When it comes to last minute changes over at Warner Towers, Madonna’s GHV2 album surely rules the roost! Not only was the title changed from ‘The Second Coming‘ to GHV2 at the last minute, but up until two months before release the tracklisting and running order were totally different!
A super-rare in-house not-for-manufacture ‘Test Sequence‘ CD shows, up until September 2001 the tracklisting included ‘You’ll See‘, didn’t include ‘Drowned World/Substitute For Love‘ and was truly random chronologically.
This is a far cry from the nearly-chronological GHV2 that finally got released worldwide on November 12th, 2001! Perhaps the inclusion of the power-ballad ‘You’ll See‘ and the omission of just-scraped-the-top-10-and-didn’t-even-warrant-a-US-release ‘Drowned World‘ might have helped it reach the No.1 spot in the album charts?
Who knows….but at a total running time of 67:13 they had plenty of room to include both! D’oh!
Thanks to Tony from London for sharing his “Madonna Fact Of The Day” with our readers.