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Patrick Leonard to release re-imagined versions of Madonna’s classics

Madonna’s longtime Producer Patrick Leonard launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of his new album “Bring The Circus Home”:

Longtime Madonna collaborator’s new album will feature re-imagined versions of their most famous songs, from “Live to Tell” to “Frozen.

As a songwriter and producer, I’ve been very blessed in my life to work with some truly incredible artists, including Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Jewel, and many others. I’m proud to say that I’ve written eight “Number One” songs, more than twenty “Top Twenty-Five” singles, and have sold over 170 million albums worldwide. I had so much fun as the musical director and keyboardist for the Jackson 5 Victory Tour, as well as Madonna’s Virgin Tour and Who’s That Girl World Tour. Looking back on my career, however, there’s no doubt that Madonna stands out among the rest. Who would have known that when we wrote “Live to Tell” at my home studio in 1985 it would be the first of so many life-changing moments we shared together.

When not creating music, I love to fly fish, play chess, watch old movies, create projects with my three beautiful, artistic children, and hang out with my wonderful girlfriend and my beloved dog, Jane. I also have a deep love for teaching and have recently begun writing a memoir that I’m hoping to share with you all one day soon.

Bring the Circus Home is a celebration of my decades-long collaboration with Madonna that will feature entirely original, reimagined versions of many of the most famous songs we wrote together, including: “Live to Tell,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Dear Jessie,” “Oh Father” (my personal favorite), “Hanky Panky,” and “Frozen.” The album will also include a new song, the title track, “Bring the Circus Home,” plus a few more surprises thrown in for good measure. ;)

A labor of love for the incredible fans who’ve always meant so much to me, I feel it’s time to revisit these songs, both as they were originally conceived and as how I hear them now. Contributors will have an “all access pass” to the creative process, via frequent check-ins, live studio streams, Q&A sessions, and more. I’m also thrilled that many of the other incredible musicians who contributed to my work with Madonna, including engineer Michael Verdick, bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Bruce Gaitsch, and more, will also be lending their talents to Bring the Circus Home.

Once the album is finished, I can’t wait to take the show on the road, and plan to embark on a fan-friendly tour that blends stories and songs (dates and locations TBA). More at Kickstarter