Second re-release of the second full-length studio album by legendary American Pop singer.
Madonna had hits with her first album, even reaching the Top Ten twice with "Borderline" and "Lucky Star", but she didn't become a superstar, an icon, until her second album, "Like a Virgin". Following the success of her self-titled debut album, Madonna wanted to become the record producer of her next album. However, her label was not ready to give her the artistic freedom to produce the album, and she chose Nile Rodgers, former Chic guitarist (due to his work with David Bowie), to help her expand her sound, and then carefully constructed her image as an ironic, ferociously sexy "Boy Toy". Madonna wrote six songs on the record, five of which feature Steve Bray as a co-writer.
While not a substantial musical departure from Madonna's first album, she felt that the material from "Like A Virgin" was stronger. After its release, "Like A Virgin" received mixed reviews from music critics, but was a commercial success. It became Madonna's first number one album on the Billboard 200 and set the record as the first female album in history to sell over five million copies in the United States. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) later certified it Diamond for shipment of ten million units. It also reached number one in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, and remains one of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of over 21 million copies worldwide!
Sire Records Company, a Warner Music Group Company/Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company, 1984/2012 (8122-79735-9). Made in EU. 180 g vinyl.
1. Material Girl 4:04
2. Angel 3:59
3. Like A Virgin 3:42
4. Over And Over 4:16
5. Love Don't Live Here Anymore 4:52
6. Dress You Up 4:05
7. Shoo-Bee-Doo 5:21
8. Pretender 4:34
9. Stay 4:07
Total playing time: 39:00 min.