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Perhaps Madonna correctly guessed that the public overdosed on the raw carnality of her book Sex. Perhaps she wanted to offer a more optimistic take on sex than the distant Erotica. Either way, Bedtime Stories is a warm album, with deep, gently pulsating grooves; the album's title isn't totally tongue-in-cheek. The best songs on the album ("Secret," "Inside of Me," "Sanctuary," "Bedtime Story," "Take a Bow") slowly work their melodies into the subconscious as the bass pulses. In that sense, it does offer an antidote to Erotica, which was filled with deep but cold grooves. The entire production of Bedtime Stories suggests that she wants listeners to acknowledge that her music isn't one-dimensional. She has succeeded with that goal, since Bedtime Stories offers her most humane and open music; it's even seductive.
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Performance CreditsMadonna Primary Artist,Vocals
Donna De Lory Background Vocals
Dallas Austin Drums,Keyboards
Nikki Harris Background Vocals
Suzie Kattayama Conductor
Tommy Martin Guitar
Meshell Ndegeocello Bass
Colin Wolfe Bass
Jessie Leavey Conductor
Technical CreditsBabyface Composer,Producer,Contributor
Dallas Austin Producer
Marius de Vries Composer,Producer
Milo Deering Composer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Nellee Hooper Composer,Producer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Kevin McKenzie Composer
Darin Prindle Engineer
Alvin Speights Engineer
Mark "Spike" Stent Engineer
Dave Hall Composer,Producer
Michael Fossenkemper Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great tracks on this CD, but with a new, different sound. Sensual and emotional...Inside Of Me and Forbidden Love, Sanctuary are wonderful tunes.
This is my favorite CD from Madonna.
With more reflective lyrics and super lush production by ace producer/songwriter Babyface, Madonna decides to focus on her music this time around instead of shocking publicity stunts that gross out even her most hardcore fans. Every song on this album is fanastic and most rythmic she's ever done. Some might call this Madonna's "R/B" album but this the album Madonna finally started to get things right.
This is very much a ballad album. It is very relaxing. There isn't much rock tracks I have been used when I listen to Madonna. It is very nice to listen to this album but it can't get me really dance. I recommend tracks 'Human Nature' (very sensual song) and 'Take a Bow' (maybe Madonna's best ballad song ever).
i've been trying to surf the internet and look for the videos or any DVD/VCD format for the video....but i cant find any....plz tell me how to get this video coz it seems to me this album is all in CD format....