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Name: Bill
Country: the UK
It wasn't raining yet
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Warm November night.
Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,689) (98,694) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 3 October 2021; 17:50)
You love me really.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,686) (98,688) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 2 October 2021; 18:09)
The fact Till the End of Time isn't on your list makes you lose any credibility I'm afraid.
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Re: Wish/Could've beens list #1s (98,677) (98,678) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 1 October 2021; 15:12)
I love how Migrate isn't on the list.
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Re: Hero 2021 (98,674) (98,676) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 1 October 2021; 09:03)
There's a hero, when you're acting corny like Fritos.
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Re: Hero 2021 (98,668) (98,669) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 29 September 2021; 12:53)
Even though there have been better performances of herself, and better live performances overall, I think Hero at Proctor's Theatre is her defining live performance.
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Re: Voices and age (98,646) (98,647) by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 23 September 2021; 11:54)
Dionne's like 900 years old, what do you expect?
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Re: Rarities 2 (98,630) (98,632) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 20 September 2021; 10:44)
Yep she confirmed it on Twitter on that Lambily Lounge thing she does.
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Re: Rarities 2 (98,624) (98,631) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 20 September 2021; 09:39)
I hope that Rarities 2 has the 1993 Music Box concert at MSG as a live disc, and that the concert footage is released on Blu-ray as with Tokyo Dome.

There were quite a few omissions from Rarities 1 (There For Me, Imperfect, Skydiving) so I hope we get those. As the TEOM and E=MC2 b-sides are now on the streaming platforms please don't waste disc space with them.

And please Mariah. The demo tape.
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Re: Something big is coming (98,600) (98,603) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 13 September 2021; 09:01)
Wow. I hope it's a Glitter anniversary special. Remix EPs for Loverboy and Never Too Far/Hero, the videos finally released properly in HD, the album on vinyl, and those blanked out tracks she posted at the beginning of MC30 released.

But it's probably a new batch of cookies or a perfume lol.
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Re: Music now (98,585) (98,587) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 8 September 2021; 03:22)
Yes agree. Abba may single handedly save 2021. I had a lump in my throat when I listened to their two new songs. I can't recall the last time I heard new music that had compositional structure and intelligence, tuneful and familiar/nostalgic melodies, interesting and poignant lyrics, and delivered with integrity and grace.

Their music is a testament to their talent, and has only highlighted what the artists of this time lack, with hardly an original thought between them all. A band like Abba have appeared after a 40 year hiatus and blown them all out of the water.

Best start saving now for their concert next year.
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Re: Music Box tour footage NYC (98,580) (98,582) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 6 September 2021; 23:43)
I know right? I have played Vanishing about 90 times this week alone.
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Re: MC16 (98,569) (98,570) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 3 September 2021; 09:57)
Rather than an entire new album, what could work is "re-imaginings" of her songs, like the WBT Late Night version. An album of her re-doing some of her tracks in a more free, spontaneous, jazz-esque manner could be great. Especially some of the really old material she may not be that happy with in hindsight. Imagine turning a song like Heartbreaker into a sultry slow jam ballad or removing all the production from Alone In Love?
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Re: Music Box tour footage NYC (98,561) (98,564) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 30 August 2021; 17:02)
Yeh I couldn't believe it when it came up on my YouTube Bobby A, never clicked anything so fast (actually no, my lightning speed record was staying up until the early hours of the morning to hear Here We Go Around Again the instant it became available). The upper register on All In Your Mind sounded like birdsong, it was beautiful. And the second "insiiiiiide" of Emotions, when she carries up the scale was out of this world.
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Re: Music Box tour footage NYC (98,562) (98,563) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 30 August 2021; 16:59)
Yep agree completely. Even this amateur footage shows a much more fun and energetic concert than Tokyo Dome. I know everybody falls at Tokyo Dome's feet, but I find it one of her most boring and bland concerts she has ever done. Not helped by the audience being a sea of unenthusiastic mannequins either. Plus half the vocals are lipped studio vocals, but manipulated to a semitone lower. The Music Box Tour is 100% live, faults and all, and it's amazing. I agree that Vanishing is an absolute highlight, and swooping into the Morales mix of Dreamlover was a complete surprise.
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Music Box tour footage NYC (98,560) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 29 August 2021; 13:52)
Hi all, the entire NYC concert footage from the Music Box tour (amateur) is on YouTube.
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Article: Mariah Carey's "Somewhat Loved" reaches top 10 (98,547) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 25 August 2021; 19:28)
For a moment I was like, wow, Billboard Top 10 for Somewhat Loved, how surprising, yet delightful.

Then it turns out it's the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B Featured Female Artists Over 50 Who Have Twins chart and carried on with my life.
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Re: Remixes that surpass the original (98,540) (98,543) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 22 August 2021; 21:23)
Ah yes, the Sweet A Capella of One Sweet Day is gorgeous, I completely forgot about that one. Definitely better than the original. Adds a whole new dimension. And yep, agree with the Bonita mix of DYKWYGT. I also love the Bossa Nova of Butterfly, because it's so unique in her remix catalogue (even though it's not technically a bossa nova lol, but close enough), but it's tough to beat the original.
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Remixes that surpass the original (98,539) by Bill from the UK
(Sunday 22 August 2021; 12:36)
I've been listening to my maxi singles lately and really do believe there have been moments in MC's career where a remix has far outdone the original album version.

The Jackswing mix of Someday is far more organic and sparse sounding than the overproduced album version in my opinion. I will also never tire of the Def Club Mix of Dreamlover, though I adore the original of course, the remix ushered in all those that would follow. I feel torn about the original Fantasy (pure ear candy) and the ODB remix. Both are Goliaths, but the original probably just edges it out in my view. Again, I love AYNAF but the C&C Club Mix has some of the best, most free sounding vocals Mariah has ever delivered. Her scatting at the end as her upper register swirls around in the background is phenomenal.

Another no brainer is the Pure Imagination remix of I Still Believe. The original is nice but Mariah turns it into a whole new song with only the title as it's similarity. The Willy Wonka sample is inspired.

Post-Sony not much to write home about remix wise as she rarely did anything she hadn't done better before. The only ones I like as the "No Rap" edits that remove JD's relentless bleating and interruptions. It's like just shut up. For a change.

Have I missed anything obvious?
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Re: Clark Sisters (98,512) (98,513) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 13 August 2021; 07:36)
If Mariah is singing with the Clark Sisters that will be amazing. She mentioned them on The First Vision video along with the Edwin Hawkins Singers as the gospel singers she likes. I wonder if MC is heading down a gospel route for the next album, or whether it's going to be a gospel infused Christmas number.
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Re: Faded (98,504) (98,505) by Bill from the UK
(Tuesday 10 August 2021; 16:27)
I love the opening line "It was overcast that day, and I was feeling some kind of way". Almost as poetic as The Roof's opening. My favourite from MIAM is Make It Look Good. Stevie's harmonica harmonising with Mariah's upper register is brilliant. Should have been a single and would have been another #1 like Migrate.
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Re: Music Box album cover (98,495) (98,498) by Bill from the UK
(Friday 6 August 2021; 14:09)
Yes agree, it is a beautiful cover. I'm sure I remember reading somewhere it was inspired by a Marilyn Monroe shot. It does exude that sort of silver screen look, and her face is lovely.

As for the London date of the Daydream tour, glad to have a fellow attendee in my midst haha. Whereabouts were you seated? I remember crying my eyes out when my dad said he managed to get tickets, he was on hold for hours hah. I took my Talkboy (remember those?) so I have a terrible cassette recording, but I did manage in the later years to get my hands on some better recordings and some video footage. Unfortunately, that's all stored in my parent's attic at the moment so not sure when I will be back there to find it. I do intend to stick it all on YouTube one of these days, and this group will be the first to know of course.
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Re: MC's sexiest album cover (98,482) (98,484) by Bill from the UK
(Monday 2 August 2021; 12:06)
Mariah should have used the self portrait for the Me I Am Mariah cover, and also should have used the pink Caution tape with the blue eye staring through it as the Caution album cover. That said, I did like the black cover with the M. Just please not another full body shot of Mariah with her arms raised and legs akimbo.
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Re: MC's sexiest album cover (98,473) (98,475) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 31 July 2021; 14:27)
Yes agree. I always felt the pic of Mariah holding the microphone would have made the better album cover, though zoomed in a bit (like the VOL cover).
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Re: MC's sexiest album cover (98,471) (98,472) by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 31 July 2021; 12:12)
See if preferred the snow bunny look of Merry Christmas and think the red Santa suit is the sexiest look she did, in a subtle way. That and Emotions, as it emphasises her great figure.
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Re: American Idol performance (98,459) (98,461) by Bill from the UK
(Wednesday 28 July 2021; 12:35)
The biggest tell for the Late Night WBT remix is her headphone wire switches from side to side throughout the video. Whoever was in charge of continuity should have got sacked lol.
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