The Fantastic 1995 Compilation of Madonna Ballads! A Rare & Classic Release!
Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Time considered her to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" for being an influential figure in contemporary music. Madonna is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best selling female artist in the United States. Considered by Forbes and other publications as a cultural icon, she is often referred by the international press as the "Queen of Pop".
In 2008, Billboard ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. In 2012, she was crowned the "Greatest Woman In Music" by VH1.
Something to Remember is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on November 7, 1995 by Maverick Records. It was released after a controversial period in Madonna's career and many critics at this time had specualted that Madonna's career was declining. In response to this Madonna announced this compilation album, which was composed mostly of ballads spanning Madonna's career with a revised version of "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" and three new songs: "You'll See", "One More Chance" and a cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You". The record also featured previously released Madonna singles that had never been featured on her own album, including "I'll Remember" and "This Used to Be My Playground" and altogether provided a softer image for Madonna at a critical period in her career.
In producing the new songs for the album, Madonna worked with Massive Attack, Richard Page, and David Foster, the latter known for his work with such artists as Barbra Streisand. Madonna stated the concept for the album was to make fans and critics alike remember her for her music rather than for her controversial lifestyle. The album was generally well received by critics many of whom noted Madonna's purposefully softer image and music. Commercially the album performed well also, topping charts in Australia, Austria, Finland, and Italy, and peaking within top ten elsewhere. In the United States, it reached number six on the Billboard 200 and was certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of three million units. Worldwide, Something to Remember has sold about ten million copies.
"Throughout the album, Madonna proves that she's a terrific singer whose voice has improved over the years. Not one of the tracks is second-rate, and the best songs on Something to Remember rank among the best pop music of the '80s and '90s." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com, Rated 4.5/5 Stars
180 Gram Vinyl
1. I Want You
2. Ill Remember (Theme From The Motion Picture With Honors)
3. Take A Bow
4. Youll See
5. Crazy For You
6. This Used To Be My Playground
7. Live To Tell
1. Love Dont Live Here Anymore (Remix Version)
2. Something To Remember
3. Forbidden Love
4. One More Chance
6. Oh Father
7. I Want You (Orchestral Album Version)