Rainbow

Rainbow

by Mariah CareyMariah Carey
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Overview

Mariah Carey has been a very busy lady during this last year of the millennium. Not only did she play a starring role in the upcoming film "All That Glitters" and pull down a smaller part in the movie "The Bachelor," she's currently working on renovating her new Manhattan loft and, reportedly, breaking in a new boyfriend. That's quite a heavy load, but amidst all that activity she also found time to record RAINBOW, a 1999 update of the slick, sumptuous R&B-pop found on 1997's BUTTERFLY that's sure to satisfy her worldwide web of avid fans. Some of Carey's new songs suggest that she's still getting her footing after parting with longtime songwriting partner Walter Afanasieff. But she makes up for the loss on a number of excellent collaborations with an array of major artists. Two versions of the tune "Heartbreaker" -- one with Jay-Z, the other opposite Missy Elliott and Da Brat -- show that Carey can step in the ring with hip-hop's toughest, as does the infectious "Crybaby," on which a thundering bass line underpins Snoop Dogg's flavorful flow. On the pop-R&B tip, Carey shares leads with Usher on the pleasantly bouncy "How Much" and with Joe and 98° on the ballad "Thank God I Found You." And if you crave Mariah up front and alone, she shines brightly working a tense, funky Timbaland beat on the up-tempo "Did I Do That?". She might not be breaking any new ground, but RAINBOW is a satisfying, at times scintillating, reminder that Mariah is simply one of the most reliable divas on the planet.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972663227
catalogNumber: 726632
Rank: 27115

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mariah Carey   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
David Foster   Keyboards
Master P   Rap
Trey Lorenz   Background Vocals
Joe   Vocals,Background Vocals
Da Brat   Rap
Usher   Vocals
John Kennedy   Violin
Merilee Klemp   Oboe
Joshua Koestenbaum   Cello
Tom Kornacker   Violin
Elsa Nilsson   Violin
Dean Parks   Guitar
Alice Preves   Violin
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Mike Scott   Guitar
Daryl Skobba   Cello
Mike Sobieski   Violin
Tamas Strasser   Viola
Mystikal   Rap
Jay-Z   Rap
Missy Elliott   Rap
98°   Background Vocals
Ronnie King   Moog Synthesizer
Melonie Daniels   Background Vocals
Liz Sobieski   Violin
James "Big Jim" Wright   Keyboards
Brenda Mickens   Violin
DJ Clue?   Rap
David Mickens   Violin
James Riccardo   Violin
Shockley   Drums

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Master P   Producer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Trey Lorenz   Composer
Aaron Hall   Composer
Snoop Dogg   Composer
2Pac   Composer
Lee Blaske   Horn Arrangements
Mariah Carey   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer,Vocal Mixing
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer
Felipe Elgueta   Programming,Engineer
Gene Griffin   Composer
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Arranger,Producer
Terry Lewis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Narada Michael Walden   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Alexander Richbourg   drum programming
Diane Warren   Composer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Producer,Engineer
James Harris   Composer
Xavier Smith   drum programming
Jay-Z   Composer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
William Ross   Orchestral Arrangements
Ricky Rouse   Composer
Craig B.   Producer
Claude "Swifty" Achille   Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Shirley Elliston   Composer
Tyrone Wrice   Composer
DJ Clue?   Producer
Darryl Harper   Composer
Damizza   Producer
Fingaz   Contributor
Pete Karem   Vocal Engineer
Asburn Bernie Miller   Engineer
Brian Nolen   MIDI Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Producer
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation,MIDI
Jeffrey Cohen   Composer
Kevin KD Davis   Engineer

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