Mega record & CD fair Utrecht 50th edition – report

While thousands of people are still crate digging, yours truly is already back to report on the 50th edition of the mega record and CD fair in Utrecht! A LOT of Madonna vinyl especially on 7″ (Portugal, Spain, Japan, Brazil, France, U.K., Germany). Also spotted a BPI award for The Immaculate collection presented to Madonna plus a BPI for Hard Candy. Probably the rarest record we came across was the Lucky Star 12″ sunglasses sleeve. What I noticed mostly was how expensive most records were, absolutely outrageous prices for fairly regular vinyl. A Dutch seller absolutely wouldn’t take my word for the fact that I already owned the 12″ vinyl for ‘Bad Girl’ as according to him, that was impossible, I gave up trying to talk some sense into him. Another thing that caught my attention was how most visitors were actually after CD’s instead of vinyl this time, loads of queues whenever a dealer was offering compact discs.

But please oh God please stop with the dozens of bootlegs…..

A few interesting items yours truly picked up:

  • La Isla Bonita – 7″ South Africa in picture sleeve
  • Dutch press photo’s 
  • Used passes for the Who’s That Girl Tour (July 27 for box office and photo/TV) and used crew pass for Virgin Tour
  • Original rare early 80’s poster from Thailand (sold by reliable dealer that gets his stuff from ‘friends in the industry’, has been selling prototypes as well (reliable stuff!)

The fair is open again tomorrow, for more info check out www.recordplanet.nl

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50th Mega Record & CD Fair Jaarbeurs Utrecht – this weekend!

November 17 & 18, 2018 the Jaarbeurs Convention centre in Utrecht will host the 50th edition of the Mega Record & CD Fair. To celebrate this jubilee edition an extended program has been created with three exhibits curated by special guestsJohan Kugelberg, Joy Divison’s Peter Hook and designer Nigel Waymouth. Furthermore there are life performances by Gruppo Sportivo and Bert Heerink (Vandenberg). On top a special limited edition 7 inch will be launched with artists Tim Knol and Kevn Kinney. An event that in the past years has enjoyed international acclaim and made its name as the place to be for music fans, crate diggers, deejays and vinyl lovers. Packed with exhibitions, live performances, book signings and over 500 dealers from all over the world the fair offers the greatest choice of vinyl, cd’s and pop memorabilia. Don’t be surprised if you bump into artists searching for their own original productions.

Pre sale Record fair Utrecht

Calling all record and CD fans to the Mega Record & CD Fair, a massive bi-annual music fair at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands. An unmissable cult event for music fans the world over, packed with exhibitions, collections, signings and live shows.Calling all record and CD fans to the Mega Record & CD Fair, a massive bi-annual music fair at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands. An unmissable cult event for music fans the world over, packed with exhibitions, collections, signings and live shows.

Record Planet manages vinyl & cd fairs including the world’s leading Mega Record & CD Fair at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, the Netherlands which takes place twice per year and is without doubt the largest record & cd fair in the world.

Read more (and order tickets) at www.recordplanet.nl

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Love Don’t Live Here Anymore discography online – 13 different pressings

Next up in our discography is the release to ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’. A track originally recorded for the ‘Like a Virgin’ album in 1984 where it was only ever officially released on single in Japan.

A brand new remix was chosen for release and Madonna filmed a music video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Unfortunately it didn’t help sales in the U.S. where it peaked at 78 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Madonna performed the track during her Rebel Heart Tour but it sadly was left off of the official recording. 

We collected 13 different pressings of the release for you to view HERE

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Official Madonna 2019 calendar postponed to December

Madonna Official 2019 Calendar – Square Wall Calendar Format.

A cultural icon so recognized that she only needs one name, Madonna has evolved from the princess of ’80s pop to an international superstar known for not only music, but also fashion, acting, and her counterculture persona.

Now fans of the material girl can enjoy her throughout the year with this official 2019 calendar, with spectacular full artwork throughout.

Don’t hesitate to order your Madonna Official 2019 Calendar today with same day dispatch on order placed before 2pm (Monday – Friday)*. Also, receive FREE UK standard Delivery and Worldwide delivery also available.

Specifications
  • Height: 305mm
  • Width: 305mm
  • Weight: 232g
  • Format – Square Calendar
  • Release Date: 07/12/2018

Product code:124

Pre-order HERE

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MLVC60 by Matthew Rettenmund & Anthony Coombs available to order

Madonna has been a force to be reckoned with in popular culture for nearly 40 years. As she turns 60 (b. August 16, 1958), “MLVC60” documents over 1,000 of her most incredible magazine covers, using them to chronicle her rise to fame and her impact on the world.

Matthew Rettenmund is the author of “Encyclopedia Madonnica 20,” the novels “Boy Culture” and “Blind Items: A (Love) Story,” and many books on pop culture. He blogs at BoyCulture.com and Gr8erDays.com, and was the founding EIC of “Popstar!” Magazine. The magazines in “MLVC60” are from his extensive collection. (Amazon.com)

Product details

  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Boy Culture LLC (November 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578403307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578403304
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches

Order through Amazon HERE

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Madonna’s You’ll See discography up – 19 different pressings

Next up is the discography to ‘You’ll See’ the ‘official’ first single to be taken from Madonna’s ballad compilation ‘Something To Remember’. Originally ‘I Want You’ was chosen as a first single but due to legal issues it was only ever released as a promo single with music video (more on that later).

You’ll See was a smash hit and Madonna returned to Top of The Pops to perform the track. The music video was stunning and named a follow-up to ‘Take a Bow’.

To check out 19 different pressings check out the discography HERE

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Jeremy Scott, Madonna and Beth Ditto attend the Moschino [TV] H&M London Launch Party

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Ann-Sofie Johansson, Jeremy Scott and Madonna attend the Moschino [TV] H&M London Launch Party hosted by Jeremy Scott at Annabels on November 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for H&M )
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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Jeremy Scott, Madonna and Beth Ditto attend the Moschino [TV] H&M London Launch Party hosted by Jeremy Scott at Annabels on November 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for H&M )

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I’d Rather Be Your Lover & Don’t Stop promo only singles added

Ooops….we uploaded the discography to Something To Remember yesterday, but completely forgot about the promo only singles taken from ‘Bedtime Stories’

  • I’d Rather Be Your Lover – 7″ promo Malaysia
  • Don’t Stop – CD Promo Brazil compilation
  • Survival – included on random Smash Hits volume 1 compilation album

Check them out in the discography HERE under the ‘promo only’ and ‘other releases’ tabs.

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Even Madonna Wants a Pair of Post Malone’s Sold-Out Crocs

Ask and you shall receive. Well, that’s certainly the case for Madonna.

On Tuesday, Crocs launched special-edition clogs made in collaboration with Post Malone, and the shoes sold out in just 10 minutes. That didn’t deter the Queen of Pop.

After Posty Instagrammed himself in the shoes saying they were already sold out, Madonna commented on the photo with: “Omg I love those. How can I get some??” Crocs immediately responded, telling the singer to direct message them. So if all is right in the world, Madonna should be receiving Post Malone’s Dimitri clogs.

If you’re not Madonna, chances are, you missed out on the launch. However, the company did say a follow-up style is on the way, but the date is still under wraps.

With Posty’s loyal 13.9 million followers on Instagram, it doesn’t come as a shock that the collab clogs have already sold out.

The $60 shoes reimagined the label’s classic silhouette by adding a baby devil motif and six custom-designed Jibbitz charms, including re-creations of Post Malone’s “Stay Away” tattoo and his Posty Co™ logo.Said Crocs chief marketing officer Terence Reilly, “Amidst his record-setting year, when Post tweeted ‘U can tell a lot about a man by the Jibbitz in his Crocs,’ that really got our attention. Post Malone is a beloved creator and represents what it means to be comfortable in your own shoes, so collaborating on product design is special. We’re thrilled with how the Post Malone x Crocs Dimitri Clog turned out, and [we are] excited about what’s to come. Stay tuned.”

Read more at Footwearnews

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Madonna pledges up to $100,000 for Detroit Prep charter school

In 2014, Madonna made international headlines by turning her attention back to Detroit and the roots she once left behind as she headed off for fame.

Four years later, the Michigan-born pop superstar still seems committed to the cause: Madonna is announcing a $100,000 matching-grant challenge for the Detroit Prep charter school as it seeks to move into an abandoned public school building on the city’s east side. The progressive elementary school is now housed in a church basement in Indian Village and is quickly outgrowing the space.

Madonna is asking fans and others to contribute to the campaign, and she’ll match their collective donations up to $100,000 through her Ray of Light Foundation.

“Detroit has such a special place in my heart,” Madonna wrote in a statement. “Kids in Detroit deserve access to great schools and I am happy to do my part to give them one!”

Detroit Prep, founded in 2016, is a sister school of Detroit Achievement Academy (DAA), one of the organizations Madonna visited and chose to financially support during a philanthropic tour of the city in summer 2014. At the time, Madonna funded art supplies for the charter school, while also contributing to the Empowerment Plan and Downtown Youth Boxing Gym.

She has continued to back DAA, including funding for that school’s permanent site on West Outer Drive. She also gave teachers 50 front-row tickets to her Joe Louis Arena show in 2015.

Detroit Prep serves students from kindergarten to third grade, with plans to expand to eighth grade. Like DAA, the school follows the Expeditionary Learning model, which emphasizes principles such as self-discovery, collaboration and diversity.

Detroit Prep, co-founded by DAA’s Kyle Smitley, purchased the abandoned Joyce Elementary School this summer. It has launched a $2 million capital campaign to rehabilitate the three-story, 44,000-square-foot facility, which has sat unused for about a decade.

“The idea of transforming an old, abandoned building in Detroit and making it the home of an excellent school is so exciting,” Madonna said. “Detroit is a community that comes together, especially for our young people.”

During her 2014 trip to DAA, Madonna chatted with students about books and danced with kindergartners, who later described her as “Michael Jackson’s friend” after seeing a picture of the stars together.

“It was one of the most memorable tours I’ve ever given, and that had little to do with the fact that it was Madonna,” said Smitley. “She was just extraordinary and kind and fun with our students in a way we don’t often see.”

Smitley said she was particularly impressed by Madonna’s continued interest in the school, including the donated concert tickets more than a year later.

“She could have easily given the money then forgotten we existed,” Smitley said. “It showed how generous she is. She’s excited when she sees people who work hard to improve the city.”

Raised in Rochester Hills, Madonna dropped out of the University of Michigan in 1978 and headed to New York as an aspiring professional dancer. Within seven years she was one of the globe’s biggest pop stars.

Her daughter, Lourdes Leon, enrolled at U-M’s theater school in 2014.

“Many people doubt that Detroit can come back and think that the challenges are too overwhelming to overcome,” Madonna said in a statement to the Free Press after her 2014 visit. “But what I witnessed is the true story of Detroit — a city of innovation, commitment, perseverance, imagination and opportunity.”

On the music front, Madonna is gearing up for the expected 2019 release of her 14th album, the follow-up to 2015’s “Rebel Heart.”

Detroit Prep’s fund-raising campaign includes financial partners IFF, Capital Impact Partners and Chase. Detroit architectural firm Gensler and Oak Park contractor PCI One Source are overseeing the building renovation.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

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Ariana Grande Asked Madonna to Collaborate Via Text

pparently, when pop stars want to collaborate on a show-stopping new track, they hammer out all the details the exact same way the rest of us organize brunch plans. In her upcoming BBC special, Ariana Grande tells host Davina McCall that she secured Madonna‘s booming voice for her “God Is a Woman” video within minutes, via her iPhone. “I texted her, which is so cool. I can text Madonna!” Grande told McCall, according to People, when asked how the collaboration came together. “Within a couple of minutes she replied. She was like ‘Send me everything!'”

This shockingly casual exchange, of course, begs a mountain of questions, like how, exactly, Grande came to have Madonna’s number in her phone, whether Madge prefers utilizing the GIF keyboard or regular old emojis to add emphasis to her missives, and what the pop icons have texted about since. Here’s hoping all these and more will be answered when the full BBC special—which also reportedly includes Grande performing songs from her new album Sweetener backed by an all-female orchestra—airs on November 1.

The “God Is a Woman” cameo in question has Madonna reciting a slightly altered version of the Bible verse famously quoted by Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction. “I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters, and you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon you,” she says as Grande, wielding an oversized gavel and sporting a cat-eared helmet, lip-syncs along.

Read more at WWD.com

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ROCK & SOLD: Madonna’s jacket will be auctioned off!

IT’S billed as the biggest rock ’n’ roll auction ever at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe next month.

Jacko’s wig, Madonna’s jacket, George Michael’s shirt…how much would you pay for this rock memorabilia?

Famous rock and roll items from David Bowie’ s boiler suit to George Michael’s police jacket are going up for auction

Madonna’s jacket as worn in Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985 (£61,000- 77,000)

(The Sun)

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ROLL LIKE A QUEEN: New & Super Limited-Edition!

WHAT IT IS:

Personalized by Madonna exclusively for her celebrity friends and A-list social stars, this rare and collectible video box set is now available in extremely limited quantities. Roll like a queen and see lifted, toned and enhanced facial and body contours instantly and over time.

  • Features Madonna’s secrets for achieving her iconic sculpted beauty and ethereal glow.
  • Contains THE BEAUTY ROLLER with Ultra-Infrared Energy, THE FINISHING CREAM with crushed pearls for an ethereal afterglow, and THE ROSE MIST, famed for elevating skin’s hydration levels with an intoxicating infusion of Damask rose.
  • Includes a personal video message from Madonna created exclusively for this box set and two theatrical videos by Steven Klein showcasing Madonna and THE BEAUTY ROLLER.

ROLL LIKE A QUEEN Luxury Sculpting Set : $570.00 ORDER HERE

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