Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Like a Virgin [Original recording remastered]

Madonna Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
Price: CDN$ 9.13 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Like a Virgin + Madonna + True Blue
Price For All Three: CDN$ 31.32

Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Show details

  • Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Madonna CDN$ 9.38

    In Stock.
    Sold by Fulfillment Express CA and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • True Blue CDN$ 12.81

    In Stock.
    Sold by Fulfillment Express CA and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


1. Material Girl
2. Angel
3. Like A Virgin
4. Over & Over
5. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
6. Dress You Up (In My Love)
7. Shoo-Bee-Doo
8. Pretender
9. Stay
10. Like A Virgin - Extended Dance Remix (Bonus Track)
11. Material Girl - Extended Dance Remix (Bonus Track)

Product Description

Amazon.ca

Madonna's second album was her breakthrough, thanks principally to two gimmicky hits: the sinuous "Like a Virgin," with its taboo-busting metaphor for that fresh, clean new-love feeling, and the cutesy, Betty-Boopsy "Material Girl." Most of the rest of the album, although similarly frothy, is superior to those warhorses, notably the irresistible LP tracks "Over and Over," and "Pretender"--which adds a bit of gossamer delicacy to the mandatory bounciness. "Dress You Up" is a Madonna classic, an insubstantial dance-pop delight bedecked in synthesized bells and replete to the beat with kinky suggestions. And there's a sign of greater depth to come in her cover of Rose Royce's elegiac ballad "Love Don't Live Here Anymore," a heartfelt vocal supported by a subtle, gorgeous arrangement helmed by producer Nile Rodgers and his two key Chic instrumental compatriots, Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson. --Ken Barnes

Product Description

Japanese remastered version of Madonna's 1984 album. Includes the hit song's 'Like A Virgin', Material Girl and 'Dress You Up'. Warner. 2005.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a Sophomore Slump! June 16 2012
Format:Audio CD
I don't like this album as much her first album, but it is a good listen nonetheless and you can't go wrong with Nile Rodgers' production. This is her first of two diamond releases and it's probably significant in her career because it contains the two songs that made her an icon, her first #1 'Like A Virgin', and 'Material Girl'. Extended versions of these two songs are also on this remastered edition, and I think they're a really nice bonus. Other good tunes are 'Dress You Up', 'Shoo-Be-Doo' and 'Over and Over'. 'Into The Groove' was never stripped onto a CD version of this album in North America, nor is it on this version.

1. LIKE A VIRGIN (#1 US / #3 UK)
2. ANGEL (#5 US / #5 UK)
3. MATERIAL GIRL (#2 US / #3 UK)
4. OVER AND OVER
5. LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (#78 US - 1996 REMIX)
6. DRESS YOU UP (#5 US / #5 UK)
7. SHOO-BE-DOO
8. PRETENDER
9. STAY
10. LIKE A VIRGIN (EXTENDED DANCE REMIX)
11. MATERIAL GIRL (EXTENDED DANCE REMIX)
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna's Best Album of the '80s March 11 2012
By Kasey G TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Madonna's second album was scheduled for a 1984 summer release but was shelved for the Christmas market so that Sire Records could continue mining hits from "Madonna" the first album, which was still experiencing strong sales due to "Borderline" and "Lucky Star" being in heavy rotation on MTV and the other music-video TV programs. While "Madonna" was an excellent debut and really captured the hedonistic spirit of the New York dance scene in the early '80s, by teaming up with veteran producer Nile Rogers, Madonna delivered my favorite album of hers of the decade (and third fave overall--behind "Music" and "Erotica"). What makes "Virgin" so much better than M's other '80s output is that even the non-singles are terrific, unlike the terrible filler found on "True Blue" like "Jimmy Jimmy" and "Loves Makes the World Go Round".

Rogers shades the album with a deliciously decadent, sophisticated-sounding pop-gloss that is the musical equivalent of silk sheets or expensive chocolates. This is especially evident on the love-gone-wrong numbers ("Pretender", "Love Don't Live Here Anymore") or where Madonna professes her undying devotion ("Shoo-Be-Doo", "Stay"). The production all-around is classy and flawless with lots of gorgeous, plucky strings and razor-sharp drumming.

If anything deserves to sound out-of-place here, it's the opening number. "Material Girl" has Madonna in the Betty Boop mode that would serve her well on later fare like "Santa Baby" and much of the "Dick Tracy" soundtrack. Still a catchy tune over 25 years later, I do admit it's probably my least favorite here due to overexposure. The title track doesn't get near as much airplay on retro stations these days as her other '80s hits, yet it's still one of the decades best female singles IMO.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Eighties pop masterpiece June 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
Like A Virgin (1984.) Madonna's second album.
Early in the eighties, Madonna came onto the musical scene with the single Everybody. Not long after its release, her 1983 debut LP was released. The LP contained a number of excellent tracks. But, while many of the songs it featured are revered as classics today, at its time of release it didn't do very much to put Madonna in the spotlight. She needed to release another album, and she did so the following year. 1985's Like A Virgin is the album that first brought Madonna the popularity she has had for so very long, and this is arguably her most popular album. Is it deserving of this reputation, or is it just an overrated release? Read on for my review of Like A Virgin.
To put it in the simplest terms possible, this IS an overrated album (and I personally like the lesser-known debut better), but it's an album that deserves to be overrated. There were many female pop singers trying to make it big in the eighties, and Madonna was one of the few whose music was worthwhile. This is the album that put her in the spotlight, and rightfully so. The title track is arguably the biggest hit of her entire career. And, of course, that's not the only hit. We've also got Material Girl and Dress You Up, both of which became extremely popular. But, much like her first LP, some of the best tracks on Madonna's sophomore effort are the tracks that were never very popular at all. Angel and Over And Over had some minor popularity, but sadly, they never became as popular as the really popular tracks featured on the album. That's a shame, because these songs feature the kind of upbeat, bouncy pop music that only the eighties incarnation of Madonna could ever shell out. She even serves up a ballad, Love Don't Live Here Anymore.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that defined my adolescence Jan. 4 2003
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There I was, a shy, geeky spendthrifty 14-year-old. Then along came Madonna and Like a Virgin. Suddenly, I was a total Madonna addict, listening to this album religiously every day, buying every silly teen mag that even mentioned her, and--to the horror of my parents--covering all of my walls with Madonna posters. No other album has ever had such a influence on me. I was still shy and geeky, of course, but I was a changed person. Over the years, my Madonna worship waned but never disappeared. Going back and listening to this CD now, I am amazed at how great it sounds, and I enjoy the memories it stirs inside of me.
No one can deny how huge this album was. It made Madonna a superstar, and it sunk its anchors into both the album and single bestseller charts. The title track was of course a huge hit and represents to me a cultural phenomenon. Material Girl had an even larger impact, and many would argue the song basically defined the decade of the 80s; it certainly helped shape the decade. Dress You Up was just a fun song with a great beat; as things turned out, it was to a certain extent prophetic because Madonna basically did dress up great multitudes of young admirers copying the Madonna look. Angel was another big hit, largely because it was so easy to relate to. Anyone who has ever had a crush on someone knows exactly what Madonna is singing about here. Over and Over also charted, I believe; it lacks the substance of the other songs on the album, but both the words and the energizing music do encourage you to keep going in the face of setbacks. Love Don't Live Here Anymore is the true gem on here, though. I kept expecting it to be released as a single because I really believed it would be a huge hit.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The must have Madonna CD
This CD is what made Madonna famous! There are lots of great songs on this album. You will enjoy it for sure... at least I did very much!
Published on June 29 2008 by Martine
5.0 out of 5 stars She's A Material Girl
This is the album that made Madonna a household name, and this is the album that made sure that the world outside of the U.S. know about her too. Read more
Published on May 31 2008 by Qian Song
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that defined my adolescence
There I was, a shy, geeky spendthrifty 14-year-old. Then along came Madonna and Like a Virgin. Suddenly, I was a total Madonna addict, listening to this album religiously every... Read more
Published on June 15 2006 by Daniel Jolley
3.0 out of 5 stars The album that created the star named Madonna
Previously to this album, Madonna released a self titled album, which wasn't too big until this album hit the market. Read more
Published on March 5 2005 by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Dedicated to virgins--but wonderfully lacking innocence!
As other reviewers before me have very perceptively noted, this IS without doubt one of the best albums of the 1980s. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Matthew G. Sherwin
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent sophomore effort
Like A Virgin (1984.) Madonna's second album.
Early in the eighties, Madonna came onto the musical scene with the single Everybody. Read more
Published on June 2 2004 by Rocker_Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Next to Thriller, Probably The Quintessential '80s' Album
Although her 1983 self - titled debut was a hit, Madonn had to wait until December of 1984 before she was a superstar. Read more
Published on March 13 2004 by anthony nasti
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
This Album was produced by Nile Rodgers and his time was the 70s. If we listen to this album today we may think there was no technical possibilty to create quality pop music, but... Read more
Published on March 10 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars the "thriller" of her career
this album is excellent, it just flows great. I received this album as a gift in 1988 because I loved madonna's music videos so much as a little kid about 5 years old that time and... Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a master piece!
This album is my second favorite Madonna album (the first being Madonna) this album is digitally remastered and it sounds perfect! Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2004 by bob
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback