On December 22 2009, Madonna’s hits collection Celebration was released on vinyl in the U.S. by Warner Bros. Records following a one-week delay from its original street date.
The deluxe vinyl package featured four 120g black vinyl discs pressed at Record Industry (Netherlands) in a 2-pocket Stoughton gatefold jacket with expanded pockets (2 discs in each pocket) and included all of the 36 songs originally available on the 2-CD edition of the album. A vinyl edition for the European market also appeared in record shops on January 8th, 2010.
Although Warner made no indication of either pressing being a limited edition release, the sets disappeared from store shelves once their initial shipments had sold and were promptly deleted from circulation by Warner on both continents without explanation. Sealed copies of the sets now command more than $400 USD in the collectors market.
On October 13 2017, Sainsbury’s (UK grocery store chain) released two limited edition Madonna albums on vinyl:
- Ray Of Light – blue vinyl
- Like A Virgin – clear vinyl
In 2016, Sainsbury’s released two other limited edition Madonna albums on vinyl:
- True Blue – blue vinyl
- Like A Prayer – red vinyl
Jay’s Note: Now the hunt begins .. how to secure a copy without paying an arm and a leg?
On April 16 2016, Madonna’s 1985 Japanese mini-album, Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits, was re-issued on pink vinyl for Record Store Day.
The four track collection included the following:
- Like A Virgin (Extended Dance Remix)
- Holiday (Original Version)
- Lucky Star (Extended Dance Remix)
- Borderline (Extended Dance Remix)
Were you in the line-ups like I was? How festive was it to see so many vinyl fans? Did you score a copy of Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits on Record Store Day, or did you have to order through eBay? – Jay
On December 6 2016, Rhino Records reissued Madonna’s Music and American Life albums on 180 gram vinyl in North America. Some markets received the reissues on December 2.
The double vinyl release of American Life corrects the spelling of Nothing Fails (misspelled on previous releases).
The reissued Music includes American Pie (previously excluded on the North American releases of the album).
Previous Madonna vinyl reissues released by Rhino in 2016:
- Madonna (The First Album)
- Like A Virgin
- True Blue
- Like A Prayer
- Bedtime Stories
- Something To Remember
- Ray Of Light
Do you collect Madonna vinyl?