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Re: Joy to the world (Celebration Remix) (99,006) (99,009) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 27 November 2021; 19:13)
I agree this is one of her best club mixes, but it was a collaboration with David Morales, not C&C. ❤️
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Re: Baby Please Come Home (98,997) (98,998) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 24 November 2021; 19:28)
Yep. Everything on the original Merry Christmas album is untouchable. The re-recordings of AIWFCIY, the "live" version of O Holy Night, the hip hop Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, the new CBPCH all pale by comparison. It's like that dreadful re-recording of Hero she did in support of The Ballads album. What was she thinking? Leave the past in the past and move forward.
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Re: Adele (98,982) (98,984) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 22 November 2021; 19:46)
I meant from a publicity/popularity standpoint. Daydream was Mariah's popularity and some would say, vocal peak. All I was saying was let her ride the crest of that wave because, as we all know, nothing lasts forever.
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Re: Adele (98,972) (98,974) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 21 November 2021; 17:42)
I streamed the album this morning and it's not terrible. In fact, I was quite surprised there were some songs with a bit of "oomf" to them, as usually it's all dreary rehashes of Someone Like You (Adele's We Belong Together). Her voice was a bit much towards the end though. The good thing about MC is her voice has so many facets her records are never uninteresting. No one can make an album with Petals and Bliss and Can't Take That Away and Heartbreaker. Just that one album has so many vocal styles and different vibes going on with it.
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Re: Where Are You Christmas (98,953) (98,957) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 17 November 2021; 14:32)
If Where Are You Christmas was put out with 1994 vocals the issue is, it would totally outshine Fall In Love at Christmas. Here's hoping for Rarities II in 2022 to include that, Lose Control from the debut and her demo tape.
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Re: MC's Range Media has ties to TM (98,954) (98,956) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 17 November 2021; 14:30)
Adele's in her Daydream era now. I'm like, let her have it. Mariah doesn't really need to have an aggressive campaign like Adele's album roll out in my view.
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Re: MC’s Range Media has ties to TM (98,942) (98,943) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 14 November 2021; 19:13)
Tommy's been married to Thalia now for over 20 years and is in his 70s. He's not going to actively try to sabotage Mariah.
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Re: One Sweet Day (98,916) (98,917) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 11 November 2021; 11:26)
"And all that I know is I'll wait, patiently to see you in heaven."
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Re: Mariah - new label (98,906) (98,915) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 11 November 2021; 08:55)
I'd be happy with either really. I do agree with you that the gospel album ship might have sailed back when it was more effortless vocally for her, and yes, she has always been perfect for a jazz album. The Wind still remains one of her greatest recordings in my view.
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Re: Mariah - new label (98,900) (98,903) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 10 November 2021; 13:49)
I'd love a gospel album from MC. Even if it was 50% new songs and 50% existing songs I'd be happy (My Saving Grace, Fly Like a Bird, I Wish You Well, Heavenly). Imagine if she re-worked Sent from Up Above WBT Valentine's style. Would be a great project.
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Re: Babyface (98,886) (98,889) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 8 November 2021; 19:21)
I do love their four outings together. Never Forget You, Melt Away, Every Time I Close My Eyes and When You Believe are all gorgeous songs. My only issue with Babyface is that his production is a bit "samey". It is worth noting though that Mariah self-produced Melt Away so it doesn't seem as though he was involved in it enough to be considered controlling.
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Re: MC home videos (98,861) (98,875) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 7 November 2021; 19:56)
They're there for pre-order (released December 7th). For those that don't have the DVDs, they are £5 each. The First Vision is £9 and Tokyo Dome is £11. So glad TFV is being released as the DVD from Japan is far too expensive. Plus I doubt this will have the Japanese sub titles throughout the interview with MC either.
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Re: Fall in Love at Christmas (98,864) (98,873) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 7 November 2021; 14:28)
You're spot on with this post.
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Re: MC home videos (98,838) (98,853) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 5 November 2021; 18:24)
That's great news as I always suspected TFV was never put out on DVD outside of Japan because of her hatred for all the videos. Glad she's got over that now, as I love all of them. Especially Someday.

Also Jamie where did you get this news from as I tried to find it but couldn't?
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Fall In Love (98,852) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 5 November 2021; 18:24)
I don't think it's going to dethrone AIWFCIY, or Oh Santa for that matter lol. I must say though, Mariah looks absolutely incredible in the video. Ageless beauty that she is.
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Re: MC home videos (98,833) (98,834) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 4 November 2021; 22:09)
Oh wow, including The First Vision?
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Re: Where was everybody? (98,811) (98,812) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 1 November 2021; 12:15)
Where she smashed the pumpkin? Very good. Really hoping 2022 delivers The Rarities 2. I found out that the Penny Ford track "I Lose Control" was written by Mariah and Narada Michael Walden for the debut. Narada appaz found the master tape where it was recorded, but MC didn't want it on the debut. I've been listening to Penny's version non-stop imaging those lush 1990 vocals performing it and I'm so desperate to hear it.
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Re: MC30 (98,795) (98,796) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 23 October 2021; 13:52)
Possibly. Appaz her new Christmas single is out (or announced, not sure which) on the 4th November. I've read it has a choir at the end and very "90s Mariah" sounding. So let's see how that all pans out.
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Re: MC30 (98,792) (98,794) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 22 October 2021; 22:53)
Oh what great news, so glad it is back. Elated to see Joy to the World get its EP release, and finally I have the Crash Dub Crash digitally. Also, great that she included the video version as that has some different ad libs to the regular Celebration Mix. I might have to bring back my remix EP series and bore you all to tears again lol. But wait maybe I do that anyway.
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Re: 2nd best Christmas album (98,789) (98,790) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 22 October 2021; 10:43)
Second best is Merry Christmas II You lol.
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Re: Without You (98,786) (98,788) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 21 October 2021; 23:04)
It's impossible to pick her best for me. Every ballad she's ever done is beautiful and amazing in its own way.
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Re: Easy on me (98,754) (98,763) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 17 October 2021; 10:36)
You missed the point though. The original discussion about Adele/Easy On Me was a side note "what do people think" rather than comparing it against anything Mariah has ever done. To that end, a bunch of people here said it's boring because it's the same piano-led ballad she's been churning out since she started.

Comparisons then shifted to Mariah, who did actually take many creative risks and pushed the boundary with her music (Dreamlover club mix, Fantasy remix, making a Christmas album when no one else was, integrating hip-hop into pop music etc.)

I, and many here, have criticised Mariah in the past for releasing variants of We Belong Together since 2005. No one wants to hear another staccato style ballad from her with a key change and long note at the end. Yet, she insists on putting one on every album.

So, yes, had Mariah released Easy On Me I would be going nuts and praising her, because it's not something she's done as a lead single since records began. As for Adele releasing it, no, I'm not going to praise something that was exactly what I thought it would be.

I don't think anybody is envious of the universal praise Adele gets either. Mariah had her day in the sun and will always be in the history books and a reference/example for others that come along. As will Adele to be fair. I think the point is people are scratching their heads around why Adele is getting praise for putting out the 5th version of Someone Like You.
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Re: Easy on me (98,744) (98,750) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 16 October 2021; 09:51)
My thoughts exactly. Same old, same old.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,730) (98,733) by Bill from the UK
(Tuesday 12 October 2021; 21:25)
Love this idea. That white dress needs to come back into rotation.
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Re: Allure (98,726) (98,727) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 11 October 2021; 21:12)
I bet MC recorded a demo for Head Over Heels. The background vocals/layering that goes on in that song is so Mariah. Also the ad-libs as well. Would love to see that on Rarities 2 as I always imagined her singing it. That and, of course, Where Are You Christmas.
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