Friday, August 30, 2013

More, More, More - And Even More...



Oh dear god! The full tracklist for the upcoming Bananarama re-issues hase just been released and I'm as giddy as an 80s schoolgirl! Just look at this:


DEEP SEA SKIVING - Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition
Edsel Records EDSG 8029
Available to pre-order now @ http://amzn.to/bananaramadeep

CD1 - 'Deep Sea Skiving'
1. Shy Boy
2. Doctor Love
3. What A Shambles
4. Really Saying Something
5. Cheers Then
6. Aie A Mwana
7. Young At Heart
8. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
9. Hey Young London
10. Boy Trouble
11. Wish You Were Here
Bonus Tracks:
12. He’s Got Tact
13. Girl About Town
14. Tell Tale Signs
15. No Feelings
16. Aie A Mwana [Extended Version]
17. Really Saying Something [Extended Version]
18. Shy Boy [12” Mix]
19. Cheers Then [Extended Version]
20. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [12" Version]

CD2 - Bonus Tracks:
1. Aie A Mwana [7” Version]
2. Really Saying Something [US 7” Mix]
3. Shy Boy [US 7” Mix]
4. No Feelings [Alternative Mix] *
5. Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares
6. Boy Trouble [Extended Version]
7. Girl About Town [Extended Version]
8. Tell Tale Signs [Extended Version]
9. Aie A Mwana [US Extended Version]
10. Really Saying Something [US Extended Version]
11. Shy Boy [US Extended Version]
12. Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares [Extended Version]
13. Aie A Mwana [US Dub]
14. Shy Boy [US Dub]
15. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [Na (Dub) Hey]
16. Aie A Mwana [Dubwana]

DVD - Promo Videos:
1. Really Saying Something
2. Shy Boy
3. Cheers Then
4. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
Bananarama at the BBC:
5. Really Saying Something [On 'Top Of The Pops']
6. Shy Boy [On '6:55 Special']
7. Boy Trouble [On '6:55 Special']
8. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [On 'Saturday Superstore']


BANANARAMA - Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition
Edsel Records EDSG 8030
Available to pre-order now @ http://amzn.to/bananaramabananarama

CD1 - 'Bananarama'
1. Cruel Summer
2. Rough Justice
3. King Of The Jungle
4. Dream Baby
5. Link
6. Hot Line To Heaven
7. State I’m In
8. Robert De Niro’s Waiting
9. Through A Child’s Eyes
Bonus Tracks:
10. The Wild Life
11. Cairo
12. Push!
13. Live Now
14. Cruel Summer [12” Version]
15. Robert De Niro’s Waiting [Extended Version]
16. Rough Justice [Extended Version]
17. The Wild Life [Extended Version] *
18. Cruel Summer [’89 Swing Beat Dub]

CD2 - Bonus Tracks:
1. Cruel Summer [’89 Swing Beat Version]         
2. Robert De Niro’s Waiting [7’’ Version]
3. Rough Justice [7” Version]
4. Hot Line To Heaven [7” Version]
5. The Wild Life [7” Version]
6. Cruel Summer [Cruel Dub]
7. Rough Justice [Original 12” Mix] *
8. King Of The Jungle [Unsegued Version] *
9. Dream Baby [Unsegued Version] *
10. Push! [Extended Version – Link / Push!]
11. State I’m In [Extended Version]
12. Cruel Summer [Summer Dub]
13. The Wild Life [Dub Version]
14. State I’m In [Instrumental] *
15. The Wild Life [Instrumental] *
16. Cruel Summer [’89 Swing Beat Instrumental]

DVD - Promo Videos:
1. Cruel Summer
2. Robert De Niro’s Waiting
3. Rough Justice
4. Hot Line To Heaven
5. State I’m In
6. The Wild Life
7. Cruel Summer ‘89
Bananarama at the BBC:
8. Cruel Summer [On 'Top Of The Pops']
9. Robert De Niro’s Waiting [On 'The Russell Harty Show']
10. Rough Justice [On 'Top Of The Pops']
11. Michael, Row The Boat Ashore [On 'Saturday Superstore']


TRUE CONFESSIONS - DELUXE 2CD + DVD EDITION
Edsel Records EDSG 8031
Available to pre-order now @ http://amzn.to/bananaramatrue

CD1 - 'True Confessions'
1. True Confessions
2. Ready Or Not
3. A Trick Of The Night
4. Dance With A Stranger
5. In A Perfect World
6. Venus
7. Do Not Disturb
8. A Cut Above The Rest
9. Promised Land
10. More Than Physical
11. Hooked On Love
Bonus Tracks:
12. Too Much Of A Good Thing *
13. Vicious Circle *
14. Ghost
15. White Train
16. Scarlett
17. Riskin’ A Romance
18. Set On You

CD2 - Bonus Tracks:
1. Do Not Disturb [Extended Version]
2. Venus [Extended Version]
3. More Than Physical [Garage Mix]
4. A Trick Of The Night [The Number One Mix]
5. Ready Or Not [Pettibone & Forest Mix] *
6. Venus [Fire & Brimstone Mix]
7. More Than Physical [Musclebound Mix]
8. A Trick Of The Night [Dub]
9. Venus [Dub]
10. More Than Physical [Dub]
11. Ready Or Not [Pettibone & Forest Dub] *
12. Venus [Original Mix]

DVD - Promo Videos:
1. Do Not Disturb
2. Venus
3. More Than Physical
4. A Trick Of The Night [UK Version]
5. A Trick Of The Night [US Version]
6. Venus [12” Version]
Bananarama at the BBC:
7. Venus [On 'Top Of The Pops']
8. More Than Physical [On 'Wogan']
9. The Making of ‘A Trick Of The Night’ [On 'In At The Deep End']


WOW! - DELUXE 2CD + DVD EDITION
Edsel Records EDSG 8032
Available to pre-order now @ http://amzn.to/bananaramawow

CD1 - 'WOW!'
1. I Can't Help It
2. I Heard A Rumour
3. Some Girls
4. Love In The First Degree
5. Once In A Lifetime
6. Strike It Rich
7. Bad For Me
8. Come Back
9. Nathan Jones
10. I Want You Back
Bonus Tracks:
11. Clean Cut Boy [Party Size]
12. Mr Sleaze
13. Ecstasy
14. Amnesia [12” Extended Version]
15. I Heard A Rumour [Horoscope Mix]
16. Love In The First Degree [Jailers Mix With Intro]
17. I Can't Help It [Extended Club Mix]

CD2 - Bonus Tracks:
1. Love In The First Degree [Love In The House Mix] *
2. I Heard A Rumour [House Mix]
3. I Can’t Help It [The Hammond Version Excursion]
4. Reason For Living [12" Master] *
5. Some Girls [12” Version]
6. Strike It Rich [12” Version]
7. I Heard A Rumour [Original 12" Mix] *
8. Nathan Jones [Original 12” Mix] *
9. I Want You Back [Original 12” Mix] *
10. Ecstasy [Chicago House Stylee]
11. I Heard A Rumour [Dub]
12. Mr Sleaze [Rare Groove Remix]

DVD - Promo Videos:
1. I Heard A Rumour
2. Love In The First Degree
3. Mr Sleaze
4. I Can’t Help It
5. I Want You Back
6. Love, Truth And Honesty
7. Nathan Jones
8. Help!
9. I Can’t Help It [12” Version]
10. I Want You Back [Alternative Version]
Bananarama at the BBC:
11. I Heard A Rumour [On 'Top Of The Pops']
12. I Want You Back [On 'Going Live']
13. Love, Truth And Honesty [On 'Top Of The Pops']
14. Nathan Jones [On 'Wogan']

POP LIFE - DELUXE 2CD + DVD EDITION
Edsel Records EDSG 8033
Available to pre-order now @ http://amzn.to/bananaramapop

CD1 - 'Pop Life'
1. Preacher Man             
2. Long Train Running
3. Only Your Love
4. What Colour R The Skies Where U Live?
5. Is Your Love Strong Enough?
6. Tripping On Your Love
7. Ain't No Cure
8. Outta Sight
9. Megalomaniac            
10. I Can't Let You Go   
Bonus Tracks:
11. Heartless
12. I Don't Care *
13. Some Boys *
14. Only Your Love [Milky Bar Mix]
15. Tripping On Your Love [Dance Floor Justice Mix]
16. Preacher Man [Original 12" Mix] *

CD2 - Bonus Tracks:
1. Only Your Love [Monkey Drum Mooch]
2. Preacher Man [Ramabanana Alternative Mix]
3. Long Train Running [Alma De Noche Version]
4. Tripping On Your Love [Euro Trance Mix]
5. Ain't No Cure [Alternative Version]
6. What Colour R The Skies Where U Live? [Paco's Revenge Mix] *
7. Tripping On Your Love [Smoove Mix]
8. I Don't Care [Tony King Remix] *
9. Ain't No Cure [Original 12" Mix] *
10. Tripping On Your Love [Silky 70s Mix]
11. Long Train Running [Sparky’s Magic Button Mix]
12. Tripping On Your Love [Sweet Exorcist Remix]

DVD - Promo videos:
1. Only Your Love
2. Preacher Man
3. Long Train Running
4. Tripping On Your Love
Bananarama at the BBC:
5. Only Your Love [On 'Wogan']
6. Preacher Man [On 'Top Of The Pops']


PLEASE YOURSELF - DELUXE 2CD + DVD EDITION
Edsel Records EDSG 8034
Available to pre-order now @ http://amzn.to/bananaramaplease

CD1 - 'Please Yourself'
1. Movin’ On
2. Last Thing On My Mind
3. Let Me Love You One More Time
4. More, More, More
5. Is She Good To You?
6. Only Time Will Tell
7. Give It All Up For Love
8. You’ll Never Know What It Means
9. You’re Never Satisfied
10. I Could Be Persuaded
Bonus Tracks:
11. Another Lover
12. Treat Me Right
13. More, More, More [7” Mix]
14. Movin’ On [Bumpin’ Mix]
15. Last Thing On My Mind [Hi-NRG Mix]
16. More, More, More [12” Mix]
17. Nueva Dirección [Movin’ On - Spanish Version] *
18. Last Thing On My Mind [Extended Version] *

CD2 - Bonus Tracks:
1. Movin’ On [Movin’ Mix] *
2. Is She Good To You? [7” Remix] *
3. More, More, More [Original 12” Mix] *
4. Only Time Will Tell [Garage Version] *
5. Movin’ On [Original 12” Mix] *
6. Is She Good To You? [12” Club Mix] *
7. More, More, More [Extended Version] *
8. Movin’ On [NRG Mix] *
9. Last Thing On My Mind [Xtra NRG Mix] *
10. More, More, More [More Tech No Dub] *
11. Movin’ On [The ‘Norty’ Banana Mix]
12. Last Thing On My Mind [FXTC Dub]
13. More, More, More [Remix Dub]

DVD - Promo Videos:
1. Movin’ On
2. Last Thing On My Mind
3. More More More
Bananarama at the BBC:
4. Movin’ On [On 'Top Of The Pops']
5. Last Thing On My Mind [On 'Pebble Mill']

* previously unreleased

Note: "Love, Truth And Honesty" is only included on one of the DVD's. However, the company posted the following along with the tracklist:

Love, Truth And Honesty is a huge favourite of ours... and we *haven't* forgotten it! Bananas get stickered for a reason! x (see the photo at the top... I wonder what else they have in store for us....)

Each album comes in a deluxe casebound book (like the recent, excellent Belinda Carlisle re-issues). The 28-page books contain photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.

Release date: Now October 22nd (instead of September 30th).

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Truth!...



The cover for the new Cher album! ME LOVES!!!

 

King Of Everything...

Boy George 'This Is What I Do'

Boy George has announced a new album. He will will release This Is What I Do on October 28 through his own Very Me record label.

"I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced and I think I have achieved it," Boy George stated. I was listening to things like 'Beast Of Burden' by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the '70s. (Long-time writing partner) Richie Stevens's approach was very organic and he's the best drummer in the world so the feel of the record was so locked in from the start. I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me Bigger Than War sums up the tone."

Boy George has collaborated with a host of musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas / Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa.

This Is What I Do will be 12 tracks long and be supported by a seven-date tour of the UK later this year.

Tracklist:

1. 'King of Everything'
2. 'Bigger Than War'
3. 'Live Your Life'
4. 'My God'
5. 'It's Easy'
6. 'Death of Samantha'
7. 'Any Road'
8. 'My Star'
9. 'Love and Danger'
10. 'Nice and Slow'
11. 'Play Me'
12. 'Feel the Vibration'

The full dates for Boy George's UK tour are as follows:

November 3 - Manchester, RNCM
November 5 - Birmingham, Glee Club
November 6 - Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall
November 7 - Glasgow, King Tuts
November 9 - Oxford, O2 Academy 2
November 10 - London, Koko
November 11 - Brighton, Concorde 2

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jackie's World...



For those of you who prefer (?????) to hear the new Cher single read by Jackie Collins:

Collection...

Dido's Greatest Hits out November 25th

Dido will releases a career-defining greatest hits collection on November 25th.

Since 1999, Dido has released four critically-acclaimed, chart-topping albums that have together sold more than 30 million copies. She is among the most successful female artists the UK has ever produced, and her first two albums, No Angel and Life For Rent, remain two of the UK’s biggest selling albums of all-time.

The album’s tracklisting will include "Thank You", "Here With Me", "White Flag", "Life For Rent" and "No Freedom".

More info coming soon.....

Friday, August 23, 2013

Love Is...



"Love is a bourgeois construct", the next Pet Shop Boys single from Electric, will be released digitally on September 1st in two bundles with a CD single following on September 30th. A vinyl release will also be available at a later date. Both the physical and digital releases include remixes of "Love is a bourgeois construct" from the likes of Little Boots and Dave Audé plus two brand new B-sides, "Entschuldigung!" and "Get it Online".

Format information is as follows:

Digital Bundle 1 (released September 1st)
1. Love is a bourgeois construct (Nighttime Radio Edit)
2. Entschuldigung!
3. Get it Online
4. Love is a bourgeois construct (The Penelopes Remix Radio Edit)

Digital Bundle 2 (released September 1st)
1. Love is a bourgeois construct (The Penelopes Remix)
2. Love is a bourgeois construct (Claptone Remix)
3. Love is a bourgeois construct (Little Boots Discotheque)
4. Love is a bourgeois construct (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub Remix)
5. Love is a bourgeois construct (Claptone instrumental)

CD (released September 30th)
1. Love is a bourgeois construct (Nighttime radio edit)
2. Entschuldigung!
3. Get it online
4. Love is a bourgeois construct (The Penelopes remix)
5. Love is a bourgeois construct (Claptone remix)
6. Love is a bourgeois construct (Little Boots Discothèque)
7. Love is a bourgeois construct (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub)
8. Love is a bourgeois construct (Claptone instrumental)
9. Love is a bourgeois construct (Little Boots Discothèque Dub)

SOTD...



Tacky time! Have a great weekend, and make sure to wiggle and giggle!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hot - And Bothered...



We all know that the singles charts have become a complete joke in recent years – especially the US one. I completely stopped following the US single chart in the late 90s when Billboard decided that somewhere around 85-90% of data used to compile the charts would come from radio play – with what little was left coming from actual sales. This meant, in many cases that the biggest selling single in the country was barely charting on the Hot 100 – because it was a song that either „didn‘t fit in“ to the radio playlists, or because the artist/s was considered „over the hill“.

Now, with all the bloody digital things, Billboard are using, of all things, YouTube hits to count towards their charts! So, if I were to check out a song on YouTube, finding it awful and never, ever wanting to hear it again, I have just contributed to the songs chart success!

Of course this opens up several cans of worms. Example:

Lady Gaga has been criticised by Billboard boss Bill Werde for promoting the inflation of views for her new music video.

The US Hot 100 recently adjusted their chart-placing formula to include online streams, which include the number of clicks an online lyrics video, audio stream or music video gets on YouTube and VEVO.
Gaga urged her fans to watch the clip for her new single "Applause" and then retweet it to urge other fans to dramatically inflate the number of streams. "We count multiple views per person. Go to VEVO and keep watching a video on your own and we count it," Werde explained.

"An artist tweeting out and facebooking a link that enables a fan to hit play and leave their computer is not in the spirit of what we chart. Tweeting that other artists game the system is like telling a cop other people were speeding. When we catch it we stop it." He continued: "Please keep this in context. Streaming is only a portion of Hot100 and surely overwhelming percent of views have been well-earned. I just hate to see anyone try to game the charts, be it fans or artists. It's not in the spirit of what we do, celebrating success."

Gaga's fans were accused of creating YouTube playlists that would contain the same "Applause" video 150 times, clicking play and letting the streams accumulate through the night.

Of course manipulating the charts isn't a new thing. Who can forget the Mariah Carey thing in the late 90s, when her record company gave away her singles to the record stores. In return the stores promoted them heavily and sold them for less then 50 cents - which in return made people buy them since they were much, much cheaper then singles by other artists. But with this latest decision Billboard have once again made sure that their singles chart does not in the slightest reflect what people in the States are actually buying. Now excuse me while I go and create a couple of playlists for the new Cher single - I'll just push play, mute and go to sleep while the diva ranks up a massive hit...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Is A Woman's...Video...



The song premiered late last year! The lyric video 2 months ago! There have been a couple of live performances on TV. But now, FINALLY, the video for the new Cher single!



According to the Daily Mail, the single will be released on October 13th in the UK and new album Closer To The Truth on October 14th. Funnily enough, the single has been "out" (digital only) since June in the U.S. and the album will be released on 24th September over there. Wonder why there is such a gap - not to mention the delay with the video, considering it was filmed in January!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake...




THIS is how you celebrate your 55th birthday! Madonna, her boyfriend Brahim, Mert & Marcus and several of the divas closest friends threw a party this weekend in France.
















Saturday, August 17, 2013

Never Can Say Goodbye...



Cher has revealed on Twitter that she will embark on a new tour, due to kick off in March 2014!

Long time designer and pal Bob Mackie will work with Cher designing new outfits for the tour, creating unique never before seen costumes.“Just heard BoB will Make costumes for “The Tour” Makes me so Unbelievably “Happy” ! Last Time Around, wouldn’t be ME…. without HIM”.

With the grueling tour schedule Cher plans to do a satellite tour, meaning she will stay in one hotel and fly out to all the gigs rather than travel by tour bus on the road.

Cher is currently working on the setlist, revealing that deciding the set list is “Pull my hair out time.  It’s hard to do new songs when you have to do all your old hits ! Its a delicate Balance”.

Friday, August 16, 2013

"Cherish The Joy You Keep Bringing Me"...



Happy 55th birthday to the queen of absolutely everything! Feels like such a short time since I was celebrating her 30th, back when I was 10 years old...

There is only one Madonna! Happy birthday darling (and they said we wouldn't last...)

From the diva's Instagram:

Thank u all for your #birthday love! Help me celebrate my birthday, by donating to Raising Malawi to support the work of one of my Heroes, Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Eric Borgstein: http://bit.ly/mbdayborg. Revolution of LOVE!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Love To Love...



A new Donna Summer remix album will be released later this year. The collection will be titled Love To Love You Donna and will be released on October 22 through Verve Records

The set will feature a number of re-workings from the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Hot Chip, Chromeo & Oliver, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper and others. Mororder - who co-produced some of Summer's albums in the 1970s - has reworked "Love To Love You Baby" for the project. The producer debuted his remix of the classic track during his set at Way Out West festival in Gothenberg, Sweden last week.



Knuckles and Kupper have worked on a new version of "Hot Stuff", while Hot Chip have remixed "Sunset People".  Chromeo & Oliver have reworked "Love Is In Control (Finger On the Trigger)" as the set's lead single.

 - 'Verve Records Announces "Love To Love You Donna" A Remix Record of Donna Summer Classics!' image



The project came together at Verve because of the long friendship between David Foster (Verve Music Group's Chairman) and Summer's family, says Mike Rittberg, Verve/Universal Music Group's VP of artist development/promotion. The set was initially conceived as a "tribute" album, but soon turned into a full-on remix project. Artwork and full tracklist for the album will be announced soon.

Love to Love You Donna is not -- at this point -- part of a longer-term, multi-album deal with Summer's estate and Verve Records. Below is the artwork and tracklist:



Tracklist:

1. Love To Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder feat. Chris Cox Remix)
2. Dim All The Lights (Duke Dumont Remix)
3. Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper as Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
4. I Feel Love (Afrojack Remix)
5. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) [Chromeo & Oliver Remix]
6. Sunset People (Hot Chip Dub)
7. Working The Midnight Shift (Holy Ghost! Remix)
8. Bad Girls (Gigamesh Remix)
9. MacArthur Park (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. I Feel Love (Benga Remix)
11. On The Radio (Jacques Greene Remix)
12. Last Dance (Masters at Work Remix Short Version)
13. La Dolce Vita by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder (Unreleased Track)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Formats...

Outtake - MDNA (2012) by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

The Madonna MDNA World Tour is of course coming out next month. It will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, double-CD, Deluxe 2CD+DVD, iTunes exclusive movie download and further digital formats on Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Here is the artwork for the different releases:


Blu Ray


DVD


Double CD

Tracklist:

Virgin Mary (Intro)
Girl Gone Wild
Revolver
Gang Bang
Papa Don't Preach
Hung Up
I Don't Give A
Best Friend (Video Interlude)
Express Yourself
Give me all you Luvin'
Turn up the Radio
Open Your Heart / Sagarra Jo
Masterpiece
Justify my Love (Video Interlude)
Vogue
Erotic Candy Shop
Human Nature
Like a Virgin Waltz
Love Spent
Nobody Knows Me (Video Interlude)
I'm Addicted
I'm a Sinner
Like a Prayer
Celebration

The MDNA tour is released worldwide in early September.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Deluxe...



While Bananarama are in the studio working on a new album (!), it has been announced that on September 30th their first 6 studio albums will be released in deluxe editions!

Each album will be a 3 disc set  (2CD/DVD), and most likely in the same style as the forthcoming Belinda Carlisle reissues (all are being released by Demon Music Group).

No tracklist or artwork yet, but stay tuned...

Hurt You...



Toni Braxton has announced her new single with Babyface. They will release "Hurt You" as the first single from their upcoming duet album Love Marriage Divorce.

No release dates have been made official yet - but I am thrilled that Ms Braxton has decided against early retirement from music!

UPDATE:


Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Birthday Cabaret...



My pal Jon over at Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle is celebrating his 50th birthday in Amsterdam today!

With huge congratulations from the Galaxy, no song seemed more appropriate then this one. Here's to the next 50 sweetie!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Q&A...



Madonna - The MDNA Tour Q&A (official by epix)




Madonna MDNA Tour Cover

The highly anticipated and groundbreaking Madonna MDNA World Tour concert film will be released September 10th on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital album on Live Nation and Interscope Records. Pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray now.

The two hour nonstop performance includes songs from Madonna’s MDNA album such as “Girl Gone Wild” and “Gang Bang,” as well as fan favorites including exhilarating versions of “Hung Up,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue,” “Open Your Heart,” “Like A Prayer” and “Celebration.”

The MDNA Tour extravaganza was the most successful single tour of 2012 and was launched in conjunction with Madonna’s MDNA album which debuted in the #1 spot in 35 countries. Presented by Live Nation Global Touring, the MDNA World Tour included 88 sold out shows in 29 countries. Madonna and her ten member band lead by musical director Kevin Antunes and troupe of 27 dancers performed a wild two hour spectacle which included state of the art visuals and sound, hundreds of costume changes that fascinated, enthralled and entertained over 2.2 million fans. “I left my heart on that stage every night,” commented Madonna who personally spent six months editing the footage to perfection for the dvd release in order for fans to have a total in concert experience in their own homes.

“My show is a journey.. the journey of a soul from darkness to light. It is part cinematic musical theatre, part spectacle and sometimes intimate performance art. I know people can relate to it. It’s very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context. It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end.. I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, invigorated and will want to make the world a better place.. And this of course is my intention,” commented Madonna in a tour manifesto she released to her fans around the globe.

Rave reviews included The Dallas Morning News: “The Material Girl proceeds to take us through a song cycle that examined sex, liberation, sin, empowerment, love, addiction, rebellion and finally redemption.. She did it all in classic Madonna Style – controversial and eye-popping.”


The MDNA World Tour DVD was directed by Danny B. Tull and Stephane Sennour and was produced by Madonna..Executive producers: Arthur Fogel , Guy Oseary and Sara Zambreno. Tour wardrobe was created by Arianne Phillips. Supervising Editor Danny B. Tull. Director of Photography Mark Ritchie.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This Is It...

Dannii Minogue 'This Is It: The Very Best Of' artwork.

Dannii Minogue is releasing a new hits compilation. The CD comes out on August 23rd and is an Australian exclusive (at least it at the moment).

The disc will feature one previously unreleased, new-ish song, ''Cos You're Beautiful"  and her duet with sister Kylie which was released back in 2008.

Tracklist:

1. 'Love And Kisses'
2. 'Success'
3. 'Jump To The Beat'
4. 'Baby Love'
5. 'I Don't Wanna Take This Pain'
6. 'Show You The Way To Go'
7. 'This Is It'
8. 'This Is The Way'
9. 'Get Into You'
10. 'All I Wanna Do'
11. 'Everything I Wanted'
12. 'Disremembrance'
13. 'Coconut'
14. 'Who Do You Love Now'
15. 'Put The Needle On It'
16. 'I Begin To Wonder'
17. 'Don't Wanna Lose This Groove'
18. 'You Won't Forget About Me'
19. 'Perfection'
20. 'So Under Pressure'
21. 'He's The Greatest Dancer'
22. 'Touch Me Like That'
23. 'The Winner Takes It All' (duet with Kylie)
24. ''Cos You're Beautiful'

Monday, August 5, 2013

DVD...



Coming on DVD on September 24th:

Dear Mom, Love Cher provides a rare peek into Cher's fascinating family history and features in depth interviews with Georgia Holt, her daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. "Dear Mom, Love Cher" includes unprecedented access to the family and features a never-before-heard duet performance with Holt and Cher, along with the long-lost recordings Holt taped more than three decades ago that Cher has re-mastered for commercial release later this year, making her mother's lifelong dream a reality.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Wild Wilde...



Here is Kim Wilde like you have never seen her before!

Friday, August 2, 2013

SOTD...

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I have been listening a lot to the new Alison Moyet album recently (it's very, very good!). But now we step back in time - to the magical year of 1986.

"Is This Love" was released in November 1986 as the first single from Alison's sophomore album Raindancing. The song became a big hit all over Europe. It also became her second biggest solo single in the UK, peaking at #3 ("That Ole Devil Called Love" reached #2 the year before). The album also became her second biggest album, peaking at #2 (following the #1 position of Alf in 1984).

Alison may have felt at the time that she was "being pushed" into a very commercial direction, but the hits she had from those two album remain her biggest (and certainly among her best). Oh, and the extended version of this track is excellent! Sadly the same can not be said for the music video!

Have a great weekend!


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