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Personnel: Madonna (vocals); Tommy Martin (guitar); Colin Wolfe (bass); Marius DeVries (programming); Niki Harris (background vocals); Dallas Austin, Rick Sheppard.Producers: ...Read more
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DO NOT listen 2 the critics!!!
Although this album was met with mixed reviews, True Madonna fans, & music junkies, will tell U this is arguably her best, and most complete album. Similar 2 how GREAT ar...Read more
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Great CD!!! Madonna, once again, shows her brilliance!!! Includes the timeless 'Take A Bow' and the harmonious 'Secret.' Other favorites from this CD are 'Bedtime Story' an...Read more

Bedtime Stories by Madonna (CD, Oct-1994, Warner Bros.)

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Album Features
UPC:093624576723
Artist:Madonna
Format:CD
Release Year:1994
Record Label:Warner Bros.
Genre:Rock & Pop

Track Listing
1. Survival
2. Secret
3. I'd Rather Be Your Lover
4. Don't Stop
5. Inside of Me
6. Human Nature
7. Forbidden Love
8. Love Tried to Welcome Me
9. Sanctuary
10. Bedtime Story
11. Take a Bow

Details
Playing Time:52 min.
Contributing Artists:Babyface, Donna De Lory, Me'Shell NdegeOcello
Distributor:WEA (Distributor)
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
SPAR Code:n/a

Album Notes
Personnel: Madonna (vocals); Tommy Martin (guitar); Colin Wolfe (bass); Marius DeVries (programming); Niki Harris (background vocals); Dallas Austin, Rick Sheppard.Producers: Nellee Hooper, Madonna, Dallas Austin, Dave "Jam" Hall, Babyface.Personnel: Madonna (vocals); Tommy Martin (guitar); Dallas Austin (keyboards, drums); Babyface (synthesizer); Donna De Lory, Nikki Harris (background vocals).Audio Mixer: Jon Gass.Recording information: Axis Studios, New York, NY; Chappell Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Darp Studios, Atlanta, GA; Enterprise studios, Burbank, CA; Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY; Music Grinder Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Soundworks Studios, New York, NY; Tea Room, Atlanta, GA; Wild Bunch Studios, London, England.Unknown Contributor Role: Babyface.For Madonna, pop music is the canvas of her greatest aspiration. While some critics might be ready to write her off, BEDTIME STORIES reasserts Madonna's claim to the R&B/dance floor turf she ceded to others as her own productions became elaborately self-conscious. And where performers like R. Kelly filled the breach with risque, sexually explicit fare, BEDTIME STORIES marks Madonna's return to a more stylized, elegant form of R&B.Not that Madonna has gotten herself to a nunnery, as the soft-focus ooohing and aaahing of "Inside Of Me" demonstrates, but the overall approach on BEDTIME STORIES is less carnal, more romantic (like the difference between the Supremes and Salt N' Pepa). But in collaborating with innovative producers such as Babyface and Dallas Austin, Madonna has again positioned herself on the cutting edge of modern R&B (compare the layered, collage-like production of "I'd Rather Be Your Lover" and "Human Nature" to Dallas Austin's innovative collaborations with Joi on THE PENDULUM VIBE, or, for that matter, with the eerie "Bad Baby" from P.I.L.'s METAL BOX).The spooky "Sanctuary" samples Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" to create an African backdrop for Madonna's tale of earthy devotion, while the Icelandic diva Bjork's elliptical "Bedtime Stories" propels Madonna way beyond the limits of language on this crafty, near Eastern textured arrangement. The Oriental-flavored R&B of "Take A Bow" provides a confessional epilogue for this delicately-mannered program.

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DO NOT listen 2 the critics!!!

Created: 25/07/09
Although this album was met with mixed reviews, True Madonna fans, & music junkies, will tell U this is arguably her best, and most complete album. Similar 2 how GREAT artists like Madonna, R leaders, not allowing CRITICS 2 tell them what is GOOD, I LISTEN & CRITIQUE MUSIC the same way. With that being said, Bedtime Stories is easily Madonna's most funky, and street oriented collection of music. Dallas Austin's east coast flavored, Hip Hop beats, along with a near perfect mixture of mid-tempo house, & smooth rhythym & blues, BANG effortlessly, as The Material Girl takes command of each track. From the first several lines of - Survival, to the last somber lyric of - Take A Bow, this album never gets the credit it deserves 4 possibly being the most personal & revealing Madonna album.

Song by song review:

1)Survival - Well written, nice beat

2)Secret - One of her best, classic!

3)I'd Rather Be Your Lover - Features Me'Shell NdegeOcello, good, not great

4)Don't Stop - Only bad song. Should not have been on album

5)Inside Of Me - VERY SEXY! Great song & beat!

6)Human Nature - Big middle finger 2 critics! Great song!

7)Forbidden Love - Intense! Should have been a single! Feat. Babyface

8)Love Tried To Welcome Me - Smooth groove. Good song.

9)Sanctuary - Funky! Unfortunately 2 funky 4 some. 2 bad 4 them.

10)Bedtime Story - Classic Madonna! Love when she goes HOUSE!

11)Take A Bow - GREAT chemistry with Babyface! Maybe her best ballad ever!

The team of Madonna, Dallas Austin, Nellee Hooper, Dave 'Jam' Hall, & Babyface, created a very soulful, honest, & complete body of material, that was underappreciated when released in 1994; but, should definitely B one of those rare finds, that finally gets the credit it deserves in later years (Think Prince's Around The World In A Day). One below average song, out of 11 Damn Good ones, sounds like a classic 2 me. I challenge any critic 2 take any other Madonna album, that is considered classic (Like A Virgin, Erotica, Like A Prayer, True Blue, Ray Of Light, Music, etc.), and compare song 4 song. Bedtime Stories may not B one of her biggest sellers, but when u have an artist of this caliber (Michael, Prince, Madonna, Janet, Whitney, U2), many times their best work does not reach the masses! Truly some of Madonna's best and most passionate work!!!
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MADONNA SOUL

Created: 11/08/06
Great CD!!! Madonna, once again, shows her brilliance!!! Includes the timeless 'Take A Bow' and the harmonious 'Secret.' Other favorites from this CD are 'Bedtime Story' and 'Human Nature.'
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Great CD

Created: 18/05/09
Human Nature, I'd Rather Be Your Lover and Bedtime Stories are PERFECT songs, and the CD artwork is so beautiful, I loved it. It's really a pitty that the CD wasn't really explored...
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This is one of the better Madonna Albums

Created: 16/07/08
What I love about this album is that several other producers cranked out original songs meant for Madonna and they are all a good fit for her voice and genre of Music helping her also to put her stamp on something new and updated sounding and hummable, it was one of the best ones after Like a Prayer and also after True Blue, My only hope is she continues to collaborate on another future album and does more Duets and perhaps even a cover album SOMEDAY, love ya lots Madonna, slam that book by your brother lol!!!
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Bedtime Stories by Madonna (CD, Oct-1994, Maverick)

Created: 26/09/09
Bedtime Stories by Madonna (CD, Oct-1994, Maverick)
My Daughter Loves this Madonna Cd. She has a large collection of Madonna Cds and this one is one of her favorites.
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