September 6, 2010 by popseeker
Well her unreleased back catalogue is at least.
Since parting with Warner music a few months back a couple of unreleased Madonna tracks have hit the internet and some of them are bloody brilliant. They span right from the ‘American Life’ album era to the ‘Celebration’ era, and we have no idea why some of them were rejected – they’re fantastic!
As they leak, we’ll publish them in this post so you can listen to them all in one place.
‘Broken’ is a track Madonna recorded in collaboration with Paul Oakenfold for her ‘Celebration’ greatest hits compilation but which didn’t make the final cut. This is a LQ recording – we can only hope an HQ comes soon!:
UPDATE: An HQ version has come, and it’s fab! Although some of the lyrics have turned up in her track ‘Miles Away’. Weird.
‘It’s So Cool (demo)’
This is one of a couple of demos for the track ‘It’s So Cool’ which appeared on some editions of her greatest hits compilation ‘Celebration’:
Hard Candy era
Across The Sky (feat. Justin Timberlake)’
One of our favourites is an HQ final cut of a Timbaland produced tune ‘Accross The Sky’ which features Justin Timberlake. It’s an off-cut from the Hard Candy era, and a demo version has already leaked but this HQ edit is absolutely fantastic:
Another Justin-Madonna-Timberlake collaboration which didn’t make the ‘Hard Candy’ cut:
‘Infinity’ is another demo for ‘Hard Candy’ that turned into the hit single ‘Give It 2 Me’. Produced by Timbaland:
A ‘Hard Candy’ era demo, quite alike to Nelly Furtado’s ‘Maneater’:
Confessions on a Dancefloor era
‘History (Land of the Free)’
Completely different version from the song released as a B-side from ‘Jump’. Madonna’s voice is more pure, and the song has a completely different structure:
American Life era
Demo session for the ‘American Life’ album
‘Set The Right’
Recorded with Mirwais during 2003′s American Life sessions
William Orbit collaboration for the 2000 ‘Music’ era
‘If You Go Away’
This is an English adaptation of Jacques Brel’s ‘No Me Quitte Pas’ and has been recorded by the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Barbra Streisand. It was recorded by Madonna for a musical that never happened ‘Hello Suckers’:
‘Like A Flower’
Before she teamed up with William Orbit, Madonna recorded some demos with Babyface for her new album that would become Ray Of Light. Madonna abandoned the project because she thought the songs resembled Bedtime Stories too much.