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I'm Breathless: Music from and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy
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Top Customer Reviews
1- "He's a Man" The song starts off slowly and builds up as it goes on. Madonna pushes her vocal register, really digging for the low notes and making it all come off as sounding powerful and alluring. One of the best Madonna songs period.
2- "Now I'm Following You" Part I is a simple little song that has Madonna singing a duo with another male. It has a classic sound to it. Then Part II is the more upbeat version of it, sort of a remix shall we say. It has a funkier beat and sound clips mixed in from other songs and from her character's role in the movie. A nice song overall.
3- "Vogue" - It's her hit song, what else needs to be said?
4- "Something to Remember" A song that simply hinges on emotions. It has a piano background with a few other instruments now and then. Her voice is heavy and it's rather simplistic but that gives it it's strength. She sings a song of gratitude sort of to someone she once loved but lost for whatever reason. Madonna convinces you the listener that this is something that really could have happened.
5 - "Back in Business" Sounds rather big-band. This song's strength comes in its lyrics. Only the chorus part is loud and full of energy.Read more ›
Stephen Sondheim composed three of the songs, these being Sooner or later, More and What can you lose - a duet with Mandy Patinkin. Madonna's performances on these songs are impressive. Of Madonna's own songs, Hanky panky and Vogue were huge hits but the outstanding song is Something to remember, which later became the title track of a compilation of her ballads. He's a man and Back in business are also wonderful. I also enjoyed Cry baby but I can imagine that some people will not like this at all. Madonna did not write the two other original songs - I'm going bananas (a slightly sill but entertaining novelty song) and Now I'm following you parts 1 and 2 (a lot of fun but definitely not a novelty).
I had to play this album a few times before I really appreciated it, but I liked it more with each listen. Although this album is just for fun, Madonna's covers of the Sondheim songs suggest that she could record a serious jazz album if she ever wants to.
This is not like any of Madonna's other albums so some of her fans may not like it. At the same time, I'm not sure that it will win her any new fans. Nevertheless, this is a fascinating album that proves just how versatile Madonna really is.
Granted, anyone who hates show tunes will likely despise this, as will those who refuse to accept Madonna as anything but Queen of the Dance Floor, but "I'm Breathless" is much better than I remember it. While the low points are an embarassingly silly Carmen Miranda take-off called "I'm Going Bananas" and dull duet with Mandy Patinkin "What Can You Lose", there are some excellent numbers in the steamy opener "He's a Man"; 1940's Broadway-styled "More"; the sophisticated "Back in Business" employs the same airy vocals and finger-snaps Madonna would put to good use on her upcoming cover of "Fever"; she takes us from swing to New-Jack Swing in "Now I'm Following You". The needlessly controversial ode to spanking "Hanky Panky" is harmless fun; and the role-call of silver-screen legends over the nimble house beats of "Vogue" remains to me the pinnacle of her illustrious career.
He's a Man 5/5
Sooner or Later 4/5
Hanky Panky 5/5
I'm Going Bananas 1/5
Cry Baby 4/5
Something to Remember 4/5
Back In Business 5/5
What Can You Lose 1/5
Now I'm Following You 4/5
If you dismissed this album in the '90s, it's definitely worth revisiting through grown-up ears. FOUR STARS.
Most recent customer reviews
"I'm Breathless: Music From and Inspired By The Film Dick Tracy" is a a novelty cd that highlights Madonna's singing. There is the well-known and classic "Vogue" song on this cd. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2013 by Stella Carrier
If you are looking for the Madonna songs from the Dick Tracy movie, these are most of them.
I got it for my girlfriend who is very pleased with what is on the Cd.
I am a true Madonna fan, but we forget that this is a soudtrack & not one of her real work. You will like the song "hanky panky" & " Vogue" but that is about it. Read morePublished on June 29 2008 by Martine
Any pop album that includes music by the divine Sondheim deserves four stars just for the effort, even though it also includes such "songs" as Vogue...Published on June 18 2004 by Dvarg
So, Madonna doing 30's styled jazz music, eh? Actually, for the longest time, I couldn't get myself to dig this album. Guess I'm just so used to Madonna and her pop stuff. Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by dwatson82
Although as a Madonna CD collector it remains one of my least played, I'll go ahead and write a review. Read morePublished on May 22 2004 by Jason Voigt
Sorry, I'm such a clutz! I appear to have submitted an I'm Bratehless Review twice. Obviously I'm trying to emphasize how wonderful this CD is! Read morePublished on March 4 2004 by Lena Jawad
This CD, in my opinion, has to be one of the greatest CD's that has ever reached Planet Earth.The songs on this album are not your average day Madonna songs. Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Lena Jawad
The 40's had great Jazz music, and Madonna's 40's themed CD 'I'm BrEATHLESS' iNSpired by the blockbuster hit DICK TRACY, all the songs are well done. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004 by ASHI TOLEDANO