Like a Prayer

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Out of all of Madonna's albums, Like a Prayer is her most explicit attempt at a major artistic statement. Even though it is apparent that she is trying to make a "serious" album, the kaleidoscopic variety of pop styles on Like a Prayer is quite dazzling. Ranging from the deep funk of "Express Yourself" and "Keep It Together" to the haunting "Oh Father" and "Like a Prayer," Madonna displays a commanding sense of songcraft, making this her best and most consistent album.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Out of all of Madonna's albums, Like a Prayer is her most explicit attempt at a major artistic statement. Even though it is apparent that she is trying to make a "serious" album, the kaleidoscopic variety of pop styles on Like a Prayer is quite dazzling. Ranging from the deep funk of "Express Yourself" and "Keep It Together" to the haunting "Oh Father" and "Like a Prayer," Madonna displays a commanding sense of songcraft, making this her best and most consistent album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • UPC: 075992584425
  • Catalog Number: 25844
  • Sales rank: 20,513

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Like a Prayer (5:39)
  2. 2 Express Yourself (4:37)
  3. 3 Love Song (4:52)
  4. 4 Till Death Do Us Part (5:16)
  5. 5 Promise To Try (3:36)
  6. 6 Cherish (5:03)
  7. 7 Dear Jessie (4:20)
  8. 8 Oh Father (4:57)
  9. 9 Keep It Together (5:03)
  10. 10 Spanish Eyes (5:15)
  11. 11 Act Of Contrition (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madonna Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch Tambourine
Marcos Loya Guitar, Background Vocals
Rose Banks Background Vocals
Marilyn Martin Background Vocals
Donna De Lory Background Vocals
Richard Todd French Horn
Nadirah Ali Background Vocals
AndraƩ Crouch Choir, Chorus
Rev. Dave Boruff Brass
Stephen Bray Synthesizer
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Cello
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Lynne Fiddmont Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Brass
Nikki Harris Background Vocals
Dann Huff Guitar
Chester Kamen Guitar
Geary Lanier Clavinet
Patrick Leonard Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Steve Madaio Brass
Jeff Porcaro Drums, Marimbas
Guy Pratt Bass
David Williams Guitar
Dick Hyde Brass
Bruce Gairsch Guitar
Joseph Mayer French Horn
Jonathan Muffett Drums
John Roninson Drums
Randy Jackson Bass
Jai Winding Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Prince Composer, Producer
Bill Meyers Arranger
Stephen Bray Composer, Producer
Madonna Composer, Producer
Chuck Findley Arranger
Suzie Kattayama Composer
Patrick Leonard Composer, Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    Classic Madonna. Love her! Love the Cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Madonna's real Confessions

    This is Madonna's real opus. Raw and on the psychedelic side, and often times funky, this is a glimpse of her in the confessional, almost litterally, working out her early demons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this album

    This is classic Madonna. This album ROCKS and PROVOKES all sorts of emotions. It's fun, motivating, and insightful. The title song is a MASTERPIECE. It's a strong blend of a capella, dance-pop, and gospel. There's no song like it. Oh Father is a BEAUTIFUL and uplifting song about facing one's fears and dealing with abuse. I also like the soft and sweet Promise to Try and Jessie. Keep it Together has a cool jazz feel to it. Cherish is wonderfully written and performed. It's joyful and exuberant. Madonna's singing on this album is pitch perfect. Innocent, yet mature and emotional. The order of the songs is also terrific. I don't like the song she sings with Prince (Love Song). I never cared for Prince. This album would be perfect without it.

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