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Mariah Carey 2012 Album Update!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, MARIAH CAREY, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on June 21, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

The buzz has been extremely high regarding Mariah’s latest studio effort, which is yet to be titled. “Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel”, her 2009 album was a complete MASTERPIECE, overlooked by the Grammy Academy and most all but her true fans, TrueClefMusic included. We loved it and it’s gotten us and most of the Mimi faithful through for the past 3 years but it’s time for new music!

Mariah’s reportedly been in the studio with Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Jermaine Dupre, Drake and even Beyonce, recording and shaping the jewel that will be her 2012 studio album! 

SingersRoom reports the following:

Mariah Carey has been sending out tweets over the past several months of her in the recording studio with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox and Randy. Yesterday, the R&B diva confirmed a plan to release her new project, “So.. Summer 2012.. Been in the lab, mixing up some concoctions for you, hope you like it!! #MCSummer2012.” 

Her last non-holiday album, ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,’ released in 2009, was primarily produced by Grammy Winner Tricky Stewart. Carey remains closed lipped regarding the details on her forthcoming effort, building anticipation with the mystery of the project.

Last week, she unveiled her newest track “Bring It on Home,” a special ballad inspired by President Obama. She debuted the record at a special Democratic fundraiser held in New York City’s Plaza Hotel last Thursday. 

Read more: http://singersroom.com/content/2012-06-20/Marey-Carey-Plans-to-Takeover-Summer-2012/#ixzz1yOSjdNcy

THE BEYONCE EXPERIENCE VS THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, ARTICLES, BEYONCE, LIVE PERFORMANCES, MARIAH CAREY, MUSIC, POP, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, TOURS with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2008 by JupiterDaTruth

THIS IS A DUAL REVIEW OF THESE TWO AMAZING TOUR DVDS AND A SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON.

 

WE’LL BEGIN WITH THE BEYONCE EXPERIENCE:

THIS TOUR DVD WAS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND SO GOOD IN FACT THAT BEYONCE SELLS LIVE PERFORMANCES (AUDIO ONLY) FROM THIS SHOW ON THE ITUNES MUSIC STORE. HOWEVER, THE SINGING TAKES A BACK SEAT TO BEYONCE’S MAMMOTH STAGE PRESENTS AND ENERGY. “ARE YOU READY TO BE ENTERTAINED……………..” SHE BELTS AS SHE OPENS THE SHOW. THE CROWD GOES WILD AS “CRAZY IN LOVE” B’S FIRST REAL SOLO SINGLE BLARES THROUGH THE STADIUM.

B DELIVERS AN ASTONISHING VOCAL PERFORMANCE AS WELL. SHE DOENS’T MISS A NOTE AND APPEARS TO BE UNEFFECTED BY THE HIGH VOLTAGE CHOREGRAPHY THAT ACCOMPANIES ALMOST EVERY SONG. SHE’S NEVER OUT OF BREATHE AND IF SHE IS YOU CAN’T TELL AS TAXES ON HER VOICE SEEM TO AMOUNT TO LITTLE OR NOTHING AS SHE RUNS, JUMPS, DANCES AND NIAMI CAMPBELL WALKS ALL OVER THIS ELABORATE SET. FIERCE!!!!!!!!!

WE ALSO LOVED THE MAJORITY OF ENSEMBLES SELECTED FOR THE SHOW. B’S FIRST OUTFIT IS THE ONE SEEN ABOVE ON THE TOUR DVD COVER. IT STARTS OFF AS A DRESS THEN BECOMES A MINI SKIRT ONE PIECE SHE WEARS FOR SEVERAL PERFORMANCES, ONLY CHANGING WHEN ITS TIME TO HIT “DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE” AND SO ON AND SO ON. SHE CHANGE CLOTHES MAYBE 5 OR 6 TIMES AND WE WEREN’T MAD.

HIGHLIGHTED PERFORMANCES INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING:

BABYBOI

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE

CRAZY IN LOVE

FREAKUM DRESS

THE VERDICT: ONE OF THE BEST TOUR DVDS IN EXISTANCE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT STOP WHAT YOUR DOING AND GET FAMILAR!

 

  AWWWWW YES THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI:

THIS TOUR DVD FOLLOWS PERHAPS THE BEST ALBUM OF MARIAH CAREY’S NEARLY 20 YEAR CAREER. IT’S A TESTAMENT TO HER VOICE, INFLUENCE AND ICON.  HERE MARIAH CAREY DELIVERS AN ALMOST FLAWLESS RENDITION OF ALMOST EVERY SONG WHILE REMAINING RELATIVELY ENTERTAINING.  NEVER THE AVID DANCER MARIAH MAKES UP FOR THIS BY PIERCING HER AUDIENCE WITH THAT POTENT 6 OR 7 OCTAVE REACH. THE HIGH NOTES FROM THIS SHOW ARE SOME OF HER BEST SHE’S PRODUCED AND SEEM TO COME EASIER AND EASIER AS THE YEARS GO BY.

MARIAH OPENS THE SHOW WITH THE TRACK THAT ENDED HER LONG HIATUS FROM RADIO, “IT’S LIKE THAT” THIS SONG DIDN’T BECOME A NUMBER ONE BUT COMPLETED THE TASK OF CREATING MASSIVE BUZZ FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI’S APRIL 2005 RELEASE. MARIAH ASCENDS FROM THE FLOOR ALL GOLDEN AND SEXY. “I CAME TO HAVE A PARTY……..” THE AUDIENCE EATS IT UP AND MARIAH GIVES ONE THE BEST PERFORMANCES OF THAT SONG ON RECORD.

DESPITE HER CHARISMA, ONE CAN’T HELP BUT NOTICE M’S VOICE ISN’T WHAT IT ONCE WAS. THIS CAN ONLY BE EXPECTED AFTER 15 YEARS OF RECORDING AND PERFORMING (15 YRS AT THAT TIME). THOUGH THE SANCTIONS ARE VIVID ON TRACKS LIKE HER 99/00 HIT “HEARTBREAKER” AND THE 16 WEEKS AT #1 DUET WITH BOYS TO MEN “ONE SWEET DAY” MARIAH SOMEHOW PULLS OFF STELLAR PERFORMANCES OF HER CROSS OVER HITS “FANTASY” AND “HONEY”,  “MAKE IT HAPPEN” AS WELL AS “DON’T FORGET ABOUT US” AND HER RECORD BREAKING JOINT “WE BELONG TOGETHER”.

SOMETHING THAT DID NAG US THE WHOLE DAMN SHOW WAS MARIAH’S WARDROBE. THE STYLEST NEEDS TO HAVE HIS HANDS CUT OFF FOR LETTING HER GO OUT THERE IN THAT YELLOW DRESS SHE WORE TO PERFORM “VISION OF LOVE” AND “FLY LIKE A BIRD”. THE OUTFIT SHE WORE WHEN  PERFORMING THE “I WISH U KNEW” AND “CAN’T LET GO” SNIPPETS WERE CUTTIN UP TOO. NOT SO MUCH ON THE ENSEMBLES M…

ALSO THERE WERE SONGS MISSING FROM THE SET LIST THAT EVERYONE WANTED TO HEAR, MOST OF WHICH WERE FROM “THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI”. “CIRCLES”, “MINE AGAIN” AND MOST NOTEDLY “STAY THE NIGHT”, PERHAPS THE BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF MARIAH’S CAREER SINCE “EMOTIONS”, ALL MISSING, THAT URKED ME FOREAL.

HIGHLIGHTED PERFORMANCES:

FANSTASY

DAYDREAM

FLY LIKE A BIRD

DON’T FORGET ABOUT US

THE VERDICT:

GREAT STAGE SHOW. IF YOU DON’T OWN IT GO AHEAD AND RECTIFY THAT ISSUE. THOUGH MARIAH’S 1990S TOUR DVD “DAYDREAM” CONTAINS BETTER VOCAL STYLINGS THE ADVENTURES MAKES UP FOR THAT WITH PIZAZZ AND CHARISMA PLUS 5 OR 6 #1 THAT DON’T APPEAR ON THE 90S TOUR. WE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HEAR MORE MUSIC FROM THE ALBUM THIS TOUR CELEBRATES THOUGH.

NOW LETS COMPARE:

BEYONCE’S 5 TIMES THE PERFORMER BUT WE’VE KNOWN MARIAH CAN’T DANCE SINCE HER HEARTBREAKER VIDEO. MARIAH, UNLIKE BEYONCE HOWEVER IS PERFORMING A SET LIST MADE UP OF 95% OF BILLBOARD HOT 100 %1S. BEYONCE HAS MORE ENERGY AND CARRIES THE THICK GIRL FRAME BETTER THAN MARIAH HERE AND HER OUTFITS WERE THE BUSINESS. BEYONCE’S VOICE IS FLAWLESS OVER EVERY TRACK BUT AFTER 15 YEARS MARIAH CAN STILL MATCH HER VOCALS ON STAGE AND SUPERCEDE THEM ON WAX…

ULTIMATELY ANY LOVER OF R&B/URBAN DANCE POP SHOULD OWN BOTH OF THESE TOURS. THESE ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT THE TWO BEST EXECUTERS OF POPULAR MUSIC. THEY BOTH HAVE REMARKABLE VOICES AND ASTOUNDING RANGE BUT THEY’RE DESTINED TO BE COMPARED FOR YEARS TO COME BECAUSE OF THIS. WITH THAT THE QUESTION STILL STANDS: WHOSE THE QUEEN MARIAH CAREY OR BEYONCE?????????