Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)
Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)

Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Picture Disc)

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Mariah Carey – lead vocals, background vocals

Walter Afanasieff – keyboards, additional keyboards, synthesizers,

Dave Hall – synthesizers, keyboards, rhythm programming

David Cole – keyboards

Sean "Puffy" Combs – background vocals, keyboards, synthesizers

Cory Rooney – drum programming, keyboards

Kamaal Fareed – programming, drums

James T. Alfano – programming, guitars

Anthony Henderson – guitars, background vocals, keyboards

Charles Scruggs – bass, background vocals, keyboards

Steven Jordan – programming

Cindy Mizelle – background vocals

Melonie Daniels – background vocals

Kelly Price – background vocals

Shanrae Price – background vocals

Written by Mariah Carey (all tracks except B5), Elton John (B4), Prince (B5)

 

1LP, Transparent standard sleeve

Edition limited to 2,000 numbered Copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : unspecified

Record color : Picture

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : GZ Media (Czech Republic)

Label : Legacy

Original label : Columbia

Recorded January–July 1997 at The Hit Factory, New York City

Mastered by Vlado Meller

Produced by Mariah Carey

Originaly released in 1997

Reissued in 2017

 

Tracks :

Side A :

  1. Honey
  2. Butterfly
  3. My All
  4. The Roof
  5. Fourth Of July
  6. Breakdown (feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone)

Side B:

  1. Babydoll
  2. Close My Eyes
  3. Whenever You Call
  4. Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
  5. The Beautiful Ones (feat. Dru Hill)
  6. Outside


Awards:

1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 853

 

Reviews :

« Upon its release, Butterfly was interpreted as Mariah Carey's declaration of independence from her ex-husband (and label president) Tommy Mottola, and to a certain extent, that's true. Butterfly is peppered with allusions to her troubled marriage and her newfound freedom, and the music is supposed to be in tune with contemporary urban sounds instead of adult contemporary radio. Nevertheless, it feels like a Mariah Carey album, which means that it's a collection of hit singles surrounded by classy filler. What is surprising about Butterfly is the lack of up-tempo dance-pop. Apart from the Puffy Combs-produced "Honey," Butterfly is devoted to ballads, and while they are all well-crafted, many of them blend together upon initial listening. Subsequent plays reveal that Carey's vocals are sultrier and more controlled than ever, and that helps "Butterfly," "Break Down," "Babydoll," and the Prince cover, "The Beautiful Ones," rank among her best; also, the ballads do have a stronger urban feel than before. Even though Butterfly doesn't have as many strong singles as Daydream, it's one of her best records, illustrating that Carey is continuing to improve and refine her music, which makes her a rarity among her '90s peers. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4.63 / 5

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