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First Look: Official Cover for Madonna's Greatest Hits - Celebration

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Here's the official cover for Madonna's new Greatest Hits collection, called Celebration. The album's cover was designed by an artist called Mr. Brainwash.

Madonna emphasizes a return to the "pop" past with this cover  — no doubt derivative of Warhol, Banksy...there's even a suggestion of Roy Lichtenstein Ben-day Dots in that image.

Via press release: "The songs on Celebration have all been remastered and selected by Madonna and her fans. They cover the expanse of the Material Girl’s extraordinary career of hits including “Everybody,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and “4 Minutes.” “Celebration” will be available in a two-CD set as well as a single CD. There will also be a “Celebration” DVD released simultaneously which includes the video visionary’s best videos including several that have never before been available on DVD."

There are two new songs on the album. The first is a Paul Oakenfold collaboration that goes to radio on August 3rd called "Celebration". The Hits collection is out September 28 in the U.S.

Matthew Rettenumund at Boy Culture has posted a very low quality rip of the new track.

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  1. Wonderful. Now I know how Madonna looks when she's about to puke or has uncontrollable diarrhea.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 23, 2009 7:52:08 AM


  2. At first glance I thought it was Anna Nicole Smith.

    Posted by: Patrick | Jul 23, 2009 7:58:00 AM


  3. I'd much rather hear NEW songs than re-mastered old songs. And that has to be the ugliest album art EVER.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 23, 2009 8:48:31 AM


  4. Over Madonna. Not buyin' it.

    Posted by: J. J. | Jul 23, 2009 8:48:43 AM


  5. It's also a pretty blatant Blondie ripoff.

    Posted by: Algy | Jul 23, 2009 9:23:46 AM


  6. Looks like Madonna and Streisand will be dropping CD's in the same week. Not to mention Mariah and Whitney around the same month. Streisand is being produced by Diana Krall and arranged by Johnny Mandel. Rumor has it that this smokey after hours Jazz flavored album of classics is Barbra's best since "The Broadway Album". Glad that these talented ladies are producing product.

    Posted by: Max F. Grump | Jul 23, 2009 9:56:03 AM


  7. No support during Prop 8? Not Buying it!! Let's send a clear message!!

    Posted by: Jake | Jul 23, 2009 10:01:47 AM


  8. She looks tired...just like her music!!

    Posted by: Steven | Jul 23, 2009 10:02:37 AM


  9. Love the cover. A great nod to Madonna's formative years hanging out on the Lower East Side with Warhol and Basquiat.

    Posted by: Alex | Jul 23, 2009 10:10:26 AM


  10. I was hoping that Madonna would be murdered by now, the same way John Lennon was. She needs to hang up her s&m gear and realize that it's all about Mariah Carey these days...the true Queen of Pop.

    Posted by: erinisgay | Jul 23, 2009 10:26:58 AM


  11. This is the best artwork they could come up with? A lame rip off of something Warhol did almost 50 years ago? Yawn.

    Posted by: 7 | Jul 23, 2009 10:35:28 AM


  12. Derivative, unoriginal & rehashed art for an album of derivative, unoriginal and rehashed music -- seems appropriate.

    Posted by: paul c | Jul 23, 2009 10:35:44 AM


  13. "I was hoping that Madonna would be murdered by now"

    Really? No sexual assault, too? What about water boarding?

    Posted by: crispy | Jul 23, 2009 10:39:02 AM


  14. I love and adore Madge, but I don't know why she'd put out a photo where she looks like someone just peed on her shoes.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jul 23, 2009 10:53:39 AM


  15. Love it, can't wait for the album.

    Not surprised at all the snarky/harsh comments though unfortunately. :(

    Feels like the early 90's when everyone hated her after the "Sex" book/"Body of Evidence" movie! I guess when you're around this long, it's to be expected. It'll come around. :)

    Posted by: farrellcsun | Jul 23, 2009 11:58:33 AM


  16. "Derivative, unoriginal & rehashed..."

    ...kinda like "Lady" Goo Goo Ga Ga...?

    Posted by: sonofabutch | Jul 23, 2009 1:03:22 PM


  17. Yay Madge. (Yawn)

    Not to say that I won't buy it since my Immaculate Collection is about worn out, but it's nothing to piss all over myself about.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jul 23, 2009 2:12:17 PM


  18. Such a blatant rip-off of Bansky's Warhol'd Kate Moss... but then again Madonna has always championed extremely bad graphics.

    Posted by: NSFW | Jul 23, 2009 5:02:29 PM


  19. "I was hoping that Madonna would be murdered by now"

    Wow. Really? I know people either love or hate Madonna, but wishing murder on someone? Just, wow. You're an asshole.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jul 23, 2009 5:21:11 PM


  20. @NSFW, she's also always championed appropriating other people's ideas and images as her own.

    @FarrellCSun, people hated that book and movie because they were absolutely horrible. The "writing" in Sex read like something by a horny 15 year old.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 23, 2009 5:49:09 PM


  21. Madonna needs to take lessons from the elegant Ms. Whitney Houston on how to age well. Whitney is loved by everyone now. Madonna, not so much!

    Posted by: erinisgay | Jul 23, 2009 6:00:06 PM


  22. That's not even a good Warhol rip-off. Her photo is not the best either. At least is better than the horrible Hard Candy cover.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jul 23, 2009 6:09:04 PM


  23. There are a lot of Madonna bashers out there.Why do you bother excerting so much negative energy?Go and donate $20 to a charity or something and feel good about yourself.
    My only beef is the cover art is probably one of the worst i have seen.Is it for the album or single?
    The content of the album will speak for itself.Personally i find it hard to listen to her pre Ray Of Light music these days,but give a big thumbs up to songs like Give It To Me,Hung Up,Jump etc.Granted she could be a little more classy when it comes to album/single covers.The dvd should have all her videos not just a selection.Kylie released her entire video collection a few years ago,so should Madonna.

    Posted by: john | Jul 23, 2009 7:02:08 PM


  24. "Madonna needs to take lessons from the elegant Ms. Whitney Houston"

    Yes, Whitney should teach Madonna how to remove a "doodie bubble" with your pinky, which is so much more lady-like and elegant than jamming all your fingers up there.

    Posted by: Paulie | Jul 23, 2009 8:51:15 PM


  25. "Madonna needs to take lessons from the elegant Ms. Whitney Houston"

    http://blog.albumartexchange.com/2009/07/album-cover-mash-up-8.html

    Posted by: Fritz | Jul 23, 2009 9:58:59 PM


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