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Re: Everything Fades Away (66,681) (66,687) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 13:25)
I swear I read that Tommy said it would lean Music Box in a direction that was too R&B, but I can't remember the source. And I cannot imagine Music Box ending any other way than All I've Ever Wanted.
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Re: Mariah's technique, control and unique phrasing (66,678) (66,686) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 12:19)
I posted a theory here years ago that Mariah's usual "rounded" singing/phrasing has been traded for a "flatter", more nasal and less "full" sound as a way of adapting to her diminished ability to belt out and sustain notes especially post-2000. I believe she can still choose to sing with a "rounded" voice, although the result would be noticeably less impressive and not as buttery-smooth in quality than it was the 90s. The closer you put your lips together when you sing, the more breath you save, however, that will definitely affect the sound of what you're singing. To her, it's become more of an adaptation thing than a choice. Since Charmbracelet, she has injected this into her songwriting as well. She'd go for rapid-fire verses than longer drawn-out sentences that extend her vocals. Coincidentally (or maybe not really), this change turned out to be appropriate as it was then when she started really pursuing hip-hop tracks, where herky-jerky, frantic, staccato styles of delivery are a better match.
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Re: Everything Fades Away (66,680) (66,685) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 12:05)
After "Without you" sounds nice. But in Europe the song is at the end (bonus track). So in America it wasn't released on Music Box? This song is just incredible. Never heard anything like this. I know a producer for Hip-Hop and RnB and he loves "Everything fades away". He says it's the one song from Mariah who gets him feeling "emotions" everytime.
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Re: Mariah's technique, control and unique phrasing (66,678) (66,682) by Tameka walker from United states
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 11:59)
When I was younger and until this very day I am floored as to how great a singer Mariah is. The way she hits those notes and give off goose bumps amazes me. Plus she is a prolific song.
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Re: Everything Fades Away (66,680) (66,681) by Bill from UK
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 11:47)
Where did you read that Everything Fades Away was considered "too black"? What nonsense (not you, just the notion). I think it was only the US version of the album which didn't feature the track, every other country had it included as the last track (certainly all of the European countries had it), and it completes the album by being the last track, it wouldn't be the same having it positioned anywhere else. I grew up for years and years with it being the final track and never even realised it wasn't on the US version until much later. All I've Ever Wanted is a beautiful song but it's no album closer in my opinion. To me, Music Box isn't finished until Everything Fades Away slowly fades away. One of the best songs she has ever done. I remember Walter saying he was devastated that it didn't make the US release.
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Everything Fades Away (66,680) by Randy from USA
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 9:38)
So since this song was too black to be on Music Box, according to Tommy M, any ideas where MC and Wally A would have put it in the sequence? My guess is either before Never Forget You or after Without You. But there's no way it could go after Anytime You Need A Friend. They sound too similar. What do you all think?
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Re: Andrew the android (66,676) (66,679) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 7:46)
Love my Note 7 though. Haha.
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Mariah's technique, control and unique phrasing (66,678) by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 6:50)
Whenever I read an article or a fan comment or critique of Mariah's song catalogue, they always say Mariah has great technique and control and unique phrasing. I am not a singer myself, so it is difficult for me to describe her great technique and control and unique phrasing in each of her songs. I know an excellent singer when I hear one and I can point out a bad singer as well. So when I first heard her sing Vision Of Love in 1990, I knew instantly she could sing because of her vibrato and the way she executed and held her notes. I know Butterfly is such a great song because of the way she was singing it. I found it very difficult for me to sing it in the shower. Other than that I am lost in truly understanding Mariah's excellent technique and control and unique phrasing. What songs truly showcase her technique, control, and phrasing? What is her best era in showcasing her technique and control and unique phrasing? Is Mariah truly and alto or soprano? What era did she start singing with such a breathy voice? What era did she start to lose some of her voice control? What era did she start to sing with such rapid phrasing? How different would "We Belong Together" had sounded if she recorded it 1990 to 1995? Would Mariah be able to sing Butterfly today with such control? Can you all help me out with your analysis of her singing? I am curious about what you all think.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,675) (66,677) by Andrew from London, UK
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 1:21)
European countries don't like us lol we accept it. It makes for brilliant viewing. We always automatically qualify because we pay so much towards the European Broadcasting Union. But our music industry is second only to the United States in terms of dollar value, right? What says Holland? So, we win the world? The whole wide world. Except for America. But you like us more than her, right? God bless America, and God save the queen.
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Andrew the android (66,676) by Mimi L. from Asia
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 0:53)
I can't with Andrew using Google translate to speak Dutch on a Mariah board for no reason. Haha. Could this get more random? And then the sudden Eurovision mess. Looks like Samsung Note 7 isn't the only android that is exploding. Just kidding.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,674) (66,675) by The webmaster from the Netherlands
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 0:32)
2016:
11. The Netherlands (153 points)
24. United Kingdom (62 points)
2015:
24. United Kingdom (5 points)
The Netherlands did not qualify.
2014:
2. The Netherlands (238 points)
17. United Kingdom (40 points)
2013:
9. The Netherlands (114 points)
19. United Kingdom (23 points)
So the last four years the Netherlans scored 505 points and the United Kingdom 130 points. You also have a good weekend.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,671) (66,674) by Andrew from London, UK
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 0:19)
To quote the Eurovision Song Contest: "The Netherlands, no points - Les Pays-Bas, nuls points." But whilst I'm here: "The United Kingdom, twelve points. Le Royaume-Uni..." Well, you see where I'm going with this. Have a good weekend yourself, buddy.
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Re: Encore (66,664) (66,673) by Marissa from USA
(Sunday 25 September 2016; 0:09)
Can't Take That Away. That song is everything to me and she hasn't performed it in centuries.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,665) (66,672) by Andrew from London, UK
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 23:52)
Suggest "Outside" be on repeat. Once more you have evidenced your (and others) ability to completely miss the point of a post. Although "Andrew the android" made me actually laugh out loud. I'll give you that. I hope you're having a good weekend, buddy.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,629) (66,671) by Andrew from London, UK
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 23:50)
Bedankt voor de vertaling. Ik vergat dat je Nederlands bent. Ik heb Brexit. Maar we zijn alle Europese en beter voor het. Totally Google translate here. [Webmaster: Which shows Google Translate is still far from being perfect.]
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Article: Mariah Carey's 9 best break-up songs (66,670) by Andrew from London, UK
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 23:44)
What a cool list.
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Re: Most underrated song(66,660) (66,669) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 22:56)
Everything fades away, So blessed and Vanishing. (Sorry it's impossible too pick only one.) Most underrated cover: Bringin' on the heartbreak.
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Re: Encore (66,667) (66,668) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 22:43)
Can't let go.
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Re: Encore (66,664) (66,667) by B from USA
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 22:25)
The One.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,661) (66,665) by B from USA
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 22:17)
1. Daydream (interlude)
2. Fantasy
3. Now That I Know
4. I've Been Thinking About You
5. TGIFY (Vegas version, lol)
Surely everyone on this board has at one time or another (with Andrew the android being the sole exception). I listen to Outside when I feel like I don't belong or ATYNAF when I'm feeling down and out.
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Encore (66,664) by Ardis Logic from Earth
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 22:17)
So after your private 5 song concert with MC, she comes back on stage and gives you one more song. What song would you request? My choice would be "All In Your Mind".
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Re: Article: 25 Great songs produced by Jermaine Dupri (66,655) (66,662) by B from USA
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 20:25)
I don't think they actually worked together on it. I believe he just remixed it or edited it.
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Re: Your own private concert (66,629) (66,661) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 19:41)
I think we all picked these emotional songs because everyone here has gone to a Mariah song to help them get through a "moment. " So we just want to enjoy listening to those rare gems that made us connect to her music. Her describing the types of fans she has in this interview fits perfectly as to why we all are fans of her music.
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Re: Most underrated song (66,636) (66,660) by Gilles from Malta
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 19:00)
Too manies.
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Jussie loves Mariah Carey (66,659) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 24 September 2016; 18:56)
I love how well Jussie speaks about her, he describes her in a positive light. I like how he explains she is over the top in a fun way but a kind person.
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