True Blue

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True Blue  is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on June 30, 1986, by Sire Records.  She worked with Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard on the album while co-writing and co-producing all the songs.  True Blue was inspired by her then husband Sean Penn, to whom Madonna dedicated the album.  Musically, the songs on the album took a different direction from her previous endeavours, incorporating classical music in order to engage an older audience who had been skeptical of her music.  True Blue is credited as being the album which transformed Madonna to a musical icon of the 1980s, equaling Michael Jackson and Prince.  (More from Wikipedia)
Without question, Patrick Leonard is the most prominent ex-bandmember of Trillion and is primarily known as a keyboard player, producer and songwriter in the early part of Madonna’s career.  Unlike her first two albums, Madonna wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on her third album, True Blue.  Five of these songs were co-written by Madonna and Leonard – including “Open Your Heart”, “Live to Tell” and “La Isla Bonita” – and a sixth song, “Where’s the Party” was co-written by Madonna, Leonard and Stephen Bray, the other producer on the album.   
(October 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021