Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina (1997)

CD Single

OK, this one is a little embarrassing. Madonna wasn't terrible in the movie version of Evita, but did the world really need a CD single with 6 dance mixes of Don't Cry For Me Argentina? And what on earth would drive me to buy it? For a dance track, it's not too bad, but the lyrics aren't well-suited to a thumping dance beat. Ah well, it's fun to get out a dusty, old CD single and laugh at yourself every now and then. I wish they would have at least made these interesting by throwing in some James Brown or Kool and the Gang samples

Tracks: All the mixes are titled Miami Mix, so, as you can imagine, they all sound pretty much the same. There's an instrumental version and two versions are Spanglish mixes ("No llores por mí"). These Spanglish mixes are laughable and are made more so because Madonna sings them with such earnestness. The instrumental version is a welcome relief from Madonna's voice.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I will admit to liking the movie version of Evita and was very surprised by Antonio Banderas as Che. I've noticed that a lot of these CD dance singles that I own were released in the year 1997. I must have had some disposable income and and a weakness for dance remixes around that time.

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