Mariah Carey has lifted the lid on the list of gems that will populate her new album, ‘The Rarities.’
Due October 2, the hotly anticipated project sees Mimi dig into her treasure chest of unreleased material to share with her legion of Lambs.
Arriving in tandem with the celebrations of her 30th year in music, the set’s material aptly stretches the length and breadth of her career – notably including songs from as far back as 1990 right through to 2020 versions of unheard cuts ala ‘Save The Day’ featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Also, in a move that will doubt delight fans, Carey has included the original (Firecracker) version of ‘Loverboy’ from the 2001’s soundtrack for cult classic ‘Glitter.’
As widely documented, the song is believed to be one facet of Carey’s issues with Jennifer Lopez – who, at the time, was being championed by her ex-husband Tommy Mottola.
It’s alleged that underhanded moves were employed to use the same sample for Lopez’s ‘I’m Real’ and rush-release it before Carey’s effort. As a result, Cameo‘s ‘Candy’ was sampled for the version of ‘Loverboy’ most know and love today.
Now, Mimi is excitingly set to share what was always intended.
One has to wonder whether a first-hand story will feature in her upcoming memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ – which arrives just days before this LP on September 29. After all, it’s clear the projects have been timed to align and the book promises to be super unfiltered.
In any case, peep the full tracklist:
‘The Rarities’ will also encompass a live concert CD of Carey’s roof-raising 1996 performance at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.
Peep the songs that’ll feature: