Monday, November 15, 2010

Extra - Pre-Madonna CD


In 1996, Stephen Bray released a CD that contained the demos (plus others) that got Madonna signed to Sire Records. Ever since her star was born, fans heard about the 4-track demo that contained early versions of Stay, Burning Up, Ain't No Big Deal and Everybody. It was the greatest little gift fans ever got.

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8 comments:

  1. i'm assuming stephen and M have never spoken since? i actually like her early "untrained" voice better

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  2. That was an exciting gift. I remember they sold it exclusively through a tv offer. you had to call the 800 number to place your order. it wasnt available in stores until a year or so later, if I remember correctly.

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  3. I almost didn't believe it was the real thing at first (I spotted it in HMV in Glasgow and thought it one of those awful rip-off CDs). I love, love, love the early versions of Stay and Burning Up.

    Strange seeing Caresse Henry in the footage. Makes me feel sad that it had such an unhappy ending for her.

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  4. Thank god we got this during the "Evita Years". Woo Hoo!

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  5. slide i totally agree with you! i love madonna's post-evita voice, but her early raw voice is so natural and sexy!!!

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  6. I agree her early voice is natural and stronger maybe. But Stephen had rights on demos? As a producer?

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  7. The Evita year was amazing, but LOVE this CD! I was 18 and had a blank check from my grandpa, called the 1-800 number and got my copy. So fun!

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  8. Except it's the WRONG version of Ain't No Big Deal. Why, oh why, can't we find that other version???

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