Virgin.
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    I think the reason for older fans grouping near the stage are because they can afford those tickets, whereas the rest of us 20-somethings have to settle for the cheap seats
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    Little Star?
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    I remember being aware of her as a kid - the Club 69 radio mix of Nothing Really Matters played at my mum's wedding as part of a dancing mixtape cassette and it was my favourite track on it. I just loved her voice, I had no idea who she was. When I heard the Richard Vission radio remix of American Pie on the radio in the car one day, I fell in love with it, and it was the first cassette I ever saved up my allowance for. William Orbit's production work on her voice was just unreal. My mum gave me her old copy of Like a Virgin on CD and I remember comparing that album cover to the American Pie photograph and almost refusing to believe it was the same person. (Angel and Stay were my jams.) Then I forgot about her, until Hung Up. That got me in a huge way. Then I saw on TV they were talking about her performing Hung Up at the Grammys and showed a clip, followed by the cagefight from the Sorry music video. After that it just steamrolled; I got the Taraborelli biography of her out of the library and read it cover-to-cover five or six times, I hired her old albums on CD from the library, and when I heard the song Ray of Light, within the first second I remember intense goosebumps and a rush of excitement, something like "I know this! I love this! I've heard this before! What is this?!" And that was that. I also later learned that on the day I was born Like a Prayer was the #1 song on the charts in my country. Best birthday song ever.
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    Bring it on! Like a Prayer on CD (even on the 2005 Japan remaster) has always been a little flat. Of all her albums it's the one long overdue for a remaster - and a bonus CD or two of remixes, demos, maybe some live tracks, that would be the dream.
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    Never a fan of this one. It had some fun potential but at the end of the day it's slow, awkward and damned hard to dance to. Diplo's intended mix on Soundcloud sounds better, if only she'd let this one cook a little longer before the rush-release...