|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."
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|Few need to be reminded of Mariah Carey's prodigious vocal talents, or her unimpeachable string of chart-topping singles, but this succinctly titled Columbia Legacy retrospective neatly avoids potential redundancy by focusing on Carey's slow-burning ballads, which served as showcases for her legendary five octave vocal range. Though all of these selections are heavy on vocal pyrotechnics, Carey never lets her virtuosity overwhelm the solidly original songwriting in evidence on numbers like "Dreamlover" and "Vision of Love." As Carey's career progressed, she began to lean more towards the dance/R&B market, so though BALLADS includes selections from all of her albums for Columbia, it's track list is weighted towards her earlier releases like MUSIC BOX and MARIAH CAREY.|
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|
Associated Artists and Works
|Glitter ~ Original Soundtrack|
|Smooth Jazz All Stars|
|The Smooth Jazz All Stars|
|Release Date : 01/20/2009|
|Original Release Date : 2008|
|Catalog ID : 886974130321|
|Label : Legacy|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00886974130321|
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.