behindthegrooves: On this day in music history: November 17,…

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On this day in music history: November 17, 1987 – “You Can Dance” by Madonna is released. Produced by Madonna, Stephen Bray, Nile Rodgers, Reggie Lucas, Mark Kamins and John “Jellybean” Benitez, it is recorded from May 1982 – September 1987. The seven track compilation is the first remix album from Madonna, and features tracks from her first three albums remixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez, Shep Pettibone, Bruce Forest, Frank Heller, Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero. The set is filled out by the track “Spotlight” which is a previously unreleased outtake from the “True Blue” sessions. The album is sequenced so that the tracks are mixed together in a continuous sequence on both sides to emulate a DJ’s club set. A promotional version of the album is released to radio that features edited versions of the tracks with cue banding between the songs. Warner Bros also issues three promo 12″ singles (“Where’s The Party” b/w “Spotlight”, “Into The Groove” b/w “Everybody” and “Holiday” b/w “Over And Over) to club DJ’s that become heavily sought after by collectors. The album also features liner notes written by music journalist Brian Chin that are printed on the “belly band/OBI strip” wrapped around the album jacket on the original vinyl pressing. “You Can Dance” peaks at number fourteen on the Billboard Top 200, spending one week at number one on the Club Play chart, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

madonnacovers Italian Max September 1987 Photography by Herb…

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