Ahhh, back when MTV used to play music videos and music-related programmes. What went wrong?
I LOVED THIS! I remember when it came on, I was so shocked that we had video footage of her in the studio making an album. Such a rarity! We saw tiny pieces of her recording "Veras" on Primetime in 1996, some photos here and there in the 80's (maybe 2 photos) and that's all I can remember. It was nice to see her in the studio and in the process of making one of her greatest albums. I think I recorded it on VHS every time they showed it. Such a fantastic show!
It's such a shame that MTV doesn't make programming like this anymore.
I don't think we will ever get that time period back. Honestly, I don't like the road MTV took but with the internet as competition, they had to take a different road to stay afloat. I don't agree with it but it is what it is. I'm much happier with the internet and that we can see what we want when we want. Its a much better deal!
Still, I remember the days of "world premiere" videos and "exclusive" interviews. I waited with zero patience and my VCR loaded with a brand new tape on SP speed. Ready for the world premiere of any of her videos...(Like a Prayer comes to mind). That was a great time! The Pepsi commercial the night before and then the video, rumors of a world tour...I must say I miss that excitement.
When she was recording Skin, wasn't there a part where one of the engineers asked her to take her bracelets off because they kept clinking? I could have sworn I remember that part, but it wasn't in these videos...
Even though I am not a big fan of the, 'Ray of Light' album, I love this special and miss the days MTV actually cared about their biggest music video star. I also miss Kurt's interviews with Madonna. They had amazing chemistry.
@David, I have the original recording and its not on there. I think its something we must have thought because her braclets were noisy. @Tony, Kurt Loder and Madonna did have a way with each other. Honestly, his delivery of questions and reactions were annoying but she liked him. Someone I think Madonna does well with is Cynthia McFadden - love the 2004 Re-Invention interview she did. Matt Lauer did well on the 2003 American Life special as well. Two of my favorites!
I really love this, I almost cry everytime I watch. I had it recorded in a VHS and in 2008 I could transfer to DVD and then I found to download, it's a jewel, a record of magic moments.
Pure trash. Pure lies. Calculating efforts to crave some cred she'll never get. "Oh, look at me now, Im a mom, I do yoga, I've changed, I'm natural, I'm doing an artistic record". Blah, blah. LOL. She was more credible when she did the Sex book! The ROL period was her least credible and most boring, and signaled the beginning of the end of her career.