Label: EMI Hong Kong - C12-134 • Format: CD HDCD, Compilation, Unofficial Release • Country: Hong Kong • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock, Euro House
Maverick and Warner Bros. Records released it on November 12,coinciding with the video album, Drowned World Tour Madonna mentioned that she only included "songs that I could listen to five times in a row" on it. GHV2 received generally positive reviews from music criticswho deemed it as an essential compilation, although some criticized the absence of new material. It was the 14th best-selling album of the year and has sold more than seven million units worldwide.
In early Septembermedia reported that Madonna had recorded two songs, "Sex Makes the World Go Round" and "Veronica Electronica", to be included on the forthcoming greatest hits album. However, both the title and new songs rumors were proven false. A sequel Deeper And Deeper - Madonna - GHV2 (Greatest Hits Volume 2) her first greatest hits album, The Immaculate CollectionGHV2 included fifteen singles released during Madonna's second decade in the recording industry, starting from " Erotica " to " What It Feels Like for a Girl " Unlike the former release, GHV2 did not feature any new material.
In an interview with BBC 's Jo WhileyMadonna spoke about the selection of the tracks, "I only wanted songs that I could listen to five times in a row. Despite being a worldwide number-one hit in" American Pie " was not included because Madonna had regretted putting it on her eighth studio album, Music My gut told me not to [put the song on Music ], but I did it and then I regretted it so just for that reason it didn't deserve a place on GHV2.
The album was originally titled Deeper And Deeper - Madonna - GHV2 (Greatest Hits Volume 2) Hits: The Second Coming but Madonna decided to change the name to GHV2 just before it was released as "it's a title you will remember" and also because of "laziness", due to the fact that she had just finished the Drowned World Tour and was about to begin filming Swept Away It was revealed through Madonna's official website, on October 18, It was shot at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles and he tried out first with a polaroid.
Two of the pictures from the session were used by Madonna, first one showing her with finger on her lips as a promotional photo for the HBO debut So Hard - Pet Shop Boys - PopArt (The Hits) her Drowned World Tour video, and another one showing her with hair in front of her right eye for GHV2.
In order to promote the album, Madonna's recording company Warner Bros. A company executive said, "There will be no Top of the Pops appearance or interview on Radio One or in Q magazine this time so we Medicine Jar - Paul McCartney & Wings* - Wings Over Boston the unusual name to get people thinking about the association between Madonna and GHV2 " and to generate extra media interest to compensate for the artist's unavailability to promote the release at the time.
Madonna's company Maverick Records sent a promotional megamix titled "GHV2 Megamix" to radio stations in order to promote the compilation, on Laminado - Fundido - Profundo 29, Chris Cox from Thunderpuss explained, "Basically, they were doing the greatest-hits album They basically liked ours the best and so they put it out.
Like the promotional megamix single release, it was not available commercially. The compilation received generally positive reviews from music critics. Music journalist Robert Christgau gave a positive review, stating that Madonna "gleans goodies from the overrated Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light Deeper And Deeper - Madonna - GHV2 (Greatest Hits Volume 2)mixes in the glorious soundtrack-only 'Beautiful Stranger' and the dismal soundtrack-only 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina', and hands it all over to Mirwais for sonic tweaking I'm not interested enough to pin down", while calling it as "an essential package".
John Aizlewood from The Guardian gave the compilation four out of five stars, stating: " GHV2 is sufficiently confident to avoid remixes or new tracks.
Desperate times, however, call for desperate measures". Thankfully, for the sake of herself, her fans and mankind in general, Madge had a bit of re-think. One Fugle Over Havet - Souvenirs - Sommerfugl the multiple personality in you this Christmas. Giving the album 8 on 10, Alex Needham from NME criticized the compilation's lack of new tracks, and said "while far from immaculate, this is still quite a collection".
But that's not what this collection is all about. This track set actually provides a more daring glimpse into the inner machinations of the music marketing juggernaut, Madonna".
He finished his review saying that "the end result is less than the sum of its parts, even if this is a good way to get all of Madge's 90s hits at once. But would these changes have made GHV2 a significantly better album? Probably not. As it stands, it's the best summary of Madonna's second decade as a performer we're going to get. In the United States, the compilation entered at number seven on the Billboard chart on the week dated December 1,with first week sales ofcopies.
It was an improvement from thecopies sold by her ballad compilation album, Something to Remember. Every Madonna album had debuted in the top six until GHV2. Even before its release in the United Kingdom, the compilation had broken a record as the album with most shipments before release, withcopies shipped, overtaking the previous pre-release high ofcopies achieved by Simply Red 's compilation album, Greatest Hits Credits adapted from AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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