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I'm Breathless

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A collection of songs featured or inspired by the comic-book-turned-movie Dick Tracy, I'm Breathless is essentially Madonna's take on popular music from the '40s, particularly big-band pop. Although her singing shows a surprising amount of range, the material tends to be nothing more than cutesy novelty numbers, like the double entendre-laden hit "Hanky Panky." I'm Breathless approaches greatness only on "Vogue," a hit single tacked on to the end of the record. Featuring an endlessly deep house groove and an instantly memorable melody, "Vogue" is a detatched, affectionate celebration of transcendent pop and gay culture and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A collection of songs featured or inspired by the comic-book-turned-movie Dick Tracy, I'm Breathless is essentially Madonna's take on popular music from the '40s, particularly big-band pop. Although her singing shows a surprising amount of range, the material tends to be nothing more than cutesy novelty numbers, like the double entendre-laden hit "Hanky Panky." I'm Breathless approaches greatness only on "Vogue," a hit single tacked on to the end of the record. Featuring an endlessly deep house groove and an instantly memorable melody, "Vogue" is a detatched, affectionate celebration of transcendent pop and gay culture and stands as Madonna's finest single moment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992620925
  • Catalog Number: 26209
  • Sales rank: 103,897

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 He's a Man (4:42)
  2. 2 Sooner or Later (3:18)
  3. 3 Hanky Panky (3:57)
  4. 4 I'm Going Bananas (1:41)
  5. 5 Cry Baby (4:04)
  6. 6 Something to Remember (5:03)
  7. 7 Back in Business (5:10)
  8. 8 More (4:56)
  9. 9 What Can You Lose (2:08)
  10. 10 Now I'm Following You, Pt. 1 (1:35)
  11. 11 Now I'm Following You, Pt. 2 (3:18)
  12. 12 Vogue (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madonna Primary Artist, Vocals
Mandy Patinkin Vocals
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Abe Most Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rev. Dave Boruff Saxophone
Mahlon Clark Clarinet
Jeff Clayton Saxophone
Luis Conte Percussion
John Guerin Drums
Nikki Harris Background Vocals
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Patrick Leonard Keyboards
Charles Loper Trombone
Bob Magnusson Bass
Jonathan Moffett Percussion, Drums
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Tim Pierce Guitar
Guy Pratt Bass
Tony Terran Trumpet
Carlos Vega Drums
Randy Waldman Piano
Warren Beatty Vocals
Gene Castle Tap Dance
Donna LeLory Background Vocals
Jennie Douglas McRae Background Vocals
Bill Schneider Piano
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Bill Bottrell Producer
Madonna Composer, Producer
Ned Claflin Composer
N'Dea Davenport Contributor
Kevin Gilbert Producer
Jeff Lass Composer
Patrick Leonard Composer, Producer
Andy Paley Composer
Jonathan Paley Composer
Shep Pettibone Composer, Producer
Samuel Nolasco Contributor
Xavier Serano Contributor
Fred Ebb Composer
Michael Kernan Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Left me breathless!!

    "I'm Breathless" is a 40s-music-inspired album in which Madonna really shows her abbility to sing. She really shows off her vocals, especially on the songs "Sooner or Later", "Back In Business", "Something To Remember" and "Vogue". Her take on big band pop gave her to the chance work in unfamiliar territory, which she seem to have conquered wihtout any trouble at all. Even if some songs are just about silly little things in life like the song "More" and "Cry Baby", this album with it's jazzy-blues-pop-retro tune is a must have for anyone especially Madonna fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, but Vogue makes it way better.

    This album has some good jazz/blues songs by Madonna and some ballads and pop songs, but the stand-out is definitely the groovin' song "Vogue". The other songs aren't half as memorable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

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    ¿I¿m Breathless: Music From and Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy

    “I’m Breathless: Music From and Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy” is a a novelty cd that highlights Madonna’s singing. There is the well-known and classic “Vogue” song on this cd. Then there are also multiple songs on this cd that contain swing music that showcase her voice. I admit that “More” is one of my favorite songs on this cd. For this reason, I would more recommend this cd to those who listen to various types of music and/or Madonna fans.

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    Posted February 1, 2009

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