ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
MADONNA - VOGUE [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released March 20th 1990.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x540 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
'Vogue' was the first single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her soundtrack album 'I'm Breathless' [Music from and Inspired by the film Dick Tracy] and was released on March 20th 1990 by Sire Records. Aided by both a single version and an extended remix, as well as a black-and-white video, the song shot to No.1 in several countries. In the UK, the song knocked Snap!'s 'The Power' off the No.1 slot and stayed there for four weeks. In the U.S., the single reached multi-platinum status. In Australia, it was released as a double A-side to 'Keep It Together', and it went to the top spot.
The video was directed by David Fincher and shot at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, California on February 9-10th 1990. Filmed in black-and-white, the video recalled the look of 1930s Hollywood films with the use of artwork by the Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka and an Art Deco set design. Many of the scenes were recreations of photographs taken by noted photographer Horst P. Horst, including his famous "Mainbocher Corset". Some of the close-up poses recreated noted portraits of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake and Marlene Dietrich. [Additionally, several stars of this era were name-checked in the song's lyrics.] There was some controversy surrounding the video due to a scene in which Madonna's breasts [though not her nipples] could be seen through her sheer blouse. MTV wanted to remove this scene, but Madonna refused, and the video aired with the shot intact. The video was edited in Australia for daytime screenings, with the sheer blouse images replaced with slow motion shots of other parts of the video. The video features the dancers and back-up vocalists for Madonna's then-upcoming Blond Ambition Tour. The choreography was set by "Punk Ballerina" Karole Armitage.