The Rarities is Mariah's eight compilation album. The album was released on October 2, 2020.[1] It features previously unheard material including demo versions and unreleased tracks.

"The Rarities" was issued to coincide with her upcoming memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Carey's fifth studio album, Daydream.

The release of this album is part of the #MC30 anniversary celebrations.

Background[edit | edit source]

On August 18, 2020, Mariah's fans began tweeting claims of an upcoming compilation album and single. In the early hours of August 19, Mariah confirmed that it was in fact true that a new album is on the way.[2] On the same date, she announced the album on Good Morning America. "Save The Day" is a new song that is on the album.[1] The song was written and produced by Mariah and Jermaine Dupri in 2012 and is the lead single of the album.

The album comprises of 32 tracks, 17 of the tracks are live performances from Tokyo that were captured during the Daydream World Tour in March of 1996. [3]

On September 9, 2020, Mariah revealed the full track-list of the album.[4]

Release[edit | edit source]

The album will be released on October 2, 2020. It will be available physically and digitally on streaming platforms.[5] Mariah promoted the album during her Good Morning America appearance on August 19, 2020. The album debuted at #2 on the iTunes U.S. Albums Charts. For a short period, the album peaked at #1 and #2 on the U.S. and Worldwide iTunes charts respectively.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mariah is releasing "The Rarities" 4 days after her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey
  • "Save the Day" is expected to be the lead single for this album
  • This is Mariah's eight compilation album
  • The release of this album is a part of the #MC30 celebrations.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

Disc 1[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Here We Go Around Again"Mariah Carey, Ben Margulies 3:55
2."Can You Hear Me"Carey, Barry Mann 4:06
3."Do You Think Of Me"Carey, M.C. Rooney, M. Morales, Walter Afanasieff 4:48
4."Everything Fades Away"Carey, Afanasieff 5:25
5."All I Live For"Carey, Afanasieff 3:22
6."One Night"Carey, Jermaine Dupri 4:41
7."Slipping Away"Carey, Dave Hall 4:31
8."Out Here on My Own"Lesley Gore. Michael Gore 3:16
9."Loverboy - Firecracker Original Version"Carey, Martin Denny 3:14
10."I Pray"Carey, Kenneth Crouch 2:53
11."Cool on You"Carey, Dupri, Manuel Seal, Jr. Johntá Austin 3:11
12."Mesmerized"Carey, Loris Holland 3:22
13."Lullaby of Birdland"George Shearing, George David Weiss 3:18
14."Save the Day" (with Lauryn Hill)Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, James "Big Jim" Wright, Charles Fox, Norman GimbelMariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri3:48
15."Close My Eyes"Carey, Afanasieff 3:18
Total length:57:08
Disc 2 / Japanese edition bonus Blu-ray Disc: Live at the Tokyo Dome[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Daydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix) [Live at the Tokyo Dome]"1:31
2."Emotions (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"4:06
3."Open Arms (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"3:46
4."Forever (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"4:46
5."I Don't Wanna Cry (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"5:54
6."Fantasy (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"5:25
7."Always Be My Baby (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"4:38
8."One Sweet Day (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"5:20
9."Underneath the Stars (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"4:07
10."Without You (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"4:19
11."Make It Happen (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"5:03
12."Just Be Good to Me (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"6:37
13."Dreamlover (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"3:58
14."Vision of Love (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"3:46
15."Hero (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"4:59
16."Anytime You Need a Friend (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"5:58
17."All I Want for Christmas Is You (Live at the Tokyo Dome)"5:04
Total length:1:19:17

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