Live – The Virgin Tour

Live – The Virgin Tour

Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour is the first video album by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released by Sire Records and Warner Music Video on November 13, 1985 and contains the concert footage from The Virgin Tour, filmed at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan on May 25, 1985. Director Danny Kleinman, who presided over the shooting of the tour on video, submitted the footage to Warner Bros. Records, who decided to release it as a video album. Madonna wanted to have a proper introduction added before the concert footage and asked director James Foley to shoot one, which portrayed her with her first image makeover, reciting lines related to how she became famous.

After its release, Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour received mixed reviews from critics, but went on to become a commercial success, topping the Music Video Sales chart of Billboard and becoming the top selling music video cassette of 1986. The video was certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of 100,000 copies and in September 1986, it received a "Video Software Dealers Award" for the Most Popular Music Video. The live performances of "Like a Virgin" and "Dress You Up" were released as music videos on MTV to promote the video album. Both videos were nominated for "Best Choreography" at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Live – The Virgin Tour - Credits and Personnel
... Danny Kleinman director James Foley director (opening sequence) Simon Fields producer Jerry Watson cinematography Jan de Bont cinematography (opening ... Barrows camera operator Brad Jeffries choreographer Rick Uber online editor Limelight Productions production company Credits adapted from the video's liner notes ...

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