Sunday, June 3, 2012
Have you ever heard of this album? In 1990, Madonna starred in the film, Dick Tracy, and released "I'm Breathless." As you can see from the album cover, it contains music "from and inspired" by the film. I have never seen it, but I have contemplated buying the album for years. Every used record store I know usually carries a copy, and every time I see it, I think two thoughts:
1. "This could be awesome!"
2. "Wow, this could suck!"
As much as I love Madonna, I questioned her voice could carry the retro style like Amy Winehouse or even Christina Aguilera could. However, when I bought her album, "Erotica," last year, her cover of "Fever" (famously done by Peggy Lee) stunned me. It's now one of my favorite Madonna songs.
Because of this experience with "Fever," when I saw "I'm Breathless" again today for a ridiculously low price, I decided to give it a shot. It's really good. It's not too retro, but still exhibits the style throughout. Also, "Vogue" is on it-- totally lovable. I would say more about it, but I have not listened to the whole album yet.
Here is one of my favorite tracks so far: