Madonna releases her ninth album : ‘American Life’ co-produced with Mirwais (2003)

Madonna’s ‘American Life’ is her ninth studio album co-produced with Mirwais Ahmadzaï and released on April 21, 2003 by Maverick.

Track Listing : 1.American Life (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:58 . 2.Hollywood (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:24 . 3.I’M So Stupid (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:09 . 4.Love Profusion (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 03:38 . 5.Nobody Knows Me (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:39 . 6.Nothing Fails (Madonna, Guy Sigsworth, Jem Griffiths) – 04:49 . 7.Intervention (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:54 . 8.X-Static Process (Madonna, Stuart Price) – 03:50 . 9.Mother And Father (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:33 . 10.Die Another Day (Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï) – 04:38 . 11.Easy Ride (Madonna, Monte Pittman) – 05:05

Craig Mcdean

Jonas Åkerlund

Musicians : Madonna – Vocals . Mirwais Ahmadzaï – Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocals . Stuart Price – Piano, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Sequencing, Programming . Michel Colombier – Conductor . The London Community Gospel Choir – Backing Vocals . Monte Pittman – Guitar

Luc Besson

Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Production : Produced By Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Mark “Spike” Stent . Michel Colombier . George Foster – Engineer . Rob Haggett – Assistant Engineer . Tom Hannen – Assistant Engineer . Jeff Kanan – Assistant Engineer . Tim Lambert – Assistant Engineer . Gabe Sganga – Assistant Engineer . David Treahearn – Assistant Engineer . Tim Young – Mastering

Arrangements : Michel Colombier

Package : Craig Mcdean asterisques RVM – Photography

Video Director(s) : Jonas Åkerlund asterisques RVM for “American Life” . Jean-Baptiste Mondino asterisques RVM for “Hollywood” . Luc Besson asterisques RVM for “Love Profusion”

Recorded 2001–03 At Westlake Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California); Olympic Recording Studios (London, England).

Released On April 21, 2003 By Maverick.


Slant Magazine
And this time around, politics and war itself played a pivotal role in the construction, marketing, and ultimate perception and consumption (or lack thereof) of American Life—despite there being very little in the way of political commentary throughout the album. […]

Drowned In Sound
Though there’s little here that she hasn’t tackled many times before – [losing her] religion, loss, self-determination, the vagaries of fame etc – but it seems that though she made it through the wilderness (somehow she made it through) to ‘Ray Of Light‘s maturity and self-acceptance, it seems that things have soured somewhat. […]

Rolling Stone
Madonna Ciccone has done it again: The forty-four-year-old guitar player from London via Detroit has taken the pulse of the nation, if not the whole Women’s Wear Daily-reading world. American Life, her tenth album, isn’t much as a work of music … but it is a certain marker in popular culture. […]


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