21 episodes

A podcast that dissects Madonna’s most famous songs, discussing how the were written and recorded, often referring to demos and outtakes

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    • 5.0, 78 Ratings

A podcast that dissects Madonna’s most famous songs, discussing how the were written and recorded, often referring to demos and outtakes

    Episode 14 - Bedtime Story

    Episode 14 - Bedtime Story

    Penned by Bjork and British producers Nellee Hooper and Marius De Vries, this song would be the turning point for Madonna as she moved from commercial music to a more avant garde sound. The podcast also talks about the jettisonned follow up to Erotica recorded with producer Shep Pettibone, naming many of the lost tracks that Madonna dumped when she had a change of direction on the album - including some rarely heard demos from that period.

    • 21 min
    Mini Episode 1 - Dear Jessie

    Mini Episode 1 - Dear Jessie

    A brief discussion on this 1989 song through the use of demo recordings, interviews with the collaborators and a rare live recording from the 90s.

    • 12 min
    Episode 13 - Die Another Day

    Episode 13 - Die Another Day

    The 20th movie in the James Bond franchise was released on 007's 40th movie anniversary and who better to write the theme tune than Madonna? Die Another Day was also a sneak peak of her upcoming new album, American Life, which would be released a few months later and once again paired the singer with producer Mirwais. But the song's story was not an easy ride as it went through at least one title change and faced problems from the studio...

    • 24 min
    Bonus Beats - Sorry

    Bonus Beats - Sorry

    A demo of this 2005 song has leaked with quite different verses, so here's a chance to hear it and find out a little more about how it ended up on the internet. 

    • 6 min
    Episode 12 - Into The Groove

    Episode 12 - Into The Groove

    The ultimate 1980s dance tracks and one of the finest musical compositions and productions of all time. Yet 'Into The Groove' couldn't be simpler and this podcast discusses the lead up to its recording, including Madonna's inspiration for the lyrics along with studio recordings and isolated tracks, a demo of the song and elements that were used in the subsequent remixes.

    • 23 min
    Episode 11 - Erotica

    Episode 11 - Erotica

    The song that flagposted Madonna's most controversial era, released in conjunction with her fifth studio album of the same name and her collection of erotic photographs called Sex. Erotica went through many versions before becoming the final piece of music and this podcast includes an exclusive interview with one of the songwriters.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Berriexoxo ,

Fascinating from beginning to end

I didn’t know I needed this podcast until I heard it. As a longtime Madonna fan I couldn’t be more grateful for such detailed insight on the music and production aspect, it’s makes the songs feel brand new again! Not to mention the episodes are masterfully put together. Amazing stuff 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

BenaCu ,

Brilliantly deconstructing the magic behind Madonna’s artistry! Bravo!

Fantastic podcast ! Edward Russell, great job! More, More... Don’t Stop... Give it 2 me (more episodes)!

David4647 ,

Perfect

A perfect detailed look into M’s best songs. Thank you for putting the work and research into the soundtrack of my life. This podcast is a true gem!

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