A new report out today claims that Madonna‘s new greatest hits album, her last album for Warner Bros., is scheduled for release in September … going head to head to head with new releases from Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. According to Examiner.com, the disc will be titled Iconography and may be released on September 22 BUT … they got the title wrong … it is actually titled Celebration and will be released September 28:
This column has been told that Madonna is getting ready to release her greatest hits album, Iconography, in September – possibly September 22. It will be her final album with Warner Brothers and it will contain three new songs. The timing of the album’s release may be bad. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are going to be releasing albums around the same time. Whitney Houston’s Undefeated is due on September 1, one week after Mariah Carey’s Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. Then again, having three divas release albums at the same time may be good for the record industry and the economy. But if Madonna and Whitney Houston go the Mariah route and release new material that is as uncreative and boring as Mariah’s new single Obsessed, the record industry may suffer even more.
While I question the need for another Madonna Greatest Hits album, I am interested in hearing what her three new songs sound like. I understand the song titles for the new tracks are Broken, I’m Sorry and Celebration. Despite the fact that I’m intrigued by these new songs, I’m even more interested in the release of her new album — the first for her new record label with Live Nation. Here’s hoping that these three new tracks will give us a good taste for the direction that her music is heading … which can be very good or very, very bad news.
[Source, thanks Kevin]