Update: Madonna Unveils New Album Track List
Madonna has revealed the track list for her highly anticipated new Maverick album, "American Life," due April 22. The 11-track set will be led by the title track, which is expected to be sent March 25Madonna has revealed the track list for her highly anticipated new Maverick album, "American Life," due April 22. The 11-track set will be led by the title track, which is expected to be sent March 25 to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. The album includes the cut "Die Another Day," Madonna's soundtrack contribution to the recent James Bond film of the same name. It reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The as-yet-unseen "American Life" video has already courted controversy for its anti-war stance. Last month, Madonna's publicist described the Jonas Akerlund-directed clip as "a panoramic view of our culture and looming war through the view of a female superhero portrayed by Madonna." It is not known if and when the video will premiere on music networks.
Perhaps with an eye toward the clip's violent content, "American Life" will be available in a "clean" version without profanity. There will also be a limited-edition version of the album that will include a DVD with as-yet-unspecified contents.
As reported earlier this week, Madonna has signed a deal with publisher Callaway Editions for a series of five illustrated children's books, to be distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Group (USA) and published in other English-language markets by Puffin. The first, "The English Roses," will be published and distributed worldwide in September.
Here is the track list for "American Life"
"I'm So Stupid"
"Nobody Knows Me"
"Mother and Father"
"Die Another Day"