Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'll Remember...1984/1995

Madonna's version of 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' was included in her second studio album 'Like a Virgin', and it was the idea of Michael Ostin, the head of the A&R department of Warner Bros. Records, that Madonna record a cover version of the song to include in the album. It was further included in her 1995 ballad compilation album 'Something to Remember', in a remixed form.
The original and the remixed version of the Madonna song differs in the usage of more classical instruments in the latter, with Madonna's voice sounding fuller due to her vocal training during the shooting of Evita. The 1995 version also received a number of club remix treatments. Critics were not impressed with the version present in 'Like a Virgin', calling it "awful", while they warmed to the version present in 'Something to Remember'. However, it was a commercial disappointment, reaching a peak of only 78 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was promoted by a music video shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, which portrayed Madonna in an empty suite of an abandoned hotel, and was shot in a single frame.

Take a listen to these HAWT remixes...on FIAH!