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UNDERNEATH THE STARS

"Underneath the stars" was the first track recorded for the "Daydream" album, and Mariah's favourite song on that album. It "has a real '70s soul vibe", Mariah thought. "We even put those scratches you hear on old records to give it that kind of flavor. It was a good place to start, because it got me into the head of making an album that was more R&B - more in the vibe of the Minnie Ripperton era, which has always been an inspiration to me."

And indeed, it had that feel, melodic and airy. But unlike Minnie's recordings, there was little evidence of Mariah's higher register. Indeed, as she'd progressed from Mariah Carey, she'd used it less and less (on her 1999 album "Rainbow", she started using her higher register once again). As she explained to Tabitha Soren on MTV, "What I tried to do is put it, sort of, as more of a texture on a lot of songs, like as a background part I did certain things, and you know I just meant to get a little bit more creative with it." Which was exactly what she'd done. Her reputation and following were strong enough now that any gimmicks were unnecessary.

"Underneath the stars" was the 6th and last single from the "Daydream" album. It was only released as a promo in October 1996.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from the UK (2084)
no catalogue number
UK radioplay dj pre-release
collection Alison Wheeler

Tracklisting:
1. Underneath the stars (UK Radio Mix)
2. Underneath the stars (UK Dance Mix)
3. Underneath the stars (UK Live Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (2158)
CSK 8776
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Underneath the stars (Album Version)
2. Underneath the stars (Drifting Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (1128)
CSK 8776
promo
collection Luis Uribe

Tracklisting:
1. Underneath the stars (Album Version)
2. Underneath the stars (Drifting Re-Mix)
3. Underneath the stars (Drifting Re-Mix w/o Rap)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (1129)
CAS 8945
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Underneath the stars (Album Version)
2. Underneath the stars (Drifting Re-Mix)
3. Underneath the stars (Drifting Re-Mix w/o Rap)
4. Underneath the stars (Album Version)
5. Underneath the stars (Drifting Re-Mix)
6. Underneath the stars (Drifting Re-Mix w/o Rap)

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