I convince myself Take A Bow is just pleasant and nothing more...but it's really quite sumptuous isn't it? Like falling down into a cool, fluffy bed. And then the lyrics themselves are quietly devastating. It's possibly the least cool thing on the album... but it's so sweeping I find myself getting caught up in it. It's the instrumentation I think. The video..!
Italy iTunes Albums:
1. I Don't Search I Find
5. Ray of Light
6. The Immaculate Collection
7. Bedtime Stories
Why hasn’t she ever opened a tour using Survival? It boggles the mind.My favourites from Bedtime Stories are Survival and Secret. What a way to open the album. I keep coming back to Secret particularly because of the funky wah-wah guitar solo in the middle section.
And Take A Bow may feel a bit basic compared to many other moments on the record, but the melodies are so pretty and her voice is just stunning on it.
And the transition is sublime.Sanctuary is still that epic track and the buildup to Bedtime Story....."Uh!"
Does Madonna dislike Bedtime Stories? I always thought she had more disdain for her very early work, particularly her first two albums.
Well she only has herself to blame for that! And Nile Rogers I guess.On topic of songs Madonna dislikes from her discography, I remember hearing from an interview that she kind of gets sick of hearing Like A Virgin because it’s the song she hears around the most.
There is a huge difference between the two records. To me bedtime stories shows the ability of an Artist to own a trend and make it her own to the point of originality. It revers weakness into strength. Hard candy is a decent album that lacks her firm hand as a producer and author all over it.Bedtime Stories in terms of the producers she worked with is probably the most "trend-chasing" album of her career with Hard Candy. It's proficient if a little... procedural by that point. Unapologetic sexuality, references to dead mother, all familiar territory but it lacks the dogged investigation she employed on previous albums. It's a cute little rec room of Madonna tropes given window dressing by the hottest producers of the time.
I find "Take A Bow" so... hard to reconcile as a Madonna song. It just feels so inconsequential to her legend. But I guess it never taking off in my part of the world maybe plays into that.