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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna - Classic Artist, Classic Album...
The Immaculate Collection is where you want to start any Madonna collection off... It ranges from her "first" song Holiday to her Justify My Love/Rescue Me songs from 1990. In between are all her fantastic 80's hits, Like A Prayer and Into The Groove, 2 particular brilliant tracks but there is not one average track on the entire album! Noticable emissions are Who's That...
Published on 23 Oct 2002 by James Sutton

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great songs but awful remastering
This was a difficult review to write because I adore Madonna's work from the 80s and most of her best songs are included here but, basically, this is a travesty of a greatest hits album.
Firstly, all the songs were remastered in 'Q Sound', which was an attempt to make tracks recorded in stereo sound like surround sound. Unfortunately, the technique...
Published on 13 Feb 2006


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5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna - Classic Artist, Classic Album..., 23 Oct 2002
The Immaculate Collection is where you want to start any Madonna collection off... It ranges from her "first" song Holiday to her Justify My Love/Rescue Me songs from 1990. In between are all her fantastic 80's hits, Like A Prayer and Into The Groove, 2 particular brilliant tracks but there is not one average track on the entire album! Noticable emissions are Who's That Girl, The Look of Love, Causing a Commotion, Oh Father and Burning Up - however there are only so many songs that she could fit onto it! Top album, buy it NOW!!
*** 1 word of "WARNING" the songs on the immaculate collection have been remixed (apart from vogue/rescue me/justify my love I think) so buy the other albums because they have the original mixes (usually better!!) for example the orignal version of like a prayer is 10x better than the immaculate collection mix! ***
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Immaculate and best Madonna collection ever!!!, 22 Jun 2002
There could be no other way of making a compilation of Madonna's early work than this, and she knows it too!This is still the original,definitive and unabridged version of the Queen of Pop's early greatest hits, 12 years after it's initial release!A compilation such as this should exist in everyone's music collection and should be kept in an immaculate condition!!
The album presents Madonna's greatest triumphs with classic and catchy 80's synth-pop tunes such as "Holiday," "Lucky Star," "Borderline," "Like A Virgin," "Material Girl" and "Into the groove." In addition to this, possibly her greatest ballad "Crazy For You" and the deep and dark "Live to Tell," which has also been included on the original "True Blue" album and her collection of ballads "Something to remember." Her other successes such as "Papa Don't Preach" and "Open Your Heart" are also included and are provided with the contrasting and controversial "Like A Prayer." The album seems to have been arranged in a chronolgical way, not only of initial release, but also of maturity. Madonna's style seems to be constantly developing into more mature and personal work but every song she has made is a true gem!Just like this album!
The 90's smash hit "Vogue" is also included and can be listened to time and time again.This contrasts with "Cherish" which is pure, sing-along pop and still a timeless classic!The controversial "Justify My Love" is definately worth a listen and one can learn to appreciate the song-writing genius of this song after listening to it a few times!
Don't just stand there, let's get to it, strike a pose, there's nothing to it and BUY THIS CD NOW!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best pop singer of her generation, 28 Dec 2003
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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Hare just some of Madonna's early classic hits. When this compilation was assembled, Madonna already had too many hits to include them all on a single CD, hence the omission of Angel, Dress you up, Gambler, True blue and all the hits from the soundtrack, Who's that girl? Because of her continuous success in the years that followed the release of this compilation, a comprehensive Madonna hits collection would now require a triple CD. That is a measure of her brilliance, sustained over a very long period of time.
The set begins with three hits from her debut album, of which Holiday is the best but Lucky star and Borderline are also wonderful. Then come Like a virgin and Material girl, two of the singles released from her outstanding second album. Crazy for you, an excellent ballad, and Into the groove, a superb dance song, come next. Although the title track is omitted, four other major hits from the True blue album (Live to tell, Papa don't preach, Open your heart, La Isla Bonita) can be found here, each one of them a classic but very different from each other. Three major hits from Like a prayer include Express yourself and Cherish. Vogue (from I'm breathless) and two tracks not available on any previous album (Justify my love, Rescue me) complete the set.
Anybody who does not understand why Madonna has such a huge fan base only has to listen to this compilation to find out why. Catchy pop tunes with interesting lyrics (for those that bother to listen to the words) are Madonna's trademark, yet she manages to avoid becoming formulaic. Madonna has continuously changed her style, so you don't hear the same sound over and over again.
There is no definitive Madonna compilation yet but we may have to wait a few years for that. Until that time, this is the best introduction to her music that is available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly Immaculate collection!, 23 Aug 2012
Covering the period between her 1983 major debut single Holiday and 1990's Vogue, The Immaculate Collection is Madonna's first and best greatest hits album. It doesn't include all of her singles from this period, missing the number one hits True Blue and Who's That Girl as well as Angel, Dress You Up, Gambler, Causing A Commotion, The Look Of Love, Dear Jessie and Hanky Panky it does include all of her most well known tracks as well as two new tracks the sexual Justify My Love and Rescue Me.....
All of the hits here appear in a slightly remixed form although none of them detract from the songs themselves and the remix version of Like A Prayer is absolutely fantastic.
The album starts off with Holiday and runs in chronological order through her 80s hit and while a lot of the early ones could be described as little more than throw-away pop songs tracks like Live To Tell, Like A Prayer and Vogue are classics which would be hits regardless of what decade they were released in.
If you only own one Madonna album from the 80's make it this one. You get all of the hits and none of the filler of her 80's albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HITS! HITS! HITS!, 6 Jan 2009
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Daniel T. Fletcher "ilkestonfletch" (derbyshire,midlands,england) - See all my reviews
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theres not too much anyone can really say about this greatest hits package,other than buy! it is easily the best collection of singles put together,even better than the abba gold collection! 5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION, 24 July 2008
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S. J. Pinder "scifihorror fan" (Cornwall,UK) - See all my reviews
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Madonna scored some of the greatest songs in the 80's and many of them are placed on this compilation album...but these are remixed versions of the album versions.
this is the greatest compelation album ever made...just a shame not all of her successful singles are captured here(whos that girl,true blue,oh father,over and over,and keep it together)but all the songs here are stunning.
Holiday(the first album)-9/10
Lucky Star(the first album)-10/10
Borderline(the first album)-9/10
Like a virgin(like a virgin)-9/10
material girl(like a virgin)-9/10
Crazy for you(vision quest soundtrack)-8/10
Into The Groove(like a virgin)-10/10
Live to tell(true blue)-10/10
papa dont preach(true blue)-10/10
Open your heart(true blue)-10/10
La Isla Bonita(true blue)-10/10
Like A Prayer(like a prayer)-10/10-a great remix
Express Yourself(like a prayer)-10/10-my favourite song of hers
Cherish(like a prayer)-9/10
Vogue(im Breathless)-10/10-a masterclass song.
Justify My Love(exclusive track)-10/10-feels like it should be on the Erotica album which came just over a year later...well its great enough to be!!!
Rescue Me-10/10-another one that i think should have waited to be placed on the Erotica album but again,very good.

all in all a great compelation of hits from her career throughout the 80's to 1990.
recommended to every fan:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate pop collection, 11 May 2003
Madonna needs little introduction, and neither does this album, which should be part of any music collection. From her first hit “Holiday” to the haunting “Like A Prayer”, this album is packed-full of Madonna’s best pop music, with all the favourites such as “Material Girl” and “Vogue”. If you love Madonna’s earlier stuff, back when she was pure pop, this is definitely your cup of tea – it is absolute quality pop music from start to finish and great for the summer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Bow to the Queen of Pop, 18 April 2003
Madonna is one of the greatest singers of all time and this is definately her best album. Includes 11 hit singles and 6 number 1's, "Vogue", "Like a Prayer", Like A Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach, "Into the Groove" and "La Isla Bonita". My favourite is the incredible "Vogue" which you can't resist getting up and doing the strange dance to. Madonna's debut single "Holiday" gets the album off to a great start and you'll find yourself singing along to the heart felt ballad "Crazy For You" which was the soundtrack to the movie "Vision Quest" in the 80's. "Express Yourself" is great to dance to and puts you in a good mood always no matter how down you are just turn this one on. The smash hit "Material Girl" is really upbeat and fun to sing and dance to, so give it a try. You'll love this album, a great buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immaculate? Pretty much!, 12 Mar 2001
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It's hard to believe one CD can contain so many classic hits - they just keep coming thick and fast. There isn't a duffer on here anywhere, but the standout tracks are Holiday, Live To Tell and Justify My Love. This should be in everybody's record collection. I can't wait for Volume 2!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seminal compilation of pre-90s wilderness Madonna, 15 Dec 2000
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Along with Abba Gold, The Best Of Blondie and The Beatles '1' this is a must-have CD which charts the rise and rise of Madonna, from early squeaky synth-pop ('Holiday','Lucky Star'), mid-eighties capitalism ('Material Girl'), the so-called voice of youth ('Papa Don't Preach') through to religious outrage ('Like A Prayer') and soft-porn ('Justify My Love'). There's something for everyone here; buy this and the current album Music, and you'll find a woman at the peak of her powers.
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