Patrick Leonard Has Posted Demos Of Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’

Madonna‘s old producer and songwriting partner Patrick Leonard has made available some Like A Prayer demos in an attempt to de-value the activities of the star’s former aid who is trying to sell unreleased recordings at auction.

On YouTube, Leonard has posted a demo of ‘Like A Prayer’ from “the day it was written” along with a demo of ‘Cherish’ and perhaps most interestingly, the demo of an unreleased song called ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ which Patrick has described as “a finished song with her vocal that no one has ever heard and it’s pretty damn good.”

Tapes of these recordings are being sold by Madonna’s former art adviser Darlene Lutz. Madonna tried, unsuccessfully, to stop this happening. Patrick Leonard writes on YouTube that “I hope these posts stop the sale of that cassette at auction. Not cool at all that someone would sell it. Not theirs to sell.”

These demos are a rare insight into work-in-progress Madonna. None of her classic studio albums in the 1980s and 1990s have so far received the expanded reissue treatment (as physical product) and even if they did, it’s not a given that she would chose to include such demos. So enjoy these before she tells Patrick Leonard to take them down!


Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s