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Tracklist

Drowned World/Substitute For Love5:09
Swim5:00
Ray Of Light5:21
Candy Perfume Girl4:34
Skin6:22
Nothing Really Matters4:27
Sky Fits Heaven4:48
Shanti/Ashtangi4:29
Frozen6:12
The Power Of Good-Bye4:10
To Have And Not To Hold5:23
Little Star5:18
Mer Girl5:32

Credits (14)

Notes

Seventh studio album. Worldwide street date: 3rd of March, 1998; Japan: 22nd of February, 1998.

Singles:
FrozenRay Of LightDrowned World (Substitute For Love)The Power Of Good-Bye Nothing Really Matters

Special releases:
Little Star

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    Cover of Demo Assembly As Of 6/4/97, 1997-06-00, CDrDemo Assembly As Of 6/4/97
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    Maverick – noneUS1997US1997
    Cover of LP Seq As Of 12/4/97, 1997-12-08, CDrLP Seq As Of 12/4/97
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    Maverick – noneUS1997US1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-02, CDRay Of Light
    CD, Album
    Maverick – 9362-46847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 9362-46847-2Europe1998Europe1998
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, VinylRay Of Light
    2×LP, Album
    Maverick – 9362-46847-1Europe1998Europe1998
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CDRay Of Light
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Reflective Digipak Book (Light Blue)
    Maverick – 9 46884-2, Maverick – 2-46884, Warner Bros. Records – 9362-46884-2
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    UK, Europe & US1998UK, Europe & US1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-05-25, VinylRay Of Light
    2×LP, Album, Gatefold
    Maverick – WPJR-2003/2004, Warner Music Japan – WPJR-2003/4Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-02-22, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – WPCR-2000, Warner Bros. Records – WPCR-2000, WEA Japan – WPCR-2000
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    Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 9362468472, Warner Bros. Records – 9362468472Australia1998Australia1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-00-00, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 9 46847-4, Warner Bros. Records – WM-0077India1998India1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-00, MinidiscRay Of Light
    Minidisc, Album
    Maverick – 9362 46847 8Europe1998Europe1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 9362-46847-4, Warner Bros. Records – 9362-46847-4Europe1998Europe1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, VinylRay Of Light
    2×LP, Album, Promo
    Maverick – PRO-A-9378US1998US1998
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-03, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 9 46847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 9 46847-2US1998US1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 9 46847-4, Maverick – 4-46847US1998US1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-10-25, CDRay Of Light
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    Warner Bros. Records – WPCR-2279Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-03, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – CDW 46847, Warner Bros. Records – CDW 46847Canada1998Canada1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-00-00, CDRay Of Light
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    Warner Music Taiwan – 9362-46847-2, Maverick – 9362-46847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 9362-46847-2, UFO Group – 9362-46847-2
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    Maverick – 936246847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 936246847-2Brazil1998Brazil1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-03, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 9 46884 2, Warner Bros. Records – 2-46884US1998US1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – CD 498, Warner Bros. Records – 9 46847-2Indonesia1998Indonesia1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, VinylRay Of Light
    LP, Limited Edition, Album, Unofficial Release, Light Green
    Warner Bros. Records (2) – 9362-46847-3UK1998UK1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-03, CDRay Of Light
    CD, Album, Club Edition, Stereo, BMG Direct, Wea. Mfg. Olyphant Pressing
    Maverick – 9 46847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 9 46847-2US1998US1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Mortal Dreams Production – LC 9362-46847-2, Magik Art Entertainment – LC 9362-46847-2Russia1998Russia1998
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CDRay Of Light
    CD, Album, Promo, Numbered
    Maverick – PROP370, Warner Bros. Records – 9362-46847-2Europe1998Europe1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998-03-03, CDRay Of Light
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    Maverick – WBCD 1886, Warner Bros. Records – WBCD 1886South Africa1998South Africa1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, VinylRay Of Light
    LP, Album, Picture Disc, Unofficial Release, Limited Edition
    Maverick (2) – 9362-46847-3 , Warner Bros. Records (2) – 9362-46847-3 US1998US1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, VinylRay Of Light
    LP, Album, Picture Disc, Unofficial Release, Limited Edition
    Warner Bros. Records (2) – PLP 93626-4688600UK1998UK1998
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Warner Music Taiwan – 9362-46847-4, UFO Group – 9362-46847-4Taiwan1998Taiwan1998
    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Maverick – 198 834Chile1998Chile1998
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    Maverick – 9 46847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 9 46847-2Argentina1998Argentina1998
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    Maverick – 348821, Maverick – 9362-46847-2Europe1998Europe1998
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    Maverick – 46847-2, Warner Bros. Records – 46847-2Philippines1998Philippines1998
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    WEA – SCD-420, China Record Shanghai Corporation (CRSC) – SCD-420China1998China1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, VinylRay Of Light
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    Warner Bros. Records (2) – 9362-46847-3UK1998UK1998
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    Cover of Ray Of Light, 1998, CassetteRay Of Light
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    Sonografica – 936246847-4, Maverick – 936246847-4, Warner Bros. Records – 926246847-4
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    Warner Bros. Records – W2 46847, Maverick – W2 46847Canada1998Canada1998
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    Maverick – 24 68474, Warner Bros. Records – 24 68474Canada1998Canada1998
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    • nywi3's avatar
      nywi3
      Edited 4 days ago
      In my humble opinion, Ray of Light is the PEAK of Madonna's carrier and one of the best albums of all time, not even in terms of Electronic/Pop music. She achieved this level of her purity few times, but out of the all albums, this was it. Her magnum opus.
      Better then Bedtime Stories, better then Like A Prayer, even better then Confessions On a Dancefloor, Ive said it. Madonna just won with this album.
      • jasonsouza77inusa's avatar
        Edited 6 days ago
        i have this, the germany original. alsdorf in the deadwax. sounds good. exceeded my expectations tremendously and feel 100 percent sure that theres no need for another copy. especially the title track ROL, i feel like its in surround sound/3d effect when i only have a single pair of rogers ls3/5a in front of me and nothing else. exceptional cut.
        • sk8erbrofeet's avatar
          sk8erbrofeet
          While it’s pretty to look at, it sounds inferior to the compact disc. It is missing certain emphasis and details I know the back of my hand. I’m using an Ortofon black on two different turntables. SRA and VTF is correct, well aligned cart.

          Uploaded this to my computer and a mint 2003 German pressing. The 2003 pressing blows this and the CD out of the water. This sounds like a CD was pressed to disc.

          I don’t know what equipment the rest of you are using.
          • baxlovesmusic's avatar
            baxlovesmusic
            I have a copy of this variant that matches the description and pictures here exactly, except the matrix / runout ends with just "M1" rather than "M1S22" or "M1S26". It's incredibly hard to read, too, more than any of the other mould code / SID code text on the same disc. I'm wondering, is it somehow faded, or does anyone else have a copy that ends with just "M1"?
            • Monkeysman's avatar
              Monkeysman
              Grabbed a copy of this in Australia and I’m very pleased with the SQ I did find the track Ray Of Light compressed and lacked punch. I guess it has something to do with the mastering. That said awesome re issue. No pops or clicks on mine and definitely worth the money imo
              • francocimaglia's avatar
                after years of wanting this vinyl, i can say that teres no better way of listening to this album, at least on vinyl, than with this one. is almost like going through a Journey, as you can feel every single aspect of the album. a 100% recommendation and the best vinyl pressing of this album, followed by the 2022 Argentinian re-issue
                • unfabulous's avatar
                  unfabulous
                  unless i got a defective copy, this pressing is loaded with pops/crackles, can’t get through the quiet passages of songs without hearing some noise ☹️, the blue is stunning visually but the RSD clear pressing sounds much better
                  • jrsosa's avatar
                    jrsosa
                    This pressing is awesome. The sound is very clear. There is a perfect balance of bass and treble. The mastering process should have been amazing. Even the japanese pressing used the same master, I guess.
                    • picdisc65's avatar
                      picdisc65
                      This was the first UK bootleg picture disc, appearing very shortly after the album's release. Further picture disc editions, all originating from the UK (despite them being listed on Discogs as 'US') followed on, usually in either die-cut or full picture sleeves. Despite being a double album pressed onto a single disc, the sound isn't too bad, with the usual surface noise. Of course, the audio source is almost definitely from an official CD edition.
                      • picdisc65's avatar
                        picdisc65
                        What utter, utter, utter rubbish! Just the usual EU edition with a strip of paper for $799! I'd laugh if it wasn't so tragic...

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