Ray of Light [US CD/Vinyl Single]

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All Music Guide - Jose Promis
"Ray of Light" returned Madonna's music to where it sounds best -- on the dancefloors. Madonna, with William Orbits's assistance, fashioned electronica into pop music with the album and single Ray of Light. Like "Vogue" and "Like a Prayer," "Ray of Light," which became a Top Five hit in the U.S., is often considered to be one of her crowning artistic achievements. Two singles were released for the song, one being a two-track and the other, the maxi-single, with four. The two track single had a B-side, "Has to Be," which was only found on the Japanese pressing of Ray of Light the album. That B-side was not included on the maxi-single in order to make the fans buy both, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose Promis
"Ray of Light" returned Madonna's music to where it sounds best -- on the dancefloors. Madonna, with William Orbits's assistance, fashioned electronica into pop music with the album and single Ray of Light. Like "Vogue" and "Like a Prayer," "Ray of Light," which became a Top Five hit in the U.S., is often considered to be one of her crowning artistic achievements. Two singles were released for the song, one being a two-track and the other, the maxi-single, with four. The two track single had a B-side, "Has to Be," which was only found on the Japanese pressing of Ray of Light the album. That B-side was not included on the maxi-single in order to make the fans buy both, but the maxi-single did include four great remixes from the day's top DJs. The first remix, the "Sasha Ultra Violet Mix," is an almost 11-minute pop-electronica tour de force, almost resembling drum'n'bass in some instances. The William Orbit "Liquid Mix" gives the song a 1960s rock/go-go spin, almost foreshadowing the feeling which "Beautiful Stranger" perfected one year later. The final remix, the Victor Calderone "Club Mix," makes the song into more of a techno/house/club anthem. As always, Madonna employs the top DJs, remixers, and producers in order to give her songs the best remixes possible, and, on this single, she succeeds again. However, to have included single edits, and perhaps "Has to Be," would have made it a more complete and satisfying package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624452324
  • Catalog Number: 44523
  • Sales rank: 78,053

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ray of Light (5:23)
  2. 2 Ray of Light (10:47)
  3. 3 Ray of Light (8:08)
  4. 4 Ray of Light (9:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madonna Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
William Orbit Composer, Producer, Remixing
Dave Curtis Composer
Curtiss Maldoon Composer
Madonna Composer, Producer
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Victor Calderone Producer, Remixing
Dave Saronson Engineer
Christine Leach Composer
Sasha Engineer, Remixing
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