Madonna - True Blue - R 143811
- (Condition 85-90%) - LP Record
True Blue is the third
studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on June 30,
1986, by Sire Records. She worked with Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard on
the album while co-writing and co-producing all the songs. Deemed as
Madonna's most girlish album, True Blue deals with her visions of love, work,
dreams as well as disappointments, and was inspired by her then husband Sean
Penn, to whom Madonna dedicated the album. Musically, the songs on the album
took a different direction from her previous endeavours, incorporating
classical music in order to engage an older audience who had been skeptical
of her music.
The album features
instrumentation from acoustic guitars, drums, synthesizers and Cuban musical
instruments. The topic for the songs range from love, freedom, and in the
case of "Papa Don't Preach", social issues like teenage pregnancy.
After its release, True Blue received generally positive reviews from
critics. They complimented the album, with one calling it great dance-pop,
and described it as the archetype of the late '80s and early '90s pop albums.
They also praised the fact that Madonna's voice sounded stronger than it did
on her previous efforts, while commending Madonna's skills as a singer,
songwriter and entertainer.