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The Ballads (2008)

Artist: Mariah Carey
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Format: CD
Sku: 210463905
UPC: 886974130321
UPC 14: 00886974130321
Release Date: 1/20/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hero ~ Mariah Carey
2. One Sweet Day ~ Mariah Carey
3. Vision Of Love ~ Mariah Carey
4. Without You ~ Mariah Carey
5. Can't Let Go ~ Mariah Carey
6. Love Takes Time ~ Mariah Carey
7. I'll Be There - (featuring Trey Lorenz) ~ Mariah Carey
8. Thank God I Found You [Make It Last Remix] - (featuring Joe/Nas) ~ Mariah Carey
9. Endless Love - (featuring Luther Vandross) ~ Mariah Carey
10. I Still Believe ~ Mariah Carey
11. My All ~ Mariah Carey
12. Roof, The ~ Mariah Carey
13. When You Believe ~ Mariah Carey
14. Anytime You Need A Friend ~ Mariah Carey
15. Always Be My Baby ~ Mariah Carey
16. Dreamlover ~ Mariah Carey
17. How Much - (featuring Usher) ~ Mariah Carey
18. Reflections (Care Enough) ~ Mariah Carey
 
Celebrate the voice, the career, and the ballads from one of the best selling and most award-winning female artists ever, Mariah Carey. Sony Music Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Mariah Carey: The Ballads. This definitive collection celebrates the voice and the career of one of the best selling and most award winning female artists in the world.

This is the first time that all of Mariah's most popular ballads have appeared on one CD, making it a truly ultimate collection of her extraordinary music.

Mariah Carey: The Ballads features 18 chart-topping hits including nine #1 fan favorites like: "Hero," "Vision of Love," "One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men)" and "Dreamlover."

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Mariah Carey (vocals, background vocals).
Muze PNote Photographer: Alexei Hay.
Muze PNote Arrangers: David Hall ; Chris Toland; Jermaine Dupri; Mariah Carey; Ben Margulies; Walter Afanasieff.
Muze PNote 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," "Love Takes Time," "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. [A U.S. version with a different track listing was also released.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Bryan Michael Cox; David Hall; Mike Mason; Jermaine Dupri; Jimmy Jam; Manuel Seal; Mariah Carey; Narada Michael Walden; Poke & Tone; Rhett Lawrence; Babyface; Terry Lewis; Walter Afanasieff

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Trey Lorenz
Muze Guest Artist Joe
Muze Guest Artist Nas
Muze Guest Artist Luther Vandross
Muze Guest Artist Usher
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Mariah Carey - The Ballads - CD Review
By: David Bowling Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/19/2009 10:14 AM
I am sort of outside the Mariah Carey appreciation generation or put another way I am old. As such, I am a lot more attracted to her slower songs rather than her up-tempo material. That makes her latest release, The Ballads, a perfect album for me....read the full review

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Associated Artists and Works

Houston, Whitney
Glitter ~ Original Soundtrack
Smooth Jazz All Stars
The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Vandross, Luther
VH1 Divas Live ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/20/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 886974130321
Music Label Name Label : Columbia/Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886974130321

Bio

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She made her recording debut in 1990 with Columbia Records, becoming the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Carey,Mariah
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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