“MDNA” JAPANESE EDITION

From MadonnaTribe

Complete with the usual obi-strip and Japanese introductory/lyrics sheets, this Japanese only version of MDNA includes the 17 tracks of the Deluxe Excpliciy album plus the Radio Edit of the Justin Cognito Remix of “Girl Gone Wild” as a Japanese-only Bonus Track.

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ROLLING STONE REVIEW : GIRL GONE WILD

Jon Dolan
February 29, 2012

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Madge pissed off Girls Gone Wild scumtard Joe Francis with the title of her latest – and that isn’t the only admirable thing about this return to the straight-ahead club trance she holds dear. Sure, as wildness goes it’s closer to Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope than Britney Spears, but the track (by Italian house producer Benny Benassi) smartly inverts the overpowering apocalypse pump of “Till the World Ends” into Euro-spa electro burble that’s buoyant and warm-rinse soothing. It’s the sound of a woman who hits the dancefloor for restoration more than craziness. After the “Mickey”-recalling head-scratcher of “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” it’s nice to see her get back into the groove.

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Girl Gone Wild is actually #1 on Itunes Mexico

“MDNA” LISTENING PARTY

FROM BOY CULTURE

This is me, rain-soaked, after the listening party (notice anything?)
Tonight, a dream came true—I was invited to Liz Rosenberg’s office for a Madonna listening party. It wasn’t for Like a Prayer and this wasn’t 1989, but MDNA lived up to my expectations and Liz always surpasses them.

In a nutshell: Write my Orbituary, MDNA is a beautiful killer. (I’m equally in love with Orbit’s work, which is with more personal-sounding songs as I am with Solveig’s clubbier creations.)

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As I was about to share with my new pal Sergio Kletnoy, seeing that legendary profile on Liz in The New York Times in ’92 (a backlash pill meant to allow for something positive to be said about Madonna at a time when she was being excoriated everywhere) made me want to be in her nerve center so badly. My longtime friend Giulio got to visit Liz in her Warner Bros. offices (complete with the hair dryers from Blond Ambition!) a few years ago, but her new digs are still special.

Jealous of my 21 Jump Street pen?
Got there early to find only a couple of people (it was later packed) ignoring the fabulous hors d’oeuvres and cupcakes, things Madonna probably hasn’t eaten since she was dating Basquiat and was stealing food out of Dumpsters. The sound was pumped to the point of distortion, with “Gang Bang” blaring. It’s an assault-on-the-senses kind of ditty, so it was perfect to walk into a wall of it.

Sergio, Liz, Nadia & Matt
My Russian doll Sergio arrived, we finally met in the flesh and I spent most of my time engrossed in conversation with him about our mutual obsession. It was like sex addicts meeting to talk about favorite blowjobs—it went on and on and never got old. Also got to chat with Liz’s beautiful and indulgent assistant Nadia (she must know that fans like Sergio and I should probably be handled with tongs and Hazmat suits, but like the wife in The Painted Veil, Nadia mixes and mingles out of the goodness of her heart) and my longtime so-many-mentor Denis, and of course with lovely Liz.

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People seemed to be having fun so were either acting and couldn’t wait to declare Madonna over once back in front of their computers or were actually enjoying the record.

The highlight of the night was when Liz and Nadio cranked “Gang Bang” and danced to it at the head of the table for everyone. “‘Gang Bang’ is my favorite song, go figure,” Liz announced.

I’ll do a full review after I’ve legitimately heard this album in a focused setting, but here are some thoughts to chew on—at least it’s not from someone anonymous!

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“Girl Gone Wild” (still listed as “Girls” in my hand-out, oopsy) opens the album and is, for my money, a scorching-hot song. Is it “Madonna?” No; she didn’t write it or anything. But it’s a terrific opener and undeniable (to me) fun. “Gang Bang” is like “GGW” on female Viagra (chocolate?)—it’s a dark, driving club stomper, aggressive as hell. It has a techno edge that reminded me superficially of “Control” by Traci Lords. (A song I love. And please don’t take any of my comparisons too literally; there was nothing that sounded…reductive.) Mika came up with this???

“Turn Up the Radio” is a sweeping, joyous pop-dance song as anthemic as “Get Together,” one of my very favorite post-Ray of Light songs. “Give Me All Your Luvin'” sticks out like a sore thumb on this album. I remain a fan of it, but it’s not near the top of my MDNA list.

Loved hearing “Superstar,” complete with Lola singing backing vocals! A charming and fluffy song (“ooooh, la la!”) that felt for me like “Little Star” had grown up and was having fun.

The suite of songs “Love Spent,” “Masterpiece” and “Falling Free” is probably going to please any Madonna fan I’ve ever met. They’re beautifully sung and are not cursed with oversimplified lyrics, nor do they sound like they care much if asinine radio programmers will like them. “Falling Free” is my fave song of the album so far, gorgeously sung, a total stand-out. Go, Joe Henry! Keep it together, indeed.

Now, I’d heard the bonus tracks were to die for, but who knew that a rumor would be true times 10? “Beautiful Killer” is a fucking great Orbit-sounding Solveig song (could Orbit really not have had a hand in this one???). How in the HELL this is not on the album proper, how in the HELL this is not a title track, I’ll never understand. Even the cringe-inducing title “I Fucked Up” turns out to be a really pretty, plaintive pop song. “B-day Song” didn’t seem to have its guest star—M.I.A. was M.I.A.

At some point, Nicki Minaj declares Madonna the only queen.

I genuinely loved most of what I heard. I would be shocked if many people didn’t feel this was a vast improvement over Hard Candy which, let’s be honest, was a good record. There are definitely songs on here that are personal, uplifting and inspiring mixed among the far louder “I’m still hot and young, fuck me in any hole you can!” club crushers.

More news…

There are five album configurations as of February 21, 2012:

STANDARD EXPLICIT ALBUM/ALL ACCOUNTS/PHYSICAL & DIGITAL

(1) “Girl Gone Wild”

(2) “Gang Bang”

(3) “I’m Addicted”

(4) “Turn Up the Radio”

(5) “Give Me All Your Luvin'”

(6) “Some Girls”

(7) “Superstar”

(8) “I Don’t Give A”

(9) “I’m a Sinner”

(10) “Love Spent”

(11) “Masterpiece’

(12) “Falling Free”

STANDARD EDITED ALBUM/ALL ACCOUNTS/PHYSICAL & DIGITAL

Has all the same songs in the same sequence with no “Gang Bang”

DELUXE EXPLICIT ALBUM/ALL ACCOUNTS/PHYSICAL & DIGITAL

Same as first configuration, continues with:

(13) “Beautiful Killer”

(14) “I Fucked Up”

(15) “B-day Song”

(16) “Best Friend”

(17) “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Party Rock Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj & LMFAO

DELUXE EDITED ALBUM/WALMART EXCLUSIVE/PHYSICAL EDITION

(1) “Girl Gone Wild”

(2) “I’m Addicted”

(3) “Turn Up the Radio”

(4) “Give Me All Your Luvin'”

(5) “Some Girls”

(6) “Superstar”

(7) “I Don’t Give A”

(8) “I’m a Sinner”

(9) “Love Spent”

(10) “Masterpiece”

(11) “Falling Free”

(12) “Beautiful Killer”

(13) “B-day Song”

(14) “Best Friend”

(15) “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Party Rock Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj & LMFAO

(16) “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Laidback Luke Remix)

SUPER BOWL DELUXE EXPLICIT/ITUNES EXCLUSIVE/DIGITAL VERSION

Same as second version but continues with:

(17) “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Party Rock Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj & LMFAO

(18) “Love Spent” (Acoustic Version)

“MDNA” REVIEW AND LYRICS BY LIVE FROM MARS

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“I Don’t Give A…” feat. Nicki Minaj
Wake up,
This is your life,
Children on your own,
Gotta plan on the phone,
Meet the press,
Buy a dress,
Do all this to impress…

Do ten things at once
And if you don’t like it
I don’t give a…
I tried to be the perfect wife…
I diminished myself…
It swallowed me…
If I was a failure
Then I don’t give a…

Tour-de-force moment on the album. recounting a typical day, becomes intensely honest, telling-off of her critics. The track builds up to a genius, choral, almost Tom Burton-esque conclusion.
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“Gang Bang”
Shot you dead,
Shot my lover in the head…
I’m going straight to hell…
I’ve got a lot of friends there
Drive bitch, die bitch

Very theatrical vocals about taking revenge on a lover who ruined her life. She apparently yells on the record “Drive bitch, Die bitch!” Kind of Stupid, kind of amazing, kind of funny and kind of fucked up! Full of one essential thing that her contenders lack: DRAMA!

As the song progressives, so does Madonna. Her voice gets much more aggressive, and it’s clear she is out to take revenge on her past lover. “I’m going straight to hell, and I’ve got a lot of friends there,” Madonna says. “If I see that bitch in hell, I’m gonna shoot him in the head again, ’cause I wanna see him die. Over and Over and Over and Over and Over and Over and Over and Over.”

The end is terrific, and it may cause controversies, especially because it is a woman to express this way. Someway, it may be compared to the video of What It Feels Like For A Girl . “I said drive bitch. And while you’re at it, die bitch. Now if you’re gonna act like a bitch, then you’re gonna die like a bitch.”

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“Turn Up The Radio”
Strongest most immediate section on MDNA. Begins like a delicate ballad, pleading the audience to stop for a moment and get away from the world through music. May sound trite, but there’s urgency in it’s simplicity. Transforms into the albums most pounding moment, reaching a climax that threatens to blow the speakers. Some might find it unusually generic, but she makes it her own. Sure to please fans, fill dancefloors, shake clubs and find a slot on the next series of Glee
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“Superstar”
One of the later highlights on the album. The sweetest song she has released since “Cherish”. Twirls along, an open-top summer anthem. Serenading a new lover with a hypnotic chorus. It’s simple and pretty and a perfect song to sing on her summer concerts! And should definately be a single!
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“Falling Free”
Deep melancholia! One of the saddest songs she has ever written.
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“Beautiful Killer”
80’s sounding, string laden song as a tribute to french actor Alain Delon
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Most of MDNA is about having fun, but this is also a very dark album! If like a Prayer was her divorce record and Hard Candy suffered, one senses, from being put together as her relationship with Guy Ritchie was falling apart. Then MDNA is a fuck you – to her marriage, the life that came with it, and partly to herself for losing her identity in a partnership. She is out there to recpature who she is, and she has demons to slay!

Overall it might not have the serious pop intensity of Confessions, it’s not as a drastically new or experimental as music critics might like, but it’s fun, fucked up, dancey, and full of drama. It’s what her fans have been waiting for: a wallop enough of an album to put her back up there, a checkmate against Lady Gaga, who despite her brilliance, doesn’t quite give you songs that are as easy to disco dance to as some of these are. Is Madonna still “the Queen” as Nicki Minaj gabs at one point? On the strength of MDNA, it’s hard to argue against.
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NEW Tracklisting:
1. “Girl Gone Wild”
2. “Gang Bang”
3. “I’m Addicted”
4. “Turn Up the Radio”
5. “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
6. “Some Girls”
7. “Superstar”
8. “I Don’t Give A” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
9. “I’m a Sinner”
10. “Love Spent”
11. “Masterpiece”
12. “Falling Free”
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
13. “Beautiful Killer”
14. “I Fucked Up”
15. “B-Day Song” (featuring M.I.A.)
16. “Best Friend”
17. “Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Party Rock Remix)” (featuring LMFAO and Nicki Minaj)
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GARBAGE FRONTWOMAN SHIRLEY MANSON ABOUT MADONNA

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Madonna is the most obvious example: “The tabloids complain about her looking old, and people laugh at her for that. Then Madonna goes and fixes her face, and they laugh at her for that. Even thought they begrudgingly say she looks amazing, they’ll still laugh at her for trying to look young. Then she steps out, looking amazing, and the tabloids go and blow up a picture of her aging hand. Nobody’s doing that to George Clooney, blowing up pictures of his hands! I look at these magazines, and I want to say to them, What’s your point? That she’s aged? Does that surprise you? Or is your ‘point’ an attempt to undercut what she’s achieved? I think it is, even if it’s on a subconscious level. And you probably wouldn’t turn down those hands if they were grabbing you under the table, you fucking idiots.”

Source : BullettMedia

MADONNA TO OPEN INNOVATIVE NEW GYM IN CHILE

Santiago will be the new home of the superstar´s third gym.

“Material Girl” star and fitness fanatic Madonna will bring her very own gym chain called Hard Candy Fitness (HCF) to Chile’s capital this April.

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The announcement comes just months before the launch of the artist’s latest album, scheduled for release in March, titled “Gimme all your Luvin.’”

Gym-goers in Santiago looking for a body like the 54-year-old Queen of Pop can expect zumba, cardio kickboxing, and Latin moves classes as well as being able to sign up for dance and toning classes that reflect the superstar’s own style of workout.

Madonna’s collaborator and CEO and founding partner of Energy Fitness, Alex Wiesner, announced the opening on Tuesday. He promises that the gym will be like no other in the country.

“Hard Candy will focus on the playful aspects of dance and toning. We will bring Chile group classes created personally by Madonna and her international team of experts,” Wiesner told press. “Our members will be able to enjoy exercising using activities that will be unique in South America and of the highest quality.”

HCF already has two centers. The first opened in November 2010 in Mexico City and was followed in December 2011 by another in Moscow. Santiago will complete the trio of gyms already renowned for being lavish, top-of-the-range gyms offering fitness experience closer to that of a five-star hotel.

“If any of you have seen my shows, you know that I don’t skimp on them, and the same is true for the gym. We spend what it takes to make a globally first-class gym,” Madonna said following the opening of the first Hard Candy gym in Mexico City.

Madonna, as with her other two gyms, has been very hands-on with the project from designing fitness programs, dance classes and the layout and decor of the center to advising on the music played in the gym.

The name Hard Candy Fitness was taken from Madonna’s album released in 2008 and is a combination of “hard body” (toned body) and “eye candy” (pleasing to the eye), two concepts that sum up the spirit of Madonna’s fitness mission.

The almost 10,000-square-foot gym in Santiago, located in the Parque Araucano mall in Las Condes, has cost $3 million to build and will have two levels, a spa, and two heated pools, one semi-Olympic and the other equipped with Jacuzzi technology for relaxation.

Other features include comfortable locker rooms with steam and sauna areas, personal trainers certified by HCF, and the latest in cardio and strength equipment.

The gym will also have a Hard Candy Energy Bar – a lounge area, which will offer healthy food as well as displaying artwork and music from some of Madonna’s favorite artists.

The real highlight, however, Wiesner says, are the group classes designed by Madonna’s personal trainer, Nicole Winhoffer.

“They are very motivating, very entertaining and they change quite often, every three months there are upgrades to the group class programs in order to constantly be offering something fresh, new and different,” Wiesner told La Tecera.

The project is a collaboration between Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary, Wiesner and Mark Mastrov, a leader in the global fitness industry, creator of New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness.

The news comes amid rumors of a possible visit to the country by the celebrity in late 2012 as a part of her world tour. Whether the songstress herself will attend the opening of the gym like she did with the first HCF opening in Mexico has yet to be confirmed.

It is yet to be seen if the gym will be popular with Chileans, who were recently recorded to have the sixth highest rate of child obesity in e OECD and whether many will fork out the US$125 monthly membership as well as a one-time enrollment fee of US$210. The gym is, however, encouraging Chileans to register early online at http://www.energy.cl or at a stand in Parque Arauco mall for a reduced membership rate of US$88.

Source : The Santiago Times

NEW DETAILS ABOUT “MDNA” FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ITALIA

Universal Music Italia confirms that “I Don’t Give A” features Nicki Minaj and “B-day song” features M.I.A.

Other collaborators are LMFAO, Klas Ahlund, Joe Henry and Mika, who co-wrote one of the songs.

They confirmed the two editions of MDNA :
Standard version (12 tracks)
– Deluxe version (17 tracks – 2CDs)

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WILLIAM ORBIT INTERVIEW

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You’ve been kind of busy lately with Madonna. Was it six tracks on MDNA, the latest album which is about to come out? Six tracks is that you worked on?
It was six the last time I counted, but we keep adding special tracks.

You keep adding or she keeps adding?
She’s driving the train, but I come along happily.

She always says musically you finish one another’s sentences. What does that mean, musically? Give us an idea of what it’s like collaborating with her?
We definitely been working together for a long time, so there’s a certain telepathy. We tend to get into the guitar zone now. We get the acoustics out and do it campfire style.
I’m not a great singer, I sound like a mosquito trapped in a bottle. She’s a fabulous singer, but she’s very forgiving. She just wants it to work as a song. That’s where we start.

You just strum it out and work it out that way?
Yeah, yeah…

you’ve got to work with her tomorrow?
Probably tonight… What she has decided to do is extra accoustic versions. There’s some pretty hard, rocking tracks. There’s a very different variation of styles. Mostly pretty savage, actually. The singles that have come out aren’t necessarily representative.