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Butterfly [MINIDISC]

Mariah Carey Mini-Disc
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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As autumn leaves begin to fall, interna­tional superstar Mariah Carey puts the finishing touches on MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU, her second career album of holiday tunes, arriving November 2nd on the Island Def Jam Music Group. Highlighting the long-awaited new album is a brand new recording of Mariah’s all-time standard, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

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  • Mini-Disc (16 Sep 1997)
  • Label: Sony/Columbia
  • ASIN: B000002BQM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless 26 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
this album will never age, it has always been and always will be Mariah Careys best work to date. The Roof, Honey, My All, Close My Eyes are highlights on this amazing rnb/pop/soul album.

Well Done Mariah. Very impressive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sophisticated and beautiful sound 26 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having listened to this cd on dozens of occasions,I've concluded it's one of my all time favourites.The subtlety,beauty and technical mastery of Mariah's voice (the variety of notes she sings,her ability to switch quickly from a very high pitch to a very low pitch,her ability to hold a note for a long period of time or move up and down through a scale seemingly without effort)is of such a consistently high standard.And her backing singers are great too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah's Best album 16 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When i first got this in 1997 when it came out i brought it for the ballads, 'My all' and 'Butterfly' but ever since i love it for all the other tracks that wern't released as singles such as 'Close my eyes' and the supercool 'babydoll' which should have been a single and i think is one of Mariah's favourites off the album. It also has great r'n'b tracks like 'the roof' and 'breakdown' and Honey is also a funky tune to dance to. This album gets better with repeated listening as it has alot of surprises and is not another Mariah ballad album. Mariah's albums get better each time but this i think supasses 'rainbow'
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best album to date.... 12 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
This really is an OUTSTANDING ALBUM and her best effort to date.Through wonderfully written power ballads like "Outside" and "Whenever you call" to the better known "My All" and "Butterfly" this really is a collection of her best sounding songs to date.The album tends to be slow tempo throughout with exceptions like the infectious R&B tune "Honey".Highlights include the introspective "Close My Eyes" and the slick "BabyDoll" amazing production(of which she is responsible), fantastic vocals and heartfelt songs throughtout make this one of the best albums from a female artist- EVER.And the standout album from the already great Mariah Carey Catalogue.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This CD is where Mariah Carey lost a lot of her fans! The dreaded music faux pas; the transition from Pop/Mainstream to Hip-Hop/R'n'B! Most artists when attempting this will fall flat bang on their mainstream face, but, Mariah Carey has surpassed herself, presenting almost a cracking debut in itself, a new album in a new style from a happy and sexy, recently divorced woman!
Expecting a full blown heart touching ballad to begin the album would leave you shocked when a banging Hip-Hop tune thumps into play. "Honey" the first single taken from this album went straight to number one as most of hers had done in previous years. It's slick, with a classy array of artists, including P. Diddy, Bone Thug's and Harmony, Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri. Other guests who contributed to the album non-vocally include Prince and Missy Elliot. My own love of R'n'B came from this album because it showcases so many different musical influences that she had suppressed because of Sony Music and it's heavy hand.
For those who picked Mariah up at this stage in her career, will love the tracks on this album, aswell as those on the two following albums Rainbow and Glitter.
For those expecting the ballads, there are plenty here for them to feast on, and some special little surprises along the way including a certain diamond of a track called "The Beautiful One's". Those who love Mariah simply for the Ferrari of a voice she has boxed up in her throat will find her vocals impressively strong on many of the tracks, along with her angelic and heart felt empathy that go together with these beautiful songs just as Adam and Eve went together.
I could rave about this album for ever, because it simply is pure gold (or platinum, if you care to keep with the hip-hop times)!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting voice and brilliant vocals 11 Nov 1999
Format:Audio CD
Her voice is used immensly to reach the highest and lowest notes, 'Butterfly' and 'The Roof' are my favourites. This album is of her leaving her husband and a butterfly (herself) emerging and flying off and finding a new life! The words are heart warming and i can easily get lost in the album. I have been listening to this album at night, during the day and i will never tire from this album. Well done on a great album!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars '90s classic 22 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Mariah's best album. Next to Madonna's Ray of Light and Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope it's the best pop record of '90s. End of discussion. A must have.
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Format:Audio CD
Butterfly communicates the technical refinement of 1995's Daydream, and the true, undisguised soul of Mariah to deliver a masterclass in writing/composition and production. Her passion for hip hop, first shown in her remixes, is let loose on the mezmorising "Breakdown", which for the first time is allowed to socialize with the ballad perfection of "My All", and heartfelt expressionate insight in "Outside". The track which introduced the Butterfly to the world, "Honey", explores the 7 octave range indicative of the greatest voice to have graced the earth. Sacrificing commercial acception and success for the chance to produce music she loves and lives for, is what fuels the passion for this mastery of musical and autobiographical fusion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars melodic beatiful lyrics and the voice!!
a class album possibly her best brilliant songs standout songs butterfly, whenever you call, close my eyes and fly away buy it its a classic
Published 5 months ago by stephenlsmusic
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Mariah's best albums
This album and the Daydream album are for me the best album's of Mariah's career to date. The R&B perfected songs on the Butterfly album are faultless - all of them. Read more
Published 21 months ago by ShamC
5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah's Magnum Opus
This is absolutely Mariah's best album to date. All of the songs were single material. She released 5 singles but only two were promoted commercially (Honey & My All). Read more
Published on 14 Oct 2011 by Ms. Melanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply soars :)
It is evident from the outset that this is a curve ball for mariah she went a little left feild with the hip hop influenced Honey but boy is it a risk that pays the entire album... Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2010 by Julia Havard
2.0 out of 5 stars Overall, nothing special
I have to say, I was very disappointed with this cd. On this Mariah seems to have some fantastic tracks which show off her voice really well and then other average boring tracks. Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2010 by P. Donatantonio
5.0 out of 5 stars Mariah's Best Album Yet
Butterfly is Mariah's best album yet.It sees her move into a more R&B genre of music.Butterfly is a beautifully written and sung album which includes the singles Honey, Butterfly,... Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2010 by Ms. S. J. Hobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I love this album so much, ive bought it three times, CD, Vinyl and download..... its behond doubt Mariah finest!!!! Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2009 by Mr. Michael Pitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky, Funky, Fresh, Fresh
1. Honey. 10/10
2. Butterfly. 10/10
3. My All. 10/10
4. The Roof. 10/10
5. Fourth of July. 9/10
6. Breakdown. 10/10
7. Babydoll. 9/10
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Published on 10 Aug 2008 by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars brillant album,still sounds great in 2008
This album is one of my favourite mariah carey albums,it is up there with E=mc2,charmbracelet,music box,emicaption of mimi,rainbow. Read more
Published on 31 May 2008 by C. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best!!!!!!!!
This is the best Mariah Carey album ever. I said this when it first came out and still say the same thing 10 years later. Read more
Published on 10 Jan 2008 by Shanghaichica
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