Madonna - Like A Virgin Vinyl Album

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Madonna - Like A Virgin Vinyl Album

Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1984 by Sire Records. The album was produced by Nile Rodgers, and recorded at Power Station Studio in New York at a quick pace. Rodgers enlisted the help of his former Chic band mates Bernard Edwards, who was the bassist, and Tony Thompson, who played drums; they appeared on several tracks of the album. Rodgers decided to be the guitarist, when Edwards requested him to do so, in exchange of their help. Jason Corsaro, the record's audio engineer, persuaded Rodgers to use digital recording, a new technique introduced at that time. The cover sleeve and images were shot by Steven Meisel. Madonna wanted the album title and the cover image to make provocative link between her own religious name Madonna, as the Roman Catholic title for Jesus' mother Mary, and the Christian concept of the virgin birth. Like a Virgin is not that much of a musical departure from Madonna's first album, but she felt that the material was stronger. Madonna actively solicited outside material, which makes up just under half the record; for much of the original material, Madonna collaborated with her former boyfriend Steve Bray. Consisting of dance-pop oriented music, the songs also incorporated New Wave. After its release, Like a Virgin received mixed reviews from the critics, but was a commercial success. It became Madonna's first number one album on the Billboard 200, while reaching the top of the charts in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it diamond for shipment of ten million copies across the United States. Worldwide it has sold 21 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. Five singles were released from the album, with "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl" becoming worldwide hits. Other singles, "Angel" and "Dress You Up" both became top-five hits in the United States and the UK. To promote the album, Madonna embarked on The Virgin Tour, which had shows in cities of North America only. Like a Virgin has attained significance as a cultural artifact of the 80s. Madonna proved that she was not a one-hit wonder and was able to provide herself with a permanent footing in the music world. Her songs became a lightning rod for both criticism by conservatives and imitation by the younger female population, especially "Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin". According to author J. Randy Taraborrelli, "Every important artist has at least one album in his or her career whose critical and commercial success becomes the artist's magic moment; for Madonna, Like a Virgin was just such a defining moment".

Both the album cover and the vinyl album are used but in great condition. The inner sleeve has lyrics and more images of the performer and is the sleeve that came with the album.

Songs on Album:

Side One
A - Material Girl
B - Angel
C - Like A Virgin
D - Over And Over
E - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Side Two
F - Dress You Up
G - Shoo-Bee-Doo
H - Pretender
I - Stay


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