Madonna - The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Length 73:26
Format CD
Genre General Pop
Label WEA International Inc.
Index 698
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
1 Holiday 4:06
2 Lucky Star 3:37
3 Borderline 4:00
4 Like a Virgin 3:11
5 Material Girl 3:53
6 Crazy for you 3:45
7 Into the Groove 4:09
8 Live to Tell 5:18
9 Papa don't Preach 4:11
10 Open your Heart 3:51
11 La Isla Bonita 3:48
12 Like a Prayer 5:51
13 Express Yourself 4:04
14 Cherish 3:52
15 Vogue 5:19
16 Justify My Love 5:00
17 Rescue Me 5:31
Rating 70
Live No
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
Personnel includes: Madonna (vocals); Lenny Kravitz, Dian Sorel, Catherine Russell, Lillias White (background vocals).

Producers include: Madonna, Stephen Bray, Lenny Kravitz, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Nile Rodgers.

Engineers include: Henry Hirsch, David Domanich, Andy Cardenas.

If you're only going to get one Madonna record, or if you want to find out what the fuss is about, start here. THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION compiles the cream of Madonna's '80s singles, from the dancefloor innocence of "Holiday" to the soul-searching pop of "Live To Tell" and "Like A Prayer" to the forward-looking, beat-crazy stylings of "Vogue." Included are a few singles, "Vogue" among them, that didn't make it onto any of Madonna's proper studio albums, and a couple of cuts exclusive to the collection, most notably the weird, Lenny Kravitz-produced "Justify My Love."

Though there are a few ballads, the vibe is dance-pop, and to that end most of THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION was remixed by Shep Pettibone, Madonna's producer of choice at the time. Most of the mixes are true to the original singles, just buffed up a bit, while "Like A Prayer" gets a kind of Latin disco overhaul. For a summation of '80s pop, you can hardly do better. Seven of these songs hit numbr one and 13 of them made the top ten. And still Madonna was able to leave off several major hits, a measure of how picky she could afford to be. IMMACULATE indeed.


Q Magazine (10/00, p.154) - Included in Q's "Best Best Of... Albums Of All Time"

Q Magazine (1/91) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "..a fitting testament to one of the most extraordinary pop artists of the last 20 years.." Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.

Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYCAlbum Coordinated by Shep Pettibone and Jane BrintonManagement: Freddy DeMann/The DeMann Entertainment Co.Lenny Kravitz appears courtesy of Virgin RecordsPhotography: Herb RittsArt Direction: Jeri HeidenDesign: Jeri Heiden and John HeidenSpecial Thanks To: Craig Kostich, Junior Vasquez and "The Sound Factory sound system on a Saturday night when we needed to listen." To my favorite Charleses Jo & Lu-Lu, and especially to Mr. Boneyhead for working the hardest, BOOTS!, and assistant to Boney -Tony.This album is dedicated to "The Pope", my divine inspiration.

Sire Records Company, 75 Rockefeller Plaza new York, NY 10019-6908. Marketed by Warner Bros. Records, A Time Warner Company ©1990 Sire Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. Made In U.S.A. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. 9 26440-2