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  1. As much as I would love to see Madonna live, from a commercial standpoint, a tour would make absolutely no sense at the moment. Finally Enough Love is a very niche project and the recent Medellín fiasco wasn't exactly her finest hour as a performer. Not sure why fans are encouraging her on Instagram... The most logical plan would be to focus on making a great biopic and capitalizing on the Madonna renaissance shortly after (new album, greatest hits tour, catalog reisues, etc). That way she will have enough time to rehearse and the touring demand will be sky-high if the film does well.
  2. She is the One. I'm very pleased with this choice because God knows this film needs all the goodwill it can get with Madonna in the director's chair. I think Julia is the perfect fit because she is in a similar position than Rami Malek was before Bohemian Rhapsody and the Oscars - she is an acclaimed 2x Emmy winner with a cult following but she's not terribly overexposed, so this could be a star vehicle for her, no doubt she will give her all. Reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, so fingers crossed this movie does well!.
  3. Voted! I will never understand the irrational hatred this album got when it was first released. It contains some of her most personal songs and the strip down production is refreshing after a career worth of dance-pop hits. I'm glad it has become a cult favorite among the fanbase and its message still resonates two decades later!.
  4. Totally! I always considered "Into The Groove", "Crazy For You" and "Gambler" to be part of the Virgin era. Hopefully they will get proper recognition in the upcoming reissue campaign .
  5. I also used to dismiss "Shoo-Bee-Doo" for its cringy title, but now I appreciate it as a sweet homage to Motown music. In fact, all of Madonna's cutesy love songs from this period are very reminiscent of the 60s girl groups that she grew up admiring to ("Shoo-Bee-Doo", "Angel", "True Blue", "Cherish", "Jimmy Jimmy"). This MTV commercial made me like the song. As for the Like A Virgin album, it really grew on me in the past year or so. She obviously released more artistic and conceptual bodies of work, but the cultural importance of this era cannot be understated. She really changed the game for women in music (LAV was the first album by a female artist to be certified 5x platinum in the U.S.). Admittedly, the 80s production sounds kind of dated by now, but those timeless hooks and melodies still hold up remarkably well. "Like A Virgin", "Material Girl", "Angel", "Into The Groove", "Dress You Up" - most mainstream artists spend their whole careers trying to craft irresistibly catchy tunes such as those. Similarly to The Beatles in their early years, Madonna was definitely aiming for the lucrative teenybopper market, but I don't think that takes away her artistic merits. Teenagers are a tough crowd to please and it was impressive how they instantly gravitated to her, a grown 25-year-old woman. Whether she liked it or not, she became an overnight aspirational role model for so many young girls and gay boys trying to find themselves in a very conservative world. Her attitude, her style and her unabashed sexuality shaped an entire generation. And in many ways, Madonna rolling around in her wedding dress at the VMAs was a punk-rock statement in itself. With this record, Madonna put her own clever spin on so many stereotypical female archetypes - the virgin and the whore, the angel and the gold-digger, the hopeless romantic and the ambitious feminist - and arguably popularized the concept of powerful women at the forefront of the music industry. And for that, I'll always be grateful for Like A Virgin.
  6. So here's what it looks like! https:/twitter.com/RyanstheMeek/status/1524842033428537345 https://twitter.com/RyanstheMeek/status/1524843805173764106 No spine and the back is black...suddenly I don't feel bad for missing out on this.
  7. Hi! Perhaps this is a silly question but do you know if the red sticker on the cover is removable or is it part of the actual artwork? Thanks in advance.
  8. Agreed. I love Live To Tell but it does sound like a Lifetime movie title. And something like Material Girl is just way too obvious. Blond Ambition sounds powerful and very on-brand.
  9. Did they just reveal the title ? Blond Ambition is perfect, so I certainly hope so!.
  10. Hi, here are some options https://store.hmv.com/store/music/vinyl/finally-enough-love-(hmv-exclusive) https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/vinyl-madonna-finally-enough-love-jb-hi-fi-au-exclusive-clear-vinyl-2lp-gatefold-colour-may-vary https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/madonna-finally-enough-love/hnum/10936931
  11. Here is a comprehensive list of her promotional performances from 1982 to 2022 https://xstaticprocess.wordpress.com/list-of-all-madonna-live-performances/ From what I can see at first glance, her most promoted eras were definitely Ray Of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions and Rebel Heart. Her 80's albums didn't get many TV performances but let's keep in mind it was a very different era. MTV exposure and magazine covers were probably way more effective promotional tools at the time.
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