On Tuesday we got our first tiny tease of the new promo materials for Madonna‘s new 2-disc greatest hits album titled Celebration and today we get our first look at the cover artwork for the package. As you may recall, on Tuesday we saw two short teaser video clips that featured Andy Warhol-like graphics and today we learn that the official album artwork for Madonna‘s new greatest hits package features the same theme. Here is her new album artwork long with the press release for Celebration:
Madonna, who has racked up a record 37 top 10 hits as well as seven No. 1 albums (including her last four) on the Billboard Pop Charts, has given her fans yet another opportunity to “celebrate” her musical achievements. Today, Warner Bros. Records officially confirmed the September 28th release in the U.S. (September 29 outside U.S.) of “CELEBRATION” – the ultimate compilation of Madonna songs. The songs on “Celebration” have all been remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans. They cover the expanse of the Material Girl’s extraordinary career of hits including “Everybody,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and “4 Minutes.” “Celebration” will be available in a two-CD set as well as a single CD. There will also be a “Celebration” DVD released simultaneously which includes the video visionary’s best videos including several that have never before been available on DVD. “Celebration,” the CD will also include two new songs that were recently recorded in New York City. The first single, also titled, “Celebration,” co-produced by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold, will be released August 3rd. A video for the single, which will be included on the “Celebration” DVD was just filmed in Milan, Italy and was directed by long time Madonna collaborator Jonas (“Ray of Light”) Akerlund. Several dance club remixes of “Celebration” are already headed to the clubs. The song will also be available on CD and vinyl maxi. Radio will receive the “Celebration” single on August 3rd. The cover for “Celebration” was created by street pop artist “Mr. Brainwash” who is best known for “throwing modern cultural icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven.” Madonna, a multi Grammy award winning singer, writer and producer has had over 12 No. 1 singles and has a record-smashing 39 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs Chart – by far the most of any artist in the over 30 year history of the list.
Okay … so the cover art is pretty cool but I’m not sure I’m feelin’ the scowl on Maddy‘s face. She looks disgusted, not celebratory. In any regard, it’s a very striking cover and I’m sure it’ll do well with fans. I’m bummed to learn that there are only 2 new songs on the disc rather than the 3 we’ve been hearing about. Now that we know what’s in store, we can better judge whether or not this 2-disc greatest hits package is worth picking up. So … who’s buying?
[Source, thanks Kevin]