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Reply #30 posted 10/23/19 12:53pm

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Probably, my favorite Madonna Album!! clapping

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Reply #31 posted 10/23/19 2:45pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



WhisperingDandelions said:


Don't forget "Your Honesty" if we're talking Bedtime Stories outtakes--now that one was definitely album worthy and I could see worth a swap--maybe.




StrangeButTrue mentioned that. I love that track. Out of all her albums up to 1997, it seems like Bedtime Stories is the one that could be a really nice deluxe edition with extra tracks, remixes ("Secret (Junior's Luscious Club Mix)" is delicious), etc. Also, I can see the album on pink and blue vinyl, or transparent vinyl with pink and blue splatter. I do believe the album in general of often overlooked for other things like Like A Prayer or Erotica. But her dirtied down meet silky plush look was just spot on for the time.


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I recall an article around when “Remixed & Revisited” came out and she was in Gap jeans mode with Missy Elliot where her Manager at the time cited Your Honesty as her favorite of all the unreleased stuff from BS era, that she lobbied for its inclusion. Lucky lady I can only imagine what unreleased gems she got to listen to.
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Reply #32 posted 10/23/19 2:47pm

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1. "Survival"
3:31
2. "Secret"
  • Madonna
  • Austin
  • Madonna
  • Austin
5:05
3. "I'd Rather Be Your Lover" (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
  • Madonna
  • Hall
4:39
4. "Don't Stop"
  • Madonna
  • Austin
  • Colin Wolfe
  • Madonna
  • Austin
4:38
5. "Inside of Me"
  • Madonna
  • Hall
  • Hooper
  • Hooper
  • Madonna
4:11
6. "Human Nature"
  • Madonna
  • Hall
  • Shawn McKenzie
  • Kevin McKenzie
  • Michael Deering
  • Madonna
  • Hall
4:54
7. "Forbidden Love"
  • Babyface
  • Hooper
  • Madonna
4:08
8. "Love Tried to Welcome Me"
  • Madonna
  • Hall
  • Madonna
  • Hall
5:21
9. "Sanctuary"
  • Madonna
  • Austin
5:02
10. "Bedtime Story"
  • Hooper
  • Madonna
4:53
11. "Take a Bow"
  • Babyface
  • Madonna
  • Babyface
  • Madonna
5:21

Upside down image of Madonna laid down in a bed, wearing heavy makeup with her hand to her head, with "Madonna" written in pink capital lettters, while "Bedtime Stories" is written in sky-blue capital letters.

I've been in a reflective state of mind. I've done lot of soul searching and I just felt in a romantic mood when I was writing for [the album] so that's what I wrote about... I decided that I wanted to work with a whole bunch of different producers. [Icelandic singer-songwriter] Björk's album was one of my favorite for years—it's brilliantly produced. And I also wanted to work with Massive Attack. So obviously, he was on the list. Nellee was the last person I worked with, and it wasn't until then that I got a grip of what the sound of the whole record was, so I had to go back and redo a lot.

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Reply #33 posted 10/23/19 3:13pm

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LOVE IT! Definitely her best to me, even before Ray of Light.

The Bjork influence is well heard, but I love Bjork just as much, so that's a win-win.

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I like how Bedtime Stories sorta prepared us for Ray of Light

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Reply #34 posted 10/23/19 4:46pm

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TheFman said:


LOVE IT! Definitely her best to me, even before Ray of Light.



The Bjork influence is well heard, but I love Bjork just as much, so that's a win-win.



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I like how Bedtime Stories sorta prepared us for Ray of Light










Also love that fact! I knew bedtime story was something special when I first heard it on the radio
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Reply #35 posted 10/23/19 6:15pm

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It’s the type of album where nearly every track could have been a single.”Survival” and the sultry,sexy “Forbidden Love” could have easily been singles.
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Reply #36 posted 10/23/19 8:25pm

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Even Don’t Stop would have been a good single, but I feel the ones she chose brought out some of her best music videos of her career
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Reply #37 posted 10/24/19 1:15am

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"Inside of Me" isn't just my personal favorite, I feel it's the track that best encompasses the overall sound of the record... I've won over some non-believers with that one. Just fantastic.
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And I was just getting misty-eyed to the "Take a Bow" video the other week... Babyface contributed some serious heat to this album, the whispery backing vocals he does over her verse in "Forbidden Love" makes the combination some of my favorite sounds ever. Just a mellifluous record/era/project top-to-bottom. Like a pillow.

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Reply #38 posted 10/24/19 3:11am

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Like Erotica, I think this album has become more and more appreciated as times goes by. It got a some-what muted response at the time, probably because of the SEX backlash, but it contains some solid music. Unlike some of her later albums, I feel this doesn't have a bad song on it. Every song has it's place. Also, the videos from this era were exceptional. Each one was unique and completely different in style. Just a shame she didn't tour this album.

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Reply #39 posted 10/24/19 7:27am

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She wanted to tour, but was focusing on filming Evita
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Reply #40 posted 10/24/19 7:37am

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rlittler81 said:

Like Erotica, I think this album has become more and more appreciated as times goes by. It got a some-what muted response at the time, probably because of the SEX backlash, but it contains some solid music. Unlike some of her later albums, I feel this doesn't have a bad song on it. Every song has it's place. Also, the videos from this era were exceptional. Each one was unique and completely different in style. Just a shame she didn't tour this album.


That's exactly right. The only reason it is lost in history is Erotica/SEX backlash and no tour.

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Reply #41 posted 10/24/19 9:38am

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alphastreet said:

She wanted to tour, but was focusing on filming Evita

With the art of the Erotic era, the MTV Pajama Party, the Bedtime Stories Italy performance, I can tell the tour would have been something beautiful to behold . I saw the Girlie Show, and it was something to see
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Reply #42 posted 10/24/19 9:40am

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Cinny said:

rlittler81 said:

Like Erotica, I think this album has become more and more appreciated as times goes by. It got a some-what muted response at the time, probably because of the SEX backlash, but it contains some solid music. Unlike some of her later albums, I feel this doesn't have a bad song on it. Every song has it's place. Also, the videos from this era were exceptional. Each one was unique and completely different in style. Just a shame she didn't tour this album.


That's exactly right. The only reason it is lost in history is Erotica/SEX backlash and no tour.


It still certainly had a group of videos - "Secret," "Bedtime Story," "Human Nature," "Take a Bow". And she played only a couple of those songs (bolded above). So the album really did get overlooked in the timeline. Remember that the DWT covered mostly Ray of Light, Music, and Evita music. It makes it hard to find any real material from the BS era. However, there is video of her reading a bedtime story at Studio 54 (or somewhere) as part of the promotion. But it's almost like Something To Remember is a companion piece to BS, because the BS mood continues on STR (especailly with stuff like "You'll See", which also served visually and aurally as a bridge between BS and the then-forthcoming Evita project).

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Reply #43 posted 10/24/19 10:33am

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alphastreet said:

She wanted to tour, but was focusing on filming Evita



With the art of the Erotic era, the MTV Pajama Party, the Bedtime Stories Italy performance, I can tell the tour would have been something beautiful to behold
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I saw the Girlie Show, and it was something to see


Wow you’re lucky you saw that tour! I saw bits of it on muchmusic years ago
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Reply #44 posted 10/24/19 1:27pm

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Cinny said:




rlittler81 said:


Like Erotica, I think this album has become more and more appreciated as times goes by. It got a some-what muted response at the time, probably because of the SEX backlash, but it contains some solid music. Unlike some of her later albums, I feel this doesn't have a bad song on it. Every song has it's place. Also, the videos from this era were exceptional. Each one was unique and completely different in style. Just a shame she didn't tour this album.




That's exactly right. The only reason it is lost in history is Erotica/SEX backlash and no tour.




It still certainly had a group of videos - "Secret," "Bedtime Story," "Human Nature," "Take a Bow". And she played only a couple of those songs (bolded above). So the album really did get overlooked in the timeline. Remember that the DWT covered mostly Ray of Light, Music, and Evita music. It makes it hard to find any real material from the BS era. However, there is video of her reading a bedtime story at Studio 54 (or somewhere) as part of the promotion. But it's almost like Something To Remember is a companion piece to BS, because the BS mood continues on STR (especailly with stuff like "You'll See", which also served visually and aurally as a bridge between BS and the then-forthcoming Evita project).


I imagine that take a bow and forbidden love would be performed back to back and also include the newer version of love don’t live here anymore. It would have been so elegant on a tour
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Reply #45 posted 10/24/19 2:01pm

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She did Take A Bow for certain dates on Rebel Heart Tour, which was a nice surprise if not a little unbalanced live (IMHO). I do love Babyface's Forbidden Love but I also really really love the Stuart Price/Confessions-era song Forbidden Love, almost a little more than the Bedtime Stories song. It is really an unprecedented dream team kinda song with Nellee Hooper and Babyface contributing. Wasn't the rumor that Forbidden Love was about her falling for a drag queen/crossdresser? Or was that Secret with the "happiness lies in your own hand"/"a penis lies in your own hand"? lol

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Reply #46 posted 10/24/19 2:54pm

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She did Take A Bow for certain dates on Rebel Heart Tour, which was a nice surprise if not a little unbalanced live (IMHO). I do love Babyface's Forbidden Love but I also really really love the Stuart Price/Confessions-era song Forbidden Love, almost a little more than the Bedtime Stories song. It is really an unprecedented dream team kinda song with Nellee Hooper and Babyface contributing. Wasn't the rumor that Forbidden Love was about her falling for a drag queen/crossdresser? Or was that Secret with the "happiness lies in your own hand"/"a penis lies in your own hand"? lol



The rumour was about secret
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Reply #47 posted 10/24/19 3:34pm

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I know Madonna fans and articles alike always go heavy citing Evita as an evolution of her vocal technique and quality... am I the only one who preferred her vocals in every department pre-Evita? They all sound kinda stilted after she did that project. Her vocals reached their peak on Bedtime Stories.

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Reply #48 posted 10/24/19 3:48pm

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I know Madonna fans and articles alike always go heavy citing Evita as an evolution of her vocal technique and quality... am I the only one who preferred her vocals in every department pre-Evita? They all sound kinda stilted after she did that project. Her vocals reached their peak on Bedtime Stories.

I was thinking the same thing. But I think it happened during/after Ray of Light. Somewhere around Music, when she shacked up with the Englishman. I think her vocals on Confessions were looser and felt like her Erotic/Bedtime Stories period. It was stuff a think most M fans wanted more of. Ray of Light her vocals were very good and meshed well with the vibe of the themes.

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Reply #49 posted 10/24/19 4:10pm

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I liked her voice best before too, but the work she did in the 00s was so strong and she had a voice for it that she may have not had before. I think being married to guy and working with Mirwais brought out a special quality in her music and voice
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Reply #50 posted 10/24/19 6:01pm

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I also like that the majority of her dancers from the Erotica era were also her dancers for BTS videos and the one or two performances she did

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Reply #51 posted 10/24/19 6:13pm

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WhisperingDandelions said:

I know Madonna fans and articles alike always go heavy citing Evita as an evolution of her vocal technique and quality... am I the only one who preferred her vocals in every department pre-Evita? They all sound kinda stilted after she did that project. Her vocals reached their peak on Bedtime Stories.



I think her best vocals are on the ‘Ray Of Light’ album.She sounds absolutely amazing on that album.
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Reply #52 posted 10/24/19 6:17pm

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I also like that the majority of her dancers from the Erotica era were also her dancers for BTS videos and the one or two performances she did



My favourite is the bedtime story performance on the Brit awards
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Reply #53 posted 10/24/19 10:28pm

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I imagine that take a bow and forbidden love would be performed back to back and also include the newer version of love don’t live here anymore. It would have been so elegant on a tour


AGREED!

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Reply #54 posted 10/25/19 4:25am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Cinny said:


That's exactly right. The only reason it is lost in history is Erotica/SEX backlash and no tour.


It still certainly had a group of videos - "Secret," "Bedtime Story," "Human Nature," "Take a Bow". And she played only a couple of those songs (bolded above). So the album really did get overlooked in the timeline. Remember that the DWT covered mostly Ray of Light, Music, and Evita music. It makes it hard to find any real material from the BS era. However, there is video of her reading a bedtime story at Studio 54 (or somewhere) as part of the promotion. But it's almost like Something To Remember is a companion piece to BS, because the BS mood continues on STR (especailly with stuff like "You'll See", which also served visually and aurally as a bridge between BS and the then-forthcoming Evita project).

I always felt that STR was a response to the (US) success of TAB. She maybe wanted to capitalise on it and focus on her ballads more than dance songs while they were succesful. The uptempo songs from BS weren't hits in the US, but the 2 slower singles were. Even the video for 'You'll See' was a sequel to TAB. It's interesting that TAB was such a huge hit in the US but was considered a flop in the UK because it didn't reach the top 10.

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Reply #55 posted 10/25/19 7:10am

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Take A Bow also owes alot to Babyface who was having a creative renaissance at the time. I wonder if the UK chart performance may be due to Babyface not being as huge in the culture there.

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Have a look at this list, Take A Bow fits like a glove with the rest of these solid hits. It was brilliant timing for such a beautiful song.

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https://www.buzzfeed.com/...-the-bible

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Reply #56 posted 10/25/19 7:31am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Cinny said:


That's exactly right. The only reason it is lost in history is Erotica/SEX backlash and no tour.


It still certainly had a group of videos - "Secret," "Bedtime Story," "Human Nature," "Take a Bow". And she played only a couple of those songs (bolded above). So the album really did get overlooked in the timeline. Remember that the DWT covered mostly Ray of Light, Music, and Evita music. It makes it hard to find any real material from the BS era. However, there is video of her reading a bedtime story at Studio 54 (or somewhere) as part of the promotion. But it's almost like Something To Remember is a companion piece to BS, because the BS mood continues on STR (especailly with stuff like "You'll See", which also served visually and aurally as a bridge between BS and the then-forthcoming Evita project).

That's exactly correct. At least that is when music videos mattered the most to me (because I was 14).

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Reply #57 posted 10/25/19 7:38am

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Cinny said:

It's gotta be the 25th anniversary of this album very soon.


Hey! Today's the day! Bedtime Stories released on October 25, 1994.

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alphastreet said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I also like that the majority of her dancers from the Erotica era were also her dancers for BTS videos and the one or two performances she did

My favourite is the bedtime story performance on the Brit awards

Yes, after seeing them, I needed to see a tour of this album It would have been sexy and chic.
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Reply #59 posted 10/25/19 9:01am

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^ yeah it totally would have. Or even an unplugged set for mtv would have worked so well with this album
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