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Name: Stacey
Country: USA
Been a fan since 1993. Favorite albums include Daydream, TEOM, and Music Box. I love a good discussion, but won't stand for hateful comments because we disagree. Ok? I'm too old to deal with drama and so are you. Keep it real with me and we'll have some fun. Peace.
The Remixes (101,135) by Stacey from USA
(Sunday 4 September 2022; 05:18)
The Remixes was a missed opportunity. With any remixed song, there was almost always a radio edit included. Those radio edits should have been included on the album so more songs could be included. The second CD should have been filled with her slower, R&B remixes and include lesser known ones like UTS (Drifting Remix). Lazy tracklisting indeed.
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Re: Endless Love (101,119) (101,123) by Stacey from USA
(Friday 2 September 2022; 00:45)
I had the same reaction to Endless Love. Such an iconic pairing much like MC and Whitney.
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Re: If saying... (101,081) (101,100) by Stacey from USA
(Tuesday 30 August 2022; 02:59)
I agree it's negativity if someone says those things. What I don't agree with is calling out that person for saying such things. Starting a thread solely about the alleged tone of the board. Who cares? What someone else says or does doesn't change what I do. Carey on.
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Re: New Mariah feat. Ariana Grande out 9/2 (101,073) (101,078) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 29 August 2022; 00:22)
I think this is a great strategy. Stay quiet then drop hints a few days before and bam release the project. Here's hoping for a Fall surprise.
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Re: If saying... (101,074) (101,077) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 29 August 2022; 00:20)
Saying her voice is shot and MC should retire is of course being negative. Saying she's fat and needs to loose weight is negative. I don't deny that.

The real problem, the point I'm trying to make is when someone takes that "negative" comment as a personal attack against their own opinions and seeks to tell that person off, prove them wrong, you're not a real fan, etc. I believe in the free exchange of ideas. Such a lost art.
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Re: Negativity (101,062) (101,064) by Stacey from USA
(Saturday 27 August 2022; 14:34)
Fellow SPED teacher, how cool is that? Hoping you have a good year. I hear you on living the weekends. A good MC song does me good on my drive home.
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Negativity (101,061) by Stacey from USA
(Saturday 27 August 2022; 07:56)
Can't blame me, lol. I haven't posted much the past few weeks. Been too busy as school has started back. P.S. I teach high school special Ed.

P.S. Is it really negativity or folks getting a wee bit too sensitive to opinions contrary to their own. Asking for a friend.
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Re: Mariah and Luis duet (101,010) (101,014) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 22 August 2022; 06:57)
Could I Have This Kiss Forever is such a beautiful song. A definite favorite of mine.
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Re: Article: Mariah Carey wants to trademark "Queen of Christmas" (100,992) (100,998) by Stacey from USA
(Friday 19 August 2022; 08:44)
I bet it was Stella's idea.
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Re: My All (100,957) (100,958) by Stacey from USA
(Thursday 11 August 2022; 22:24)
Ok well I finally got this song out of my head, it had been living there for awhile, and now it's back, lol. Thanks a lot. I agree. This song is one of her best ballads. It proves that sometimes less is more. I'm not talking about vocals, but overall production. It's just her, the guitar, and some percussion. Add to the fact we now know the circumstances surrounding the song's creation, just makes me love it more.
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Re: RIP Olivia Newton John (100,941) (100,950) by Stacey from USA
(Wednesday 10 August 2022; 06:30)
Hopefully we will get something along the lines of an HD quality recording of their Butterfly Tour duet on The Rarities 2. I'd even love an acoustic recording ala Close My Eyes from the first rarities album. MC's Instagram post was perfect.
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Re: Best breakup album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (100,904) (100,906) by Stacey from USA
(Friday 5 August 2022; 07:56)
I think of her performance of Petals at the Rosie O'Donnell show in 2000. At the end of Petals where she sings, "I miss you Valentine (Tommy), I really loved you," she shook the microphone a bit with her head nodding as well. I think MC did love him with Butterfly being the words she wished he had said to her. I think she wanted the marriage to work but left when she had nothing more to give.
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Re: #Butterfly25 (100,880) (100,887) by Stacey from USA
(Wednesday 3 August 2022; 00:12)
VHS? You millennials missed out on the good ole days.
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Re: Best breakup album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (100,884) (100,886) by Stacey from USA
(Wednesday 3 August 2022; 00:11)
Well true. Mariah did cover the song made famous by Phil Collins. But we all know MC chooses cover songs as meticulously as her own songs she writes. Crybaby is for sure about Derek. Such a great song.
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Re:#Butterfly25 (100,870) (100,873) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 1 August 2022; 08:10)
You had me in your corner right up until the end, lol. But I agree, leave Butterfly alone. It's such an iconic album, era, etc. She did rerecord The Roof with Brandy as part of Master-class. Fine. But don't do anything more.
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Re: MC hurry up (100,852) (100,855) by Stacey from USA
(Saturday 30 July 2022; 19:50)
Same. That SNL performance is insane, in a good way. I love the song even more now that we know the story behind it.

P.S. I got two kittens a few months ago. They are being quite wild this morning, lol.
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Re: MC hurry up (100,847) (100,848) by Stacey from USA
(Friday 29 July 2022; 23:09)
The great thing is we have 30 years of music to listen to while we wait. Go revisit a song or album you haven't listened to in awhile. My latest song is My All.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,845) (100,846) by Stacey from USA
(Friday 29 July 2022; 03:12)
MC is fire when she uses all aspects of her voice. Just like I hate overuse of the whisper, I don't like songs where her full voice is flying high. I like it when she mixes it up. I like the tension, the build up and then emotional release at the end.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,842) (100,844) by Stacey from USA
(Thursday 28 July 2022; 20:58)
I remember that story. As talented as Mariah is, and I know this may come as a shock to some, she is occasionally wrong. I am glad JD insisted she sing full voice instead of whisper on WBT and glad MC listened. Can you imagine whisper vocals all throughout WBT? Yikes.
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Re: (100,841) (100,843) by Stacey from USA
(Thursday 28 July 2022; 20:52)
First off, I'm glad you love Charmbracelet.

The album tanked with the general public because Mariah overused the whisper vocal. The lyrics were screaming for that full voice vocal and does MC do? Whisper. CB is hard for me to listen to because I don't get that emotional release. What is MC known for? What made her dominate the 1990s? That voice. It's why when promotion began for TEOM, the slogan used was "Return of the Voice". Mariah is most successful when she uses all aspects of her voice (whisper, full voice, whistle.) But again, I've always argued CB was released as damage control. It gave Mariah a platform to explain what happened during her breakdown, get her airtime, which set her up for the real comeback: The Emancipation of Mimi. And for that last reason alone I'll always be grateful for Charmbracelet even if I don't personally care for the album.
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Re: Walter (100,827) (100,832) by Stacey from USA
(Tuesday 26 July 2022; 03:37)
If I am referring to you, I will reply to your posts directly. In any case, the topic has run its course for me. I've said my peace. Now onto enjoying the music each day. Carey on.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,819) (100,826) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 25 July 2022; 20:56)
Very good point. Absence does makes the heart grow fonder. See I don't think CB was a failure. I do think MC used the promotion for CB to share her side of what happened. The amount of promotion may have bordered on overkill, but I think she did that much to get as much face time out there to say she is ok and ready to make music again. The album was released to get her back in the game, give an excuse to tour, and get everyone ready for the real comeback which was TOEM.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,817) (100,823) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 25 July 2022; 18:51)
Hi Dago. No worries. I totally forgot about that.
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Re: Walter (100,818) (100,822) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 25 July 2022; 18:45)
Exactly. I don't understand the need to put him down just because their partnership ended on bad terms.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,807) (100,812) by Stacey from USA
(Monday 25 July 2022; 01:49)
Honestly for me it was the over usage of the whisper vocal. There were so many emotionally charged lyrical moments that called for that full mid upper range voice vocal and she gave me a whisper. CB was full of either whisper or stratospheric belts. I missed that mid range full voice vocal that we got so much of with TOEM.

The arrangements for Subtle Invitation and There Goes My Heart are amazing. But her whisper vocals got lost in the music, IMO. There's a moment toward the end of TGMH where she gives a full vocal riff and I just crave more of that over this amazing arrangement. MC is the master of building that tension through the first, second verse and subsequent choruses. Then she blows us away with an amazing bridge and final chorus. I missed that emotional release on CB. I didn't get that release on CB.

At the end of the day, I'm grateful for CB. It gave MC a time to shine, to write songs which helped her emotionally release with what happened the past few years and set up her big comeback with TOEM. I saw MC on her last tour date of CB in 2003. She sounded amazing. I love I Only Wanted and Irresistible.
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