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Music I Like TO Organize To- Madonna “Ray of Light”

13 Jul

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The other day I was about to start a large organizing project (for myself) and I was looking for full length albums to listen too.I wanted about five or six. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to find albums where i like EVERY song ( or just about every song)! Do you have albums in your collections that you can listen to all the way through and you are transported to a certain emotion or emotions? I have some and on that day one of the albums I unearthed from my collection was Madonna’s Ray of Light!

Ray of Light is the seventh studio album by Madonna, released on March 3, 1998 by Maverick Records. She said that she wanted to make “an electronic album with soul”. Her point (and  kinda true) was that a lot of electronic music was mindless and club party music where the beat was more of the focus. She had dabbled a little bit into the electronic world with a song off of her Bedtime Stories album called Bedtime Story (co-written by Bjork). I loved THAT song!

From the first song Frozen (with that amazing video) to the last song Mer Girl, I feel she achieved her goal!! I love dance music and I love Madonna and the two really work well together on this album. Her voice sounds strong (thanks to her vocal training from Evita, which was a few years earlier.) Each song takes me somewhere. I hadn’t played it in a long time and I was reminded how much I enjoyed it! It was her “comeback” album. It was another reinvention for her (as Earth Mother).  It finally brought her Grammy wins and mass critical acclaim.  And it’s now part of the music I like to organize to!

The album can be found everywhere online or in your local record store (YES there are a few left like Amoeba in Hollywood and SF or Bleecker Street Records in NYC.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1.

“Drowned World/Substitute for Love”

Madonna, William Orbit, Rod McKuen, Anita Kerr, David Collins

Madonna, Orbit

5:09

2.

“Swim”

Madonna, Orbit

Madonna, Orbit

5:00

3.

“Ray of Light”

Madonna, Orbit, Clive Muldoon, Dave Curtis, Christine Leach

Madonna, Orbit

5:21

4.

“Candy Perfume Girl”

Madonna, Orbit, Susannah Melvoin

Madonna, Orbit

4:34

5.

“Skin”

Madonna, Patrick Leonard

Madonna, Orbit, Marius de Vries

6:22

6.

“Nothing Really Matters”

Madonna, Leonard

Madonna, Orbit, de Vries

4:27

7.

“Sky Fits Heaven”

Madonna, Leonard

Madonna, Orbit, Leonard

4:48

8.

“Shanti/Ashtangi”

Madonna, Orbit

Madonna, Orbit

4:29

9.

“Frozen”

Madonna, Leonard

Madonna, Orbit, Leonard

6:12

10.

“The Power of Good-Bye”

Madonna, Rick Nowels

Madonna, Orbit, Leonard

4:10

11.

“To Have and Not to Hold”

Madonna, Nowels

Madonna, Orbit, Leonard

5:23

12.

“Little Star”

Madonna, Nowels

Madonna, de Vries

5:18

13.

“Mer Girl”

Madonna, Orbit

Madonna, Orbit

5:32

 

 

 

 
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