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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 picks up where The Immaculate Collection left off, featuring hits from the chameleonlike Queen of Pop’s later iterations and albums, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, the soundtrack to Evita, Ray of Light, and Music.
Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Viewed through the prism of her GHV2, the '90s marked Madonna's transformation from Material Girl to den mother for a new generation of club kids, as she collaborated with innovative DJs and producers to forge yet another new identity. Like her previous greatest-hits package, The Immaculate Collection, GHV2 features alternate versions of Madonna's well-known smashes arranged in ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 picks up where The Immaculate Collection left off, featuring hits from the chameleonlike Queen of Pop’s later iterations and albums, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, the soundtrack to Evita, Ray of Light, and Music.
Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Viewed through the prism of her GHV2, the '90s marked Madonna's transformation from Material Girl to den mother for a new generation of club kids, as she collaborated with innovative DJs and producers to forge yet another new identity. Like her previous greatest-hits package, The Immaculate Collection, GHV2 features alternate versions of Madonna's well-known smashes arranged in loose chronological order. The alluring 1992 club anthems "Erotica" and "Deeper and Deeper," produced by Shep Pettibon, point the way toward her immersion in the electronica movement, and soon after, names such as Björk and Nellee Hooper the chilly trip-hop of "Bedtime Story" and Dave "Jam" Hall the Main Source sample-driven "Human Nature" started appearing in her songwriting credits. The culmination -- and Madonna's most exciting match to date -- came via her work with dance guru William Orbit, who helped the star shine brightly on the euphoric "Ray of Light" which was also snagged for a Microsoft commercial, the whimsical psychedelia of "Beautiful Stranger"originally from the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack, and the gorgeous ballad "The Power of Good-Bye." French DJ Mirwais kept the ambient mood flowing by overseeing the sinewy electro-funk of 2000's "Music" and the lush thump of "Don't Tell Me." It's only when Madonna's instincts lead her to middle-of-the-road collaborations with usually invincible R&B producers Dallas Austin "Secret" and Babyface "Take a Bow" that her efforts sound less innovative. But these are growing pains -- the glory of Madonna's later work is the fully formed artist they reveal. Don't bet against a Volume 3.
Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Viewed through the prism of her GHV2, the '90s marked Madonna's transformation from Material Girl to den mother for a new generation of club kids, as she collaborated with innovative DJs and producers to forge yet another new identity. Like her previous greatest-hits package, The Immaculate Collection, GHV2 features alternate versions of Madonna's well-known smashes arranged in loose chronological order. The alluring 1992 club anthems "Erotica" and "Deeper and Deeper," produced by Shep Pettibon, point the way toward her immersion in the electronica movement, and soon after, names such as Björk and Nellee Hooper the chilly trip-hop of "Bedtime Story" and Dave "Jam" Hall the Main Source sample-driven "Human Nature" started appearing in her songwriting credits. The culmination -- and Madonna's most exciting match to date -- came via her work with dance guru William Orbit, who helped the star shine brightly on the euphoric "Ray of Light" which was also snagged for a Microsoft commercial, the whimsical psychedelia of "Beautiful Stranger"originally from the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack, and the gorgeous ballad "The Power of Good-Bye." French DJ Mirwais kept the ambient mood flowing by overseeing the sinewy electro-funk of 2000's "Music" and the lush thump of "Don't Tell Me." It's only when Madonna's instincts lead her to middle-of-the-road collaborations with usually invincible R&B producers Dallas Austin "Secret" and Babyface "Take a Bow" that her efforts sound less innovative. But these are growing pains -- the glory of Madonna's later work is the fully formed artist they reveal. Don't bet against a Volume 3.

For those who can never get enough of the Material Girl, this limited edition comes in a deluxe hardcover booklet housing extra pictures of the queen of pop on an eight-panel foldout, and a special disc designed to look like an old-school 45.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Why isn't this as good as it should be? Why does it seem to have songs missing when it really doesn't? Why is it slightly disappointing? You could blame it on the non-chronological sequencing, which tends to rob this collection of Madonna's '90s hits of any momentum it might have had, or you could blame it on the presence of radio edits (which is actually sort of a good thing, since these are indeed the versions that were on the air), or the very presence of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," which simply does not feel comfortable next to the rest of the savvy, modern music here. But the real problem is that during the '90s, Madonna was a true album artist, even as she was making singles as tremendous as "Take a Bow," "Deeper and Deeper," "Ray of Light," "Don't Tell Me," and the non-LP "Beautiful Stranger." Which means that these songs don't really hold together when taken together, since they were designed to be part of a bigger context -- either their parent album or the airwaves of the time. Taken on their own, most of these are still pretty tremendous, but tossed together on GHV2, the end result is less than the sum of its parts, even if this is a good way to get all of Madge's '90s hits at once.

Viewed through the prism of her GHV2, the '90s marked Madonna's transformation from Material Girl to den mother for a new generation of club kids, as she collaborated with innovative DJs and producers to forge yet another new identity. Like her previous greatest-hits package, The Immaculate Collection, GHV2 features alternate versions of Madonna's well-known smashes arranged in loose chronological order. The alluring 1992 club anthems "Erotica" and "Deeper and Deeper," produced by Shep Pettibon, point the way toward her immersion in the electronica movement, and soon after, names such as Björk and Nellee Hooper the chilly trip-hop of "Bedtime Story" and Dave "Jam" Hall the Main Source sample-driven "Human Nature" started appearing in her songwriting credits. The culmination -- and Madonna's most exciting match to date -- came via her work with dance guru William Orbit, who helped the star shine brightly on the euphoric "Ray of Light" which was also snagged for a Microsoft commercial, the whimsical psychedelia of "Beautiful Stranger"originally from the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack, and the gorgeous ballad "The Power of Good-Bye." French DJ Mirwais kept the ambient mood flowing by overseeing the sinewy electro-funk of 2000's "Music" and the lush thump of "Don't Tell Me." It's only when Madonna's instincts lead her to middle-of-the-road collaborations with usually invincible R&B producers Dallas Austin "Secret" and Babyface "Take a Bow" that her efforts sound less innovative. But these are growing pains -- the glory of Madonna's later work is the fully formed artist they reveal. Don't bet against a Volume 3.

For those who can never get enough of the Material Girl, this limited edition comes in a deluxe hardcover booklet housing extra pictures of the queen of pop on an eight-panel foldout, and a special disc designed to look like an old-school 45.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624800026
  • Catalog Number: 48000
  • Sales rank: 49,139

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deeper and Deeper (4:54)
  2. 2 Erotica (4:33)
  3. 3 Human Nature (4:32)
  4. 4 Secret (4:32)
  5. 5 Don't Cry for Me Argentina (4:51)
  6. 6 Bedtime Story (4:07)
  7. 7 The Power of Good-Bye (4:12)
  8. 8 Beautiful Stranger (3:58)
  9. 9 Frozen (5:10)
  10. 10 Take a Bow (4:31)
  11. 11 Ray of Light (4:35)
  12. 12 Don't Tell Me (4:40)
  13. 13 What It Feels Like for a Girl (4:45)
  14. 14 Drowned World/Substitute for Love (5:11)
  15. 15 Music (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madonna Primary Artist, Vocals
John Mauceri Conductor
Technical Credits
Andrew Lloyd Webber Producer
William Orbit Producer
Dallas Austin Producer
David Caddick Producer
Madonna Producer
Nellee Hooper Producer
Patrick Leonard Producer
Shep Pettibone Producer
Guy Sigsworth Producer
Mark "Spike" Stent Producer
Nigel Wright Producer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Pat Kraus Mastering
Babyface Producer
Alan Parker Producer
Dave Hall Producer
Mirwais Producer
Dan Cadan Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna II

    This collection includes very many Madonna hits, unfortunally just ballads. It is shocking that Madonna has started to do peaceful music. They aren't bad but I'd need some kind of variation. The most terrible songs are "Beautiful Stranger" (I am so tired of this film song), "Don't Tell Me', 'What It Feels Like for a Girl' and 'Music' (some kind of new dance music) and the worst song is definitely 'Drowned World/ Substitute for Love' (it has so awful backing vocals). I guess if you like classic tracks 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' and 'Deeper And Deeper', this is a good collection for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna ROCKS (and this c.d. only proves it!!)

    I absolutely LOVED this album.What I really enjoyed was the fact that it had a song for every mood. I would reccomend this album to anyone who is a Madonna fan. I never can seem to stop listening!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST ALBUM EVER

    NEEDS TO HAVE RAIN, FEVER, BAD GIRL, AND AMERICAN PIE ADDED

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ROCK ON!!!!

    I would give this CD a 10 star rating if there was such a choice!! This is by far the best CD yet from her majesty Modonna. The princess of pop, dance and techno. I am for sure going to add this to my CD collection. I suggestion other Modonna maniacs do the same. MODONNA ROCKS ON!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    fantastic!!! now i have another cd of madonnas ever ready in my car !!!

    every song is individually moving!! as always,madonna makes listening to music a wonderful fantastic voyage!!!you anicipate your next wave of emotions sure to follow the start of each meaningful song!!a must have especially if you are like me and need something great to make that long trip bearable!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    *Madonna's* GHV2 CD is the BOMB!!!

    Hello to everyone out there!! Madonna's new CD GHV2 is the absolute BOMB!!! If you haven't heard it yet, I must say, you are truly missing out!!! I totally rate this CD *5* gold stars!! It's Madonna's best yet to come!!! The awesome bass beat will through your ears for a loop!! It's that HOT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of those compilations you wait for

    I'm not really much of a Madonna fan. I have to admit that. But I've always liked a song of her's here and there. Hence, why the only other Madonna album I owned was The Immaculate Collection. I was looking even more forward to a second compilation by her, considering Ray of Light & Beautiful Stranger are my two favorite Madonna songs. This album shows a nice progression of the overtly erotic Madonna of the early 90's to the more insightful, self-aware Madonna of the new millenium, as she gets more experimental with sounds and musical types. A thoroughly enjoyable album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There is NO-ONE Better!!!!!!!!!

    Just got the GHV2, and I must say she has done it again with a great album. One of my favourite songs (Erotica)is on there which makes it even better. She may not have put any new songs on but the songs that are on this album make up for this. LONG LIVE QUEEN MADONNA!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great memory

    Loved it as natural continuation for The Imacculate collection and Time to remember collections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Her Royalty...Madonna

    After a summer of trashy teen-pop releases, it's time to get back to real Music. So, here we go... An incredible collection of Madonna's greatest. The tracks are terrific and flow well with each other. It's very apparent that some artists have staying power. Madonna is one... cannot wait for her next release. Love Her...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool! The best ever!

    The coolest CD in the universe. She is a goddess. One of the greatest Greatest Hits albums ever. Madonna Rocks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hey Mr. DJ..put Maddy on.....I wanna dance!

    I have been a devoted fan since I saw the video ''Burning Up'' back in the 80's. And I am still a devoted fan! I love her style,class,writing ability,production of music, most of all her ambition to perservere no matter what comes her way in life! I love this woman. And can u stand it..she still looks damn good even in her 40's!! She deserves respect and credit for all the years of hard work! I have to say some of the stuff in the'' Drowned World Tour'' threw me off. I just didn't get it. But I will in time because as always she is always ahead of us in thought,performance,and spiritually. No one can keep up with her! I am a collector of all her stuff from CD's,posters,calandars,magazines, rare items never been seen before. I see it in a store and have to get it if I don't have it. Looking forward to reading new book too! I'm also a long time fan club member!! I'm so glad her voice has gotten better over the recent years. She continues to grow and I am a true long time devoted fan! We love you Madge! Stay cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must Buy!

    That's a really good Greatest Hits album, even w/o new songs!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My review

    A marketable piece of some of Madonna's best work to date, no collection should be without this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the godess does it once again

    madonna is the best artist ever to hit the stage in the history of the universe. every album she has ever released has been awesome. this album is no exception. all of these songs are incredible MADONNA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    where's Crazy for YOu????

    This compilation is the best ever but I was just wondering why ''Crazy for You'' is not in the cd? I love that song and I think that's one of the best love songs ever made... Please, if Madonna's gonna do another compilation, please include Crazy for you.. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MADONNA IS THE QUEEN

    Its great, wonderful, beautiful amazing, just like Madonna

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aquaboyz give it up for Madonna's GHV2!!!!!

    Well friends, the mighty Madonna is always worthy of making a ''GREATEST HITS'' album!!! No new songs? Who cares, we still can't get over the old ones! The best thing about Madonna is that she reinvents herself with every album she makes, both music and look. So to mix an album with Madonna's greatest hits, from Argentine Princess to Dancing Diva just gives us a new twist on her true talent!!! IT IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANY MADONNA COLLECTOR AND FAN!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Greatest Album of the year

    This album is collected many Hits madonna songs. Most of the songs are composed by madonna also. In this album, you can find the progressing of the madonna. You must not miss this album!!Go to order one la!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna is the greates, most beautiful, powerful singer ever!

    Madonna has once again gruped most of her greatest hits on Greatest Hit Volume Two. She has a strong powerful voice ine every one of these song. The has never been such a wonderful singer in all of human life. The only dissapointing thing is, is that she didn't add any new songs on theis Album. She a great singer and song writer. She has strength and power. Madonna is the best - no matter what anyone says.

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