Carey has grown from her first single, Vision of Love, to be one of the
World's most popular and well known vocalists. Her releases span the globe
and often different mixes of songs can be found on various formats, in
different countries. This is just one of the reasons why her records and
CDs are now highly collectable amongst her fans. As Mariah is also very
photogenic, her records often feature attractive picture covers. These
also sometimes vary from country to country.
/ Columbia / CBS / Virgin also released a large number of "promotional
only" items from Mariah. Many are listed on this site. On some,
rare mixes can be found, often not available on any commercial releases.
Sometimes the items are identical to the commercial release with
just the words "for promotional use only" printed on them.
Mariah's "promos" are more common in the US than elsewhere
in the World. Virgin Records released a number of "Glitter"
related promotional CDs and records, although these will undoubtedly
dry up as Mariah has now left the label. We can expect more now
from Universal with the release of "The Emancipation of Mimi".
are a number of Mariah Carey Bootleg CDs in circulation. I do not
have any of them, but would welcome information from those that
illegal discs, often featuring live material, but many people collect them,
hence their recent listing on these pages. Neither Sony, nor Mariah receive
royalties from these "unofficial" releases. I do not include "home
made" CDRs on this site as they are not worthy of the word "collectable"
Particularly nice for the collector are the Japanese CD releases with their variety of OBI strips.
you have details of any Mariah Carey releases not listed on these
pages, or spot any errors, then please email me! If you are able
to attach an image of the sleeve then please do! Don't forget to
check out my "for sale" pages as well. Finally if you want
a link to your page to appear, please put a link to mine and send
me your URL via the contact page.
As at August 2014, the site now proudly displays over 1350 Mariah items!!
Many thanks for recent information to Anton Khristyuk, Kerry Scrimshaw
and Licinio Lisboa. Also thanks to Jesse Brown, Michael Merino,
Stevie T, Christine Geyer and Kalev Tammsalu. And to Tony for his
help with many of the Australian releases and Brandy Koleta for some recent Bootleg info - it is all apreciated!
Hero - Rare Japanese Picture Disc
I think it is also worth highlighting one other site which offers the collector an unparalleled level of information on Mariah Carey items (and they have been very helpful in providing me with information too). There's also much more that just information for the collector - it's a real fan site.