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  1. lovetriedtowelcomeme

    OK guys! This is a bit of a new concept to you, but I have been reading a Whitney Houston forum on Yuku with a few threads about 'rebuilding' her albums, i.e. changing track order and removing and adding tracks. Since Rebel Heart leaves out a few things that many of Madge's fans would love to have, I'm going to start by describing my 'rebuild' of Rebel Heart, and I'll let you guys have a go. I'd be very interested to hear your opinions . My rebuild: 1. Living for Love: It seems that albums work out better when the lead single is the opening track, plus if a fan is listening to the album in the correct order, it's a great intro the new incarnation of our Queen. Therefore, I would keep LFL as track 1, but maybe include the string intro from the Living for Drama remix! I get chills listening to that! 2. Devil Pray: Devil Pray rocks, and it's disappointing that Madonna hasn't released it as a single. I'd keep it as track 2, but maybe get rid of a few of the lyrics, namely those in the pre-chorus. All the talk about weed and acid is pretty cringe-worthy IMHO. 3. Ghosttown: Returning to singles, Ghosttown is great as track 3, but if I produced that song I would have added a little more lyrics to the chorus, maybe by writing a variation, and I would have made the production a little less repetitive, and a little more interesting. 4. Hold Tight: Hold Tight is pretty perfect, and although it is bland at times, it would follow on the 'I'll be there for you' theme of Ghosttown pretty well. 5. Unapologetic Bitch: Unapologetic Bitch is perfect, but I would move it to track 5 to allow Hold Tight to follow Ghosttown. I would also not include Illuminati on the album, for reasons I'm sure fellow fans know. 6. Bitch I'm Madonna: I think that Bitch I'm Madonna would go pretty nicely straight after Unapologetic Bitch, continuing on the, well, 'Bitch', theme. Note that I would remove the annoying electronic noises after the chorus because of my personal taste, and at the convenience of others I would remove the door squeak sound at the end. 7. Iconic: I feel that Iconic would better follow BIM in the track listing, as both songs are rather self-worth oriented. And that's a good thing! The song is rather perfect, but Chance The Rapper's appearance could have been cut to make the song shorter for radio, and in case you haven't noticed, the cheering at the beginning is a GarageBand loop. 8. Joan of Arc: After all of the bold statements of fame and independence, Joan of Arc would be some great reflection time. The song explores the downsides of fame, so after a song like Iconic it would fit rather well. Otherwise, Joan of Arc is one of my favourites from Rebel Heart. I would make no changes to the song itself. 9. HeartBreakCity: HeartBreakCity would follow JOA well, as it would turn melancholy into full-on emotion. The song's great, by the way. I would only get rid of the unnecessary F-bomb, as it doesn't really suit the ballad mood. 10. Wash All Over Me (Album Version): I feel like Madonna really should have released only 12 original songs on the standard version of the album. Body Shop, Holy Water, S.E.X. and Inside Out, are, well, themselves. They're pretty scrap-worthy songs, so the outright removal of them would be great for the album. Wash All Over Me is so perfect in both versions, the original and the Avicii demo, but I would include the Avicii remix in the Deluxe edition, as I will describe a little more later in this post. 11. Borrowed Time: Borrowed Time is a million times better than the tracks I've cut from my rebuild. I'm sure many of Madge's fans would appreciate if the song was refined a bit and actually included on the album. 12. Two Steps Behind Me: Two Steps Behind Me is so good! It would have been a great closing track, as a bad-ass conclusion to the standard edition of the album, and a warning to GaGa. 13. Messiah: Messiah is such a beautiful song! Honestly, it's probably one of Madge's best. I feel like Rebel Heart would receive better public reception if this song was included, because it proves that Madonna isn't all shock value. It's a bit of down time before the album closer. 14. Rebel Heart: I feel like there should be a law stating that albums' title tracks, if existent, must be included on the standard edition of the album! Rebel Heart is akin to Joan of Arc in the fact that it's a bit of a reflection on Madonna's fame, so it really should be the closing track. It really sets a conclusion. Bonus Tracks: 15. Wash All Over Me (Avicii Remix) 16. Living for Love (Offer Nissim Living For Drama Remix) 17. Bitch I'm Madonna (Sick Individuals Remix) 18. Rebel Heart (Avicii Remix) As you can see, I've scrapped a few original bonus tracks and replaced them with remixes. Madge never really includes remixes as bonus tracks, and it'd be a great way for fans to hear them without buying singles. The bonus tracks should be on a second disc, so it can be advertised as a 'bonus remix disc'. As for the unreleased songs, Madonna should release a compilation next year. I'm sure some fans would buy it, and it would mean more money for Interscope and Madonna! Alright folks, submit your answers! You don't have to go into nearly as much detail as me, btw. Maybe just state a dream track list, or say what songs you'd add or get rid of. Ciao!