- Released: November 13, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Q - 12/01, p.1514 stars out of 5
- "...a 15-track resume of Madonna's music since 1992, telling a fascinating tale..."
NME (Magazine) - 11/10/01, p.428 out of 10
- "...Quite a collection..."
- 1.Deeper And Deeper
- 3.Human Nature
- 5.Don't Cry For Me Argentina
- 6.Bedtime Story
- 7.The Power Of Goodbye
- 8.Beautiful Stranger
- 10.Take A Bow
- 11.Ray Of Light
- 12.Don't Tell Me
- 13.What It Feels Like For A Girl
- 14.Drowned World / Substitute For Love
Producers include: William Orbit, Shep Pettibone, Nigel Wright, Mirwais Ahmadazi, Madonna.
Includes liner notes by Dan Cadan.
Personnel: Madonna (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Dan Cadan.
Photographers: Herb Ritts; Peter Lindbergh; Patrick Demarchelier; Gilles Bensimon; Mark Romanek; Rankin ; Regan Cameron; Steven Meisel; David LaChapelle; Frank Micelotta; Mario Testino; Melody McDaniels; Jean Baptiste Mondino; Rosie O'Donnell.
The 90's proved to be an interesting time for MTV's First Lady as she dabbled with different music styles while pursuing movies, music and motherhood (not necessarily in that order). Like its perfect predecessor THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION, GHV2 features edited and remixed versions of her hits. Run in loosely chronological order, this collection kicks off during Madonna's overtly naughty face (the hypnotic "Erotica" and club anthem "Deeper And Deeper") to specific film fare (a sweeping "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and the delightfully psychedelic "Beautiful Stranger").
Madonna's most impressive moments came as a result of brilliant collaborations with electronica artists William Orbit and Frenchman Mirwais. Orbit's touch on songs from the critically acclaimed RAY OF LIGHT can be heard on the chilly sparseness of "Frozen," infectious nature of the pulsing title track and ambient brilliance of "The Power Of Good-Bye". The Gallic producer/performer helped Madonna greet the millennium with MUSIC and a string of hits including stop-and-stutter thump of "Don't Tell Me" and the serpentine electro-funk that is the title track. Constantly changing her image the way most people change clothes, Madonna's equally quirky stylistic unpredictability maintains her hold on being pop's greatest musical chameleon.