As Much As I like Mariah Ballads, I'd rather see a compilation of B-sides and Rarities such as
Everything Fades Away Slipping Away Do You Think Of Me Breakdown (Mo Thugs Remix) My All - Spanish Edition Hero - Spanish Edition Someday (New 12'' House) Someday (New 7" Jackswing/Video Version) Someday (Pianoapercaloopapella) ETC
I'd rather see a compilation of her hard to find/out of print material rather than a Ballads collection.
I totally agree! What Mariah Fan do you know that doesn't have every single one of these songs already...and if they have an ipod and itunes can just make this playlist in 5 seconds like I can. What do we need this for? We need the rare B-sides. That is what we want. I'm very disappointed.
Amen-As an avid Mariah collector, I already have these songs in multiples. I collect singles and even imports. Why should we shell out more money for songs that we already have. As creative a person as Mariah is, why can't she seem to come out with something original? Even the title "The Ballads" is rehashed from her previous EP release "The Ballads CD"
Mariah really has no control over this release. It is being released by her former label Sony. This explains why no songs are included from her last two albums. For example "We Belong Together", which is Mariah's biggest ballad of her career. I agree it's a little foolish to purchase a cd of songs we all have. However, Sony is going to cash in on Mariah's recent success as much as possible, like they did with "Remixes" and "Greatest Hits".
Also, there is a recent quote from Mariah from a 2008 interview overseas where she confirmed that a release of her previous unreleased work is set for a 2009 release. BUT THAT COULD ONLY BE A RUMOR TOO!