Ray Of Light [Import]


Format: CD
Catalog: 9362468472
Rel. Date: 03/03/1998
UPC: 093624684725

Ray Of Light [Import]
Artist: Madonna
Format: CD
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''Ray of Light'' is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on March 3, 1998 by Maverick Records. After giving birth to her daughter Lourdes, Madonna collaborated with Patrick Leonard and William Orbit in developing the album. After failed sessions with other producers, Madonna pursued a new musical direction with Orbit and incorporated his extensive usage of trance and electronic music in her songs. The recording took place over four months, but experienced problems with the Pro Tools arrangement by Orbit as well as the absence of live bands.

However, upon release, the album was lauded by contemporary critics as a music masterpiece of the decade. Reviewers complimented the album for its mature, restrained nature as well as commending Madonna's musical direction, calling it her "most adventurous" record. Commercially, the album was a success on the world charts, peaking at number one in numerous countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and mainland Europe. On the US ''Billboard'' 200, the album debuted and peaked at number two. In 1999, ''Ray of Light'' won four Grammy Award from a total of six nominations. ''Rolling Stone'' magazine listed the album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. With the global sales of 20 million copies, ''Ray of Light'' became one of the most commercially successful albums of the 1990s.

Five singles were released from the album. The first single "Frozen" was an international success, as was the second one, "Ray of Light", which won a number of awards for its music video. Madonna has performed songs from the album on all of her world tours since its release. The supporting tour for the album, Drowned World Tour, was supposed to start in 1999, but was delayed until 2001. - Wikipedia