The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (#1803 – #1804 / February 23 – March 02) features a two-page article about Madonna’s Ray of Light album 20th anniversary:
Photographer to the stars, Dave Hogan is auctioning off a selected number of prints to celebrate his 40 years in the industry.
Among the prints are 3 classic photos of Madonna: one from The 1985 Virgin Tour (NYC), one from her 1990 Blond Ambition Tour (Wembley, London) and the famous photo of Madonna & Britney kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards.
They are all signed by Dave Hogan.
The exhibition is running on eBay since Sunday (18th February 2018) and closes on 28th February 2018.
Money raised will be split between the three charities: Cancer Research UK, Teenage Cancer Trust and The Haven + London.
The complete listing can be viewed here, for more details on Madonna photos, click on the images bellow:
February 18: Two Official Frozen Video Remixes have been added to Madonna’s Official YoutTube channel:
19 – Madonna – Ray of Light
At the end of “Drowned World/Substitute for Love,” the meditative opening track of Ray of Light, Madonna utters some of the most powerful words a woman can declare: “I’ve changed my mind.” She had spent the early ’90s pushing the envelope on sexual taboos before cooling off with the tasteful R&B album Bedtime Stories, returning four years later as a new mother on the brink of 40, spiritual and self-actualized. It was one of the most shocking things Madonna could have done.
Though Ray of Light took pop soul-searching to new heights, the album’s palette of understated techno and electronica furthered Madonna’s longtime M.O.: From the start of her career, she had been attuned to the undercurrents of club music, finding ways to incorporate trending subgenres into mainstream pop (for better or worse). With the help of under-the-radar electronic producer William Orbit, Madonna steered clear of new age clichés (with the exception of the Sanskrit yoga chants on “Shanti/Ashtangi”) and made a record that still sounds stylish and forward-thinking. The title track wasn’t just one of Madonna’s best singles to date, but also a hedonistic cheat-sheet for clean-living, self-helping ravers to come. As for the darker end of introspection, Madonna offered up a handful of striking songs about the complicated nature of motherhood in “Frozen” and “Nothing Really Matters.” She never lets listeners forget that she’s seen it all, but it doesn’t mean she still can’t be stunned and humbled by life itself. –Jillian Mapes
Listen: Madonna, “Nothing Really Matters”
“Unmasked (The Platinum Collection)” by Andrew Lloyd Webber will include a brand new cover of Madonna’s “You Must Love Me” by Lana Del Rey as well as “Oh What A Circus” and “Another Suitcase In Another Hall” performed by Madonna (from the Evita soundtrack).
The 4 Disc Limited and 2 Disc Regular Edition will be released on March 16th, pre-order on Amazon.com now.
Here’s the original Press Release and Tracklisting:
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2018 — As one of the most successful composers of the modern era, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s repertoire includes some of the world’s most celebrated musicals; Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express, The Phantom of The Opera, School of Rock and Love Never Dies – to name but a few.
Last year, Lloyd Webber became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers & Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently on Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock). Two of his shows are currently running in both Broadway and the West End: School Of Rock and The Phantom of the Opera, and his musicals have grossed more than $13.6 billion and have been watched by 302 million people across 44 countries. He has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. more →
Madonna’s official YouTube channel has been updated with a “Get Stupid” video backdrop video from her “Sticky & Sweet Tour”:
Madonna posted a photo of her and Starrah last night on Instagram. The two are working on new music in Sarm West Studios in London.
Starrah is a trendy producer, her credits include “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry, “Fake Love” by Drake, “No Frauds” by Nicki Minaj, “Needed Me” by Rihanna.
She also contributed vocals on “True Colors” by The Weekend, “Dreamer” by Charli XCX etc.
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David Byrne joined Canadian group Choir! Choir! Choir! last Saturday at the Public Theatre in NYC and paid homage to Madonna (“Borderline”) and David Bowie (“Heroes”).
Madonna was photographed while she was leaving a recording studio in London today (January 17 2018)
Madonna confirmed today (via Instagram Story) that she is working on new music!