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Music Is My Saviour: Melanie C's Favourite Albums
Emma Garland , September 30th, 2020 09:07

Melanie C guides Emma Garland through 13 favourite records in Bakers' Dozen stories from being blessed by Keith from the Prodigy to stage invading a Blur gig, with love for Madonna, Oasis, Fiona Apple and much more along the way

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Madonna - Ray Of Light
I’ve been a massive Madonna fan from day one. I was very influenced by Ray Of Light for Northern Star. I was listening to it a lot when I was going into the studio, and was lucky enough to work with many of the same people – William Orbit, Rick Knowles, Marius de Vries, Craig Armstrong did some strings as well. I think it’s a really beautiful album. It feels like she was in a really comfortable place and found some inner peace. The thing with Madonna is she’s a provocateur. She likes to shock and she’s always changing, like a chameleon, but I like to think this was her time. She’d just become a mum and it just felt very natural. She always had her finger on the pulse and worked with these really interesting people in a mainstream arena.