Two exclusive “Ghosttown” remixes on Tidal
Madonna has released two brand new Ghosttown remixes exclusively on Tidal. What makes these two new versions unique is that – for a change – they are not dance-oriented mixes with faster bpm (and slowed down vocals); instead, they are complete reworks of the original track in a mid-tempo beat and arrangements that somehow completely twist the album version feel.
The Tidal exclusive mixes are:
Ghosttown – A Paul Andrews Reconstruction Mix 4:08
Ghosttown – RedTop’s If I Were A Carpenter Remix 5:49
Paul Andrews shared his thoughts and explained the process behind his own version of the song with a post on his website, PaulAndrews.org:
I’m so honored and thankful that I was given the opportunity to do mix of this song. I think it’s one of Madonna’s best songs, falling in line with her other classics. And, as of this post, Madonna has made history on the Billboard charts with Ghosttown giving her the most Number 1s ever by an act on a singular chart.
I was approached to do a mix of Ghosttown because of my Living For Love mix. When discussing the idea for the mix, I explained that I heard the song in an orchestral setting. I was told to go with what I felt, be creative and to “do what you do.” That was all I needed to hear!
The lyric of Ghosttown created a story for me. In fact, the video that was made for the song was very close to what I had envisioned. I wanted the music to set the mood: two people in a dark place with destruction all around them, but they have each other. The verse would represent the reality of the situation and the chorus (a euphoric dance) would represent their view of the world through their love.
Madonna approved my mix. Being able to say that means so much to me. I know I took a chance by doing a non-dance version, but I believed that Madonna would appreciate my creativity.
It’s fitting that this entire experience follows the themes of Madonna’s new album: listen to your heart; be a rebel. #rebelheart
Thank you for listening!
Posting a short instrumental teaser of his own version on his Facebook page, RedTop commented:
Wonder what this will sound like with Madonna’s Ghosttown vocals on top?