|Recording information: Cove City Sound Studios, NY; Cove City Studio, NY; Crave Studios, NY; DMH Studios; Oakshire Recorders, Los Angeles, CA; Quad Studios, NY; Shakedown Studios, NY; Skyline Studios, NY; Sony Studios; Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA; the Hit Factory, NY; The Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA; The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA; The Power Station, NY; Wallyworld.
|Mariah Carey's first and fourth proper studio albums, Mariah Carey (1990) and Daydream (1995), are paired on this release from Legacy. Part of the label's X2 series, it packages the two albums as they were originally released inside a thin paper shell with generic design. Seven of the songs from these two albums, including "Vision of Love," "Someday," "Fantasy," and the Boyz II Men collaboration "One Sweet Day," reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mariah Carey and Daydream are also among Carey's deeper releases, with high-quality album cuts not issued as singles. As with other X2 releases, this set typically retailed for a price lower than the sum of the albums bought individually. ~ Andy Kellman