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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, Wrong Song Choices., 18 Oct 2008
This review is from: The Ballads (Audio CD)
This new disk from Mariah is not a general greatest hits instead it's focus is just on the ballads, you will noice only the ones from the sony era (1990 to 1999), this is Mariah's 3rd collection to date, no doubt her fans like me & you will already own the songs & be very familiar with them, it is also quite likely that you may dismiss the album as a quick Christmas cash in for the record company, yes this may hold truth but it's other purpose is to showcase Mariah's superb & treasured voice at it's peak though the very well known ballad's she has sung & became synonymous for, the criticism i have for this album is the song choices, i think there are some songs that have been forgotten like `Butterfly`, `Can't Take That Away`, `When You Believe`, `Can't Let Go', `Forever' & `Whenever You Call` & some that shouldn't have been included as i wouldn't class them as ballads, but instead mid-tempo jams these are `How Much', `Always Be My Baby' & `Dreamlover', the concept of a collection dedicated only to Mariah's ballads is great & what lots of us praise & love Mariah for & sure enough there are more than a few true excellent ballads on there, but some songs are wrong & have let this album down dramatically, i mean where does an upbeat holiday song like `All I Want For Christmas' on a ballads album fit in, it certainly qualifies as evidence to make a stronger statement out of the quick Christmas cash in ploy, a shame & a letdown, it could of been so much better.
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Initial post: 4 Nov 2008 10:16:01 GMT
Butterfly says:
I completely agree with you about the forgotton songs. Dreamlover etc arn't exactly what I'd call ballards. I was very surprised with the tracklisting. Where is Love Takes Time? Thank god Mariah isn't with Sony anymore. They're all a bunch of idiots.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2008 21:26:19 GMT
80's guy!!! says:
quite right f. cox - i think sony possibly smacked this out in the middle of the e=mc2 singles, too cause chaos and confusion to the fan base.
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