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.
MADONNA (1983) Preceeded by endless appearances in clubs and discos, Madonna's debut was released in 1983. Although it did not claim any profoundness, yet, it oozed such an unusual confidence for a newcomer, and an immediate, natural star quality (the self-assured pose on the album cover speaks volumes), that it left little doubt that this young rebel (...heart) had come to stay, and that she was not going to leave, unless she had her way. Not wasting any time, she made her intentions clear straight away, setting the tone with hypnotizing first single "Everybody", commanding everybody to "let the music take control / find the groove and let yourself go", while the carefree "Holiday" called for a global celebration. Uninhibitedly exhibiting her free spirit, not afraid to say boldly ("Burning up") what she wanted ("Physical attraction"), M seduced the crowds with her sass and fierce personality, selling an impressive 10 million records of her hedonistic, irresistible disco-pop. Fierce and restless (3 1/2***)
After successfully leaving her first mark, LIKE A VIRGIN (1984) followed, and it did not disappoint.Read more ›
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This is a GREAT Box collection from Madonna. It has almost every album she has dropped in her entire career. Read morePublished 1 month 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 3 months ago by Blondie826
Absolutely love this. Very reasonably priced and all of the CDs are in perfect condition!Published 6 months ago by Jennifer