On May 14 1994, Madonna: The Girlie Show – Live Down Under hit #3 on the US Top Music Videos Chart. The live video recording was released on April 25 1994.
Dominic Griffin from Daily Variety had this to say about the release:
Madonna danced, sang, and more specifically entertained her way through this two-hour concert set. Madonna’s comments aside, this show was purely for the cameras and the viewing audience at home. Expertly shot with multi-cameras including a crane and an onstage SteadiCam, the show was shot in close quarters, with an occasional pan of the vast audience. After a slow start, the show, which included nine costume changes, never once let up. Madonna showed great energy and amazing stamina throughout.
Madonna may have shown great energy and stamina during the Girlie Show Tour but remember friends this is Madonna we’re talking about-she experienced premature career burnout-everyone was after her because of the Sex Book episode controversy-as a result, Madonna was off the road for eight long years.