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Essential Mariah Carey [2012 2CD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Legacy's 2012 double-disc set The Essential Mariah Carey shares much of the same DNA as the 2001 compilation Greatest Hits, running one track shorter but following the same essential track sequence. There are minor differences -- "Someday" is swapped for "Vanishing" on the first disc, while the second runs one track shorter and has "Close My Eyes" and "The Roof [Mobb Deep Extended Version]" instead of "Forever," "Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now," and "All I Want for Christmas Is You" -- but that's hardly enough to warrant a re-purchase for any listener who owns the 2001 collection, nor is it enough to recommend one compilation over the other. Both do an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Legacy's 2012 double-disc set The Essential Mariah Carey shares much of the same DNA as the 2001 compilation Greatest Hits, running one track shorter but following the same essential track sequence. There are minor differences -- "Someday" is swapped for "Vanishing" on the first disc, while the second runs one track shorter and has "Close My Eyes" and "The Roof [Mobb Deep Extended Version]" instead of "Forever," "Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now," and "All I Want for Christmas Is You" -- but that's hardly enough to warrant a re-purchase for any listener who owns the 2001 collection, nor is it enough to recommend one compilation over the other. Both do an excellent job of summarizing Carey's '90s prime.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886919680829
  • Catalog Number: 196808
  • Sales rank: 36,820

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vision of Love (3:29)
  2. 2 Love Takes Time (3:49)
  3. 3 Vanishing (4:12)
  4. 4 I Don't Wanna Cry (4:49)
  5. 5 Emotions (5:49)
  6. 6 Can't Let Go (4:26)
  7. 7 Make It Happen (5:07)
  8. 8 I'll Be There (4:24)
  9. 9 Dreamlover (3:53)
  10. 10 Hero (4:18)
  11. 11 Without You (3:33)
  12. 12 Anytime You Need a Friend (10:52)
  13. 13 Endless Love (4:19)
  14. 14 Fantasy (4:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 One Sweet Day (4:41)
  2. 2 Always Be My Baby (4:18)
  3. 3 Underneath the Stars (3:33)
  4. 4 Honey (4:59)
  5. 5 Butterfly (4:34)
  6. 6 My All (3:50)
  7. 7 Close My Eyes (4:20)
  8. 8 The Roof (5:31)
  9. 9 When You Believe (4:33)
  10. 10 I Still Believe (3:55)
  11. 11 Heartbreaker - Jay-Z (4:45)
  12. 12 Bliss - 98° (5:44)
  13. 13 Thank God I Found You - 98° (4:18)
  14. 14 Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) - Shad Gregory Moss (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mariah Carey Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Boyz II Men Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer
Adrian Belew Composer
Lionel Richie Composer
Lincoln Chase Composer
S. Barnes Composer
Beppe Cantarelli Composer
Mariah Carey Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Robert Clivillés Arranger, Composer, Producer, Remixing, Additional Production
David Cole Arranger, Composer, Producer, Remixing, Additional Production
Sean "Puffy" Combs Composer, Producer
Hal Davis Composer
Jermaine Dupri Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tom Evans Composer
Chris Frantz Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Stephen Hague Composer
Willie Hutch Composer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer
S. Jordan Composer
Rhett Lawrence Producer
Terry Lewis Arranger, Composer, Producer
Michael McCary Composer
Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement, Additional Production
Nathan Morris Composer
Wanya Morris Composer
J.C. Olivier Composer
Dan Shea Arranger, Producer
Shawn Stockman Composer
Chris Toland Arranger
Diane Warren Composer
Tina Weymouth Composer
Ken "Duro" Ifill Producer
James Harris Composer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jay-Z Composer
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Mark Larson Art Direction
Poke Producer
The Ummah Producer
Ben Margulies Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jim Wright Producer
Antonina Armato Composer
Shirley Elliston Composer
Kamaal Fareed Composer
M. McLaren Composer
DJ Clue? Producer
Mike Mason Producer
Stephen Schwartz Composer
Dave Hall Arranger, Composer, Producer
Steven "Steven J." Jordan Producer
Michael Thompson Cover Photo
Kejuan Muchita Composer
Bob West Composer
Tone Producer
C. Rooney Composer
A. Johnson Composer
William Peter Ham Composer
Michael Walden Composer
R. Larkins Composer
Manuel Seal Composer, Producer
Steven Stanley Composer
L. Price Composer
James Wright Composer
Jeffrey Cohen Composer
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