Blond Ambition World Tour Live

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Blond Ambition World Tour Live
Video by Madonna
Released December 13, 1990
Recorded August 5, 1990,
Stade de l'Ouest,
Nice, France
Genre Live
Length 112 mins
Label Pioneer Artists
Director David Mallet
Producer Anthony Eaton
Madonna chronology
Ciao Italia: Live from Italy
(1988)
Blond Ambition World Tour Live
(1990)
The Immaculate Collection
(1990)

Blond Ambition World Tour Live (credited as Live! Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour 90 in the video sequence) is a video album by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released only on Laserdisc by Pioneer Artists as part of the sponsorship deal of the 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour. It contains the final tour date recorded in Nice, France. The release had previously been shown and produced by American network HBO as a television special.

In 1992, the Laserdisc release won the Best Music Video, Long Form category at the 34th Grammy Awards. This was the first Grammy award Madonna received in her career.

Background[edit]

The video album was released only on Laserdisc by Pioneer Artists as part of the sponsorship deal of the 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour and was released to promote the Laserdisc format. It contains the final tour date filmed at Stade de l'Ouest in Nice, France on August 5, 1990 which had previously been shown and produced by American network HBO as part of a television special Madonna - Live! Blond Ambition World Tour 90.[1] Another TV special with the same name was broadcast on December 24, 1990 in Europe containing a live date from the tour, filmed in Barcelona, Spain on August 1, 1990, produced by Italian channel Rai Uno who had previously produced the 1987 concert special Madonna in Concerto, which was released commercially as Ciao Italia: Live from Italy in 1988.

In 1992, the Laserdisc release won the Best Music Video, Long Form category at the 34th Grammy Awards. This was the first Grammy award Madonna received in her career. The award was granted to Madonna, David Mallet and Mark "Aldo" Miceli (video directors) and Anthony Eaton (video producer).[2]

Other releases[edit]

Another version of the Blond Ambition World Tour was released commercially, Blond Ambition Japan Tour 90, on VHS and Laserdisc on July 25, 1990. It was released in Japan only by Sire Records and Warner-Pioneer and contains a date filmed at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on April 26, 1990. Another release, Blond Ambition Tour 1990, was released on DVD in Germany only in 2005 by Falcon Neue Medien which had obtained a licence to release it only in that country. Neither Madonna nor Warner Bros. Records authorized the release, which features poor-quality footage from a show filmed in Houston, Texas in May 1990. The same footage was released in the UK in October 2007 by Quantum Leap Video.

Formats[edit]

Pioneer still hold the rights to this Laserdisc only release and there have been no plans to release it on DVD.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Express Yourself" (with "Everybody" introduction)
  2. "Open Your Heart"
  3. "Causing a Commotion"
  4. "Where's the Party"
  5. "Like a Virgin"
  6. "Like a Prayer"
  7. "Live to Tell"
  8. "Oh Father"
  9. "Papa Don't Preach"
  10. "Sooner or Later"
  11. "Hanky Panky"
  12. "Now I'm Following You"
  13. "Material Girl"
  14. "Cherish"
  15. "Into the Groove"
  16. "Vogue"
  17. "Holiday"
  18. "Family Affair"/"Keep It Together"

Production credits[edit]

  • Director: David Mallet
  • Producer: Anthony Eaton
  • Executive Producer: Freddy De Mann
  • Art Direction: Christopher Ciccone
  • Choreography: Vince Patterson
  • Assistant Choreographer: Kevin Alexander Stea

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-08-04/entertainment/9003050460_1_blond-ambition-world-tour-hbo-madonna-concerts
  2. ^ "GRAMMY Winners". Grammy.com. 2009-01-11. Archived from the original on 2009-01-11. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Blond Ambition World Tour 90". Ultimatemadonna.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 

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