So what is Madonna up to?

Madonna decided to share images of her ‘boring’ meeting today through her Instagram. A meeting we all would like to have attended privately because what did we spot?

  • The Truth Or Dare Propaganda Films files!
  • Original Blond Ambition Tour costumes
  • A whole lot of wigs
  • a book about web design?

So what’s going on here? Will there be an exhibition? Will Madonna start an online exhibition to showcase her costumes? Only time will tell….not such a boring meeting after all!


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Dick Tracy Soundtrack by Danny Elfman remastered and released in it’s complete form for the first time

dicktracy_isc363_600adicktracy_isc363_600cDanny Elfman’s exciting, tuneful score for Warren Beatty big-budget filming of comic strip hero Dick Tracy gets the royal 2-CD treatment! Beatty also stars, with support from mega-cast including Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, many others. Legendary cameraman Vittorio Storaro shoots in bright comic colors, equally famed production designer Richard Sylbert realizes vivid art deco cityscape, Disney’s Buena Vista effects team creates fantastic matte paintings, other visuals. Add incredible makeup for wide array of monstrous villains and Chester Gould’s police detective rises from comic strip to real life on the big screen, earning three Academy Awards in the transition! Danny Elfman anchors with period New York vibe, then creates dynamic, sizzling orchestral action music with aggressive overtones plus gorgeous seductive theme for “Breathless” Mahoney (Madonna). Unusual scoring assignment has Elfman writing his music with numerous ideas designed to play into, out from and circle around many Stephen Sondheim songs (issued at time of movie’s release and not available for this edition) while maintaining thematic structure of its own. Elfman succeeds! Even in brief, cues are dazzling, fully-realized miniatures! Main Dick Tracy theme is martial and righteous, romantic ideas are sumptuous and harmonically fluid. Robust and ravishing from start to finish! 1990 album offered just 35 minutes of score with creative edits and assemblies within each sequence. However, Elfman wrote and recorded over 100 minutes of music, including several alternates plus versions not heard in the film. Some of these alternates boast strikingly different ideas, others are more nuanced. At request of composer, Intrada presents original 1990 score album intact from digital album master, then features unedited cues as scored in picture sequence plus treasure trove of additional material. Elfman fans should be delirious! To prepare all the new material for this lavish 2-CD set, Intrada engaged original scoring engineer Dennis Sands to create brand new 2016 state-of-the-art stereo mixes from Disney’s 32-track digital session masters. Hear stunning array of new details! Fascinating to enjoy Elfman’s original album (a masterful presentation itself) then hear unedited versions of the cues with all-new clarity following their original 1990 mixes. All those additional cues and alternates are even more icing on the cake. Notes by Jeff Bond, rich graphic design by Kay Marshall, Joe Sikoryak with flipper-style cover art enhance this fabulous package. Early-ish Danny Elfman at his rousing, symphonic best! Steve Bartek, Jack Hayes headline orchestrators, Shirley Walker conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD release available while supplies and interest remain!


CD 1 – 1990 Original Score Album
01. Main Title (3:36)
02. After The “Kid” (1:45)
03. Crime Spree (1:54)
04. Breathless’ Theme (2:14)
05. Big Boy/Bad Boys (2:11)
06. Tess’ Theme (1:13)
07. Slimy D.A. (1:41)
08. Breathless Comes On (2:53)
09. Meet The Blank (1:43)
10. The Story Unfolds (1:59)
11. Blank Gets The Goods (2:25)
12. Rooftops (2:01)
13. Tess’ Theme – Reprise (1:16)
14. The Chase (2:56)
15. Showdown / Reunited (4:07)
16. Finale (0:58)
      Total Time: 34:59

Unedited And Additional Original Score Cues
17. Main Title – Part 1** (1:08)
18. Main Title – Part 2** (2:25)
19. Flattop’s Entrance** (0:34)
20. Tracy’s Entrance (0:31)
21. Lips Gets Nailed (0:38)
22. And They’re Off** (1:45)
23. Meet Big Boy** (0:33)
24. Lips Needs A Bath* (0:28)
25. Lips Needs A Bath (Alternate) (0:28)
26. Lips Gets A Bath** (0:54)
27. Walnuts (0:39)
28. Breathless Comes On** (1:19)
29. Crime Lab** (0:23)
30. Crime Lab (Alternate)* (0:14)
31. Kid Montage* (1:40)
32. Love One (1:15)
33. Breathless Again** (2:56)
34. Tracy Spies (0:24)
35. Spaldoni Go Boom (1:14)
36. Tracy Gets Nabbed (0:38)
37. Boiler Go Boom!* (Danny Elfman / Shirley Walker) (2:24)
      Additional Cues Time: 22:29
      CD 1 Total Time: 57:35

CD 2 – Unedited And Additional Original Score Cues (Cont.)
01. Badge* (0:21)
02. Badge (Alternate)* (0:21)
03. Badge (Alternate 2)* (0:21)
04. Slimy D.A**. (1:43)
05. Peach Juice* (0:57)
06. Peach Juice II* (0:38)
07. Peach Juice II (Revised)* (0:38)
08. Peach Juice II (Alternate)** (Danny Elfman / Shirley Walker) (0:24)
09. Meet The Blank** (2:02)
10. Tess Farewell (Alternate) (1:07)
11. Bug Rescued** (1:41)
12. Bug Rescued (Alternate)** (1:41)
13. At The Dock (1:20)
14. Blank Gets The Goods** (1:49)
15. Tess Nabbed* (0:21)
16. Tess Nabbed (Alternate) (0:14)
17. Bait** (0:54)
18. Gasser** (0:57)
19. Fletcher Shot/Framed (1:35)
20. News Montage* (0:16)
21. Crime Spree Montage* (1:54)
22. Jail Cell (0:41)
23. Kid/Tracy Hits the Street (0:43)
24. Chief Gets A Call (0:29)
25. Tracy Finds Tess (A/B)** (0:46)
26. Tracy Finds Tess (A/B/C)** (1:55)
27. Tracy Finds Tess (A/B/C) (Revised)** (2:05)
28. Mine Enemy (Revised)** (0:57)
29. Rescue – Part I (0:22)
30. Rescue – Part II (0:15)
31. Rescue – Part III (0:15)
32. Rescue – Part IV/Rescue – Part V (0:57)
33. Blast Out (0:25)
34. Tracy To The Rescue II** (2:57)
35. Mano A Mano** (2:21)
36. Revealed / Reunited** (2:32)
37. Revealed / Reunited (Revised)* (2:29)
38. Finale (Revised)** (0:58)
39. Finale (Alternate) (0:58)
40. Finale* (1:08)
41. Breathless #1* (0:58)
42. Breathless #2* (0:48)
      CD 2 Total Time: 46:22
      *Not featured in film.
      **Includes music not featured in film.

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Immaculate Collection 2LP Blue/White Marble and Gold Vinyl SYEOR 2017 Exclusive re-issue – International pre-order link

The exclusive new colored vinyl edition of The Immaculate Collection which is part of Rhino’s Start Your Ear Off Right 2017, can be pre-ordered through tic32 and they DO ship internationally!

You have to register, order the item, follow all the checkout steps then pay for the record only. They will contact you with a shipping quote after.

Direct order link HERE


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The Story Behind Madonna’s Red Carpet Gucci Suit at the Billboard Women in Music Awards

Madonna has long been a trailblazer in music and fashion, and earlier this week she pulled a first of the most irreverent kind by twerking for James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. The singer took her place at the top of a list of seriously talented artists on the red carpet of the Billboard Women in Music awards in New York City today, where she was honored as Woman of the Year. The legendary performer loves to push the envelope with her style—remember the custom Givenchy number she wore to this year’s Met Gala or her homage to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards in May?—and her new latest look didn’t disappoint. Stylist Arianne Phillips worked with Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele on the highly graphic suit which featured a distinctive flora and fauna motif, and a hidden message. “[The suit was] made more special with embroidery that means ‘the Greek goddess of music that brings joy,’ ” said Phillips.

Raising the bar on her ensemble were equally dazzling jewels: earrings from Sarah Hendler, rings from Jacob & Co. and Lynn Ban, bracelets by Eddie Borgo, and a drop necklace from Bulgari. As Phillips put it, they were “perfect for such a momentous honor befitting the Queen of Pop herself.”

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