Britney, Madonna Back Together Again
10/22/2003 AT 01:00 PM EDT
Spears, 21, reportedly drafted her music idol, 45, for a small role in the video for "Me Against The Music." While the single is now out and running, Spears's new album will not be out until next month.
In its review of "Me Against the Music," The New York Times says the dance-floor ditty is more rhythm track than song. "The real question is, who's using whom?" writes critic Jon Pareles. "(I)t's Madonna who comes out ahead: compared to the thin, computer-tuned husk of Ms. Spears's voice, Madonna sounds like a real singer."
The "real singer," meanwhile, has an almost-new CD ready for the Christmas season, reports Billboard. Nov. 25 will bring Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited," a seven-song EP that includes remixes of tracks from this year's "American Life" album as well as the previously unreleased song "Your Honesty."
"Your Honesty" was recorded during the 1994 "Bedtime Stories" recording sessions, and was co-written and co-produced with Dallas Austin. The EP also features the Jason Nevins radio mix of Madonna's forthcoming single, "Nothing Fails."
"Remixed & Revisited" will also include the "Like a Virgin/Hollywood" medley so memorably introduced and performed at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards with Spears, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott.