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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the '80s
As I've said in previous reviews, it's difficult for younger generations to udnerstand what impact the release of early Madonna albums had on the youth worlwide, particularly girls. This was released as Madonna changed her image from the exciting Crucifixes / lace tights/ crop tops one, to a much more subdued, jewellery-free one. It shouldn't have worked - she cut her...
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WRONG ORDER!!! MADONNA'S VINYL IS NOT PICTURE BUT NORMAL BLACK VINYL!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Perfect, 22 July 2009
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The biggest selling album of the 12 months it dominated the charts globally - this is eighties pop perfection - only bettered by 'Like a Prayer' and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'.

A force of an album - moved Madonna on from a global superstar to an icon in the making.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very strong Madonna album, 7 April 2003
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: True Blue (Audio CD)
With five major international hits - True blue, La Isla Bonita, Open your heart, Papa don't preach and Live to tell - this is yet another brilliant album from Madonna, who set the standards for others to follow in the eighties.
Papa don't preach is about a teenager with an unintended pregnancy who decides to keep her baby. Live to tell is about an older and wiser woman who has learned not to believe men. True blue is, by contrast, a song about a woman who is happy with her man. La Isla Bonita is about memories of a holiday romance. Open your heart is about a woman who shows interest in a man but he does not reciprocate.
On this album, the five hits are unquestionably the best tracks, but the other four, all catchy, upbeat songs, are also worth hearing. This is an excellent album that includes some of my favorite Madonna hits.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album with great success!, 11 Dec. 2004
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This review is from: True Blue (Audio CD)
This was Madonna's 3rd album from her Sire label. 'True Blue' was a highly successful album as it was a number 1 in the charts everywhere (!) apart from 2 places. These 2 places were Holland and the US where 'True Blue' charted at number 2. Many highly successful singles were also set out for this album as many got to number 1 in the US and the UK.
This album was originally released in 1986. It was then again released in the 00's but had 2 bonus tracks on it. They called this a 'Remastered edition' and you could also get these for the Madonna albums 'Madonna' or 'My First Album' (UK and US titles) and 'Like A Virgin.'
The 2 new tracks on this album are 'True Blue (The Color Mix)' and 'La Isla Bonita (Extended Remix).' I do not have the remastered edition so I can't comment on True Blue's remix. However, I have the La Isla Bonita 'SuperMix' which has the Extended Remix on it aswell as 'Open Your Heart (Extended Remix)', hits 'Crazy For You' and 'Gambler' plus an Instrumnetal version.
All I can say is the 'La Isla Bonita' (Extended Remix) is definately a keeper!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop at its very best, 6 Jun. 2001
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I think that this is the real stand out album of Madonna's early career. Side one is fantastic, Papa don't preach and white heat both have a lot to offer. Open your heart is in my opinion one of her best songs and utterly timeless whilst live to tell still remains by far her best ballad. Side two is not as good but still stands out as sheer happy pop ( where's teh party and Jimmy Jimmy ) while La Isla Bonita is a classy take on latino and true blue flows along easily. Still one of her best albums
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The first pinacle move, 2 Oct. 2006
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Paul Orton "MLVCsanctuary" (Birminghan, UK) - See all my reviews
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The fact that Madonna rarely refers to this album leads me to believe it's not one of her favourites. If you see an interview with her, she refers plenty to Holiday and Like A Virgin then completely skips to Like A Prayer.

Since The Blond Ambition Tour she's hardly included the songs from the album on any of her tours (La Isla Bonita featured as the only song from this era in the Girlie Show and The Drowned World Tour (if you don't include the tiny Open Your Heart sample, the Re-Invention Tour - even tho considered a "greatest hits" tour - only featured a heavily edited Papa Don't Preach. Her latest Confessions Tour included to most references to the True Blue/Who's That Girl era since Blond Ambition - Live To Tell, the Where's The Party sample and - yet again - La Isla Bonita). All very pitiful considering the album sold by the millions and millions all around the world.

Any artist will tell you their third album is the most difficult. You need a new direction, you need to show you have staying power and on top of it all, you need to offer something new and fresh and still keep peoples interest! Madonna achieved all of these with the release of True Blue. A big Madonna fan will offer their left arm to see her perform Open Your Heart on her next tour (which she's apparently planning for 2008 to celebrate her 50th birthday AND 25 years at the top), as would I. The True Blue album is an important one for her. She grew up and tackled important coming of age subjects (Papa Don't Preach) whilst showing she still had good times ahead (Where's The Party) and showed she can still be sexy on top of it all (Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita).

The True Blue album also premiered what would become a staple in her career - her very first re-invention. Just one year earlier she was dressed in 3 different lace see-thru tops at one time, ripped skirts and jeans and rags tied up in her hair writhing around in a wedding dress on her Virgin Tour. This Madonna was completely different and nobody can re-invent themselves in such a successful way AND still produce great music.

To sum it up the True Blue album is a fun, yet grown up look on what Madonna wanted to do with her music. It paved the way for Like A Prayer, Vogue and Erotica. Without True Blue she couldn't have done all the other things she did afterwards and luckily for us, the music on this album lived up to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 25 Feb. 2000
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This review is from: True Blue (Audio CD)
I totally love True Blue. It might not be deep but it does make you want to dance, and most of it simply full of life and love (True Blue, Wheres the Party)And Live to Tell aches with pain, as the albums only ballad. This must be Madonnas best work of the Eighties, and contains some of her best work overall.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Madonna's most important album, 19 Feb. 2006
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This is surely madonna's most important album because it cemented her place as a real superstar. Her first two albums were incredibly successful but she would not be the icon she is today if True Blue hadn't been the critical and commercial success it turned out to be. In fact Madonna managed the near impossible feat of achieving significant musical growth while not alienating her orginal audience. It is also the first album where she takes production credit so, all in all, it represents a significant watershed in her career.
Side one of the LP version (Papa Don't Preach, Open Your Heart, White Heat and Live To Tell) is arguably the best album side Madonna has ever recorded. Unfortuntely, what lets the album down is that side two is perhaps one of the worst. Jimmy, Jimmy, Where's The Party and Love Makes The World Go Round are standard filler material and nowhere near the level of the other six tracks, which is a shame. Having said that, the album does stand up as a whole.
In my opinion, Live To Tell is the best track. It's a really interesting, haunting ballad and is pretty unique - I honestly can't think of any songs that sound anything like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 April 2011
This review is from: True Blue (Audio CD)
One of Madonna's best albums. This album is much more mature than her previous efforts. This was also her first album that she produced and wrote all the songs on. My favorites have to be La Isla Bonita, Live To Tell and the brilliantly rocky White Heat. What a great album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect 80's pop album!, 21 Mar. 2001
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True Blue was the first album Madonna co-produced from start to finish, packed with some of her most brilliant singles ever, such as Live To Tell, Papa Don't Praech and Open Your Heart.
True Blue is a classsic Madonna album and if you haven't already got it - get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any collection., 12 April 2014
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Quick delivery, excellent value & good quality. I always buy from this supplier. Great cd Ive got on album & will enjoy this time again. Never ages tracks still as good as ever. Reliable supplier & great product. Really recommended. Well done.
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