Mariah Carey announces ‘The Rarities’

The set arrives via Sony Music

Mariah Carey is releasing The Rarities on October 2nd via Sony Music, featuring 15 previously unreleased songs, b-sides and rare material, all handpicked by the singer herself. The collection features unreleased songs from her 1990 self-titled album through her 2020 collaboration with Lauryn Hill.

In addition, the album also features a 17 track bonus disc containing never before released full length audio from Live at the Tokyo Dome, her first concert performance in Japan in support of her 1996 Daydream World Tour. The concert was recorded in March 1996 and includes live versions of “Daydream,” “Emotions,” “Always Be My Baby,” “One Sweet Day,” “Hero” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” among others.

As a special bonus for Japanese fans only, the full live video of the Tokyo Dome concert will be released on Blu-ray, expanding this set to three discs for a special edition collection.

The same day, Walmart will reissue her 1990 self-titled debut album on glass bottle colored vinyl. The album has sold more than 15 million copies to date with four singles reaching No. 1.

Both sets are part of Carey’s 30th anniversary celebration, #MC30.


CD 1: The Rarities

1. Here We Go Around Again (1990)
2. Can You Hear Me (1991)
3. Do You Think Of Me (1993)
4. Everything Fades Away (1993)
5. All I Live For (1993)
6. One Night (1995)
7. Slipping Away (1996)
8. Out Here On My Own (2000)
9. Loverboy (Firecracker – Original Version) (2001)
10. I Pray (2005)
11. Cool On You (2007)
12. Mesmerized (2012)
13. Lullaby of Birdland (Live) (2014)
14. Save The Day (with Ms. Lauryn Hill) (2020)
15. Close My Eyes (Acoustic) (2020)

CD 2: Live At The Tokyo Dome (Recorded March 7, 1996, Japan)

1. Daydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix)
2. Emotions
3. Open Arms
4. Forever
5. I Don’t Wanna Cry
6. Fantasy
7. Always Be My Baby
8. One Sweet Day
9. Underneath The Stars
10. Without You
11. Make It Happen
12. Just Be Good To Me
13. Dreamlover
14. Vision Of Love
15. Hero
16. Anytime You Need A Friend
17. All I Want For Christmas Is You

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