The video release also contained footage from shows recorded in Florence, Italy and Tokyo, Japan, the latter having previously been released as a Japanese TV special and home video release, Who's That Girl: Live in Japan. The decision to release Ciao Italia was spurred by the fact that this previous release became a commercial success in Japan. A re-release of the video took place inwhen it was released in DVD format, with a stereo soundtrack containing the songs only.
The video received positive reviews from critics, who noted Madonna's showmanship and her skills as a performer.
They also complimented the camera work in the video, for enhancing the visual aspects of the tour. Ciao Italia topped the Music Video sales chart of Billboardand became the second best-selling music video cassette of It was also aired as a television special in Japan only and was the first television broadcast there, using Dolby Surround sound.
The video was released on May 24,and contained video compilation of two different dates from the tour, Turin and from Florence, as well as clips from her concert in Tokyo, Japan. She believed that her new shape and figure would make her appear highly attractive.
A stereo soundtrack accompanied the DVD release, where the songs were mixed without having a surround sound effect. Andrew Perala from Anchorage Daily News complimented the video, saying "If you have a secret fondness for pop singer Madonna, you would want to check out her Ciao Italiathe singer's concert film from Italy.
You can be pleasantly surprised at how amazing she is. A much simpler, less choreographed performance than her later extravaganzas like The Girlie Show World TourCiao Italia is still entertaining in its own right, If You Cant Understand - Lawrence - Lowlights From The Past And Future will definitely please fans nostalgic for some old-school Madonna hits.
The video captures the enormity of Madonna as a performer, and her theatrics, oomph and chutzpah. Tom Shales from The Washington Post said that " Ciao Italia works wonderful because it makes Madonna look like she's at home, with her Italian family all around her.
Ebullient and insouciant, Madonna sings her hits-including the darkly beautiful 'Live to Tell'—in cavernous stereo; dances engagingly with year-old Chris Finch, the quintessential Lucky Little Boy; and crowns herself queen of teases, bending over to reveal 'Kiss' printed on her underpants [ On videocassette, however, Madonna makes manipulation seem like an exciting message indeed.
It felt as though they tried their best to get appropriate material at the time but that they failed to massage it after the fact. Credits and personnel adapted from Ciao Italia: Live from Italy video liner notes.
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