on 30 June 2011
I really would like this release on DVD but the Japanese release (imo) is way overpriced, especially for a release that has been on the go for over 20 years (and also available on YouTube).
This is really old school Mariah, I love the acapellas in this release, a great talent, this is Mariah at her best I think.
She discusses her rise to fame and talks about her album (debut 1990) its really interesting for any fan, especially the ones that weren't around when she made her first record. The video is a bit archaic but its worth the money, there are less theatrics compared to the other releases, the content definitely surpasses any form of special effect.
on 6 February 2002
Mariah's first video release gives a glimpse into what was going to make her the biggest American star of the nineties. "Love Takes Time" and "Vision Of Love" show that she (along with song-writing partner Ben Margulies) already had the ability to write classic ballads while her unique multi-ranged voice speaks for itself.
With fewer songs to choose from than later videos there is a higher emphasis on the interview sections, which may not be to everyone's taste. The interviews succeed, however, in giving an interesting insight into Mariah's personality at the start of her career. Back then she seemed fresh and exuberant, with none of the jadedness she has sometimes exhibited since.
All the video clips are well directed but the visual highlight has to be the video for the extended 12" remix of "Someday".
Supplementing the video clips are live performances of "Vanishing" and "Don't Play That Song", which although not as confident as later performances still provide enjoyment.