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Postby menime123 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:04 pm

The AL video didn’t leak as such... it had already been distributed when she decided to pull it, and someone in Germany didn’t get the memo and it was shown there a day or two later. This is the original and not the ‘director cut’ which leaked a few years later.
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Postby beredy » Sun May 06, 2018 6:38 pm

menime123 wrote:The AL video didn’t leak as such... it had already been distributed when she decided to pull it, and someone in Germany didn’t get the memo and it was shown there a day or two later. This is the original and not the ‘director cut’ which leaked a few years later.
Yeah the original video did play in Europe for a couple of days. I remember seeing it on MTV and VIVA.
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Postby MrLeonix » Sun May 06, 2018 6:41 pm

menime123 wrote:The AL video didn’t leak as such... it had already been distributed when she decided to pull it, and someone in Germany didn’t get the memo and it was shown there a day or two later. This is the original and not the ‘director cut’ which leaked a few years later.
But the video was disowned in favour of a flags music video which ended becoming the main / official one.
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Postby menime123 » Sun May 06, 2018 7:05 pm

MrLeonix wrote:
menime123 wrote:The AL video didn’t leak as such... it had already been distributed when she decided to pull it, and someone in Germany didn’t get the memo and it was shown there a day or two later. This is the original and not the ‘director cut’ which leaked a few years later.
But the video was disowned in favour of a flags music video which ended becoming the main / official one.
No. There is no such thing as this fabled flag video for AL. No other video exists :lol:
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Postby MrLeonix » Sun May 06, 2018 7:19 pm

menime123 wrote:No. There is no such thing as this fabled flag video for AL. No other video exists :lol:
I mean this one which is uploaded in her official channel:

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Postby menime123 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:54 pm

MrLeonix wrote:
menime123 wrote:No. There is no such thing as this fabled flag video for AL. No other video exists :lol:
I mean this one which is uploaded in her official channel:

I don’t see anything. There is no such thing as a flag video.
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Postby Westen » Sun May 06, 2018 8:56 pm

beredy wrote:
menime123 wrote:The AL video didn’t leak as such... it had already been distributed when she decided to pull it, and someone in Germany didn’t get the memo and it was shown there a day or two later. This is the original and not the ‘director cut’ which leaked a few years later.
Yeah the original video did play in Europe for a couple of days. I remember seeing it on MTV and VIVA.
Yeah me too. I watched world premiere on MTV. I remember it like it was yesterday. Seeing it for few days.
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Postby Westen » Sun May 06, 2018 8:58 pm

Btw, i don't claim Nothing Fails as single. I had no idea it was this single you speak of until i read it on Wikipedia.

I don't believe it that there was no budget, she could've easily filmed it on the moon if she wanted to because she is THAT rich.

For me it's promo single.
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Postby menime123 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:47 am

Westen wrote:Btw, i don't claim Nothing Fails as single. I had no idea it was this single you speak of until i read it on Wikipedia.

I don't believe it that there was no budget, she could've easily filmed it on the moon if she wanted to because she is THAT rich.

For me it's promo single.
It was officially released in the US, complete with physical single:

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Postby innocenteyes » Mon May 07, 2018 6:08 pm

It was also a single here in France. It peaked at #34.
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Postby Erotica » Mon May 07, 2018 6:23 pm

Here in Germany it was a single too
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Postby beredy » Mon May 07, 2018 6:53 pm

Yeah it was a single. They just never turned it into anything more than radio/club single. After the backlash of AL single and the Hollywood failure (radio blacklisting etc.) I guess they tested the waters to see if Nothing Fails would turn the tide with it's very positive message. I guess they decided they won't waste money on the video because the radios didn't play it. Makes sense why they abandoned it TBH. AL album doesn't really have BIG single material despite it being her best (IMHO of course) album and no song could turn the negative tide she had against her back then. I'm actually surprised they even tried with singles after Hollywood.
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Postby menime123 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 pm

Well, chart wise Madonna had a very good run in the UK - DAD was #3, AL #2 and HW also #2. Why they didn’t push NF here afterwards I’ll never know, but it ended up a bloody b-side to LP. Stupid.
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Postby CandyShop » Mon May 07, 2018 10:04 pm

Love Profusion is my song of the day, have it on repeat.

I forgot how good it was
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Postby menime123 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:08 pm

CandyShop wrote:Love Profusion is my song of the day, have it on repeat.

I forgot how good it was
I remember the dramas back in the day over the lyrics... debating whether she had ‘Jew’ or ‘You’ under her skin was a big thing :lol:
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Postby TaylorSwiftStan » Tue May 08, 2018 7:09 am

She has been blacklisted on the radios in the USA since 2003 because of this era. Justice for Hung Up :cry:
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Postby RayRay » Tue May 08, 2018 11:35 am

Nothing Fails was a double a-side here with Love Profusion. Although I love the latter it is a shame it got all the attention as it had a video.
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Postby MrLeonix » Tue May 08, 2018 2:06 pm

Yeah I think after the lukewarm reception of the AL singles they probably just released "Nothing fails" as a final single to test the waters and when they saw it wasn't doing much on Radio and charts they decided to not shoot a music video for it.
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Postby KokoCollino » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 pm

HER BEST ALBUM.

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Postby Mainshow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:02 pm

KokoCollino wrote:HER BEST ALBUM.
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:02 pm

KokoCollino wrote:HER BEST ALBUM.
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Postby KokoCollino » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:37 pm

Mainshow wrote:
KokoCollino wrote:HER BEST ALBUM.
signed.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:48 pm

Not sure if it's her BEST album but surely is way better than people generally give it credit for.
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Postby beredy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:03 pm

Mainshow wrote:
KokoCollino wrote:HER BEST ALBUM.
signed.
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Postby LotsOfLove » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:59 am

One of her very best. Unfortunately it’s kind of short and I don’t like 2 songs on it so this makes it even shorter but the remaining songs are just amazing.

This is what I’d like her to do now. A mature and honest sounding album.

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