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Madonna Challenges Meaning of the Term "Greatest Hits"

So far Madonna has been smart about her greatest hits choices: 1990’s early career retrospective The Immaculate Collection is possibly her most satisfying release, offering a remarkable breadth of styles and some truly amazing songs; 2001’s GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2 is less of an event, but nonetheless chronicles her maturation from sex-obsessed provocateur to ironic pop artiste.


Which makes it all the more surprising that she plans to release a greatest hits compilation for the wrong reasons: to free herself from a binding record contract with Warner Bros. and mine whatever's left of her back catalog. With one record still owed to the label, and a lucrative 360-deal with LiveNation already inked, it seems she is going to spruce up the package with a few new songs. There are no specific details available yet on the release, but it will likely appeal more to die-hard fans than to anyone looking for a quick glimpse at her near thirty-year career – for the latter group, go with what’s already available. [Billboard]


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Madonna can do whatever she wants, as far as I'm concerned.

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Maybe a double disk remix package of The Immaculate Collection & GHV2? Or do updated versions of them with current artists.

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Everyone would be better off if they bought Confessions on a Dancefloor, since that's where most of her jams from the past seven years have come from. I can't even entertain the thought of another greatest hits package at this point.

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Call it the Immaculate Conception... with new tracks having Lourdes in it


I agree with Patrick. She deserves to do whatever she wants. Not too sure why the record company is almost always portrayed as the "victim".


I'm sorry but it won't just appeal to die hard fans. Immaculate collection lacked some hits GHV2 had them butchered and since its release she did her best artistic records. The only challenge to make a greatest hits with MAdonna is that there are too many of them to fit one record and that can't be said of much artists these days when they rely on album fillers to make a collection.


Huge Madonna fan here, have followed her carreer for years in books dvd's and cd's. When Madonna released GHV2 those were songs already from the second part of Her contract under her new label (Maverick). She was quoted as saying I'm not recording new tracks for GHV2 if they wanna buy it they can buy the albums. She was being stingy in giving her fans new songs. In the Immaculate Collection,the new songs were Justify My Love and Rescue Me. Something to Remember. The songs were One More Chance, You'll See, I want you. On GHV2 there were no new tracks and eventually no one wanted to go and buy it. Look Madonna this one is for your fans, For Leaving in Grace ( Sire Maverick Records. Give the fans your history in Music end it nice!Your divorce with guy Ritchie was generous why not your record company and your Loyal Hardcore fans Like me! GHV2 The only interresting thing it had was the layout of collage of picutres. Make it a double disc of hits and mixes. Like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston And Mariah Carey. The fans will really love you. Music History will love you!

Carlos B. Chicago

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