Friday, December 30, 2011



The working title and tracklisting for Madonna's upcoming studio album might have been revealed. An image which is claimed to be taken from a copy of the eagerly-awaited CD recently hit the web, revealing the rumored title and song selections.

The picture bearing the logos of Interscope Records and Live Nation is titled "Luv". It lists fourteen tracks with its lead single "Gimme All Your Luvin' " at No. 7. "Masterpiece", which was released earlier this year, as one of "W.E." soundtracks appears as track No. 11.

There are some rumoured tracks missing - "Girls Gone Wild" is not included and neither is "Bang Bang" (which was said to be a possible B-side). Time will tell if this is indeed the real tracklist...
  1. "Trust"
  2. "Dangerous Faith"
  3. "Sitting on the Whole World"
  4. "Turn Up the Radio"
  5. "Waving with the Crowd"
  6. "Suspended to the Light"
  7. "Gimme All Your Luvin' "
  8. "Crossed Fingers"
  9. "Birthday Song"
  10. "Reason & Passion"
  11. "Masterpiece"
  12. "Solar Salvation"
  13. "The Darkness Void"
  14. "Revelation"
The album has a tentative release date in Australia at Friday 23rd March!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Here is what appears to be the official tracklisting for the upcoming expaned special edition of the 1976 selftitled album by Diana Ross. This tracklist has not been officially confirmed though, but it does seem real to me... The release has been pushed back to February 21st.


1. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
2. I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love)
3. Love Hangover
4. Kiss Me Now
5. You're Good My Child
6. One Love In My Lifetime
7. Ain't Nothin' But a Maybe
8. After You
9. Smile
10. Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right
11. Together
12. I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) [Single Version]
13. Love Hangover [Single Version]
14. One Love In My Lifetime [Single Version]
15. To Love Again [Alternate Version]
16. We're Always Saying Goodbye [Alternate Version]
17. This Christmas [Alternate Version]
18. Coming Home [Stereo Mix]


1. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) [Alternate Vers]
2. I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love) [Alternate V]
3. Love Hangover [Alternate Version #1]
4. Kiss Me Now [Alternate Version]
5. You're Good My Child [Alternate Version]
6. One Love In My Lifetime [Alternate Version]
7. Ain't Nothin' But a Maybe [Alternate Version]
8. After You [Alternate Version]
9. Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right [Alternate Version]
10. Together [Alternate Version]
11. Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) [Alternate Vers]
12. Harmony
13. Le Lo Li
14. Go Where Your Mind Is
15. Diana Ross Interview [Excerpted]

Diana Ross, originally issued in 1976, was Diana Ross's first full-length solo studio album in more than two years. It arrived on the heels of Mahogany, Diana's record-breaking second feature film that included her No. 1 hit, "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)," and surprised audiences around the world with a whole new Diana Ross. The album included familiar sounds, from "Theme From Mahogany" to the ballad "I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love)," but took an unexpected twist with Diana's first-ever disco song, "Love Hangover," which became another No. 1 smash, and Diana's most-sampled song.

Diana Ross: Expanded Edition is a 2-CD set that features the newly remastered original album, single-only mixes, non-LP singles, the super-rare promotional single "Coming Home," and new alternate mixes of nearly the entire album. There's even more: three never-before-heard performances from the sessions - "Harmony," a cover of the Elton John classic; and "Go Where Your Mind Is" and "Le Lo Li," produced by Jeffrey Bowen with help Sly Stone. Rounding out the collection is an excerpt from a Diana Ross interview that hasn't been heard in 36 years.
The gorgeous package - a digi-pak like previous Diana Ross Expanded Editions - contains a deluxe 24 page booklet with detailed song annotations and the story of the album by compilation producers Andrew Skurow and George Solomon, and features spectacular photos from the renowned cover photo shoot.

Friday, December 23, 2011


2012 will bring us the first new Madonna album since 2008. Here are the track titles already known:

Gimme All Your Luvin’
Bang Bang (could be used as a B-side)
Girls Gone Wild
Turn Up The Radio
Birthday Song

You can download the final version of "Masterpiece" here:

Here is the demo:

Merry Christmas!...

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! I hope you guys will have a wonderful time over the holidays :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011


The first print ad for the upcoming Madonna perfume Truth or Dare!

There is something primal and mystical about the sense of smell. It connects us to memory, nostalgia and the ability to dream and fantasize.
I have always been obsessed by fragrance and for years wanted to create something personal that was an expression of me, but that other people could relate to as well. Something classical and timeless and yet modern.
My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume. I carry it with me everywhere. She always smelled like Gardenias and Tuberose. An intoxicating mixture. Feminine and mysterious.
I wanted to recreate this scent but with something fresh and new about it as well. Something honest and yet daring. Hence the name Truth or Dare.We can be tricked by what we see and what we hear but not by what we smell.
A First look at the ‘Truth or Dare by Madonna’ Fragrance


Spanish police arrested a 31-year-old man Wednesday and charged him with illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song on the internet.

At least one demo recording of "Give Me All Your Love" was posted on the web in November, two months before the planned release of Madonna's first new album since 2008's "Hard Candy."
Police did not give the name of the man arrested in the city of Zaragoza in northern Spain, but said his initials were J.M.R. and that he was a big Madonna fan. He was charged and released, a police statement said.

The "Madonnaleaks" investigation began after lawyers for the singer - who said in November that she was very upset over the leak - traced the posting to Spain. Police said they found recordings of the song in a search of the suspect's belongings

About Time!...

It was announced yesterday that Diana Ross will be a recipient of the Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award next year!

Recognised for their contribution in the music industry, Ross and the rest of the Lifetime Achievement recipients will be honoured at a private ceremony by the Grammy organisation on February 11, 2012.

There will be a formal mention of their awards during the CBS telecast the following day.
This award is looong overdue - Diana has had a lot of nominations over the years, but she has never actually won a Grammy, if you can believe that! So I guess a one big one will have to do for her wonderful career that now spans 50 years! Congrats to Miss Ross - now get yourself over to Europe for some concerts hon´!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


A re-release is on the way of the 1988 album Always by Hazell Dean. Here is the tracklist:


1/ They Say It's Gonna Rain - 7" Version
2/ Who's Leaving Who - 7" Version
3/ Turn It Into Love
4/ You're My Rainbow
5/ Always Doesn't Mean Forever - 7" Version
6/ Maybe (We Should Call It A Day) - 7" Version
7/ Walk In My Shoes
8/ Nothing In My Life
9/ Danger
10/ No Fool (For Love) - Murray 7" Mix
11/ Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
12/ Stand Up - 7" Version
13/ Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
14/ Love Ends, Love Parts
15/ Walk In My Shoes - Original Version
16/ E.S.P. - 7" Version
17/ Who's Leaving Who - The Boys Are Back In Town Mix
18/ Stand Up - 12" Version

CD 2:

1/ E.S.P. - Extended Version
2/ Image In The Mirror
3/ They Say It's Gonna Rain - Indian Summer Mix
4/ Always Doesn't Mean Forever - My-Ami Mix,
5/ Turn It Into Love - Danae Jacovidis Edit
6/ Walk In My Shoes - Nightmare Mix
7/ Who's Leaving Who - Bob's Tambourine Mix
8/ Maybe (We Should Call It A Day) - Extra Beat Boys Remix
9/ Turn It Into Love - House Mix
10/ They Say It's Gonna Rain - Zulu Mix
11/ Turn It Into Love - Alternative Mix

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Great Way To Wake Up...

Madonna sat down for a one-hour interview with Anderson Cooper earlier this week . She talked about her new film “W.E.,” and her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl. The episode will air in February 2012.

Have a look at a short clip:

Madonna is currently shooting multiple promo interviews that will be broadcasted on TV and on the internet at the start of 2012. These include (besides the Anderson episode) interviews with Cynthia McFadden, Josh Horowitz for MTV and  Nicole Evatt for The Associated Press. Stay tuned...

Get Well!...

THE Australian music industry legend Molly Meldrum was last night gravely ill in hospital after falling from a ladder and hitting his head.

Meldrum, 65, is believed to have been putting up Christmas decorations for a party this Sunday when he fell, hitting his head on tiles next to the swimming pool at his inner-city Melbourne home in Richmond. He sustained swelling to the brain and a chest injury.
Paramedics were called to the house about 6.40pm. ''He was unconscious when we arrived,'' an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said. ''He has been placed in an induced coma and taken to The Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.''

Meldrum's manager, Mark Klemens, said the next 24 hours would be critical. Garry Spry, who said he had been friends with Meldrum for several decades, said Meldrum's brother Brian was by his side.
Russell Morris, whose 1969 hit The Real Thing was produced by Meldrum, was among friends and relatives who gathered at the hospital last night.

Bananarama and Molly Meldrum

Collingwood president and friend Eddie McGuire found out about the accident at last night's launch of the Big Bash League side the Melbourne Stars.
''We are just stunned, and all praying and hoping that he will be OK,'' he said. ''So close to Christmas, it's just one of those ones that just really hits you hard. Molly is a wonderful person and a huge part of our lives … we desperately hope he is OK.''

A neighbour of Meldrum's, Cristina, said she arrived home and a friend told her that Meldrum had been taken away on a stretcher. An ambulance remained parked outside Meldrum's house about 9.30pm.
Meldrum is one of the most famous names in Australian music. He was the host of music program Countdown from 1974 to 1987, and helped launch the careers of some of the world's biggest acts, including Abba.

Meldrum traditionally hosts a Christmas night party but had moved it forward this year because he was due to fly to Thailand next week.

KYLIE Minogue, Boy George and Russell Crowe are among the friends and fans of critically ill music industry legend Molly Meldrum who have taken to Twitter with messages of support.

The much-loved Meldrum is fighting for his life after a fall in his Melbourne home on Thursday.
Meldrum was the second and third-highest trending topic in Australia on Friday morning, with two pages, Molly and Love you Molly, devoted to his recovery.

"Sending LOTS of love to Molly Meldrum. I love you," Australian singer Kylie Minogue tweeted, while her sister Dannii said, "Thinking of Molly Meldrum tonight".

Prime Minister Julia Gillard also had the 65-year-old TV veteran in her throughts.
''Australia's thoughts are with you, Molly,'' Ms Gillard tweeted on Friday morning. ''Keep fighting.''
British singer Boy George tweeted "Sending my prayers to Molly Meldrum in Australia!"

Australian actor Russell Crowe also sent his support, tweeting "Sending Ian Meldrum love. Thinking of you mate".

Several singers described how Meldrum was their musical inspiration when they were young.
"Growing up, Molly Meldrum delivered all my childhood musical hopes and dreams directly to my living room. Get Well soon," singer Darren Hayes tweeted.
Jessica Origliasso from The Veronicas wrote, "Sending healing love and light out this evening to a great Australian music industry icon icon & big part of my musical upbringing, Molly Meldrum."
Kim Wilde: Heard about this at breakfast today. Just terrible. Sending all my love.''
Actor Rhys Muldoon: ''Molly, you got through the Prince Charles interview. You got through the Iggy Pop interview. You can get through this. Keep rocking.''
Comedian Catherine Deveny: ''Molly Meldrum is in a coma. Do yourself a favour and take a moment to surround him with white light.''
Comedian Adam Hills: ''Sending every possible happy and healing thought to Molly Meldrum tonight. `Don't leave us this way.'''

Here are some of the many interviews Molly has done with Madonna throughout the years. Hopefully he will pull through!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Songs?...

Rehearsals for Madonna's Super Bowl performance have started this week and that the following songs are currently being considered for the 15-minute performance:
Gimme All Your Lovin (with Guests)
Ray of Light
Personally, I hope she drops "Ray Of Light" and maybe even "Holiday". I would love to see her do "Like A Prayer" and the album version of "Hung Up"...

Press Release!...

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Madonna will have a new album out in late March, it was officially confirmed today by Interscope Records. In one component of a very broad plan developed by long time manager Guy Oseary and Live Nation Entertainment, the Material Girl has signed a three album deal with Interscope Records. The new album, her first in five years, has been completed. “Gimme All Your Luvin”, the first single from the album will be released the last week in January prior to her upcoming Bridgestone Halftime Superbowl appearance on February 5th.

In 2007, Madonna signed a multi faceted deal with Live Nation that includes new studio albums, touring, merchandising, fan club/website, DVD’s, music-related television and film projects and associated sponsorship agreements. “We look forward to a great partnership,” commented Live Nation Entertainment’s Chairman of Global Music & CEO, Global Touring Arthur Fogel. Oseary was equally enthusiastic: “We couldn’t be happier to work with Jimmy Iovine, Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group) and the entire Interscope team. We anticipate a very bright future at our new home.” Added Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. “Very rarely does an opportunity like this come around. We would like to thank Madonna, Guy and Live Nation for their belief in us.”

In other Madonna news, her upcoming film, “W.E.” which she directed and co-wrote is scheduled for a wide release on February 3rd.

Over the course of her extraordinary three decade career, Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a nine time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CD “Hard Candy” debuted at No. 1 in 27 countries including the US, UK, Canada, France and Australia.

INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M: Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

SOURCE Interscope Records

Several demos from the Music album have just leaked online:

Password: music


The first round of Golden Globe nominations are in. So far, Madonna's directing debut, "W.E.", has more nominations, two, than most awards-season front-runners, picking up its two nods in the song (Madonna's "Masterpiece") and original score categories.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Interview With The Vamp...

"Nightline" anchor Cynthia McFadden has an upcoming exclusive interview with Madonna, which will air on "Good Morning America," "Nightline" and "20/20" in the coming weeks.

ABC is giving you the chance to ask the Queen of Pop anything you want to know. Click here to fill out a form with your questions! Some will be selected for a special online feature.

Here is a look at a previous exclusive interview Cynthia did with the queen of, well, everything!

Monday, December 12, 2011

And Winter Came...

Things have been as bit quiet here at the Galaxy this month. I have been very busy, and there hasnt been that much happening to write about anyways. I do however need to put up my annual list of christmas albums that are being played a lot at our place this time of the year. And every year a couple more are added to the bunch... This year I am obsessed with the christmas album from The Supremes; I know I will play it every December for years to come...


Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Singles...

The Singles

On 6th February 2012 electro-pop icons Goldfrapp release The Singles, a career-spanning
overview featuring tracks from their five critically acclaimed albums, alongside two brand
new songs written especially for this release: ‘Yellow Halo’ – a slow building synth-pop
wonder, and the introspective and defiant new wave ballad ‘Melancholy Sky’.

The Singles, is the first compilation from the band, taking in the cinematic electronica of
their Mercury shortlisted debut album Felt Mountain, through the electro glam of Black Cherry,
the Grammy nominated, half-million selling dance pop of Supernature, the Pagan, electro-folk
of Seventh Tree and last year’s, top 10 album, the hands-in-the-air, retro-futuristic Head

The Singles is released on 6th February through Mute/Parlophone.


1.             Ooh La La
2.             Number 1
3.             Strict Machine (Single Mix)
4.             Lovely Head
5.             Utopia (Genetically Enriched)
6.             A&E
7.             Happiness (Single Version)
8.             Train
9.             Ride A White Horse (Single Version)
10.           Rocket
11.           Believer
12.           Black Cherry
13.           Yellow Halo
14.           Melancholy Sky

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


According to, Hip-O Select plan the release of the Special Edition of the 1976 selftitled Diana Ross CD for January 31. That's the day after my birthday - fab birthday present!

The album includes two US numer 1 singles ("Theme From Mahogany: Do You Know Where You´re Going To" and "Love Hangover". I will post the tracklist for the expanded edition and any more info as soon as I get it.
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