True Blue

True Blue

by MadonnaMadonna

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

True Blue is the album where Madonna truly became Madonna the Superstar -- the endlessly ambitious, fearlessly provocative entertainer who knew how to outrage, spark debates, get good reviews -- and make good music while she's at it. To complain that True Blue is calculated is to not get Madonna -- that's a large part of what she does, and she is exceptional at it, but she also makes fine music. What's brilliant about True Blue is that she does both here, using the music to hook in critics just as she's baiting a mass audience with such masterstrokes as "Papa Don't Preach," where she defiantly states she's keeping her baby. Her real trick here, however, is transcending her status as a dance-pop diva by consciously recalling classic girl group pop ("True Blue," "Jimmy Jimmy") to snag the critics, while deepening the dance grooves ("Open Your Heart," "Where's the Party"), touching on Latin rhythms ("La Isla Bonita"), making a plea for world peace ("Love Makes the World Go Round"), and delivering a tremendous ballad that rewrites the rules of adult contemporary crossover ("Live to Tell"). It's even harder to have the entire album play as an organic, cohesive work. Certainly, there's some calculation behind the entire thing, but what matters is the end result, one of the great dance-pop albums, a record that demonstrates Madonna's true skills as a songwriter, record-maker, provocateur, and entertainer through its wide reach, accomplishment, and sheer sense of fun. [A deluxe reissue featured two additional remixes: "True Blue (The Color Mix)" and an extended mix of "La Isla Bonita."]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2016
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227973582
catalogNumber: 25442

Tracks

  1. Papa Don't Preach
  2. Open Your Heart
  3. White Heat
  4. Live to Tell
  5. Where's the Party
  6. True Blue
  7. La Isla Bonita
  8. Jimmy Jimmy
  9. Love Makes the World Go Round
  10. True Blue
  11. La Isla Bonita

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Madonna   Primary Artist

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