Madonna ‘Under The Covers’ CD pre-order now (October 19, 2019)

STUNNING COLLECTION OF MADONNA PERFORMING THE SONGS OF OTHERS 

As a true showgirl, Madonna has no reluctance, nor difficulty, in recording or performing any song that takes her fancy, regardless of who composed the tune – or of course, if she wrote it herself. And as an enormous fan of all types of music, and someone who is never afraid to wear her influences on her sleeve, Miss Ciccone has played numerous songs written by others across the years, both familiar and obscure. 

This CD brings together 20 such cover versions all taken from Madonna concerts from all corners of the globe across the past, almost 40, years. 

1. Je T’aime (Moi Non Plus) 4:13 2. Nothing Compares 2 U/Purple Rain (ft. Stevie Wonder) 7:25 3. Between The Bars 2:37 4. Toxic 3:55 5. Rebel Rebel 3:49 6. Everybody Is A Star 1:34 7. Take On Me/La Bamba 1:51 8. Billie Jean/Like A Virgin 2:33 9. Imagine 3:32 10. Hallelujah 5:04 11. Send In The Clowns 4:18 12. Lament 2:31 13. You Must Love Me/Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 6:59 14. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head 3:25 15. Redemption Song (ft. Son David) 6:03 16. Fever 5:14 17. The Lady Is A Tramp (ft. Anthony Kiedis) 3:10 18. La Vie En Rose 3:16 19. I Got You Babe (ft. Sandra Bernhard) 4:33 20. The Girl From Ipanema 1:36 

  • Audio CD (18 Oct. 2019)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Left Field Media
  • ASIN: B07WYBZZDW

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Fall concert preview: Madonna, Global Citizen Festival and more

The boroughs are alive with the sound of live music in the coming months. Here are The Posts picks for concerts to check out this fall: Madonna

“Madame X” tour, Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM. Sept. 17 to Oct. 12

A residency is just about the only thing that Madonna hasn’t done in her 37-year career. But hey, Madge may still be capable of throwing us a few wrinkles — of the good kind. She’ll kick off her “Madame X” world tour with an 18-night stand at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. It’s hard to imagine a woman who has sold out stadiums, let alone arenas, scaling it down to the 2,098-seat theater, but it will be interesting to see how she pulls it off. Judging by how energized she sounded on her adventurous “Madame X” album — the first one of her 60s — you’d be a fool to bet against her.

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Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has passed away

We just learned the sad news that legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh has passed away.

Peter Lindbergh photographed Madonna back in 1994 and some of those photo’s were published in Harper’s Bazaar. We were very lucky and very thankful to have attended the official opening of his exposition at the Kunsthal back in 2016. 

To view our photo gallery of the opening of ‘A Different Vision On Photography’ click HERE

To read our original report click HERE

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MADONNA TAKES OVER THE HISTORIC GLOBE THEATRE (press release)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 3, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — 

*SPOILER ALERT* None other than the Queen of Pop herself chose the Globe Theatre to film her latest video for “God Control” — the big hit from her latest album MADAME X!

WHAT: Music, glitter, disco balls, and a decadent party set the scene for “God Control,” Madonna’s latest visual homage to the 80s and 90s. Staged at the historic Globe Theatre in the heart of Broadway Downtown LA, the video opens with a larger-than-life atmosphere.
But, as always, Madonna knows how to remain unpredictable. More than just a party, “God Control” changes the tone in the middle of the video, becoming a real indictment against gun violence.

WAKE UP AND PLAY “GOD CONTROL” HERE

Whether you’re planning a party, corporate event, or shooting a video, take your next event to Madonna-level status and rent the Globe Theatre! The Globe offers unparalleled service with leading-edge technology from all over the world. From concerts to fashion shows, movie screenings to corporate events, the Globe Theatre is a venue of unlimited possibilities.

WHERE: Opened in 1913, the Globe Theatre is the oldest functioning theatre in Downtown LA’s historic Broadway Theater District and holds the title of the first legitimate Broadway theatre in the United States. Over the years, this centennial venue has welcomed such iconic figures as Charlie Chaplin, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Marilyn Monroe. While it has undergone various incarnations, this legendary site maintains the grandeur of its Beaux-Arts architectural style.

More information about the Globe Theatre: www.globetheatre-la.com

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Immersive technology: Who’s that girl?

Madonna’s performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where she danced alongside four avatars of herself, demonstrated the potential of immersive technology in live events. Jake Bickerton meets the London-based studio that created the spectacular sequence

Madonna’s eye-catching performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards was, even by the Queen of Pop’s lofty standards, an attention-grabbing showpiece, with the star dancing alongside four different versions of herself.

It would have been difficult to tell which one was the real Madonna, if not for a sprinkling of VFX fairy dust that welcomed each digital Madonna onto the stage.

The photo-real illusion was created using digital avatars made by immersive studio Dimension. The company creates highly realistic virtual human avatars inside a circular volumetric stage with 106 cameras, split between 4K video and infrared.

 

A volumetric mesh is placed over a wireframe of the subject before a photo-real texture is applied

The subject is surrounded by the cameras, which are mounted on a circular grid forming the framework of the stage.

The combination of video and infrared cameras makes it possible to capture depth information. A wireframe of the subject is first created, then a volumetric mesh is added to give the model a degree of realism. Finally, a photo-real texture is applied to the mesh to create the lifelike 3D avatar.

You can move a virtual or physical camera 360 degrees around this virtual human to show whatever angle you like, but the avatar will only perform the moves captured and can’t be reanimated.

The companies behind Dimension are immersive media firm Hammerhead, digital technology innovation centre Digital Catapult and Microsoft.

Dimension joint managing director Simon Windsor says: “The Madonna shoot all came together at the eleventh hour. She came to our volumetric studio in Wimbledon over two evenings, staying from 7pm to 2am each time, and we created four different personas for her.

“There was a lot of pre-production time working with Madonna’s choreography team and dancers to ensure what we were filming would work flawlessly with the physical camera moves on the night.

“We made sure they understood the way the tech works, the dos and don’ts of interacting with the avatars. We also offered advice on Madonna’s wardrobe and what items of clothing would resolve better than others. To make sure the holograms would look convincing and slot in seamlessly alongside the real Madonna and her dancers, we planned the routine with pre-viz and storyboards.

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“Madonna was fantastic to work with,” he continues. “She’s a big advocate of using tech in live performances. It’s a world first having holograms perform on stage in this way and introduces lots of different creative possibilities around how the physical stage translates into virtual worlds. It’s a watershed moment for believable holograms.”

Jeremy Silver, chief executive of Digital Catapult, says: “Madonna’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards provided just a taste of the unprecedented levels of visualisation and storytelling made possible by immersive technologies.

“Such performances are critical moments for the UK immersive sector, demonstrating the vast potential of these technologies and the UK-based studios championing them. It is only a matter of time before we see their wider adoption within the music industry and the broader creative sector.”

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10 Highest Paid Pop Musicians To Date

1. MADONNA

Madonna is arguably the most renowned singer of all time. With a net worth of over $800 million, she is one of the most successful pop stars of our generation. With a career spanning 4 decades, Madonna has released 14 full-length studio albums, including her most recent, 2019’s, Madame X. 

Universally recognized and adored, Madonna has also starred in over two dozen films, and has directed two. A woman of many talents, she is the most successful pop star of all time.

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Amazon MDNA vinyl cheap deal cancelled BUT check your credit card!

Unfortunately the Amazon deal for the MDNA vinyl turned out too good to be true and Amazon notified everyone today to cancel the purchase. The reason behind the listing and then withdrawing is not mentioned.

However Amazon claims in their e-mail that your credit card hasn’t been charged, but unfortunately this isn’t true. Many fans found out that their cards have been charged in fact. Please check your credit card and if charged contact Amazon.co.uk through their chat or phone them to explain the situation. If all goes well they will confirm to you that they are already processing refunds.

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Madonna Delays Madame X Tour

Madonna is delaying her highly anticipated Madame X tour, due to issues with “highly specialized production elements,” a Live Nation promoter told Variety in a statement.

The tour, originally slated to begin Sept. 12, will kick off five days later on Sept. 17 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The Sept. 12 and 14 shows at the venue have been rescheduled to October 10 and 12, respectively, with tickets being honored at the new dates. The Sept. 15 concert, however, has been cancelled and fans will receive refunds automatically.

Though Madonna has not commented specifically about the news, she did take to Instagram to post a statement. “Madame X is a perfectionist and her fans deserve nothing but the best!!” she wrote, before adding: “Thank you for your patience.”

(Billboard.com)

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MADAME X TOUR WILL NOW START SEPT 17TH AT BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE

August 27, 2019 – For Immediate Release.

As a result of the highly specialized production elements being delayed, Live Nation has confirmed that the first 3 concerts of Madonna’s Madame X Tour – a series of rare and intimate performances – have been delayed and that the tour will now start on Tuesday, September 17th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.

The shows previously scheduled for September 12th and 14th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House have been rescheduled to October 10th and 12th respectively. Tickets for the September 12th performance will be honored at the October 10th event. Tickets for the previously scheduled September 14th concert will be honored at the October 12th show. Refunds for either date if required will available via the original ticket purchase link accessed either via desktop or mobile. Unfortunately, due to scheduling limitations and venue availability, the show previously scheduled for September 15th is cancelled and refunds will be automatically issued to fans with tickets to this show.

Statement from Madonna: 
 
“Madame ❌ Is a perfectionist and wants to give you the most unique, magical, and musical experience.  She underestimated the amount of time it would take to bring this kind of intimate theatrical experience to you and wants it to be perfect!!!
Thank you so much for your understanding.”

Fans requiring additional information may contact Ticketmaster as follows:
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– Email: https://www.ticketmaster.com/h/contact-form.html
– Phone: 800-653-8000

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MADAME X – New shows added in Lisbon – 12 & 14 January

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MADAME X TOUR

SIX LISBON SHOWS
SOLD OUT!
TWO NEW CONCERTS ADDED TO KICK OFF EUROPEAN TOUR

LISBON COLISEUM • LISBON 

ICON Legacy Member Presale Begins
28 August @ 10:00 WEST
 

Attention Icon Lifetime Legacy Members: 

Madonna has just announced two new Lisbon dates on her Madame X Tour! These added performances are scheduled for 12 and 14 January at Lisbon Coliseum, making these the opening shows for the Madame X Tour in Europe. 

MADONNA ICON LIFETIME LEGACY MEMBER PRESALE 
Madonna Icon Lifetime Legacy Members will receive priority presale access to preferred tickets for these new Madame X Lisbon performances! The Icon Legacy Member presale will begin Wednesday, 28 August @ 10:00 WEST.

  • All Icon Lifetime Legacy members may participate in these new presales, even if you have purchased tickets to the other Lisbon show dates.
  • Lifetime Legacy members will be assigned a unique presale code for access to preferred tickets. Your code will contain all numbers (no letters).
  • Your unique presale code will be assigned directly to your Madonna.com account, and will begin displaying shortly before our presale begins on your logged-in Profile page or the Tour page.
  • Your unique access code is valid for up to four (4) tickets total, and it can be used across multiple shows. EXAMPLE: 4 tickets to one event only, or 2 tickets for one event and 2 tickets for another event and so on.
  • All sales are final. No refunds.
  • The Icon Legacy Member Presale will close on Thursday, 29 August @ 17:00 WEST.
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Madonna True Blue era discographies updated

We have updated the True Blue era discographies with the following items

  • True Blue (single) – rare Australian promo cassette single
  • La Isla Bonita – 7″ South Africa WITH picture sleeve
  • La Isla Bonita – 12″ Greece vinyl
  • True Blue (album) – West Germany CD (not full aluminium)
  • True Blue (album) – Thailand cassette album
  • True Blue (album) – Yugoslavia cassette album

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Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ stylist recalls scandalous 1984 VMAs performance: ‘They tried to destroy her that day’

Thirty-five years ago, a rising pop singer named Madonna Louise Ciccone opened the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Older generations may vividly recall the exact moment when they first saw Elvis twitch his pelvis on TV or when the Beatles first performed on Ed Sullivan, but for children of the ’80s, Madonna’s racy, underwear-flashing, floor-rolling “Like a Virgin” performance was their defining televised music moment.

No one had ever seen anything like it at the time — and Madonna’s stylist Maripol, who was responsible for the star’s Like a Virgin-era peekaboo bridal gown look, was there to see it in person.

Maripol tells Yahoo Entertainment she was worried that the scandalous performance might be an act of career suicide for her young client. “I was right there. I saw it happening. I saw what [MTV] did, and I can tell you that they tried to destroy her that day,” she says. “They went under her skirt with the camera; they were trying to intimidate her.”

Madonna at the first MTV Video Music Awards, in 1984. (Photo: David McGough/DMI)
 
Madonna at the first MTV Video Music Awards, in 1984. (Photo: David McGough/DMI)

But of course, the stunt instead catapulted the singer to superstar status.

“Madonna had to break through; I knew she was going to make it big, because I could see how ambitious she was, in a very genuine and sweet way. The wedding outfit did help. I knew that [VMAs] day that she had made it,” adds Maripol. “Every journalist was rushing, running, going, ‘Oh my God, who is this girl with the white outfit rolling and crawling on the floor, with crosses in her ears and her name is Madonna? And she’s singing about being like a virgin?’ They were shocked, yes.”

Maripol reveals that the 1984 VMAs telecast could have been much more Goth, and shocking in an entirely different way, had she not intervened during the cover shoot for Madonna’s breakthrough sophomore album, Like a Virgin. “The art director had this idea, which was to have the black Sabbath-type virgin. You know, like black lipstick, black this, black that,” Maripol chuckles. “And I kept saying to her, ‘We should go for the real thing. Come on!’”

Eventually Madonna heeded Maripol’s advice and donned a white wedding dress, and an MTV icon was born. It remains such a signature look that the pop queen referenced it in her controversial, wedding-themed performance with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs, and donned another bridal gown for her “Medellín” music video that premiered via MTV this year.

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Madonna Earns 48th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With ‘I Rise’

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“It is always an honor to work with Madonna,” remixer Tracy Young tells Billboard.

Madonna earns her record-extending 48th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 31), as “I Rise” ascends 2-1.

The chart, and all rankings dated Aug. 31, will refresh on Billboard.com on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

With 48 toppers on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs and which launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976, Madonna outpaces runner-up Rihanna (33 No. 1s), while Beyoncé and Janet Jackson follow with 22 and 20, respectively.

“Rise” is the second leader from Madonna’s album Madame X, following “Medellín” with Maluma. The song led the June 29-dated Dance Club Songs chart, while Madame X launched as Madonna’s ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the same week.

 

“Rise” marks Madonna’s eighth consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1, her longest such streak. (Katy Perry holds the record with 18 straight No. 1s in 2009-17.) Twice before, Madonna managed seven straight No. 1s, first with “Causing a Commotion,” from the Who’s That Girl soundtrack (1987), through “Justify My Love,” from her first greatest hits opus, The Immaculate Collection (1991), and then with Ray of Light‘s “Nothing Really Matters” (1999) through Music‘s “Impressive Instant” (2001). Madonna’s current run began with “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., from her 2012 set MDNA.

“Rise” was first remixed by Miami-based DJ Tracy Young, who has remixed a plethora of other Madonna tracks, including No. 1s “Music,” “Hung Up” and “4 Minutes” (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland). Young’s remix also propelled “Rise” onto the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (where it spent two weeks at No. 37 in July), marking Madonna’s first visit since “Living for Love” (No. 25, March 2015).

“Even after 20 plus years of creative collaboration, it is always an honor to work with Madonna,” Young tells Billboard. “When I heard the original version of ‘I Rise,’ I immediately had the vision to create tempo for the inspirational song and connect the message of empowerment to the LGBTQ+ community, especially in celebration with the 50th anniversary of Pride. I asked Madonna if she’d let me remix it and she said yes, which was exciting. It always feels amazing when something I produce is well-received, and that will never be a feeling that gets old.”

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“Rise” was also remixed for clubs by DJLW, Thomas Gold, Daybreakers and others.

In celebration of Madonna’s newest No. 1, here’s an updated look at her Dance Club Songs leaders. (Of note, at various points before Feb. 23, 1991, full albums were allowed to chart, which allowed for a full remix album of Madonna’s, You Can Dance, to reign. Plus, for titles that spent multiple weeks at No. 1, total frames in the lead are noted in parentheses.)

Madonna’s 48 Dance Club Songs No. 1s
1983, “Holiday”/”Lucky Star” (five weeks at No. 1)
1984, “Like a Virgin” (four)
1985, “Material Girl”
1985, “Angel”/”Into the Groove”
1987, “Open Your Heart”
1987, “Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
1988, You Can Dance (LP Cuts)
1989, “Like a Prayer” (two)
1989, “Express Yourself” (three)

1990, “Keep It Together”
1990, “Vogue” (two)
1991, “Justify My Love” (two)
1992, “Erotica”
1993, “Deeper and Deeper”
1993, “Fever”
1994, “Secret” (two)
1995, “Bedtime Story”
1997, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
1998, “Frozen” (two)
1998, “Ray of Light” (four)
1999, “Nothing Really Matters” (two)
1999, “Beautiful Stranger” (two)

2000, “American Pie”
2000, “Music” (five)
2001, “Don’t Tell Me”
2001, “What It Feels Like for a Girl”
2001, “Impressive Instant” (two)
2002, “Die Another Day” (two)
2003, “American Life”
2003, “Hollywood”
2003, “Me Against the Music,” Britney Spears feat. Madonna (two)
2004, “Nothing Fails”
2004, “Love Profusion”
2005, “Hung Up” (four)
2006, “Sorry” (two)
2006, “Get Together”
2006, “Jump” (two)
2008, “4 Minutes,” Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (two)
2008, “Give It 2 Me”
2009, “Celebration”

2012, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
2012, “Girl Gone Wild”
2012, “Turn Up the Radio”
2015, “Living for Love”
2015, “Ghosttown”
2015, “B**** I’m Madonna,” Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj
2019, “Medellín,” Madonna & Maluma
2019, “I Rise”

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Madonna’s Die Another Day discography online – 44 different pressings

Next up in our discography is Die Another Day, Madonna’s infamous James Bond theme from 2002 and another fantastic creative collaboration with Mirwais. This track received mixed reviews by critics and the general audience who expected a more ‘traditional’ song. 

Other than performing the theme song Madonna had a small part in the movie where she played a fencing instructor.

In the discography we have collected 44 different pressings for you to view

Check them out HERE

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