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5.0 out of 5 stars One of THE Madonna albums- a must have for any fan or not!, 14 Nov. 2001
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This review is from: Something To Remember (Audio CD)
This is one of THE best Madonna albums available- there is a wide range of her more emotional and slower music available here. All of these songs are classics and this is a perfect album for the end of the night or the middle of the afternoon. Striking songs here are: "I Want You"- somewhat different than the original but gorgeously covered. The orginal version is excellent, the orchestral is unusually haunting yet stunning.
"I'll Remember"- a sweet ballad, yet it stilll has a good flow. "You'll See"- revenge, wrapped up in a nice little musical package. "This Used To Be My Playground"- one of Madonna's best songs, and very emotional too. "Live To Tell" + "Crazy For You"- classics, need I say more? The other songs are also good with two exceptions- Forbidden Love and One More Chance. Bboth dull, both boring. Other problem with the album- where is "The Look of Love", "Sooner or Later", "Veras" ("You'll See Spanish version) and "La Isla Bonita". Otherwise a must have collection!
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2010, 23:31:58 GMT
Mr. MusicMan says:
"La Isla Bonita" is a bonus track on the Japanese edition of this album if you can get your hands on that.

Posted on 23 Apr 2013, 17:54:33 BST
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2013, 13:09:08 BST
M. Armstrong says:
As Mr.A.Hansen correctly states " La Isla Bonita " is included as a bonus track on the Japanese issue of " Something To Remember ". Nothing uncommon for a Japanese issue of a CD to contain extra bonus tracks often not included on US and / or European issues. So unfair on fans. I am fortunate to have the Japanese version CD of " Something To Remember ".

I completely agree this is absolutely one of Madonna's very best albums ever. Filled with great tracks from start to finish with the two versions of " I Want You " serving as bookends to open and close the album. The haunting orchestral version which is the final track is my favourite of the two mixes but both are great.

Other highlights include the stunning " You'll See " , the phenomenal " This Used To Be My Playground " ( in my humble opinion one of Madonna's very finest recordings and one of my top 3 favourite tracks by her - just awesome ), the exquisite remix of "Love Don't Live Here Anymore " - this alternative remix version with the acoustic piano completely transports the track to another higher level in comparison to the original album version on " Like A Virgin ", plus the superb " Take A Bow " and the classics " Live To Tell ", " Crazy For You " and " Rain ".

A fantastic compilation of some of her best more familiar material with the addition of some great new tracks. This is Madonna at her very best.

Only one minor point of disagreement regarding " Forbidden Love " which IMHO I actually think is a great track - with its slightly risque lyrics about surrendering to something ( or someone ) that should really be " off limits " but the thrill off it makes it feel " so right ".

It would also have been a great bonus if " Secret " had been included. Still we can't have everything and nevertheless it doesn't stop this from being a superb compilation album.
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