Madonna - Like A Virgin - 1984 Synth Pop Dance - Clear Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Madonna ‎– Like A Virgin

Sire ‎– RCV5-25157, Sire ‎– 603497849284
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear, 180g

[Hype sticker:]
180-Gram Crystal Clear Vinyl
Like A Virgin
Material Girl
Dress You Up

25 Oct 2019
Electronic, Pop






A1 Material Girl (4:04) 
A2 Angel (3:57) 
A3 Like A Virgin (3:39) 
A4 Over And Over (4:13) 
A5 Love Don't Live Here Anymore (4:51) 

B1 Dress You Up (4:02) 
B2 Shoo-Bee-Doo (5:18) 
B3 Pretender (4:31) 
B4 Stay (4:09)





Companies, etc.


Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
Manufactured For – Warner Music Group
Marketed By – Warner Music Group
Record Company – Warner Music Group
Produced For – Nile Rodgers Productions, Inc.







Art Direction – Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Jeri McManus, Paula Greif
Design – Jeri McManus
Edited By [Digital Editing] – Gus Skinas
Edited By [Gus Skinas Assisted By] – Eric Mohler, Malcolm Pollack
Engineer [2nd] – Rob "Ace" Eaton
Engineer, Mixed By – Jason Corsaro
Lacquer Cut By – Chrisp
Management – Weisner-DeMann Entertainment
Mastered By [Originally Mastered By] – Bob Ludwig
Photography By – Steven Meisel
Producer – Nile Rodgers




Barcode and Other Identifiers


Barcode (Printed): 6 03497 84928 4
Barcode (Scanned): 603497849284
Matrix / Runout (Side A): chrisp@UNITY BC68221-01 A1
Matrix / Runout (Side B): BC68221-01 B1






Madonna's second release, "Like a Virgin," made her a superstar and moved her from pure dance to a more pop- and R&B-tinged sound. Released in 1984, everything about this is superb. Madonna's voice was much improved from her debut (although still a bit thin compared to her later vocals), and the production by Nile Rodgers is first-rate. The first single, "Like a Virgin," was a mega-smash, logging 6 weeks at #1; it would be 7 years before another song had that many weeks at #1 - Bryan Adam's "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You." The song even made the Top 10 on the R&B chart! At the time, the song was a bit scandalous but today it's pretty tame. However, anyway you look at it, "Like a Virgin" is a great pop song. The video was also her first high-budget effort; although her writhing in a Venice gondola and being seduced by a man in a lion's mask are more than a bit silly, it's also a gorgeous video.

Three subsequent singles were released and made the Top 5. "Material Girl" became an anthem of sort. The video may have featured an actress spurning the advances of a wealthy lothario in favor of a poor, truck-driving Keith Carradine, but the message of the song suggested the opposite - Madonna proudly proclaimed her love of fame and power. The song helped make Madonna the Marilyn Monroe of the 80s, and gave her the dreaded nickname she tried vainly to abandon for many years. The third single was a bit of a surprise to me - "Angel." It peaked at #5. "Dress You Up" was the final release, making it to #5. Shockingly, the song was included in the "Filthy Fifteen" published by Tipper Gore's Parent Music Resource Center, presumably for the rather tame reference to "velvet kisses." It's a terrific pop song that's not the slightest bit profane.

"Love Don't Live Here Anymore" is another highlight - a lush remake of the Rose Royce 70s hit. I loved the song when "Like a Virgin" was initially released and wanted it released as a single. However, Madonna subsequently remixed the song and included it on her 1996 ballad collection (Something to Remember); the song was belatedly made the chart, although it sputtered out at #78. "Shoo-Bee-Doo" is another terrific song - it combines seamlessly a 60s girl group sound with 80s pop. Arguably the most dance-oriented song is "Over and Over," and it's very good. "Stay" has a great drum-loop unusual for a Madonna song. Finally, "Pretender" is arguably the weakest of the bunch, but still a pretty decent song.

Overall, the songs are much more diverse on "Like a Virgin" than on her first record, "Madonna."

More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Sire Records
Artist Madonna
Color Black