Like a Prayer

Like a Prayer

by Madonna


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
UPC: 0075992584425
catalogNumber: 25844
Rank: 1266

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Madonna   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
Andraé 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
Bill Bottrell   Engineer
Stephen Bray   Composer,Producer
Madonna   Composer,Producer
Chuck Findley   Arranger
Suzie Kattayama   Composer
Patrick Leonard   Composer,Producer

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Like a Prayer 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kath27 More than 1 year ago
Classic Madonna. Love her! Love the Cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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