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The emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey, (sound recording)

Label
The emancipation of Mimi
Title
The emancipation of Mimi
Statement of responsibility
Mariah Carey
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The titular "Mimi" of The Emancipation of Mimi is, by all accounts, an alter ego of Mariah, a persona that captures Carey's true feelings and emotions. In case you didn't know what "emancipation" means, Mariah helpfully provides a dictionary definition of the word in the opening pages of the liner notes for her eighth proper album: it means "to free from restraint, control, oppression, or the power of another" or "to free from any controlling influence" or "to free somebody from restrictions or conventions." So, on The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah frees herself from the constraints of being herself. Mimi, or at least the sound of her emancipation, works a sultry, low-key, polished club groove. And that is the main story of The Emancipation of Mimi. All tracks are heavy on mid-tempo cuts and big ballads, with a few harder dance tunes featuring big-name guest rappers scattered along the way, all following the same deliberately smoky and late-night template. Ironically enough, a big reason why The Emancipation of Mimi does not sound as good as Carey's albums from the 1990s is that Mariah never sounds like herself on this record; she sounds desperate to be part of the waning bling era, a little tired and awkward coming from a 35-year-old woman in her 15th year of superstardom. Disregarding these two rather sizeable problems, The Emancipation of Mimi still works, at least as a slick, highly crafted piece of dance-pop; it might not be as hip as it thinks it is, nor is it as catchy as it should be, but it is smooth and listenable. -- Editorial Review provided by Stephen Thomas Erlewine for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from Barnes And Noble website
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
DLC
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Carey, Mariah
Credits note
  • Executive Producers: Mariah Carey and Antonio "LA" Reid
  • Co-Executive Producer: Mark Sudack
Dewey number
  • 782.42163
  • 781.643
Form of composition
popular music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.C374
LC item number
E43 2005
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Mariah Carey, vocals ; with instrumentalists and vocalists accompanying
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1972-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Dupri, Jermaine
  • Twista
  • Nelly
  • Jadakiss
  • Styles P
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Popular music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Full credits and lyrics inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  • One and only
  • (featuring Twista)
  • Circles
  • Your girl
  • I wish you knew
  • To the floor
  • (featuring Nelly)
  • Joy ride
  • Fly like a bird
  • It's like that
  • Don't forget about us
  • Makin' it last all night (What it do)
  • (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  • So lonely (One & only part II)
  • (Mariah Carey and Twista)
  • We belong together remix
  • (featuring Jadakiss and Styles P.)
  • We belong together
  • Shake it off
  • Mine again
  • Say somethin'
  • (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Stay the night
  • Get your number
Control code
ocn320877973
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Platinum ed.
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2006579147
Other control number
602498872017
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
B0005784-02
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1640033
  • (OCoLC)320877973
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Full credits and lyrics inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  • One and only
  • (featuring Twista)
  • Circles
  • Your girl
  • I wish you knew
  • To the floor
  • (featuring Nelly)
  • Joy ride
  • Fly like a bird
  • It's like that
  • Don't forget about us
  • Makin' it last all night (What it do)
  • (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
  • So lonely (One & only part II)
  • (Mariah Carey and Twista)
  • We belong together remix
  • (featuring Jadakiss and Styles P.)
  • We belong together
  • Shake it off
  • Mine again
  • Say somethin'
  • (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Stay the night
  • Get your number
Control code
ocn320877973
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Platinum ed.
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2006579147
Other control number
602498872017
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
B0005784-02
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1640033
  • (OCoLC)320877973
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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