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Madonna [CD]

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  • Audio CD (May 19, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B00005J6T1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I have no shame" October 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Madonna debuted with this record in late 1983, initiating the most successful female pop career in history. At the time, disco was dead and dance music was verboten on pop radio. Along with Shannon, Madonna helped bring dance music back into the mainstream. Thus, although "Madonna" sounds like safe pop music now, it was actually pretty cutting edge at the time. "Everybody" was her first single; it became a solid dance hit but didn't cross over to pop radio or the Hot 100. With its unusual shuffling beat, it should have been a hit and still sounds great today.

"Madonna" eventually yielded three pop hits, each one charting higher then the previous - Holiday (#16), Borderline (#10), and Lucky Star (#4). "Borderline" was her first ballad, although relatively up-tempo. Her voice is thinner here than it would be on later ballads, but she still sounds lovely. The video was also a huge hit and introduced people to Madonna's breakthrough style. I became aware of Madonna for the first time through that video and have been a fan ever since. "Lucky Star" sounds a bit dated with too many synthesizers, although it's still a great pop song. Although "Holiday" was the smallest hit, it's perhaps the most enduring of the three: a real party anthem.

Along with these hits, the non-singles are also uniformly solid. "Burning Up" is the closest thing to a rock song that Madonna made during her early years, although the guitars are paired with a terrific dance beat. "Physical Attraction" is another highlight - a dance song that really shows off Madonna's sex appeal and slither. "Think of Me" and "I Know It" are the two least memorable songs on this CD - straight ahead dance tunes without much of Madonna's panache. With just 8 songs, "Madonna" breezes by quickly and sometimes seems a bit insubstantial. However, the CD is an undeniable dance classic that began the Queen of Pop's career. Most highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning... May 22, 2001
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These days, many people compare Madonna's early music to Britney Spears or the Spice Girls, but there really is no comparison. Today's bubble gum pop stars have a host of producers, songwriters, and stylists to create a cookie-cutter image for them that can be marketed to the mainstream. Madonna, however, was a very different story. At the time she recorded this album, Madonna was living in the ghettos of New York City, and hanging out at clubs that were largely populated by minorites. In other words, she was NOT part of the mainstream! In addition, most of the songs on this album began life as demos that Madonna wrote and recorded HERSELF in a tiny apartment without the help of a host of producers or marketing execs. She also had developed her own unique fashion sense. Madonna didn't have to consult a crew of stylists; even when she was penniless in New York, she had her own style down pat! Unlike today's manufactured pop princesses, Madonna was a true musical and visual artist at work, long BEFORE she signed a record contract.

That said, this album invented dance-pop as we know it. Highly synthesized and highly danceable, this was the style of music that took the 1980s by storm, and still exists today in many forms (including the electronica that Madonna currently dabbles in!). The album was revolutionary, because it brought the underground worlds of urban dance music and punk into the mainstream world of pop. The punk elements are heard in the scorching single "Burning Up", which prominently features an electric guitar and a rock-like bassline, but in a clubby, danceable song. Also, Madonna's personality comes through very strong on this album, so you never feel like you are listening to an anonymous "dance diva".
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Album That Made Madonna A Star June 10, 2001
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In an excellent move, the folks at Warner Music have decided to re-release Madonna's self-titled debut album in conjunction with the start of her "Drowned World" tour. I had purchased the original release many years ago, but decided to purchase this edition due to the addition of two previously unreleased tracks that were only available on vinyl.
Being that "Burning Up" is one of my favorite Madonna songs of all time, I purchased this album because the 12" remix of the single was available on CD for the first time in over two decades. When I pushed the play button on my compact disc player, I was truly amazed on the quality of the sound. If I only could use to words to describe the sound quality on this album I would choose "crystal clear." Truly, this remastered edition was a great idea and I was so elated to hear all of Madonna's great early hits from "Lucky Star" to "Everybody" again.
In addition to the "Burning Up" 12" remix, this remastered album also features a remix of "Lucky Star" remixed by John "Jellybean" Benitez himself. Both remixes are amazing and the album brought back many memories growing up during the decade of decadence. If you are a true Madonna fan, you will want to add this album to your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Madonna - brilliantly enhanced July 12, 2001
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Probably the easiest way for me to review this album would be to start with a comment on the actual songs, followed by a comment on the new "Digitally Remastered" package itself.
Madonna's first album, simply titled "Madonna" in the USA, Canada and South Africa (and "The First Album" in Europe, the UK and Australia), is a mix of electro-synth-funk-pop, reminiscent of the early 80's. Much of the material, in fact all of it, is dance oriented and smacks of earthy gusto - heavy electric guitars, melodic synth and casual, everyday pop. The album opens with "Lucky Star", an upbeat, exhilarating tune that catapulted Madonna into the upper realms of the record charts. This is followed by "Borderline" - a far more mellow piece of material yet, nevertheless, highly charged. Other hits worth mentioning on this album are "Burning Up" (a funky, playful dance tune with some serious guitars), "Holiday" (a buoyant pop track which, to this day, has been one of Madonna's steadfast signatures) and "Physical Attraction" (probably my favourite piece - heavily synthetic and onomatopoeic, with image-filled lyrics like "'s just making me want you more and more..."). The album closes with Madonna's very first single release, "Everybody", a playful banter of the early 80's New Wave Invasion - fresh, catchy ("Everybody, come on, dance and sing") and irresistibly jiggy.
The remodelled version of this 1983 album can simply be described as "flawless". "Digitally Remastered" it is, and in more ways than one. The entire package has been enhanced, including the lyrics booklet and back cover.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars back when she was hot
Great album!! had to add to my collection, Brings back the good ole days. a must have for my collection!!
Published 14 days ago by james hoffard
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I thought I was receiving the MP3 and CD. I only received the MP3
Published 24 days ago by Parrish
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I've wore out a half dozen cassettes thru the years
Published 25 days ago by Carl E. Wade
5.0 out of 5 stars The Madonna I Liked
Got this for one or two songs (I'm not mp3 yet). It is the Madonna of past that I liked.
Published 1 month ago by kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really like it.
Published 1 month ago by Debbi L Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice vinyl
Published 2 months ago by Feddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome early 1980's CD in perfect condition
Awesome Album for the early 1980's, and at an awesome price! The CD was used, but played perfectly, with the orginal jewel case with orginal artwork. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ruben A. Avila
5.0 out of 5 stars Trendsetter, Who Knew?
Containing only 8 tracks, Madonna’s self-titled debut released in 1983 introduced the world to the future queen of pop. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jeff Cartwright
5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna's origin
Bought this CD for my best friend. There's only 8 tracks (plus 2 bonus) and it includes her early hits like: Lucky Star, Border Line & Burning Up. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Maurice Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Panty hose
Thank the CD was in really, really great condition, thank you thank you!!!!!! I will recamend you to my friends
Published 11 months ago by shelly
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Who sang "Holiday" besides Madonna?
BARBIE! I have the cd it was Barbie A Perfect Christmas cd soundtrack,Its the last song and is very much like the original but updated.Go Figure Barbie singing Madonna.It really good.
Feb 2, 2012 by selena I. Esparza |  See all 3 posts
Memories of 'Madonna' when it came out!
I'm late also. Madonna's debut album, to me, is a perfect pop/dance album. I remember in the early 80's channel 7 in New York had a program named NY hot Tracks. In the beginning or end (I can't remember) they would always play a piece of Holiday. I never knew who it was but loved it. Then of... Read More
May 4, 2011 by W. Villanueva |  See all 8 posts
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