The songs’ arrangements
Here’s some more spoiler about the songs’ arrangements.
Vogue is very similar to the Immaculate collection version with a little resemblance to the girlie show.
Nobody knows me recalls the album version, just like Frozen
American Life starts very acousticly (guitars only), then goes into the album version and then changes to the remixed and revisited rock version.
Express Yourself has a different groove, but it is very recognizable.
Burning up is similar to the remix that was included in the first album reissue.
Hanky Panky is similar to the album version while Deeper and deeper starts as a ballad, but then gets jazzy.
Die another day is like the album version while The Lament is acoustic
Bedtime Story is like one of the remixes.Nothing Fails is a bit faster as well.
Don’t tell me is like a combination of the album and the drowned world tour versions. At one moment it stops and you hear some circus music.
Like a prayer is a new arrangement, very beautiful and peaceful, but you can dance to it.
Mother and father/Intervention starts with just a guitar. it is played as a with the same pace as intervention, that is why she sings a verse from it in the middle (i’ve got to save my baby, because he makes me cry…) At the end it gets faster and she starts singing the chorus in a very high pitched voice (I got to give it up, I got to give it up…)
Imagine is very minimalistic and haunting. she sings in a very clear voice over a slow electonic beat that has some sort of an echo effect (not her voice, just the beat alone)
Into the groove starts with bag pipes and I think it is her idea to do it kind of with a world music vibe. Missy makes raps twice in the song which is the same mixed and lyrics used in the gap commercial: get into the groove, let me show you some moves, best you take it from me…
Papa don’t preach is a bit faster and more electronic. At the end, she slow downs and sings “do I have to change my name? Will it get me far? Should I loose some weight? Am I going to be a star?” which also apply to a pregnant teenager.
Crazy for you is a bit faster and more electronic, but it is still a ballad.
Music is remixed, but it is not a departure from everything we’ve heard before. It is very bubbly.
Holiday is nothing like we’ve heard before. it doesn’t even resemble (musically speaking, obviously the lyrics are the same) to the original song. It is completely redone in a frenzy, electronic way.
Thanks to MadonnaTribe’s friend JM