Madonna ‎– American Life

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Ninth studio album.

Release date: 22nd of April, 2003.

Singles

American LifeHollywoodNothing FailsLove Profusion

Special releases

Die Another Day (released formerly, as the title-track from James Bond's Die Another Day OST) ▪ Mother And FatherInto The Hollywood GrooveNobody Knows Me

Versions (81)

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48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life + 6 Bonus(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Maverick (2) 9362-48439-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life - Full Version(CD, Album, Unofficial) Русский Стандарт none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
2003 BE-0047 Madonna American Life(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Madonna) 2003 BE-0047 China 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-1 Madonna American Life(2xLP, Album, Gat) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
DSD-0318 Madonna American Life(3xCD, Unofficial) Not On Label (Madonna) DSD-0318 China 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-22008 Madonna American Life(CD, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-22008 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
W2 48439 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Club, Enh) Warner Bros. Records W2 48439 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-11540 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-11540 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
48476-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick 48476-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48476-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48476-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick 9362-48439-2 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
936248439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 936248439-2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
9362 48454 2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362 48454 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 South Korea 2003 Sell This Version
CDW 48439 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Warner Bros. Records CDW 48439 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
9362 48476-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362 48476-2 Malaysia 2003 Sell This Version
9362 48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Taiwan 9362 48439-2 Taiwan 2003 Sell This Version
MKCD-1908 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Meika Music MKCD-1908 China 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 Singapore 2003 Sell This Version
48440-2, 48440-2 (#1) Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh + Box, Ltd) Maverick, Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 48440-2, 48440-2 (#1) US 2003 Sell This Version
WBCD 2042 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Exp) Maverick WBCD 2042 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Exp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
484392 4 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Exp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 484392 4 Mexico 2003 Sell This Version
9362484392 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362484392 Taiwan 2003 Sell This Version
9362484392 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362484392 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Num, Red) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
MTL-074 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-074 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Par) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 Philippines 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 South Korea 2003 Sell This Version
4605583018947 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Maverick (2) 4605583018947 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Maverick (2), Warner Bros. Records (2) 9362-48439-2 Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-11540, PR03908, WPCR-11541, WPCR11610 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Promo + CD, Single, Promo + CD, EP, Sin) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Maverick, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-11540, PR03908, WPCR-11541, WPCR11610 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MKCD-T1908 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Sli) Meika Music MKCD-T1908 China 2003 Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2), Maverick (2) none Bulgaria 2003 Sell This Version
AL2003-636 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sound-R AL2003-636 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
48440-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2), Not On Label (Madonna) 48440-2 China 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2), Maverick (2) 9362-48439-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records none Bulgaria 2003 Sell This Version
4605583018947 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Maverick 4605583018947 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
LXZ 040458 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2), Maverick (2) LXZ 040458 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Shape, Album, Promo, MET) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Maverick (2) 9362-48439-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-4 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-4 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
48439-4, 248439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, WWW Records, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин, WWW Records, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин, Euro Star 48439-4, 248439-4 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48476-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick 9362-48476-4 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Warner Music Korea 48439-4 South Korea 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-4 Bulgaria 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-4 Poland 2003 Sell This Version
9362 48476-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362 48476-4 Malaysia 2003 Sell This Version
48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records Inc., WWW Records, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин 48439-4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-4, 48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Balet Plak 9362-48439-4, 48439-4 Turkey 2003 Sell This Version
HWO 5844 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) PT Warner Music Indonesia HWO 5844 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
48439-4, 4-48439 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album, Exp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-4, 4-48439 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album, Exp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-4 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
DDM 076-03 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DD Music DDM 076-03 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
AL2003-636 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Sound-R AL2003-636 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Warner Bros. Records, IC Records, Maverick 9362-48439-2 Venezuela 2004 Sell This Version
WPCR-12425 Madonna American Life(CD, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-12425 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
ТР-370, ТР-370 48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Танцевальный Рай, Dance Paradise UK ТР-370, ТР-370 48439-2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
48439-2, OD 09.06.928 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Warner Music, Maverick, Одиссей 48439-2, OD 09.06.928 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
00936 248476 2 5 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 00936 248476 2 5 India 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-75670 Madonna American Life(CD, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-75670 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Exp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-48439-2 Chile 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-80212 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, RE) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music WPCR-80212 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
R1-48439 Madonna American Life(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records R1-48439 US 2016 Sell This Version
LD-4391-058 Madonna American Life (Full Version)(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Madonna) LD-4391-058 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ATRS 0307009 Madonna American Life (Американская Жизнь)(CD, Album) Антропос ATRS 0307009 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records none Unknown
D2CD-979 Madonna American Life(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3) D2CD-979 China Unknown Sell This Version
48439-2, D150708 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Club, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 48439-2, D150708 US Unknown Sell This Version
4607173154101 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Никитин 4607173154101 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
9362-48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Maverick (2) 9362-48439-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hollywood Music World none Unknown Sell This Version
AL2003-684 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Sound-R AL2003-684 Unknown Sell This Version
none Madonna American Life(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Madonna) none Unknown Sell This Version

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ryanpharan

ryanpharan

September 4, 2018
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 9362-48439-1
Does disc 2 play at 45rpm? That's how the 2016 re-issue is, and i'm curious if the original pressing is like that as well....
terrencesu1985

terrencesu1985

March 3, 2018
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1-48439
the vocal on this lp is complete distorted, so is the original copy. who did the mastering?
stick to the cd.
szujodani

szujodani

October 11, 2017
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 9362-48439-1

The master of this vinyl is very very bad. Lower sounds are o.k.-ish, but the higher parts are un-enjoyable. I don't recommend buying this. Tim Young did a bad job for this vinyl.
Lane1219

Lane1219

September 16, 2017
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1-48439
This pressing is just horrible period. What was the engineer doing when he was mastering side two. Really? Returning it today and just get something else.
GarionOrb

GarionOrb

March 16, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1-48439

This is one of the worst vinyl pressings I've ever heard in my life. And also the one with the sloppiest production! The first two sides are practically unplayable. They are mastered extremely loud, first of all, but then are absolutely infested with sibilance. Every instance when Madonna pronounces the letter S or T, or the 'ch' and 'sh' sound, it sounds distorted, sizzly, and cringe-inducing. This also happens with the cymbal sound and various occasions of Mirwais' bleeps and swishes in his production. This renders the first six songs useless.

The second two sides both play at 45 rpm instead of the first record's 33. Very odd decision. However, the music sounds much much better. Lower volume, clearer highs...none of the issues that plague the first record. At first I thought this was a defect, so I sent it back to Amazon hoping it was just bad luck. Nope. It seems they're all like this. Such a shame, because I love this album. Guess this is one of those where I'll just have to listen to the CD.

Interestingly, you can actually see the difference between the two LP's. The first LP has these really prominent grooves while the second one looks smooth and far less jagged.
Original-Danger

Original-Danger

January 11, 2017
referencing American Life, CD, Album, Enh, Exp, 9362-48439-2
Not you're average Madonna album which is a good thing. I thought this was a better album than albums such as "Music" and "Ray of Light" and this one has more of a beat to it. Essential listening.
jesuismusique

jesuismusique

December 19, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1-48439
Okay, so I recently got this Rhino reissue. Can't compare to previous pressings as this is the first time I'm getting this on vinyl. However, compared to other Madonna vinyl, this is the loudest (with one exception explained below) out of the ones I have (self-titled debut, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Something to Remember, and Ray of Light). Not saying that this is a bad thing per se as it actually sounds good, in my opinion, and, thinking about it, this makes sense given the album themes. Both vinyl discs are indeed heavy (180 gram) and there's barely any surface noise. Having said that, there is one curious thing about my copy: Side 3 plays at 45 rpm! Not a big deal, just found it puzzling and then funny. Compared to the other sides, though, it sounds lower than the other three, so if you are ripping on Audacity or similar audio software, you might want to amplify the three songs on this side to keep volume balance throughout. There's also a bit of background groove noise when playing Intervention - the first song on side 3 - and perhaps on the other two songs (X-Static Process, Mother and Father) - can't remember right now -, which you don't hear on the first disc and on side 4, but not a big deal, since it's only before the first song plays or in between. As for the packaging, it is a gatefold, with Madonna posing with the machine gun in the shape of the letters of the album title, and each of the LPs comes in the classic white paper inner sleeves with the clear window center that show the labels.
super_cannes

super_cannes

November 5, 2016
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 9362-48439-1

This album is also getting a reissue. Coming December 6. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3Y3W7G/
Erwan17590

Erwan17590

July 25, 2016
referencing American Life, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 9362-48439-1

Despite being a brilliant album, the pressing on 2 LPs was not necessary (11 songs) plus the quality of pressing is awful...
The.Process

The.Process

November 30, 2014
referencing American Life, CD, Album, Enh, 9362-48476-2

This is the clean version of the album which contains no 'f**k' on "American Life".