She symbolized all the issues of the time including sex, careers, and feminism. Until that time, the only connection people made with the name Madonna was in reference to the Virgin Mary who is the symbol of the Catholicism and Western Christianity. Madonna of the s was a far cry from this symbolism of purity and the divine! Like A Virgin catapulted her into an icon of young girls, their sexual expressions and altered the ideologies of religion and gender forever. The images on the album cover were shot by Steven Meisel who would become a collaborator with Madonna for many years.
Steve Meisel – 1984 Rare Photos Of Madonna’s Album Cover “Like A Virgin”
Steve Meisel – Rare Photos Of Madonna's Album Cover “Like A Virgin”
Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna , released on November 12, , by Sire Records. Following the success of her self-titled debut album, Madonna wanted to become the record producer of her next album. However, her label was not ready to give her the artistic freedom and she chose Nile Rodgers instead to produce the album due to his work with David Bowie. Madonna wrote six songs on the record, five of which feature Steve Bray as a co-writer. Rodgers enlisted the help of his former Chic bandmates Bernard Edwards , who was the bassist, and Tony Thompson , who played drums. Jason Corsaro, the record's audio engineer , persuaded Rodgers to use digital recording , a new technique introduced at that time.