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[i][b]GHV2[/b][/i] (an abbreviation of [i]Greatest Hits Volume 2[/i]) is the second greatest hits compilation album by American singer-songwriter [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer)]Madonna[/URL], released on November 12, 2001, by [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maverick_Records]Maverick Records[/URL]. It contains a collection of hits from 1992 to 2001, selected by Madonna who mentioned that she only wanted "[i]songs that I could listen to five times in a row"[/i] included on it. It was a follow-up to [i][URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immaculate_Collection]The Immaculate Collection[/URL][/i] (1990) and was released to coincide with the live home video, [i][URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drowned_World_Tour_2001_(video)]Drowned World Tour 2001[/URL][/i]. The album did not contain any new recordings, but a promotional single "GHV2 Megamix" was released to promote it with mixes by [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderpuss]Thunderpuss[/URL], John Rocks & Mac Quayle and Tracy Young.

The album was originally titled [i]Greatest Hits: The Second Coming[/i], but Madonna decided to name it change the name to [i]GHV2[/i] just before it was released as "it's a title you will remember" and also because of "laziness", due to the fact that she had just finished the [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drowned_World_Tour]Drowned World Tour[/URL] and was about to begin filming [i][URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swept_Away_(2002_film)]Swept Away[/URL][/i]. Other titles considered were [i]Hit Lady – Greatest Hits Volume 2[/i] and [i]The Immaculate Collection Part Deux[/i]. The compilation was released on the eleventh anniversary of [i][URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immaculate_Collection]The Immaculate Collection[/URL][/i], featuring a selection of hits ranging from "[URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotica_(song)]Erotica[/URL]" (1992) to "[URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_It_Feels_Like_for_a_Girl]What It Feels Like for a Girl[/URL]" (2001). Madonna felt that because it was a "greatest hits", it should only contain previously released hit songs.

In an interview with [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC]BBC[/URL]'s [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Whiley]Jo Whiley[/URL], Madonna said about the selection of the [i]GHV2[/i] tracks, "[i]I only wanted songs that I could listen to five times in a row."[/i] Like [i][URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immaculate_Collection]The Immaculate Collection[/URL][/i], there were many other popular singles excluded. "[URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(song)#Madonna_cover]American Pie[/URL]", which was a big hit, was excluded as a "punishment", because Madonna regretted putting it on [i]Music[/i]. "It was something a certain record company executive twisted my arm into doing, but it didn't belong on the album so now it's being punished," she said.

The cover picture is from a 2001 photo shoot for the [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drowned_World_Tour]Drowned World Tour[/URL], by [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regan_Cameron]Regan Cameron[/URL]. The logo in the right corner says "Madonna", and "GHV2". The Japanese lettering (モヂジラミミヂ) is the result of typing the letters 'M-A-D-O-N-N-A' on an English keyboard but with the keys re-mapped to their positions on a Japanese 'kana' keyboard. It can be pronounced as "Mo-Ji-Ji-Ra-Mi-Mi-Ji" and does not mean anything in Japanese. The proper translation for Madonna is: マドンナ. "GHV2" can also be seen on the cover picture on Madonna's eye. Kevin Reagan contributed artwork to the inner sleeve. A special edition of [i]GHV2[/i], featuring the same track listing, but some additional artwork, was released in December 2001. Hidden in the inner sleeve album artwork of both editions of GHV2 is a quote from "Human Nature": [i]"Express Yourself, Don't Repress Yourself."[/i]

[b]Critical reception[/b]
The compilation received generally positive reviews. [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allmusic]Allmusic[/URL] writer [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Thomas_Erlewine]Stephen Thomas Erlewine[/URL] said "During the '90s, Madonna was a true album artist, even as she was making singles as tremendous as "Take a Bow," "Deeper and Deeper," "Ray of Light," "Don't Tell Me," and the non-LP "Beautiful Stranger". Taken on their own, most of these are still pretty tremendous, but tossed together on [i]GHV2[/i], the end result is less than the sum of its parts, even if this is a good way to get all of Madge's '90s hits at once." [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Christgau]Robert Christgau[/URL] said that "she gleans goodies from the overrated [i]Bedtime Stories[/i] and [i]Ray of Light[/i], mixes in the glorious soundtrack-only "Beautiful Stranger" and the dismal soundtrack-only "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," and hands it all over to Mirwais for sonic tweaking I'm not interested enough to pin down", while calling it as "an essential package." [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PopMatters]PopMatters[/URL] said "Chronological sequencing would have made it easier to follow the course of Madonna’s musical evolution. But would these changes have made [i]GHV2[/i] a significantly better album? Probably not. As it stands, it’s the best summary of Madonna’s second decade as a performer we’re going to get—at least until a massive box set appears.

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[i]GHV2[/i] è il secondo greatest hits dopo [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immaculate_Collection]The Immaculate Collection[/URL][/i] della cantante. I brani scelti sono tratti dagli album [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotica_(album)]Erotica[/URL][/i], [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evita_(colonna_sonora)]Evita[/URL][/i], [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedtime_Stories_(Madonna)]Bedtime Stories[/URL][/i], [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_of_Light_(album_Madonna)]Ray of Light[/URL][/i] e [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_(album_Madonna)]Music[/URL][/i].

L'album non contiene alcun inedito ma è presente il brano [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Stranger]Beautiful Stranger[/URL][/i], inserito all'interno di un album della cantante per la prima volta. Solo a scopo promozionale sono stati realizzati il [i]Thunderpuss Megamix[/i], un mix di alcuni brani presenti nel Greatest Hits uniti tra di loro e remixati, [i]Deeper And Deeper (7" Edit)[/i], [i]Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Radio Edit)[/i] e la release di [i]Music[/i]. È stato diffuso anche un video del [i]Megamix[/i] in cui si mostrano degli schermi in cui vengono passati alcuni video della carriera di Madonna, tra i quali anche il video interlude di [i]Paradise (Not For Me)[/i]. Il cd promozionale del [i]Megamix[/i] è stato reso disponibile solo per le radio.
Il cd è stato certificato dalla [URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA]RIAA[/URL] disco di platino, per aver venduto oltre un milione di copie negli Stati Uniti

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Titolo: GHV2
Anno: 2001
Genere: Queen Of Pop
Etichetta: Maverick/Warner Bros.[LIST]
[*] [i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deeper_and_Deeper]Deeper and Deeper[/URL][/i] (Madonna/S. Pettibone/T. Shimkin)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotica_(singolo)]Erotica[/URL][/i] (Madonna/S. Pettibone)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Nature_(Madonna)]Human Nature[/URL][/i] (Madonna/D. Hall/S. McKenzie/K. McKenzie/M. Deering)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_(Madonna)]Secret[/URL][/i] (Madonna /D. Austin)
[*][i]Don't Cry for Me Argentina[/i] (T. Rice/A. Lloyd Webber)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedtime_Story]Bedtime Story[/URL][/i] (Madonna/N. Hooper/Bjork/M. DeVries)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Good-Bye]The Power of Good-Bye[/URL][/i] (Madonna/R. Nowels)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Stranger]Beautiful Stranger[/URL][/i] (Madonna/W. Orbit)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_(Madonna)]Frozen[/URL][/i] (Madonna/P. Leonard)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_a_Bow_(Madonna)]Take a Bow[/URL][/i] (Madonna/Babyface)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_of_Light_(singolo)]Ray of Light[/URL][/i] (Madonna/W. Orbit/C. Muldoon/D. Curtis/C. Leach)
[*][i]Don't Tell Me[/i] (Madonna/M. Ahmadzai/J. Henry)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_It_Feels_Like_for_a_Girl]What It Feels Like for a Girl[/URL][/i] (Madonna/G. Sigsworth)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drowned_World/Substitute_for_Love]Drowned World/Substitute for Love[/URL][/i] (Madonna/W. Orbit/R. McKuen/A. Kerr/D. Collins)
[*][i][URL=http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_(singolo_Madonna)]Music[/URL][/i] (Madonna/M. Ahmadzai)
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Format : FLAC
Format/Info : Free Lossless Audio Codec
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Album : GHV2 - Greatest Hits Volume 2
Track name/Total : 15 / 15
Performer : Madonna
Composer : Shep Pettibone/T. Shimkin
Genre : Dance & House
Recorded date : 2001
Writing application : X Lossless Decoder 20121222
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
01 Madonna - Deeper And Deeper (7'' Edit).flac 37.548 MB
02 Madonna - Erotica (Radio Edit).flac 35.329 MB
03 Madonna - Human Nature (Radio Version).flac 32.73 MB
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