Madonna You Can Dance rare UK sales presenter – now online!

This is an original sales presenter from the U.K., put together to promote ‘You Can Dance’ for retailers.

The sales presenter is a dummy record sleeve that folds open and has no barcode, comes with a high quality Fujicolor printed photograph. Most likely this originally came with additional notes for the upcoming promo campaign, but sadly those are missing from this copy.

A rare item that is almost impossible to get! We have added this to our You Can Dance album promo page (memorabilia section)

There are a few other sales presenters coming up, stay tuned!

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Women In Pop (issue 1)

“We are very proud to present our very first cover featuring the wonderful, legendary, incomparable Madonna. We have a 10 page overview of Madonna’s career and explore why the most successful female musician of all time attracts so much negativity – mainly because she refuses to conform to the expectations society has of how a woman should behave”.

On sale next week and you can also subscribe online and have the magazine delivered to your door! www.womeninpop.com/subscribe

Women In Pop is on sale 1 May, and will be available in Australia, US, UK, Asia & New Zealand!

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Madonna Criticizes Planned Film About Her Early Years

Madonna isn’t too excited about a planned feature movie that will follow her early years as an aspiring material girl in gritty 1980s New York.

“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.”

The film — named after the singer’s seminal 1990 tour, “Blond Ambition,” which brought Jean Paul Gaultier’s conical bras to the world stage — was written by Elyse Hollander and topped last year’s Black List, the annual industry compendium of the best unproduced screenplays.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has bought the script, and the film’s producers include Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment, and Michael De Luca, who produced the 2017 Oscars; “Moneyball” (2011); and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie franchise, appropriate enough considering Madonna’s sadomasochistic forays in her 1992 coffee table book, “Sex.”

The film follows Madonna’s early efforts to break into the music industry, several years after she had arrived in Manhattan from Michigan in the late ’70s as an aspiring dancer. By the early ’80s, after she’d sung in several rock bands, she struggled to get her first album produced.

Her tenacity obviously paid off. That debut album, “Madonna,” released in 1983, produced the hits “Holiday,” “Lucky Star” and “Borderline,” and started her on the path to superstardom.

Messages to Universal, Ms. Hollander and Mr. De Luca were not immediately returned.

Correction: April 25, 2017
An earlier version of this article misspelled the given name of a RatPac Entertainment executive. His name is Brett Ratner, not Bret Ratner.

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Madonna Live To Tell discography now online – 26 different pressings!

The discography to Madonna’s first single off of ‘True Blue’ is online!

Live To Tell was featurd in the At Close Range movie, starring Sean Penn (husband at the time), the music video was the first glimpse of a new look and era for Madonna. 

In the discography we have collected 26 different pressings, including 4 different Japanese 7″ vinyls. This particular Japanese 7″ pressing on limited edition white vinyl comes with incredibly rare promotional postcard inserted!

Enjoy Live To Tell now!

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Madonna Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’ in the Works

Blonde Ambition, a Black List-winning screenplay about Madonna‘s early years as a recording artist in New York City, has been picked up by Universal.

The script, penned by Elyse Hollander, focuses on Madonna’s life in the early Eighties as she works on her debut album while trying to break into a music industry Madonna herself has called misogynistic.

The film will also highlight the Material Girl balancing her burgeoning fame with her love life, the Hollywood Reporter writes.

While it’s unclear whether the project is Madonna-approved, among Blonde Ambition‘s producers is Brett Ratner, who directed the singer’s “Beautiful Stranger” video in 1999.

It’s also unknown whether Universal has secured rights to use Madonna’s early hits like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star,” “Borderline” and other Madonna-era hits.

Blonde Ambition is the second straight music-related script to win the Black List, Hollywood’s annual breakdown of the best unproduced screenplays, and move into the development phase: Bubbles, a script about Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee, is also in the works as a stop-motion film, with Dan Harmon producing and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on board to co-direct.

Previous Black List scripts that turned into Best Picture-winning or nominated films include Spotlight, The Revenant, Argo, American Hustle and more.

More at RollingStone.com

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Record Store Day 2017 – personal report by Dave Crombeen

Record Store Day 2017 update from Barcelona!

While on vacation I didn’t want to set my alarm, but I woke up on time. I arrived at the store at 10am, I found out that they received quite a lot of the Madonna records. 

I was allowed to buy a maximum of two which is very reasonable in my opinion. It was extremely crowded but got what I came for. In another store the same experience, I also bought a RSD17 special by Diana Ross, Jamiroquai and Dave Clarke.

Dave Crombeen

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Record Store Day 2017 – personal report

As we mentioned quite a while ago this year’s Record Store Day included another Madonna goodie; Dance Mix vinyl originally released in Argentina in 1985.

Last year we all had the chance to purchase a fabulous re-issue of Madonna’s Like a Virgin & Other Big Hits on pink vinyl, however it seemed that the Dance Mix was definitely more limited than last year’s release.

We learned that only two of the six participating stores in Amsterdam actually received the Madonna record (and only just a few). The advise was to get up early and queue (something we Madonna fans are all too familiar with).

I arrived at 7.15am expecting to see a large queue already, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was the first to arrive. It wasn’t until 8am that another record hunter joined me, once the time passed more people showed up and luckily we were all out to find a different record (so no fear that someone else would snatch my Madonna vinyl).

We learned that fellow record store Concerto was extremely crowded and a huge queue had formed, thank God I made the right choice to visit Velvet Music instead. When the clock finally struck 9am we got to go in and to my distress all the records were put in different crates without any labelling, so that meant digging! Unfortunately this meant everyone started to search frantically and of course I was digging in the wrong crates, so thankful to the lady who knew I was searching for Madonna as she found the record and quickly handed it over to me. 

The store only received three and were gone in the first five minutes, if it hadn’t been for this lady I probably would’ve missed out (and waited since 7.15 for nothing, not really a first come first serve kinda thing).

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Vision Quest upcoming blu-ray release by Warner Archive – May 16, 2017

NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
BD 50
107:00
English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 STEREO – English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1 -16×9 FULL FRAME
COLOR
Theatrical Trailers- (HD)

Playback
Region A (B, C untested)

May 16, 2017

High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who’s the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest…until the day a sexy drifter (Linda Fiorentino) threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features Journey’s “Only the Young,” Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and John Waite’s “Change.” In her first film, Madonna shines while performing “Gambler” and “Crazy for You.” You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest.

Warner Archive

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Madonna’s image projected onto Empire State Building in honor of BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary

While the Empire State Building is known for changing from shades of red to blue and everything in between, tonight’s light show will take on a bit different fashion; fashion photography from some of Harper’s BAZAAR’s most iconic shoots and cultural moments.

In honor of BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary and presented in partnership with Tiffany & Co., glossy pages will turn into sky-high projections, flooding the city with some of fashion’s greatest. Think unforgettable covers (Rihanna’s Jaws cover, anyone?) to stunning editorials that have highlighted the premier of seasons past.

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