The Ballads CD (2009)

Artist: Mariah Carey

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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."


Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 210463905
UPC 886974130321
UPC 14 00886974130321
Format CD
Release Date 1/20/2009
Author Mariah Carey
Compilation Appearance Thug Mentality 1999 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Life & Times Of S.Carte (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Legacy: Greatest Hits Collection
Compilation Appearance Philadelphia Freeway (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Essential Luther Vandross
Compilation Appearance Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Of Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Bone Thugs N Harmony's Greatest Hits:
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Luther Vandross
Compilation Appearance Strength And Loyalty(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Strength & Loyalty
Compilation Appearance Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Compilation Appearance Love Luther
Compilation Appearance Vh1 Divas Live
Compilation Appearance Legacy (Greatest Hits)
Compilation Appearance Billboard 1990'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Compilation Appearance Easy 80S
Compilation Appearance Duets II
Compilation Appearance Now 47
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:luther Vandross
Compilation Appearance Romantic Christmas
Compilation Appearance Now 1s
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance Mr. Mista
Compilation Appearance Essential
Associated Artist/Work Houston, Whitney
Technical Info
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
CatalogID 886974130321
Lable Name Columbia/Legacy
Released 01/20/2009
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 75m : 44s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886974130321
Musical Guests
Trey Lorenz
Luther Vandross
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Mariah Carey (vocals, background vocals).
Photographer: Alexei Hay.
Arrangers: David Hall ; Chris Toland; Jermaine Dupri; Mariah Carey; Ben Margulies; Walter Afanasieff.
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
Artist Bio
Mariah CareyMariah 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.
Disc 1
1 Hero
2 One Sweet Day
3 Vision Of Love
4 Without You
5 Can't Let Go
6 Love Takes Time
7 I'll Be There - (featuring Trey Lorenz)
8 Thank God I Found You [Make It Last Remix] - (featuring Joe/Nas)
9 Endless Love - (featuring Luther Vandross)
10 I Still Believe
11 My All
12 Roof, The
13 When You Believe
14 Anytime You Need A Friend
15 Always Be My Baby
16 Dreamlover
17 How Much - (featuring Usher)
18 Reflections (Care Enough)
Product Attributes
Artist Carey,Mariah
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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