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Wednesday 12 June 2024

Mariah Carey's "Rainbow" gets remastered

Mariah Carey fans, get ready to take a trip down memory lane, this time, with a twist. This Friday, 25th Anniversary Edition of their queen herself, Mariah Carey's iconic album "Rainbow" will hit the market. Just like before, the edition shall take you down memory lane in a refined and much more colorful way with the release of the remastered tracks and new mixes.

Rainbow is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer Mariah Carey, released on November 2, 1999 through Columbia Records. The album followed what had been done in Carey's previous two installments, Daydream and Butterfly.

"Rainbow" is as if not just coming back in its glory. The anniversary edition has been carefully remastered for Dolby Atmos to give the audience a new audio experience. The enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to enjoy the full version of "Rainbow's End", mixed with the legend and unbeatable David Morales.

This new version, making this much-adored album even more modern, is all set to bring the old, innocent feel of an original while making it a contemporary metropolis.The news is still very much unconfirmed, but the buzz is already becoming palpable within Mariah's fan base about what could be included in such a deluxe edition: new vinyls, remixes, live performance recordings, and maybe even unreleased tracks. Mariah has delighted her fans with bonus content contained within such releases many times in the past, and expectations are high.

"Rainbow" is an album and a piece of her heart. This album came at the time when a new chapter in her life had started and when she stepped onto another era of artistic control as well as personal expression. Then newly divorced from Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Mariah had invested quite a bit in this album, where her experience and pain tell the narration of her wholesome journey as a biracial woman who was eventually forced to undergo the intricacies of the music industry.

She takes charge of her creativity on every song, setting the proper tone to begin her journey. From the upbeat "Heartbreaker" to the soulful "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)", the lyrics in every song catered to the reader's emotions, a perfect blend of empowerment, vulnerability, and strength.

However, "Rainbow" is not only exceptional for its powerful lyrics but also because of the jaw-dropping collaborations seen on the album. Name hip-hop legends such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Missy Elliott and pop and R&B icons such as Usher and 98 Degrees; this album combines them into one unbeatable genre-bending machine. The collaborations may have made this album a sound never seen before and propelled this long-term popularity.

The title is as inspirational as the songs. Mariah saw two rainbows, one on top of the other, on a significantly stressful day. That vision depicted hope and light at the end of the tunnel for her, which she wanted to portray to her fans through her music.

The Rainbow Deluxe isn't an album re-release as much as it is an experience. In addition to the remastered music videos that'll hit YouTube, behind-the-scenes content from her iconic "Heartbreaker" video shoot, and potentially even live performances from her Rainbow Tour, the addition of acapella and sped-up versions of some tracks defaults to the latest musical trends turn, making the album feel just as contemporary as it does a blast from the past.

But with hits like "Heartbreaker", "Thank God I Found You", and "Against All Odds", "Rainbow" is still a fan favorite in Mariah's discography - the album's success-triple platinum, with millions sold worldwide-is, is one indicator of its impact.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Rainbow", Mariah Carey invites us to relive all of that magic with some brand-new, exciting elements. This isn't a simple look back at a pivotal moment in her career; it is a vibrant celebration of her enduring legacy and connection with her fans. So, circle the dates and get ready to experience "Rainbow" as never before!


Scott from USA wrote:
While I am excited to hear the remastered album and any unreleased material, I am not so sure that I agree with this article's assertion that "Mariah had invested quite a bit in this album". Rainbow was created quickly and in response to delays on the development of the Glitter film. Additionally, it completed her contract with Sony, which I think was Mariah's strongest motivation for putting an album out at the time. She wanted to close that chapter of her life. There are certainly some moments on Rainbow that I love - Heartbreaker is an instant classic, and songs like Petals and Ex-Girlfriend gave us some (somewhat uncharacteristically) autobiographical lyrics about Mariah's life at the time - but overall Rainbow feels to me like Mariah's most rushed work. That being said, it's fun, it's sexy, and it's perfect for Pride Month.
(Thursday 13 June 2024; 15:20)

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