Madonna ‎– Madonna

Sire ‎– 1-23867, Sire ‎– 9 23867-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing

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A1 Lucky Star
Engineer [Remix] – Jay MarkGuitar – Paul PescoRemix – John "Jellybean" BenitezWritten-By – Madonna
A2 Borderline
Electric Bass – Anthony JacksonWritten-By – Reggie Lucas
A3 Burning Up
Engineer [Remix] – Jay MarkGuitar – Paul PescoRemix – John "Jellybean" BenitezWritten-By – Madonna
A4 I Know It
Written-By – Madonna
B1 Holiday
Arranged By [Co-arranged], Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Moog Bass, Ob-x] – Fred ZarrBacking Vocals – Tina B.*Bass – Raymond HudsonCowbell – MadonnaEngineer [Mixing] – Jay MarkEngineer [Recording] – Michael HutchinsonPercussion – Bashiri JohnsonProducer – John "Jellybean" BenitezWritten-By – Lisa StevensWritten-By, Arranged By, Guitar – Curtis Hudson
B2 Think Of Me
Written-By – Madonna
B3 Physical Attraction
Engineer [Remix] – Jay MarkRemix – John "Jellybean" BenitezWritten-By – Reggie Lucas
B4 Everybody
Engineer – Butch JonesProducer – Mark KaminsWritten-By – Madonna

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This is the Winchester pressing plant variation of the initial East Coast release with 4:48 version of "Burning Up"
A subsequent East Coast reissue pressing with 3:41 version of "Burning Up" can be found here.

'Holiday' produced for Jellybean Productions Inc.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, N.Y.C.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
Made in U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.

This album is dedicated to my father

Issued with custom inner sleeve (picture and lyrics) printed on mat paper.

(C)1983 Sire Records Company
(P)1982, 1983 Sire Records Company

Some copies are gold foil stamped "Lent for Promotional Use Only..." on the cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23867-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992386715
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout variant 1): 1 23867A RE2 WW4 –––◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout variant 1): 1 23867B RE1 WW1 –––◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout variant 2): 1 23867 A RE2 WW1 #2 –––◁ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout variant 2): 1 23867 B RE1 WW1 #2 –––◁ STERLING

Other Versions (5 of 233) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-23867, 9 23867-1 Madonna Madonna(LP, Album, RP, Jac) Sire, Sire 1-23867, 9 23867-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
PKF-5423 Madonna Madonna(Cass, Album) Sire PKF-5423 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
604.7038 Madonna Madonna(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 604.7038 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
9362-47903-2 Madonna Madonna(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 9362-47903-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
92-3867-1 Madonna Madonna(LP, Album) Sire 92-3867-1 France 1983 Sell This Version


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May 5, 2019
Easily Madonna's best album; no song needs a skip, and her high Soprano voice shines best here.


June 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Like Depeche Mode's "Speak & Spell" for example, very little could have been foreseen in terms of stylistic shift on "Madonna" - hungry for success from day one, though, she knew where to go, who to ask and use for her own ends.

Madonna's debut is as predictable as it is adorable, and while her talents aren't as questionable, the will to plagiarise is - this early image was undeniably borrowing from a certain Cyndi Lauper (the vocal "goo-goo-ga-ga's" included), while on the other hand "Holiday", her kickstarter megahit, turns out to be a downright re-write of ABC's "The Look Of Love".

However, the charm of the lot cannot be underestimated - a number of killer tracks tapping in with stripped down linndrums save the day; "Lucky Star", "Borderline", "Burning Up", "Everybody", "Physical Attraction" (Olivia Newton-John was either proud or pissed) and especially "Think Of Me", the latter standing out as the album's finest number. There is a tiny ditty called "I Know It", easily mistaken for a "Dick Tracy" leftover missing the right time capsule, ending up in 1983 instead of 1990. While it could have been left off from the final playlist (in recent times a number of demos from that era appeared online - most notably "Crimes Of Passion" which could have been included instead), the song doesn't harm the overall impression of a fine pop album - a bit of "this and that" but fun and catchy, heading for the carefree underground rather than cheese.


April 1, 2017

I have a second pressing with "RE-1" printed beneath the catalog number (only on the Side 1 label). Label copy reads that "Burning Up" is 3:41 but it plays the 4:48 electronic version. Has 1 23867 A RE2 JW1 STERLING matrix info etched in runout,


February 23, 2017
do 8 Track version exist??? .. . . . . .


April 26, 2016

I just love music from this period - analog recording and analog synths. You can really hear the difference.