Madonna ‎– Ray Of Light

Maverick ‎– 9362-46847-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9362-46847-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Blue

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A1 Drowned World/Substitute For Love
Drums – Fergus GerrandProducer – Madonna, William OrbitWritten-By – Anita Kerr, David Collins, Madonna, Rod McKuen, William Orbit
A2 Swim
Drums – Fergus GerrandFlute – Pablo CookProducer – Madonna, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, William Orbit
A3 Ray Of Light
Producer – Madonna, William OrbitWritten-By – Christine Leach, Clive Maldoon, Dave Curtiss, Madonna, William Orbit
B1 Candy Perfume Girl
Producer – Madonna, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Susannah Melvoin*, William Orbit
B2 Skin
Guitar – Marc MoreauProducer – Madonna, Marius De Vries, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
B3 Nothing Really Matters
Backing Vocals – Donna DeLory*, Niki Harris*Drum Programming [Additional] – Steve SidelnykProducer – Madonna, Marius De Vries, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
C1 Sky Fits Heaven
Producer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
C2 Shanti/Ashtangi
Producer – Madonna, William OrbitTranslated By [Yoga Taravali - Translation By, American Sanskrit Institute] – Eddie Stern (2), Vyaas HoustonWords By [Yoga Taravali - Additional Text] – TraditionalWritten-By – Madonna, William Orbit
C3 Frozen
Arranged By [Additional] – Patrick LeonardArranged By [String Arrangement] – Craig ArmstrongKeyboards, Programmed By [Additional] – Marius De VriesProducer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Patrick Leonard
C4 The Power Of Good-Bye
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Craig ArmstrongProducer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Rick Nowels
D1 To Have And Not To Hold
Producer – Madonna, Patrick Leonard, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, Rick Nowels
D2 Little Star
Drum Programming [Additional] – Steve SidelnykProducer – Madonna, Marius De VriesWritten-By – Madonna, Rick Nowels
D3 Mer Girl
Percussion – Fergus GerrandProducer – Madonna, William OrbitWritten-By – Madonna, William Orbit

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Maverick logo is a trademark of Maverick Recording Company.
Warner Bros. logo is a registered trademark of Warner Bros. Inc.
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Includes inner sleeves featuring lyrics and credits.

Originally distributed in the UK as a Sainsbury's exclusive, identified as such with a sticker on shrinkwrap:
"Only available at Sainsbury's
UK exclusive limited edition blue vinyl
Available for a limited time only while stock lasts.
Stickered stock only."

Copies were also available, without the Sainsbury's custom sticker, in other territories in the following weeks (eg. Italy, France, Australia):
• In France, released on the 15th of December 2017 in Fnac stores with a custom sticker stating "Fnac Édition Spéciale vinyle bleu - 180gr."
• In Italy, copies released with a sticker with barcode that reads "Limited Edt. 180 gr."
• In the Netherlands, released on the 12th of January 2018 in indie stores with a custom sticker stating "Indie Only - Record Store Day"
• In Germany, released on March 2nd, 2018 in chosen online stores without any custom sticker.

Matrix run outs suggest this is a repress of Ray Of Light.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 0 081227 932329
  • Barcode (scanned): 0081227932329
  • Label Code: LC 01485
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A side): D33 09362468471 S1 320 B382810-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B side): D33 09362468471 S2 320 B382810-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, C side): D33 09362468471 S3 320 B382810-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, D side): D33 09362468471 S4 320 B382810-02 D1

Other Versions (5 of 142) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9362-46847-2 Madonna Ray Of Light(CD, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-46847-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
9362-46847-3 Madonna Ray Of Light(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Lig) Warner Bros. Records (2) 9362-46847-3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ТР-367, 9 46847-2 Madonna Ray Of Light(CD, Album, RE) Танцевальный Рай, Танцевальный Рай ТР-367, 9 46847-2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
9 46847-4 Madonna Ray Of Light(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 46847-4 South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
WPCR-2000 Madonna = マドンナ* Madonna = マドンナ* - Ray Of Light = レイ・オブ・ライト(CD, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, WEA Japan WPCR-2000 Japan 1998 Sell This Version


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April 20, 2019
Bad sibilance on 'Drowned World,' 'Frozen' and 'The Power of Good-Bye.' Anyone else with this problem?


March 30, 2019
Just picked up a sealed copy off fleabay. Not that impressed with it, it's a noisy pressing with lots of clicks. It also sounds right channel heavy to me. Anybody else had this?


January 24, 2018
Can anyone tell me if this is the same as the Rhino reissue (only blue), or if this has been remastered or redone since then? Thanks!


December 23, 2017
Do the inner sleeves on this reissue have the silver effect present on earlier pressings?


December 10, 2017
Firstly, I've always been a skeptic towards 'coloured vinyl' and picture discs as I've always placed more importance on sound quality over gimmicks . Having said that, the sound on this is absolutely amazing. I will go into more detail once I make a more thorough review but I have to say I'm very surprised at how dynamic and deep this pressing sounds.

I didn't think I'd ever get to experience this album like this. Hearing layers and sounds I didn't think I heard before (and trust me I've listened to this album so many times I've lost count).

If I'm being really picky, I would say that it's a shame that this isn't a gatefold edition but the sound overrides this by mile. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of picking up a copy of this edition!



December 5, 2017

This same pressing has been released into Australian market on the 1/12/2017 through JBHIFI stores...It is a shame this ltd edition was not a gatefold...sound is Amazing!


November 30, 2017

I find it's a very great pressing! It seems you really go inside the music. Thought, I have experienced some clics and pops on track A1.. But I will for sure highly recommend this release!


November 5, 2017
It is Sold exclusively in Sainsburys supermarket in the UK, I believe.


October 21, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
To my ears a very good pressing indeed. Good dynamic range, plenty of bottom end and vocals sound nice and clear. Any other views? I've been buying vinyl for over 25 years now so I've heard some bad pressings here and there, coloured vinyl and black vinyl. I have the Madonna - Confessions LP on pink vinyl and that sounds amazing.