Mariah Carey – The Live Debut – 1990 (2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Mariah Carey – The Live Debut – 1990 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 16:48 minutes | 186 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Mariah Carey’s 1990 Debut Showcase concert at the Tattoo Club.

“The clich “meteoric rise” could have been invented for Mariah Carey. This self-titled debut sold over eight million copies, produced four number one singles, and earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Not bad for an unknown 19-year-old. It also set her on her way to becoming the best-selling female artist of the 1990s –- a particularly impressive feat considering the caliber of the competition during that decade –- largely on the strength of her truly remarkable voice. She swoops across an unbelievable five octaves on these smooth ballads and bouncy R&B tunes, and her vocal control is simply stunning –- witness her spine-tingling upper register notes on “Someday” and “Prisoner” to choose just two of many examples. But she’s more than a pretty voice; Carey also co-wrote each of the 11 songs on this album, and though her songwriting chops would improve over the years, the sheer excitement of hearing this talent for the first time makes this a memorable debut. This extremely impressive debut is replete with smooth-sounding ballads and uplifting dance/R&B cuts. Carey convincingly seizes many opportunities to display her incredible vocal range on such memorable tracks as the popular “Vision of Love” (featured during her television debut on The Arsenio Hall Show, an appearance noted by many as her formal introduction to stardom), the energetic “Someday,” and the moody sounds of the hidden treasure “Vanishing.” With this collection of songs acting as a springboard for future successes, Carey establishes a strong standard of comparison for other breakthrough artists of this genre.” (Ashley S. Battel, AMG)


1 Introduction/Announcer (Live at the Tatou Club 1990)
2 Love Takes Time (Live at the Tatou Club 1990)
3 Vision of Love (Live at the Tatou Club 1990)
4 Vanishing (Live at the Tatou Club 1990)
5 Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) (Live at the Tatou Club 1990)