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RAINBOW

Tracklisting
01. Heartbreaker
02. Can't take that away (Mariah's theme)
03. Bliss
04. How much
05. After tonight
06. X-girlfriend
07. Heartbreaker (remix)
08. Vulnerability
09. Against all odds (take a look at me now)
10. Crybaby
11. Did I do that?
12. Petals
13. Rainbow (interlude)
14. Thank God I found you
Following the completion of "The bachelor", Mariah turned her attention back to "All that glitters" which was once again green-lighted. Part of the deal was for Mariah to compose the songs and music for the film, and so she immediately settled back into the studio. Drawing on her own life for the fictional story, Mariah had soon fashioned several songs that reflected moody, emotional highs and lows but, in keeping with the setting of the movie, with a definite eighties feel. At the rate she was going, Mariah felt that the soundtrack would be completed just before she stepped in front of the cameras.

Unfortunately, "All that glitters" start time was pushed back yet again, and so Mariah was once more left in limbo with a handful of songs. "I was like okay", she told the Baltimore Sun. "If I'm going to do this, I'm either going to use some of the songs from the soundtrack or go back to square one and do a completely different album. So I decided to take the songs I had already done and just do a completely different album."

Sony was delighted at the news that they would get a new Mariah Carey album in 1999. Once again, they were less than thrilled when Mariah announced that she would be recruiting such rap and hip-hop stars as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Da Brat, and Missy Elliot to help her make further inroads into rap and R&B. Although never made public, many in the Sony Records corporate empire believed that Mariah worked the experimentation out of her system with "Butterfly", and that she would now return to safe and potentially more lucrative middleof- the-road pop. But with her newfound sense of independence, Mariah was having none of that.

"It's a challenge to work with other artists," she told Breakout magazine. "On my first four albums, there were no songs with other artists because I was not allowed to. But, now that I decide what I do, I ask everybody to join in on my records." For "Rainbow", Mariah also made the decision to record in Capri, Italy rather than her normal recording haunts in New York. "I love New York," she told a Blitz TV interviewer. "But if I'm there, I want to go out, friends come to the studio, and the phone rings constantly. But in Capri, I am in a remote place, and there is no one I can run into."

Mariah immediately rang up Walter Afanasieff who was integral to creating her trademark ballads. Unfortunately, Afanasieff, who had become an in-house producer for other Sony acts largely because of his work with Mariah, was busy working on another album and was not available. Mariah was disappointed and just a little bit suspicious. Again, she speculated that the fact that Walter was not available for her new album was Sony's doing; it was another stumbling block put in her path because of lingering hard feelings resulting from her divorce from Tommy. The falling out between Walter and Mariah appeared to be due to creative differences and not just to Sony's interference, but the record company's insistence on not responding to rumors only fueled suspicions that they were interfering with Mariah as some kind of revenge for her breakup with Tommy.

But she was not going to let the absence of Walter derail the album. David Foster had a reputation as a producer who knew his way around a ballad and who had a keen commercial sense. He was available and anxious at the opportunity to work with Mariah. For the album's dance-rap hip-hop songs, which she felt would end up taking at least half of the album, she chose the solid-gold hip-hop-rap producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. While she talked up Jam and Lewis to Launch magazine, Mariah, uncharacteristically, took the opportunity to take a shot at Walter. "I think Jimmy and Terry have added a different direction musically. I told them how great it was to be able to sit there (in the studio) and not have to say: No, not so schmaltzy."

In the booklet, Mariah said about the album: "This album chronicles my emotional rollercoater ride of the past year. If you listen closely, there's a story here with a very happy ending. After every storm - if you look hard enough - a rainbow appears."

In a perfect world
Human beings would co-exist
Harmoniously, like a rainbow
A multitude of colors
Each layer vibrant and clearly by itself
But in unison...
Boundless, breathtaking, celestial

"Rainbow" was released between October 27 and November 2, 1999. In September 2000, after the success of the duet with Westlife, the album was re-released with an extra song. In the USA, it became Mariah's biggest debut with 322,800 copies sold. It entered Billboard's 200 at number 2 and eventually shipped over 3 million copies in the USA alone.

COMPACT DISCS (CD'S)
CD from Argentina (0764)
2-495065
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CD from Asia (0591)
495065 2
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495065.2
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The difference with item 0591 is the color of the CD. Here, the main color is silverish instead of white.

CD from Asia (1796)
495065.2
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This CD is packed together with the 5" CD-Single "Thank God I found you" (44K 79339) from the USA (0641).

CD from Asia (0593)
495065 2
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from Asia (0594)
495065.2
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

The difference with item 0593 is the color of the CD. Here, the main color is silverish instead of white.

CD from Australia (2009)
COL 49
promo
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CD from Australia (0595)
496221 2
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495065 2
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CD from Brazil (0588)
2-495065
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CD from Brazil (2246)
2-495065
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This CD is exactly the same as item 0588, but on the back cover there is a stamp saying "amostra invendável".

CD from Cameroon (1595)
495065.2
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Tracklisting:
15. Heartbreaker (Album Version feat. Jay-Z)
16. Heartbreaker (No Rap Version)

CD from Canada (1277)
CK 63800
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CD-0735
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CD 228
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CD from Columbia (2755)
52495065
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495065 9
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Tracklisting:
15. Do you know where you're going to (theme from "Mahogany")

The last track is a hidden track, it's not mentioned on the back cover.

CD from Indonesia (1224)
495065.2
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CD from Indonesia (1225)
495065.7
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from Japan (0602)
SRCS 2222
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The CD has no rainbow printed on it, but is completely silverish. There is an extra booklet with all the lyrics in Japanese.

CD from Japan (2267)
SRCS 2222
promo
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The CD is exactly the same as item 0602, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "not for sale".

CD from Japan (2132)
SRCS 2222
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from Malaysia (2756)
495065 7
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from Mexico (0597)
CK 495065
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CK 495065
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Tracklisting:
15. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

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495065
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495065 2
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495065 2
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This CD comes with a free diary called "Millenium Superstars". Inside the diary there are photos of Sony Music's artists, Mariah is featured in the month of November.

CD from Singapore (1462)
495065 2
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This item is packed together with the CD-Single "Thank God I found you" (0641).

CD from Singapore (2133)
495065 7
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from South-Africa (2008)
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This promo is exactly the same as item 0599, but on the back cover is printed "promo only not for sale".

CD from South-Korea (0600)
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from Taiwan (1643)
495065.2
comes sometimes with a free key chain
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Taiwan / Asia (1541)
495065.7
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from the UK (2358)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia
CD from the UK (3085)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia
CD from the UK (1423)
495065 5
comes with bonus CD
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Tracklisting bonus CD:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

CD from the UK (1495)
495065 5
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Tracklisting:
15. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

In contrast to item 1423, the Westlife duet is not a seperate CD, but on the regular CD.

CD from the USA (0598)
CK 63800
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CD from the USA (3015)
CK 63800
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This CD is almost the same as item 0598, but on the back cover and the booklet is an extra number D 132764.

LONG PLAYERS (LP'S)
LP from Holland (0603)
495065 1
2 LP set
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LP from the USA (0604)
C2 63800
2 LP set
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cassette from Argentina (1357)
620-329 / 4-495065
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All the song titles are in Spanish, but the songs are sung in English.

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495065.4
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495065 4
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495065 4
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cassette from China (0585)
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495065 4
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cassette from Indonesia (1349)
495065.4
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cassette from Indonesia (1226)
495065.3 / 495065.4
comes with bonus cassette
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Tracklisting bonus cassette:
1. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

cassette from Japan (1602)
SRCS 2222
promo
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cassette from Malaysia (0584)
495065 3
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Tracklisting:
15. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

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495065 4
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cassette from the Philippines (1546)
495065.3
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Tracklisting:
15. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

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495065.4
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495065 4
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The booklet has a story in Korean.

cassette from South-Korea (2629)
CPT-2344 (495065 3)
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Tracklisting:
15. Against all odds (take a look at me now) (duet with Westlife)

The booklet has a story in Korean.

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495065 4
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cassette from Turkey (2266)
495065 4
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
cassette from the UK (1463)
XPC 23
promo cassette sampler, called "Snippets tape"
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Tracklisting:
1. Heartbreaker (feat. Jay-Z)
2. Bliss
3. X-Girlfriend
4. How much (feat. Usher)
5. Did I do that?
6. Crybaby (feat. Snoop Dogg)
7. Thank God I found you (feat. Joe & 98 Degrees)
8. Heartbreaker (feat. Da Brat & Missy Elliott)

cassette from the USA (0587)
CT 63800
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cassette from Zimbabwe (0759)
MCCOL 5988
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MINI DISCS
mini disc from Austria (0606)
495065 8
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mini disc from Japan (3110)
SRYS 1271
collection Andy Tjondrodihardjo

This mini disc comes with a custom mini disc holder.

mini disc from the USA (0605)
CM 63800
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SONG BOOKS
song book from the USA (1073)
ISBN 0-634-01492-7
Sony / ATV Music Publishing
exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard
piano - vocal - guitar
95 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
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