Madonna - Ray Of Light [album]

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Postby Yoshie » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:24 pm

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Postby Yoshie » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:25 pm

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Dear Pat,

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I received your letter in NY but I had to leave for Mich, which is where I am right now.

I have thought long and hard about what I want to do with our songs, my record, the sound, the vibe etc. I had always intended to do a portion of the record with Nellie Hooper because I like the sound of all of his records and I think he has really good instincts. Then I thought about doing the rest of the record with you not really thinking what the divide would be. This is where my head was at when I left Miami.

Then I started thinking about how I didn't want a record that sounds like two different producers worked on it. I already had that nightmare experience. Then i started leaning towards Nellie doing the whole thing because he's not a song writer and I thought he would treat all songs fairly without favortism and ego involved. I sent all my demos to Nellie to listen to and while he gave it up to a few he made some disturbing remarks about how he was going to have to change the music so much he would want a writers credit. Which of course made me sick. EGO-EGO-EGO!!!!

When I was in NY I had to meet with William Orbit which as you know we're trying to do a deal with and he played me more tracks that blew my mind and I mentioned that I would like to write with him and he said he had studio time and why not tomorrow? To make a long story short we ended up doing several tracks together that I absolutely adore and more importantly I love his sound. Suddenly i felt like he knew what direction I wanted to go musically (sonically).

I haven't formally asked him to produce my album but I'm going to and I wanted you to know first. I know he will be gobsmacked and humble and eager to please which is not to say that you aren't but I really feel strongly about taking a new direction and William's sound is a complete departure. After making so many records it's what I need to get my blood boiling.

I hope you will not be insulted or take offense by this decision. I loved working with you again. You're a brilliant musician/songwriter and I have the utmost respect for you. On top of all that I adore you. You did say you were cool with any decision I made. Obviously if we use any of your programs you will be compensated. I may use a rough vocal or two and I haven't decided if I will use all the songs we wrote. I will keep you posted on everything.

I will probably be working all of July and August and September. In any case these are my thoughts for now. I'll be in LA on Monday if you want to write or call.

Take care.

Love,

Madonna
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Postby Yoshie » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:27 pm

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Postby AlphaMale » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Congratulations on making this thread #1 again :wink:

I love that letter she wrote to Patrick. Not only gives us some inside view on the process, but also about her work ethic and respect for fellow musicians, in this case, Patrick.
Surely whoever speaks to me in the right voice
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Postby CandyShop » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 pm

That letter to Patrick Leonard :cry:
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Postby RayRay » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:50 pm

Thanks for posting that letter to Pat Leonard. I think I've read it before, but a long time ago.
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Postby Yoshie » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:39 pm

Hit Parade: The Veronica Electronica Edition

In 1998, at a crossroads, Madonna rebooted her career by fusing electronics with matters of the heart—and turned digital music into viable pop.

In 1998, Madonna was at a career crossroads. After dominating the 1980s with hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Open Your Heart,” she spent the first half of the ’90s wavering between roles as a provocateur (Erotica, Sex) and adult-contemporary balladeer (“I’ll Remember,” “Take a Bow”). That’s when she took a sharp left turn, working with producers and DJs in the burgeoning electronica scene. If it even was a scene: The very term electronica was a music-business confection, and by 1997, it was more hype than hit. But the result of Madonna’s experiment—her acclaimed ’98 album Ray of Light—was not only one of her biggest smashes. It also helped turn electronic music into viable pop.
Listen to a Podcast discussing Ray of Light and its impact in this link:

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/ ... eback.html
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 am

I got ratchet to the title track a few days ago in a club. 8-)

The album is overrated af tho.
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Postby Yoshie » Wed May 09, 2018 6:45 am

Goldmoney wrote:I got ratchet to the title track a few days ago in a club. 8-)
Yaaassss. I'd love to hear Ray of Light in a club. The energy >>>>>>>>
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Postby innocenteyes » Wed May 09, 2018 7:57 am

Still don't know if this or Erotica is the best 90s Madonna album lol.
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Postby menime123 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:29 am

innocenteyes wrote:Still don't know if this or Erotica is the best 90s Madonna album lol.
Erm, Bedtime Stories clearly wins that.
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Postby innocenteyes » Wed May 09, 2018 9:32 am

^ Her worst and most uninteresting album pre Hard Candy :lol:
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Postby CandyShop » Wed May 09, 2018 9:47 am

innocenteyes wrote:^ Her worst and most uninteresting album pre Hard Candy :lol:
I beg to differ.
I find her whole 90’s discography impeccable !
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed May 09, 2018 9:51 am

CandyShop wrote:
innocenteyes wrote:^ Her worst and most uninteresting album pre Hard Candy :lol:
I beg to differ.
I find her whole 90’s discography impeccable !
Yes. Definitely her best decade in terms of music.
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed May 09, 2018 1:47 pm

I loved her fashion sense and stylism during this era, her image was great during "Ray of light".
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Postby RayRay » Wed May 09, 2018 2:22 pm

ArmyOfMe wrote:
CandyShop wrote:
innocenteyes wrote:^ Her worst and most uninteresting album pre Hard Candy :lol:
I beg to differ.
I find her whole 90’s discography impeccable !
Yes. Definitely her best decade in terms of music.
Don't forget the 80s. :D
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Postby menime123 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 pm

RayRay wrote:
ArmyOfMe wrote:
CandyShop wrote:
innocenteyes wrote:^ Her worst and most uninteresting album pre Hard Candy :lol:
I beg to differ.
I find her whole 90’s discography impeccable !
Yes. Definitely her best decade in terms of music.
Don't forget the 80s. :D
And 00s 8-)
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Postby menime123 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 pm

innocenteyes wrote:^ Her worst and most uninteresting album pre Hard Candy :lol:
Stop trolling :lol:
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed May 09, 2018 6:08 pm

menime123 wrote:
RayRay wrote:
ArmyOfMe wrote:Yes. Definitely her best decade in terms of music.
Don't forget the 80s. :D
And 00s 8-)
In terms of artistry, her 90s catalogue is unmatched
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Postby Yoshie » Fri May 11, 2018 7:27 pm

90s Madonna above everything.
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Postby innocenteyes » Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 pm

80s Madonna is more consistent.
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