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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mariah Carey: The Greatest Unreleased Tracks Vol. 3 (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2008)

The long awaited third record in the series featuring rare & unreleased tracks and remixes by Miss Mariah Carey. Again these are not official Island Records 12"s but bootlegs masquerading as promos. Aside from the remixes of "Don't Forget About Us" and "Through The Rain", the rest of the remixes featured seem to originate from unofficial mixtapes, most notably "Baby Be Mine" , which is actually a Dipset remix of "Your Girl" , and "Oh Boy" , which is a remix of the B-Side track "Secret Love." A further unofficial remix is that of "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" which most likely originated from
bootleg 7". It isn't really reggae sounding though, more like a watered-down style of reggaeton, and features Brazilian musical duo Júnior e Cézar (not credited here.) As with the previous two records, there is a lot of vinyl wasted here (the remix of "Through The Rain" and "Got A Thang 4 U" with Da Brat both got wide releases on subsequent albums) but fans of Carey will no doubt be eager to add them to their collection...

Touch My Body (Remix) feat. R. Kelly 3:20
Don't Forget About Us (Desert Storm Remix) feat. Fabolous & Styles P. 4:42
Baby Be Mine (Remix) feat. Cam'Ron & Juelz Santana 2:43
I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time (Reggae Remix) 3:04
Oh Boy (Remix) feat. Stack Bundles 3:05
Through The Rain (Remix) feat. Joe & Kelly Price 3:34
Gotta Thing 4 U feat. Da Brat & Elephant Man 5:16