Madonna: Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue

With Madonna in the midst of her globally sold-out Drowned World tour, the timing couldn't be better to release remastered versions of her first three albums, complete with bonus tracks and extended d

With Madonna in the midst of her globally sold-out Drowned World tour, the timing couldn't be better to release remastered versions of her first three albums, complete with bonus tracks and extended dance remixes. While Like a Virgin hasn't aged so well (except, perhaps, for "Shoo-Bee-Doo" and "Stay"), the opposite is true of the singer's debut set and True Blue. Nearly 20 years after the release of Madonna, such tracks as "Holiday," "Physical Attraction," "Borderline," and "Lucky Star" remain irresistible. Ditto for True Blue, which spawned such glories as "Papa Don't Preach," "Open Your Heart," "Live to Tell," and "La Isla Bonita." Essential for ardent fans, these reissues also hold pleasant surprises for those who only know the artist via her more recent work.—MP
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