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Ray of light

Release Date Chart Position Weeks on chart
US 3rd March 1998 2 78
UK 2nd March 1998 1  

Total worldwide sales 17 million

Ray of light gave the masses the 'William Orbit' sound that gave Madonna her enormous appeal for the late 90's. Her new trip / dance sound was a massive hit around the world. With a new look, Mother Madonna had arrived, and in this process bringing a 1971 folk/rock song back from the grave 'Sepheryn' by Curtiss & Maldoon in the form of 'Ray of light', the title track.

Drowned world/Substitute for love / Swim / Ray of light / Candy perfume girl / Skin / Nothing really matters / Sky fits heaven / Shanti-Ashtangi / Frozen / The power of good-bye / To have and not to hold / Little star / Mer girl

 

Items from my personal collection.

 

European CD

CD 9362-46847-2

Manufactured in Germany.

 

Inner Sleeves

U.K. Double LP

9362-46847-1

Manufactured in Germany

'To have and not to hold' is mistakenly printed as 'To have and not to have' on the actual record label.

 

 

 

 

Canadian CD

CDW 46847

 

 

Japanese CD

WPCR-2000

Comes with bonus track, obi strip and Japanese lyrics

  • Bonus track:
  • Has to be

 

 

U.S. Limited edition CD 'Lenticular aqua-coloured 3-D effect digipack'.

9 46884-2

 

 

US Record Club edition CD

9 46847-2 / D124984

  • This edition made exclusively for BMG direct.
  • Unique barcode and print on disc

 

UK Reissue on 180gram vinyl

9362-46847-1

Manufactured in Germany

'To have and not to hold' is mistakenly printed as 'To have and not to have' on the actual record label.

Picture sleeve & inlays are a slightly closer image than original 1998 release.