Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

by Madonna


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1994
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
UPC: 0093624576723
catalogNumber: 45767
Rank: 605

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Madonna   Primary Artist,Vocals
Babyface   Synthesizer
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 Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Björk   Composer
Dallas Austin   Producer
Madonna   Composer,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

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Bedtime Stories 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great tracks on this CD, but with a new, different sound. Sensual and emotional...Inside Of Me and Forbidden Love, Sanctuary are wonderful tunes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite CD from Madonna.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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).
Guest More than 1 year ago
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....
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