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Madonna had hits with her first album, even reaching the Top Ten twice with "Borderline" and "Lucky Star," but she didn't become a superstar, an icon, until her second album, Like a Virgin. She saw the opening for this kind of explosion and seized it, bringing in former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers in as a producer, to help her expand her sound, and then carefully constructed her image as an ironic, ferociously sexy Boy Toy; the Steven Meisel-shot cover, capturing her as a buxom bride with a Boy Toy belt buckle on the front, and dressing after a night of passion, was as key to her reinvention as the music itself. Yet, there's no discounting the best songs on the record, the moments when her grand concepts are married to music that transcends the mere classification of dance-pop. These, of course, are "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin," the two songs that made her an icon, and the two songs that remain definitive statements. They overshadow the rest of the record, not just because they are a perfect match of theme and sound, but because the rest of the album vacillates wildly in terms of quality. The other two singles, "Angel" and "Dress You Up," are excellent standard-issue dance-pop, and there are other moments that work well ("Over and Over," "Stay," the earnest cover of Rose Royce's "Love Don't Live Here"), but overall, it adds up to less than the sum of its parts -- partially because the singles are so good, but also because on the first album, she stunned with style and a certain joy. Here, the calculation is apparent, and while that's part of Madonna's essence -- even something that makes her fun -- it throws the record's balance off a little too much for it to be consistent, even if it justifiably made her a star.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Material Girl (Album Version)
00:04:00

Robert Rans, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer, Synthesizer - Peter Brown, Writer - BERNARD EDWARDS, Bass - Tony Thompson, Drums - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Madonna, Mixer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

2
Angel (Album Version)
00:03:55

Stephen Bray, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Recording Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - Jimmy Bralower, Programmer - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

3
Like a Virgin (Album Version)
00:03:38

Bob Ludwig, Masterer - Billy Steinberg, Writer - TOM KELLY, Writer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer - BERNARD EDWARDS, Bass - Tony Thompson, Drums - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Engineer

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

4
Over and Over (Album Version)
00:04:12

Stephen Bray, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Recording Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - Jimmy Bralower, Drum Programmer - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

5
Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Album Version)
00:04:50

Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Engineer - BERNARD EDWARDS, Bass - Kermit Moore, Contractor - Karen Milne, Contractor - Tony Thompson, Drums - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Recording Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - MILES GREGORY, Writer - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

6
Dress You Up (Album Version)
00:04:01

Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Guitar - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Additional Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - Jimmy Bralower, Drum Programmer - ANDREA LARUSSO, Writer - PEGGY STANZIALE, Writer - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

7
Shoo-Bee-Doo (Album Version)
00:05:17

Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer - BERNARD EDWARDS, Bass - Tony Thompson, Drums - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Mixer, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lenny Pickett, Tenor Saxophone - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - Brenda King, Backing Vocals - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

8
Pretender (Album Version)
00:04:30

Stephen Bray, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Recording Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - Jimmy Bralower, Drum Programmer - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

9
Stay (Album Version)
00:04:05

Stephen Bray, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer, Synthesizer - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Recording Engineer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - Jimmy Bralower, Drum Programmer - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

10
Like A Virgin (Extended Dance Remix)
00:06:08

Bob Ludwig, Masterer - Billy Steinberg, Writer - TOM KELLY, Writer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer - BERNARD EDWARDS, Bass - Tony Thompson, Drums - Rob Sabino, Synthesizer - Madonna, Vocals, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Rob Eaton, Recording Engineer

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

11
Material Girl (Extended Dance Remix)
00:06:08

Robert Rans, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - NILE RODGERS, Producer, Engineer, Synthesizer - Peter Brown, Writer - BERNARD EDWARDS, Bass - Tony Thompson, Drums - Frank Simms, Backing Vocals - Madonna, Mixer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer - Curtis King, Backing Vocals - George Simms, Backing Vocals

1984, 2001 Warner Records Inc. 1984 Sire Records

Album Description

Madonna had hits with her first album, even reaching the Top Ten twice with "Borderline" and "Lucky Star," but she didn't become a superstar, an icon, until her second album, Like a Virgin. She saw the opening for this kind of explosion and seized it, bringing in former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers in as a producer, to help her expand her sound, and then carefully constructed her image as an ironic, ferociously sexy Boy Toy; the Steven Meisel-shot cover, capturing her as a buxom bride with a Boy Toy belt buckle on the front, and dressing after a night of passion, was as key to her reinvention as the music itself. Yet, there's no discounting the best songs on the record, the moments when her grand concepts are married to music that transcends the mere classification of dance-pop. These, of course, are "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin," the two songs that made her an icon, and the two songs that remain definitive statements. They overshadow the rest of the record, not just because they are a perfect match of theme and sound, but because the rest of the album vacillates wildly in terms of quality. The other two singles, "Angel" and "Dress You Up," are excellent standard-issue dance-pop, and there are other moments that work well ("Over and Over," "Stay," the earnest cover of Rose Royce's "Love Don't Live Here"), but overall, it adds up to less than the sum of its parts -- partially because the singles are so good, but also because on the first album, she stunned with style and a certain joy. Here, the calculation is apparent, and while that's part of Madonna's essence -- even something that makes her fun -- it throws the record's balance off a little too much for it to be consistent, even if it justifiably made her a star.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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