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Bedtime Stories

MadonnaAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

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listen  5. Inside Of Me 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Human Nature 4:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Forbidden Love 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Love Tried To Welcome Me 5:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Bedtime Story 4:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: October 25, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • ASIN: B000002MUW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,874 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Most Underrated Album May 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
"Bedtime Stories" was Madonna's follow-up to "Erotica," an album so cooly received that it started a nasty backlash against the singer. So, it's not surprising that she comes across as a bit defensive on a couple of tracks: on "Survival" she promises that she's "gonna be living to tell" and she lashes back at her critics in the dynamite "Human Nature." Elsewhere, "Bedtime Stories" was her most self-reflective album at the time, and it's also her most r&b-sounding disc since her debut. Dave Jam Hall, Dallas Austin and Babyface all supply the onetime Material Girl some solid beats and rhythms that wouldn't sound out of place on a Mary J. Blige album. The hits, "Secret" and "Take a Bow" show up here, but other tracks of note are the infectious "Inside of Me" (a tribute to her late mother) and "Don't Stop," which should have been released as a single but wasn't. This album didn't flop upon release, but it sold less than it deserved to, mainly because people were looking for a "Vogue 2" in this record. Nonetheless, "Bedtime Stories" is a straight-up r&b record that deserves a second chance.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Stories (1994) March 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
-Bedtime Stories (1994)-

Released in 1994, two years after Madonna released "Erotica", the world was still outraged. Madonna released this album, which again, only peaked at #2, and sold 2 million copies since it's release. This album, along with "Erotica" and "American Life" are probably Madonna most underrated albums. Madonna decided to go with more of an R&B sound for this album, and it turned out amazing. This is another one of my all time favorite Madonna albums. The first single to be released from the album was "Secret", and it put Madonna back on the charts, peaking at #3. It's a really great song. And then Madonna released "Take a Bow", which put her back on top of the charts. The song peaked at #1, and stayed there for 7 weeks, giving Madonna her biggest US single to date. The song is definitely one of Madonna's greatest ballads. Two other singles were also released, "Bedtime Story" and "Human Nature". "Human Nature" is a very bass heavy song, directed to the critics that bashed her during her sex phase, and is another great song. "Bedtime Story" is just absolutely amazing, and along with "Frozen" and "Bad Girl", one of my all time favorite Madonna songs. The song was co-written by Bjork, and was years ahead of it's time when it was released. Everything about the song is just amazing, and the video is one of the best I've ever seen. Also, at the time of the videos release, it was the most expensive video ever made.

1. Survival (10/10)
2. Secret (10/10)
3. I'd Rather Be Your Lover (10/10)
4. Don't Stop (9/10)
5. Inside of Me (/10)
6. Human Nature (10/10)
7. Forbidden Love (8/10)
8. Love Tried to Welcome Me (10/10)
9. Sanctuary (10/10)
10. Bedtime Story (10/10)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What was I thinking? August 31, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Some people have described this as Madonna's "comeback" album after the "disappointment" of the Erotica album. But, both albums sold about 2 million copies in the US, so they were just about equally successful. But, this album did produce the biggest hit of Madonna's career, "Take a Bow" (#1 for seven weeks). It also yielded the #3 hit "Secret". The other two single from the album, "Bedtime Story" and "Human Nature", became the first two singles by Madonna to fail to make the Top 40 since her first single ("Everybody"). This is a good album overall, and Madonna's fans should enjoy it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A HIDDEN GEM October 27, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
After all the controversy surrounding her "Erotica"/"Sex"/"Body Of Evidence" triple play in 1992, Madonna took a step back and quietly released "Bedtime Stories," a very introspective and emotional album filled with lots of hidden treasures and only a few hits. It's usually overlooked now, but given the chance, this one really stands out. This is a huge departure for Madonna. As an artist, she consistently pulls trends from the underground and introduces them to the mainstream. With "Bedtime Stories," she did the exact opposite: she used the popular sounds of the time, for the most part, but still managed to make it sound fresh and appealing. The album kicks off with "Survival," a "shoulda been" hit single that pretty much sums up Madonna's take on those who criticize her: "I'll never be an angel. I'll never be a saint, that's true." Produced by Dallas Austin (who was fresh off of his success with TLC and "CrazySexyCool"), it works very well. Madonna fires back at her critics explicitly with "Human Nature," which has a huge bass line and sounds like a hip-hop experiment. You'll either love it or you'll hate it--and that's a classic Madonna approach to music making. The album is also loaded with several R & B inspired numbers. "Love Tried To Welcome Me," "Inside of Me," "Don't Stop," and "Forbidden Love" share a variety of producers, and it's obvious that Babyface (who produced a handful of the tracks) had a profound influence on a great deal of the album. His presence is most obviously felt on "Forbidden Love" and the album closer, "Take A Bow," where he provides distinct background vocals. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensual, seductive and soothing.
Madonna's best, hands down. For relaxing, driving, dinner, study....it's fits all catigories. If you are looking for a cd that can be used in mixed company, this is it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bennie Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this song/album
I love this song and played it all the time on my iPod. I recommend it for anyone who loves music.
Published 3 months ago by Amanda Harvin
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Madonna's most cohesive albums
In spite of being known for controversy and shock value, Madonna has released a lot of great material in her 30 year career. Read more
Published 4 months ago by X
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Madonna
This is non stop melodic flow at its finest. I can clean, cook, shop, drive, dance to this CD. Classic Madonna!!
Published 5 months ago by Paulette
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
The CD arrived on time, though the case of the CD is kind of bent. Hopefully we can change that next time.
Published 6 months ago by Madonna CD Buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks
thanks for all your help i am satisfied with the item quick and easy
will use again have a great week
Published 6 months ago by jacob
5.0 out of 5 stars bedtime stories
madonna lovers like me ,have to have this one,great voice,music to dance to,seceret is my favorite song so now I have it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by julie montgomery
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not one of her best
I don't think this album has held up well. I found this album wasn't as exciting as her other albums. I think this is Madonna's least favorite album. Read more
Published 9 months ago by is
2.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Stories and Lullabies; Sure to put you fast asleep...
A very mellow and laidback Madonna album. With mainly midtempo and fluffy love songs that have the ability put one right to sleep, hence the title; Bedtime Stories. Read more
Published 9 months ago by ULTRA
5.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Stories
Once you've read this review, you won't need to read my other postings concerning Madonna CDs. I totally LOVE Madonna's music from the 80's all the way through her last recording. Read more
Published 11 months ago by P.R. I've It
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