Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mariah Carey: The Greatest Unreleased Tracks Vol. 2 (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2008) [RE-POST]

Here is the second record in the serious featuring an assortment of remixes and rare tracks from the one and only Mariah Carey. Aside from perhaps tracks 2 and 6, there aren't any true 'unreleased' tracks here, just mostly rare-ish remixes and a b-side track from the Daydream era (Slipping Away.) The two unreleased tracks are an unreleased remix of Touch My Body done by long-time collaborator DJ Clue? and a feature with N.O.R.E. and Big Pun from 2006. The remix of Touch My Body features Clue's typical piano-driven riffs though it does sound slightly off-key in
respect to Carey's vocals, particularly during the verses. He obviously laid down a track but Carey never re-recorded her vocals so he just used the original vocal take instead. The feature with N.O.R.E. and Big Pun was supposed to be on the former's cancelled 2006 album 1 Fan A Day for Rock-A-Fella Records and later showed up on a few mixtapes and bootleg 12"s.

Bye Bye (Remix) feat. Akon & Lil' Wayne 4:32
Touch My Body (Remix) feat. Cam'Ron 4:24
Don't Forget About Us (Remix) feat. Bone, Thugs-N-Harmony & Juelz Santana 3:27
The One (So So Def Remix) feat. Bone Crusher 4:33
Say Somethin (So So Def Remix) 4:05
Friends feat. N.O.R.E. & Big Pun 4:09
Slipping Away 4:18