Madonna ‎– American Life

Maverick ‎– 9362-48439-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9362-48439-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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A1 American Life 4:58
A2 Hollywood 4:24
A3 I'm So Stupid
Producer [Additional Production] – Mark "Spike" Stent*
B1 Love Profusion
Backing Vocals – Mirwais Ahmadzaï
B2 Nobody Knows Me 4:39
B3 Nothing Fails
Arranged By [Choir Arranger] – London Community Gospel Choir, Nicky Brown ChoirConductor – Michel ColombierPiano [Rev] – Stuart PriceProducer [Additional Production] – Mark "Spike" Stent*
C1 Intervention 4:54
C2 X-Static Process 3:49
C3 Mother And Father 4:33
D1 Die Another Day (From The MGM Motion Picture Die Another Day)
Conductor – Michel Colombier
D2 Easy Ride
Conductor – Michel Colombier

Companies, etc.



Maverick Recording Company.
Marketed by Warner Bros. Records Inc. Warner Music Group, An AOL Time Warner Company. © ℗ 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe

Published by WB Music Corp./Webo Girl Publishing, Inc. admin. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP/1000 Lights Music Ltd.
"Nothing Fails" [...]. Published by WB Music Corp./Webo Girl Publishing, Inc. admin. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP/Universal-PolyGram Int. Publishing, Inc. ASCAP
"X-Static Process" [...]. Published by WB Music Corp./Webo Girl Publishing, Inc. admin. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP/Warner Chappell Music (UK) Ltd.
"Easy Ride" [...]. Published by WB Music Corp./Webo Girl Publishing, Inc. admin. by WB Music Corp. ASCAP./Montster Worldwide Music ASCAP

Mixed at Olympic Studios and Westlake Audio [...]. Mastered at Metropolis Studios, London [...].

Strings Engineer: [...] at Air Lindhurst Studios, UK

Management: [...] - Caliente Management

Special thanks to Mirwais and Spike for all of their hard work, dedication and love. To Monte Pittman and Stuart Price for good vibes and cool shoes.
To P-Dub for letting me borrow his computers at whim. To Gibson for my bitchin' new guitars.
To Eitan Yardeni and the Berg family for wisdom and guidance in all matters. To Shari Goldschmidt for always doing the dirty work with a smile on her face.
To Angela Becker for going above and beyond the call of duty. Extra special thanks to Caresse Henry for exemplary behavior under pressure at all times.
And the most special of all thanks to the Mister for shining his light in my direction. xxxxxx

Issued in a matte gatefold sleeve. Generic die-cut inner sleeves with rounded corners.
Although correctly spelled on the label, "Nothing Fails" is misspelled as "Nothing Falls" on the sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 093624843917
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-48439-1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B380030-01 A2 1-48439-A FDS-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B380030-01 B2 1-48439-B FDS-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): B380030-02 C2 1-48439-C FDS-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): B380030-02 D2 1-48439-D FDS I
  • Label Code: LC 01485

Other Versions (5 of 100) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
48439-4 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Warner Music Korea 48439-4 South Korea 2003 Sell This Version
48439-2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, Par) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 48439-2 Philippines 2003 Sell This Version
9362 48454 2 Madonna American Life(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362 48454 2 Taiwan 2018 Sell This Version
9362 48476-4, TC 90151 Madonna American Life(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records, Tips 9362 48476-4, TC 90151 India 2003 Sell This Version


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January 18, 2021

Le vinyle numéro 1 est inaudible meme pas le courage de passer le
numéro deux


November 27, 2020

Firstly, I love the album. Secondly I just find it super weird that when you change from LP 1 to LP 2 you need to adjust the RPM and there's some distortion to it. It's an "ok" pressing, not impressive but will do the work.


August 17, 2019
To all those conflicted with audio quality, check your set up. I hoard multiple copies of albums for artists I like most. I have 7 copies of this on LP, 3 from 2003 and 4 of the newer pressings. One of the 4 plays at 45 RPM but with no sound change...

It’s not worse then the cd as some say. It’s “on par.”


June 10, 2019

I just got this album from Amazon and I'm very satisfied with the quality. Good sounding, silent vinyl.

The barcode on my copy is the same as the one on the Discogs release page, but the runout IDs for the sides are somewhat different on the second record. Side C-D plays at 45 RPM but it's strange because I just cannot see it anywhere indicated neither on the disc nor on the sleeves.

A-B runouts: same as here
C: B380030-02 C5 MK (if I read this right?)
D: B380030-02 D4


April 24, 2019
I have this 2003 version. LP 1 plays on 33 and LP 2 on 45 RPM. Overall it sounds nice, no pops. High frequencies are a bit distorted, especially with headphones.


March 4, 2019
I was so afraid to listen to this after reading all the reviews... but my copy sounds actually pretty great! I have no complaints. I am super happy with this. All at 33rpm, by the way. No surface noise either. Happy all around!


March 1, 2019
Both LPs in my copy play at 33rpm but there is a lot of distortion throughout the records - it's very "sibilant". Disappointing pressing - I love this album.


February 14, 2019
I’ve had my copy for sometime. The sound does get a little distorted on nothing fails. Both LPs on my copy play at 33rpm


January 19, 2019
The quality of this pressing is ok because I've heard worse before. I just received this brand new and still sealed today. The second lp plays at 45rpm which is a bit weird. I'm glad the prices for this pressing is still within reason. So no real complaints here.


September 4, 2018
Does disc 2 play at 45rpm? That's how the 2016 re-issue is, and i'm curious if the original pressing is like that as well....