Complete Studio Albums 1983 - 2008 Box set, Import, Limited Edition
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With that said, this set is not the complete studio set as it is missing Madonna's 1990 studio album I'm Breathless, containing one of the biggest worldwide hits of her career, Vogue. Some will argue that this is a soundtrack release but ultimately only includes four songs from Dick Tracy while the rest were inspired by the Breathless Mahoney character. How can you have a "Complete Studio Albums" box-set and leave out an album that contains, arguably, the biggest hit of her career? That's not the only hit that's missing for you casual fans that are considering this purchase.
You will also not get:
Justify My Love
Into The Groove
Who's That Girl
Causing a Commotion
You Must Love Me
This Used To Be My Playground
amongst many more glaring hits.
I am aware that many of these songs mentioned were soundtrack songs or greatest hits songs, etc, but this goes to show that Warner had an opportunity to include a bonus disc or an extra DVD/Blu-Ray for that matter to make this a complete collection. I know that's asking for too much here so I am going to pull back and just discuss what IS included.
So what you do get are 11 Madonna albums in their original form except her first three albums. The first three Madonna albums, Madonna, Like A Virgin and True Blue went through a remastering process in 2000 which was impeccable from a sound perspective.Read more ›
There's not much point in reviewing the albums, because most people know what they're in for, but it's worthy to note that both the Erotica, and Music CD's each contain a single bonus track ("Did You Do It?" on the former and "Cyber Raga" on the latter). They're not stellar songs, but it's neat to have them if you're a collector. As for the packaging... each CD has a cardboard sleeve much like a miniature LP. All 11 albums are stacked (loosely) in the outer box. It's about the thickness of an old double/quadruple CD case... ala Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2, or Prince's Emancipation release. Not bad for 11 albums. And the price has even decreased since I purchased it, which makes it an awesome deal for anyone who wants all of Madonna's studio albums.
I would have been willing to pay a little more to have the 3 compilation CD's included (Immaculate Collection, Something to Remember, and GHV2) but, I'm sure to many that would be repetitive.
Great idea. 'Glad I bought it.
Each album brings back memories of when I first heard them, or heard about them. I got the debut, Like a Virgin, True Blue, and Like a Prayer when I was a kid. The first 3 are still my favorites. When Erotica came out, I didn't like her new image or the 90s dance beats, so I didn't buy the album. I also didn't buy Bedtime Stories even though I liked the title track. Ray of Light came out and I got that one. I thought it was great. Music continued her electronica style. I was surprised to see the copy in this set contains an 11th track, "American Pie", a song I hated when it was new but I don't mind it now. My original copy only has 10 tracks. I heard American Life was her worst album and didn't buy that one either. I didn't like the song Hollywood very much and the rest seemed boring. But now I like at least half the album, especially "X-Static Process" which is one of my favorites. Confessions is a really good dance album, it has one of my favorite songs on it, "Get Together". I like all the songs except two. Hard Candy is often called her worst album now, but I don't think it's so bad. I like half of it while the other half is okay. "Dance 2night" is a great retro sounding song, like an early 80s dance/R&B/Michael Jackson style song, with a really great ending that is different from the rest of the song.Read more ›
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No thanks! I was going to give her another chance, but not after reading reviews for the 'Ray Of Light' album, which is HORRIBLE, & in this collection! Read morePublished 18 days ago by bratzlady
If you like Madonna then you'll really like this compilation I would endorse this collection of cd's.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a GREAT Box collection from Madonna. It has almost every album she has dropped in her entire career. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shree
It's all you need, nothing unnecessary which keeps the price down. It's very simple packaging, great music, and that's what I cared about. No extra fluff!Published 7 months ago by Blondie826