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American Life [CD 1] [Single, Maxi]

Madonna Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
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After stars reach a certain point, it's easy to forget what they became famous for and concentrate solely on their personas. Madonna is such a star. She rocketed to stardom so quickly in 1984 that it obscured most of her musical virtues. Appreciating her music became even more difficult as the decade wore on, as discussing her lifestyle became more common. However, one of Madonna's ... Read more in Amazon's Madonna Store

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  • Audio CD (14 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Maverick
  • ASIN: B00008V6H5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. American Life (edit with rap) - Madonna
2. American Life (Missy Elliot remix) - Madonna
3. American Life (Peter Rauhoferís American Anthem) (Part 1) - Madonna

Product Description

MADONNA American Life (2003 UK 3-track CD single [CD1 of 2] includes the radio edit plus the Missy Elliott American Dream and Peter Rauhofers American Anthem [Part 1] remixes picture sleeve W603CD1)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will grow on you 9 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I know there are over 100 reviews for this album, so my lonesome one probably won't make a difference.
I have to say that this album is a fantastic addition to the Madonna saga.
It signals another change in direction for the star, using many modern influences.
First track 'American Life' is great, and the much ridiculed rapping is fine with me, as it always brings a smile to my face - and at least Madge rapped herself, instead of getting in somebody else to do it.
Second track 'Hollywood' offers some good rhyming and the video for this track was very imaginative. Also at the end, Madonna's voice is deepened and sounds really good - it's hard to explain.
Skipping forward to track ten, there is the Bond theme 'Die Another Day', which is a great song, but was perhaps not the best of Bond themes.
These three tracks are the current singles from the album, with the double A side of tracks four and six as an upcoming single.
I just hope that the negative reviews don't deter Madge from making future albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What can you expect if you buy this album? The Limited Edition comes with stamps, poster, and is presented in a white leatherette fabric box, silk-screened in black and red ink with a CD-ROM portion. The songs are soft pop and acoustic with some guitar as it conveys a more personal look into Madonna's emotions and views of the American Dream as it is not what it seems.
If you are expecting a "Ray of Light" or "Music" Album then you will have a surprise. This album is a more personal style of lyrics with sounds, beats, and pop styles not at all comparable to high tech trance club sounds yet very impacting to soften even the hardest of hearts. Collector's will find this to be a similar style as "Like A Prayer" as Madonna opens up and reveals more of her fears, visions, experiences, and love for her life, family and world.
Songs sure to be of great impact in my view would be "Love Profusion", "Nothing Fails", and "Mother and Father" as all 3 have messages that have shown how Madonna has learned to deal with certain issues of her life as well as valued what is important which is love and not material things. It is apparent that her learnings of the Kabbalah have had a way to impact her enough to have them in her songs.
The second single with video, or so it seems "Hollywood" has a faster paced tempo and a catchy type music that is sure to become a hit. "Nobody Knows Me" has a very techno electronic introduction as Madonna sings through the lyrics of how nobody knows her. Unfair critics as well as jealous people would probably fall into this category. I like that song for the empowerment it portrays since it shows confidence, power, and control are still strong in Madonna.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna-American Life 17 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
Once again, Madonna leads the way in individuality and is not afraid to explore new directions in music. Her live performamces of this track are amazing. The album is different to anything out at the monent from any other artist. The song, Mother and Fatheris a track that i cannot wait to hear all the mixes of and i hope this is released as single number three.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect followup for interntional pop-queen!!! 27 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
I can understand why critics disagree with this being a good album. It is a very odd album. This is the kind of album it takes time to like. But once you get to that point it's absolutely amazing. I had the exact same thing with "Music", but once I liked it I couldn't get it out of my cd-player anymore. This album is a lot better than "Music" due to its lyrical content. The lyrics may not be very deeply written, but you can hear real clear that they come from Madonna's heart. I'll explain it as a techno-version of "Oh Father" and "Papa don't preach". Only a 1000000 times better than that. The first song is "American Life" which everybody knows. If you don't like that song, don't judge the whole album based on that song. The album is completely different. If you listen to the cd in a store or something, start off with "Mother and Father" and "Nobody knows me". What am I saying though, the whole album is fantastic!!! Another great bonus is the tv version of "Die another day" with Madonna's laugh in the middle and the 30 second ending. To make a long story short.....BUY THIS ALBUM!!!
I'll grade every song for you on a scale from 1 to 10:
1)American Life (9/10)
2)Hollywood (9/10)
3)I'm So Stupid (10/10)
4)Love Profusion (9/10)
5)Nobody Knows me (10/10)
6)Nothing Fails (10/10)
7)Intervention (8/10)
8)X-static Process (8/10)
9)Mother and Father (10/10)
10)Die Another Day (9/10)
11)Easy ride (8/10)
I think it's pretty clear that I enjoy this album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Life The complete remixes 24 April 2003
By Peter J. Hewitt VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD single offers excellent value as it features all the remixes to American Life plus a brand new remix for Die Another Day.
The Best mix is Paul Oakenfold's Downtempo mix, this mix just rock the track.
Peter Rauhofer gives us two remixes, his American anthem part one mix is by far the better, a 10 minute dance-a-thon with a brilliant ending.
Missy Elliot delivers a rap filled break beat version and Felix the Housecat gives the track a cool 80's style groove.
If you like the song and like remixes then this CD is a must!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna means buisness
I love this album, dark, electronic, unfriendly beats keep it ticking along, and I say unfriendly in a positive way for the direction of the album is future pop not fluffy tunes of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Antmuzic
5.0 out of 5 stars American Life
This item was purchased as a present! but as far as I'm aware the person who it was purchased for is very pleased with the product.
Published 7 months ago by K.M.T
5.0 out of 5 stars Best M album EVER
True fans who know M's work know that this is her best.

1. American Life - Yeah this track ain't great. 6/10

2. Hollywood - This is more like it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by R. Hallifax
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album. Much underrated!
Ok, this is Madonna's 2003 album. After Music she came back with a brand new look and style. American life has a couple of themes throughout- Love, Materialism and war. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cd!!
Excellent cd!! Recommended. A really good selection of music. This is an amazing album - a 'must-have' collection of brilliant songs spanning the years of quality music
Published 12 months ago by Millenium
5.0 out of 5 stars Great record
Just a great album, so bald and different then anything she has done before. I loved it so much, having it on vinyl is even better.
Published 16 months ago by dj
5.0 out of 5 stars Superior!
s i m p l y d o e s n ' t g e t a n y b e t t e r !
Published 16 months ago by Christian Edlmayer
4.0 out of 5 stars Take The Ride, The Journey, To -->Rediscovery!
This is Madonna's 9th studio album and most personal thought provoking collection of songs since Like a Prayer. Read more
Published 21 months ago by gone
5.0 out of 5 stars American Rejection
Madonna shows your maturity here!
Lyrics autobiographical. And despite the title, is much more than an album about politics. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Herson C.
5.0 out of 5 stars great amazon great MADONNA!!!
one of my madonna's favorite album, noboby knows me, die another day are amazing!!!!!
and the price, 2,99 pound is simply the best!!!!
amazon i love you!!!!
Published 23 months ago by Jacopo Γνῶθι σεαυτόν
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