Friday, December 14, 2007

THE EARLY YEARS OF MADONNA - GIVE IT TO ME (1991)


Genre:
Electronic, Rock
Style:
New Wave, Synth-pop


Credits:
Producer - Otto Von Wernherr , Steve Bentzel


VIDEO
"We Are The Gods"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sohv1VDRio4






































































Notes:
Ive done this compilation from two CD released by Receiver Records. One called "Madonna : The Early Years"
the other called "Early Years-Madonna-Give It To Me". Ive uploaded the covers for both CD. Anyway you can find on the net lot of other "Madonna The Early Years" CD with different tracklists.

Tracklist:

01 Give It To Me (3:51)
02 Shake (3:09)
03 Get Down (3:45)
04 Let's Go Dancing (3:32)
05 Wild Dancing (6:11)
06 Time To Dance (6:45)
07 We Are The Gods (3:51)
08 Cosmic Climb (5:31)
09 On The Street (6:11)
10 Oh My (6:41)
11 Cosmic Climb (4:50)
12 On The Street (3:44)
13 Wild Dancing (3:52)
14 Time To Dance (4:18)
15 Time To Dance [Instrumental] (6:45)

Links to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/75476219/m_-early_a.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/76350927/early_b.rar.html

"An intermittently interesting set of early-1980s Euro-dance tracks mainly featuring a onetime acquaintance of Madonna's called Otto Von Wernherr, EARLY YEARS includes a variety of vocal samples from the pre-Material Girl, but very few other Madonna-related contributions. Its main significance lies in its being one of the last projects the future superstar undertook before recording her first hit, "Holiday," in 1983."
"ANY ITEMS pertaining to "Otto Von Wernherr" - are generally worthless. Since any Otto Von Wernherr material is really nothing more than his sad attempt to cash in on Madonna's fame, and any songs he recorded or created with Madonna are absolutely HORRIBLE, they are far from desirable among collectors. Although a few items (such as CDs and picture discs) are attractive to look at, most items that bear Otto Von Wernherr's name or material are only worth a couple of dollars. CD compilations such as "In the Beginning" and "Give It To Me" usually don't sell for more than $10 on the collector's market."

(http://www.madonnacatalog.com/appraisals.htm)

"In 1981, Madonna took a job singing back-up for avant garde German artist Otto Von Wernherr. She lent her vocals to three of his songs, "Wild Dancing", "Cosmic Climb", and "We Are The Gods". Her actual participation on the tracks was minimal consisting of repetitive chorus lines behind Otto's monotone, spoken, flat and German accented vocals. When Madonna hit the big time, he remixed the songs to bring Madonna's voice out to the front of the mixes and released them on the UK label, Receiver Records which is now marketed as the package "Madonna (& Otto Von Wernherr) In The Beginning" and features extended dance mixes of the songs. The tracks are horrific and his countless re-releases and picture discs are a rip-off. If you're a completist collector, you'll want to have one version of it, but other than that, stay away!." (http://www.absolutemadonna.com/music/)



"In 1981, when Madonna was hard-up for money she took a job singing back-up for avant garde German artist Otto Von Wernherr. She lent her vocals to three of his songs, "Wild Dancing", "Cosmic Climb", and "We Are The Gods". Her actual participation on the tracks was minimal consisting of repetitive chorus lines behind Otto's monotone, spoken, flat and German accented vocals. When Madonna hit the big time, he remixed the songs to bring Madonna's voice out to the front of the mixes and released them on the UK label, Receiver Records which is now marketed as the package "Madonna (& Otto Von Wernherr) In The Beginning" and features extended dance mixes of the songs. The tracks and Madonna's voice are all horrific and his countless re-releases and picture discs are a rip-off. If you're a completist collector, you'll probably want to have at least one version of it. Other early Madonna demos exist that are of better quality including the Emmy Demos which feature her with the band of that name, her solo demos for Gotham Management and three punk tracks known as the Giorlando Demos released on Receiver Records such as Shine A Light. There is also an album out called 'PreMadonna' which is produced by Madonna's long time collaborator Stephen Bray. It is of higher quality than the Otto crap and is comprised of early demos of some of her later hits."

"Oh grow up and get a sense of humour everyone! Yes these tracks are awful, but they are an amusing & enlightening glimpse at what was happening in the murky depths of the euro-disco underground in the wee-early 80s ... and an insightful glimpse into how bloody awful Madonna's singing voice was back then (I love her but, c'mon..!) Somewhere in Europe in 1980, Madonna recorded background vocals on 3 "songs" for the (now infamous) "experimental" sorta-disco "artist" Otto Von Wernherr: Wild Dancing, Cosmic Climb & We Are The Gods. Wild Dancing is essentially Otto delivering a bizarre sexual monologue (in his thick deep German accent) before Madonna breaks into a hyper high-pitched chorus about .. you guessed it, dancing! Cosmic Climb tries to be a bit more serious and out-there, but it only kinda hits the mark. Madonna's voice is shrill and off key, and Otto's mutterings are again peculiar. And then we come to We Are The Gods ... THE funniest song of all time. Just hearing Madonna's young throaty unconvincing scream: "Oh hear come the gods!" while Otto rambles on .... truly amusing. The remaining 7 tracks were an after-thought: samples of Madonna's voice have been mixed into a mess of bleep blop bloops and beats .. and more German drivel. Call me strange, but I actually find the chorus of "Wild Dancing" really infectious. The remix (which isn't on this CD) is better though: Otto's voice is mostly absent, allowing Madonna's enthusiastic chorus to repeat unobstructed by his odd musings. All up, this disc is a collection of laughably crappy electronic 80's euro-pop, which, if nothing else shines an historic spotlight on one of the biggest stars of the last 25 years. If you choose to venture forth, I suggest you also check out one of the "Early Years" compilations for the extended remix of Wild Dancing. It's worth the buck & a half. But keep your sense of humour with you at all times .... you'll need it! :-)" "This is hands down the worst cd I have EVER heard."

It seems huge Madonna fans hate Otto, but this is not my opinion and if i have to choose between this album and many Stock, Aitken & Waterman,hmm...i don't know:) (salty)


Many people ask on the web "who the hell is that Otto Von Wernherr ?"

I know only he's a German actor (http://movies.nytimes.com/person/73916/Otto-Von-Wernherr/filmography) and musician . If you know more about him message me please!




More info (you can find million page dedicated to Madonna,here are just few of them):








3 Comments:

Blogger gemz said...

I enjoyed your blog! If you want more info on these compilations, email me & I'll tell ya

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you gemz for your message, i have just seen it (01.06.2009)!
t would be good to know more about the compilation, but i cant send you a message since i dont know your email!:)

Mine is : saltyka@freemail.hu

Cheers
salty

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Conny said...

I always loved "we are the gods". It has a nice melody!
But I don't like Madonna's shrill voice in it.
There I prefer "cosmic climb".

2:24 PM  

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