Ballads

Ballads

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by Mariah Carey
     
 

In 1998, it would have been a cheap joke to say that Mariah Carey had no other kind of hits than ballads, but in the ensuing decade she steadily remade herself into an R&B diva, obscuring if not quite erasing the well-mannered adult contemporary singer of the '90s. The 2009 compilation The Ballads -- released just before Valentines Day 2009 -- attempts to turnSee more details below

Overview

In 1998, it would have been a cheap joke to say that Mariah Carey had no other kind of hits than ballads, but in the ensuing decade she steadily remade herself into an R&B diva, obscuring if not quite erasing the well-mannered adult contemporary singer of the '90s. The 2009 compilation The Ballads -- released just before Valentines Day 2009 -- attempts to turn back the clock by focusing just on those AC tunes -- 18 of them, in fact, including such mammoth hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "I'll Be There," "I Still Believe," "Dreamlover," and "Always Be My Baby." Of course, this concentration on middle of the road ballads is a side effect of label affiliation: The Ballads is a product of Sony, who had Mariah during the '90s, before the club R&B overshadowed these office-friendly hits, so it's easier for them to cobble together a comp of Carey at her most sentimental. And that's what The Ballads is: nothing but big love songs sung in a big voice. For fans who have missed this side of Mariah in the 2000s, this is a welcome reminder of what they used to love.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Columbia Europe
UPC:
0886973924129
catalogNumber:
739241

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mariah Carey   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
Steve Perry   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Jonathan Cain   Composer
2Pac   Composer
S. Barnes   Composer
Beppe Cantarelli   Composer
Mariah Carey   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Hal Davis   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tom Evans   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
David Hall   Producer
Pete Ham   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Albert Johnson   Composer
Rhett Lawrence   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
Michael McCary   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Nathan Morris   Composer
Wanya Morris   Composer
J.C. Olivier   Composer
Manuel Seal   Composer,Producer
Shawn Stockman   Composer
Chris Toland   Arranger
James Harris   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ricky Rouse   Composer
Corey Rooney   Composer
Poke & Tone   Producer
Ben Margulies   Arranger,Composer
Steve Mac   Producer
Antonina Armato   Composer
Tyrone Wrice   Composer
Darryl Harper   Composer
Mike Mason   Producer
Dave Hall   Composer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Producer
Pierre Philippe   Composer
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
Bob West   Composer

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