1998: Rare LIVE song on Spanish TV

This month ten years ago, Madonna was performing the Ray of Light ballad "Drowned World / Substitute For Love" on an almost nightly basis as the opening number on her 2001 Drowned World Tour. Prior to the 2001 tour, only one live version of this song had been performed in public!

Back in 1998, a second wave of promotion for Madonna's "Ray of Light" album kicked off towards the end of the year with a string of performances at awards shows and for TV specials in America and accross Europe. On November 17th 1998, she was special guest on Spanish TV show "Septimo De Caballeria" where Madonna was interviewed and performed both "The Power of Goodbye" & "Drowned World / Substitute For Love".

While many of her performances around this time had been lip-synched - on this show Madonna sang live for both songs, making this performance of "Drowned World" the only live rendition in existance before her world tour three years later!

(TVE, November 1998)