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Friday, November 1, 2013

Mariah Carey: The Greatest Unreleased Tracks Vol. 1 (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2008)

More unofficial vinyl from Carey, again featuring rare remixes and b-side tracks from mostly her Islands Records back catalog. Again, none of the tracks are really unreleased, except for perhaps track 1 Side Effects (Remix) and which is basically identical to the album version but features a verse from Busta Rhymes instead of Young Jeezy. I don’t know if it is official or not. The song was never officially released as a single but did chart at number ninety three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Other official remixes include the “love/hate” remix of Touch My Body featuring The-Dream and the So So Def remix of Bye Bye featuring Jay-Z. Again, both use the original instrumentation and aren’t really remixes per se, just different re-hashes of the same old song with a guest artist (producers really got lazy at around this time), but I believe Carey did re-record some additional ad-libs over Jay-Z’s verse on the