Mariah Carey

发行日期:1990年6月12日

类别:Pop, R&B

总时长:46:45

发行厂牌:Columbia

专辑销量:
美国:9x Platinum
全球:18,000,000

Mariah Carey是Mariah的第一张专辑。

谈到这张专辑,Mariah曾经说过,“正是我身边的事情和环境让我发行了我的第一张专辑,一切对我而言是如此幸运。小时候,当我看到母亲在舞台上独自表演歌剧时,我就梦想成为一名歌手。成长的过程中,音乐也一直是我生命中最重要的部分。家中总有不同的音乐风格——母亲喜欢播放Billie Holiday的作品,姐姐总是爱听Jackson 5和Aretha Franklin的歌。而哥哥喜欢播放Stevie Wonder或者Jimi Hendrix的作品。

小时候,母亲去演唱爵士音乐的时候,会带上我去参加音乐会。那时我会按照爵士风格演唱。很快有人要求我尝试别的风格。十岁的时候,我会在舞台上表演一至两首歌曲。

在我16岁的时候,我录制了我的首张demo唱片。当时我认识了Ben Margulies,他和我共同创作歌曲,并担任 键盘手。我们差不多合作了三年,写的大部分歌曲都收录在了Mariah Carey这张唱片中。和他在一起的期间,我有了机会真正拓展我的视野:开始听很多的福音唱片和老R&B唱片,所有的影响都溶入了我的音乐中。

自从于Columbia Records签约以来,我有了很多机会和许多优秀的音乐家,制作人和创作人合作,让我和Ben合作的作品更加丰满完整。为新专辑也创作了四首全新作品。专辑是许多的辛勤工作,许多的梦想,无数的希望和无尽的祈祷的结晶。除了写歌和唱歌,我没有什么别的追求,并且我非常荣幸能和大家分享我的音乐。”

专辑在Billboard专辑榜首周第80名,最终成为11周冠军专辑(1991年3月9日-1991年5月18日)。9白金销量。在美国,专辑销量为9,800,000张。专辑中一共产生了4首冠军曲,作为一个刚出道的歌手来说,这是相当惊人的成绩。这张专辑中产生的四首冠军曲中,前三首也分别突破了50万张的单曲销售成绩。

1991年2月20日,以新人之姿便在第32届葛来美奖有5项入围席次的Mariah,众望所归的以"Vision Of Love"一曲赢得了“最佳流行乐女艺人”和“最佳新进艺人”两项大奖。1991年3月12日,第5届美国黑人音乐大奖“灵魂列车(Soul Train)奖”颁给Mariah“最佳节奏蓝调新进艺人”,“最佳女性艺人节奏蓝调单曲”和“最佳女性艺人节奏蓝 调专辑Mariah Carey”三项大奖。

同名专辑25周年

Mariah Carey 25 Years

2015年6月12日,Mariah通过社交网络留言纪念同名专辑Mariah Carey发行25周年。她写道:

I can't believe this anniversary of my first album. Me, who only has anniversaries, and who always makes jokes about it, was actually younger then than the album is now by quite a bit! LOL smh 😳😯

After waiting my whole life to see my name on an album ("LP"), the label let me know that they'll only be making CDs from 1990 onward. Total devastation! 😂 In their defense, they were nice enough to print a few vinyls and gave me some. 😄

Listening to it today, not every song is a favorite, but there are some songs that are still special to me, like "Vision of Love" which was on my demo. And even some obscure ones like "Sent From Up Above” and "Alone In Love”, which I started writing on my mom's piano when I was 15 years old. Then there’s "Vanishing” which so many fans tell me is their favorite song of mine. Those songs make me feel nostalgic and proud of that young girl who had so much ambition and passion for music. I still do, maybe even more. I will never let go of that.

Thank you so much to all my fans; those who were here from the very beginning and those who have joined this ‪#‎lambily‬ of mine along the way. I love you more than words can express, and I thank you for letting me feel this connection to you through my music. I hope you stay with me on this journey for years to come. 💞💞😘

专辑曲目:

其他曲目:

  • 12. Mariah Carey Profile
  • 13. Interview Response
  • 14. Vanishing (Live)
  • 15. Don't Play that Song (Live)
  • 16. Special Excerpts from the Debut Release (Prisoner / All in Your Mind / Someday)

曲目12-15收录于澳大利亚的限量版专辑CD2中,曲目16收录于某些Vision Of Love单曲中。

指发行了单曲,指拍摄了MV,指该单曲为冠军曲。

美国之外的发行:

There's Got To Be A Way没有在美国发行,只在欧洲有单曲发行。
There's Got To Be A Way

美国发行:


Mariah Carey Promo

专辑编号:45202

最初在美国发行的版本为Digipack包装,并且在包装上没有写"Love Takes Time"这首歌,但在CD中有收录。

文字信息:

Reflecting upon the event and circumstances that led me here. I feel extremely fortunate that I have completed my debut album at this stage of my life. My earliest memory is of wanting to be singer as I watched my mother rehearse when she was soloist with city opera. And while growing up music was a major part of my life. There were always different types or music playing in the house - whether it was my mother playing Billie Holiday. My older sister playing the Jackson 5 and Aretha Franklin. Or my older brother playing Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix.

When my mother was performing for an organization called the international art of Jazz. She would bring me along to the concerts. And it was then that I began learning old Jazz standards and mimicking their style of singing. Soon various musicians would ask me to sing and eventually I came to sing one or two songs a performance - at the age of ten.

At about 16, I recorded my first demo. I would up meeting Ben Margulies who became my songwriting partner when he came to play keyboards at the session, We collaborated over the next three years. Writing most of the songs that ended up on this album. During this time, I had the chance to broaden my horizons, listening to lots of gospel and old R&B records. Gathering those influences and integrating them in my writing.

Since signed to Columbia records, I have been fortunate enough to work with many great musicians, producers and co-writers.  Making complete recordings out of my songs with Ben. And writing four new songs for the album. This album is a culmination of so much hard work, so many dreams, countless wishes and endless prayers. I have never wanted anything but to sing and write songs, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my gift with others.

Mariah Carey

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专辑编号:CK 46766

最初在美国发行的版本为Digipack包装,并且在包装上没有写"Love Takes Time"这首歌,但在CD中有收录。该版本封底有条形码。

文字信息:

Reflecting upon the event and circumstances that led me here. I feel extremely fortunate that I have completed my debut album at this stage of my life. My earliest memory is of wanting to be singer as I watched my mother rehearse when she was soloist with city opera. And while growing up music was a major part of my life. There were always different types or music playing in the house - whether it was my mother playing Billie Holiday. My older sister playing the Jackson 5 and Aretha Franklin. Or my older brother playing Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix.

When my mother was performing for an organization called the international art of Jazz. She would bring me along to the concerts. And it was then that I began learning old Jazz standards and mimicking their style of singing. Soon various musicians would ask me to sing and eventually I came to sing one or two songs a performance - at the age of ten.

At about 16, I recorded my first demo. I would up meeting Ben Margulies who became my songwriting partner when he came to play keyboards at the session, We collaborated over the next three years. Writing most of the songs that ended up on this album. During this time, I had the chance to broaden my horizons, listening to lots of gospel and old R&B records. Gathering those influences and integrating them in my writing.

Since signed to Columbia records, I have been fortunate enough to work with many great musicians, producers and co-writers.  Making complete recordings out of my songs with Ben. And writing four new songs for the album. This album is a culmination of so much hard work, so many dreams, countless wishes and endless prayers. I have never wanted anything but to sing and write songs, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my gift with others.

Mariah Carey

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专辑编号: CK 45202

商业版本,歌词为手册型。封面专辑名称为金色字体,封底无"Love Takes Time",内页无"Love Takes Time"介绍。没有Tommy Mottola感谢词。侧条为金色。

文字信息:

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NY

Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Record Inc.
Vernon Reid appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Guitars courtesy of ESP Guitars.

Management: Champion Entertainment Inc.

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Dedicated to my sister Alison - keep shining

Special Thanks:
Eternal Thanks to God for the precious gift of music that brings me immeasurable joy.
To Tommy Mottola - I'm so incredibly fortunate to have the benefit of your invaluable guidance, expertise and support. Thank you so much for believing in me.
To Mom - Thanks for your love, inspiration, encouragement and your musical genes!
To Ben Margulies - I've grown so much both working with you, and knowing you. You've been a great partner/punching bag/psychiatrist/pesky fly/delivery boy/believer and friend. Thanks for everything.
To Brenda K. - I'm truly indebted to you. You are a genuinely good person and a true friend.
To Morgan Carey - Thanks you for contributing so much of your immense talent to this project. Writing and working with you was a memorable experience.
To Ric Wake - I really enjoyed collaborating with you. You're a lot of fun. Thanks.
To Rhett Lawrence - To use your favorite quote, working together was "pretty great."
To Chris Toland - Thanks for everything, you're a very special person.
Thank you Patrick Dillett and Katherine Miller.
To Clarissa Dane - Your talent and integrity will carry you far.

Special Thanks to Champion Entertainment - Randy Hoffman, Al Smith, Brian Doyle, Myrna Suarez and Jan Mullen.
Thank you Bert Padell and Shari Goldschmidt.
Many Thanks to Jane Berk and Josephine DiDonato, the best Marketing Director and Art Director in the universe.
To Jack Rovner - Thanks for your help.
To Mike Corbett - Thank you for your diligence.
To Robin Klein and Barbara Lukowski - You're the best, love always your friend, Juan.

Extra Special Thanks to Vernon Reid for that nasty solo.

And last, but definitely not least. Thank You Don Ienner for all your tireless efforts and for not making me "lose control."

Love, Mariah Carey

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专辑编号: CK 45202

商业版本,歌词为手册型。封面专辑名称为白色字体。侧条为黑色。

文字信息:

Executive Producer: Tommy Mottola

All songs Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NY except "Love Takes Time" Mastered by Howie Weisburg at Masterdisk, NY

Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Record Inc.
Vernon Reid appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Guitars courtesy of ESP Guitars.

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Dedicated to my sister Alison - keep shining

Special Thanks:
Eternal Thanks to God for the precious gift of music that brings me immeasurable joy.
To Tommy Mottola - I'm so incredibly fortunate to have the benefit of your invaluable guidance, expertise and support. Thank you so much for believing in me.
To Mom - Thanks for your love, inspiration, encouragement and your musical genes!
To Ben Margulies - I've grown so much both working with you, and knowing you. You've been a great partner/punching bag/psychiatrist/pesky fly/delivery boy/believer and friend. Thanks for everything.
To Brenda K. - I'm truly indebted to you. You are a genuinely good person and a true friend.
To Morgan Carey - Thanks you for contributing so much of your immense talent to this project. Writing and working with you was a memorable experience.
To Ric Wake - I really enjoyed collaborating with you. You're a lot of fun. Thanks.
To Rhett Lawrence - To use your favorite quote, working together was "pretty great."
To Chris Toland - Thanks for everything, you're a very special person.
Thank you Patrick Dillett and Katherine Miller.
To Clarissa Dane - Your talent and integrity will carry you far.

Special Thanks to Champion Entertainment - Randy Hoffman, Al Smith, Brian Doyle, Myrna Suarez and Jan Mullen.
Thank you Bert Padell and Shari Goldschmidt.
Many Thanks to Jane Berk and Josephine DiDonato, the best Marketing Director and Art Director in the universe.
To Jack Rovner - Thanks for your help.
To Mike Corbett - Thank you for your diligence.
To Robin Klein and Barbara Lukowski - You're the best, love always your friend, Juan.

Extra Special Thanks to Vernon Reid for that nasty solo.

And last, but definitely not least. Thank You Don Ienner for all your tireless efforts and for not making me "lose control."

Love, Mariah Carey

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