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Early Years: Give It to Me
Early Years: Give It to Me
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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All Artists: Madonna
Title: Early Years: Give It to Me
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Sanctuary Trojan Us
Release Date: 10/9/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 060768024427

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Stay Away From This Mess!!!!!!!!!! Trust ME!!!
K. J. Bryant | 07/22/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is hands down the worst cd I have EVER heard. Even if you are a Madonna fan, you will not want this cd. I thought I was buying some groovy music by Madonna before she became famous. Instead, I got this HORRIBLE cd by a man named Otto, who uses Madonna's background vocals as lead. He then mixed her vocals with tracks (I refuse to call this mess music) that is so bad that my dog actually cried for me to stop playing it. I am serious. And it gets worst because Madonna only sings about 2 lines in every track. This is not a Madonna release, so how is he able to release it as such? I can't answer that, but please trust me when I don't want this mess!!!"
Oh grow up and get a sense of humour ......
OzRandy | Sydney, Australia | 10/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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! :-)

If you just have to have her every cd...
Jessie Dear | 12/08/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First off, Otto's voice is terribly annoying most of the time and the only tracls I like are "Give It To Me", "On the Street", and "Let's Go Dancing" because of it's 80s groove. This Cd is either for people who have been with her from the very beginning or people who just must have ALL her CDs. Her vocals haven't changed much at all, sh ecan still sing. I'm glad I only paid $4.47 for mine, but if you want an "early years" CD by her that you will love, get "MADONNA: In the Beginning"."