Madonna ‎– Hard Candy

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9362-49884-9, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 936249884-9
CD, Album

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1 Candy Shop
Engineer – Andrew Coleman (3)
2 4 Minutes
Featuring – Justin Timberlake, TimbalandKeyboards – DanjaScratches – DJ DemoWritten-By – J. Timberlake*, N. Hills*, T. Mosley*
3 Give It 2 Me 4:48
4 Heartbeat
Engineer – Andrew Coleman (3)
5 Miles Away
Guitar – Justin TimberlakeWritten-By – J. Timberlake*, N. Hills*, T. Mosley*
6 She's Not Me
Guitar – Wendy Melvoin
7 Incredible 6:20
8 Beat Goes On
Featuring – Kanye WestWritten-By – K. West*
9 Dance 2night
Bass, Guitar – Darrell Pearson*Co-producer – Hannon LaneKeyboards – Hannon LaneWritten-By – H. Lane*, J. Timberlake*, T. Mosley*
10 Spanish Lesson
Guitar – Monte Pittman
11 Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
Keyboards – DanjaScratches – DJ DemoWritten-By – J. Henry*, J. Timberlake*, N. Hills*, T. Mosley*
12 Voices
Co-producer – Hannon LaneInstruments – DanjaStrings – Stevie BlackeWritten-By – H. Lane*, J. Timberlake*, N. Hills*, T. Mosley*

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Includes 16 pages booklet.

© 2008 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
©℗ 2008 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Manufactured in the E.U.

Cat # given as 9362-49884-9 on CD inlay, 936249884-9 on disc.

Stickered with: "MADONNA The Sticky And Sweet album including the hit single "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland plus "Beat Goes On" featuring Kanye West Songs produced by The Neptunes, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake 9362-49884-9".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624988496
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-49884-9 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7): [Warner 'W' Logo] 936249884-9.2 V01 MXN
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0516
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05E1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 05N7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 05T2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 056T
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 05R2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 05M3
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 00392

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
20062 Madonna Hard Candy(CD, Album, Unofficial, Enh, Dig) Warner Bros. Records (2) 20062 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
49884-9 Madonna Hard Candy(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Music Korea 49884-9 South Korea 2008 Sell This Version
421372-2 Madonna Hard Candy(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 421372-2 Philippines 2008 Sell This Version
440444-2 Madonna Hard Candy(CD, Album + Box, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records 440444-2 UK, Europe & US 2008 Sell This Version
2-421372 Madonna Hard Candy(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2-421372 Canada 2008 Sell This Version


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July 13, 2011
I agree with many others who say that this is her worst album. The tracks just doesn`t have the quality like all the songs from the 80s, 90s and some actual ones but there are 2 or 3 I like from this album. And the sound quality from "Hard Candy" is awful. There`s so much distortion in many tracks (CD and vinyl as well). I don`t know if they didn`t had enough money for good equipment or whatever. I can`t imagine that it`s wanted.
The only reason why I bought this album was I liked the coloured vinyl.
Anyway, Madonna is a real icone and for me she will always be a great singer.


April 15, 2010

Well, the album's mellodies are actually good, but the current typical "modern R&B" (or whatever you call it) music arrangement spoils the overall impression. I would say its the worst Madonna's album out of her 11 main albums together with "American Life". American and British public doesn't really like this album either. It would be her worst selling album in USA -"Gold" 0.5 million. In UK its her worst selling album ever - 100k - "Gold" so far.
For comparison "Conffesions" sold in UK alone 1,2 million copies.


May 1, 2008
She always delivers her goods but 'Hard Candy' is such an embarrasment to listen to. For someone like Madonna it is amazing how all the money and technology in the world provide results this weak and faceless... undoubtedly, her worst album in years. And yes - some reasons lay in the fact Justin, Timbaland and the rest helped ruining herself.

Of course, this still carries the fact Madonna is some 'queen' of pop very close to a deserved retirement. Fascinating how she looks and all the energy but making and album of 'Nutrasweet' confections certainly wasn't what everyone (if anyone) expected.

Someone already wrote - 'Hard Candy' sounds like Madonna guests on her own album. Very expendable and forgettable. Avoid. 'The beat goes on' but not on this album. 0/10