Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
My All / Breakdown / Roof / Fly Away
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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Her best melancholy tune to date...
Eric Smith | Pittsburgh, PA | 03/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked "My All" when it came out! That and "Honey" were two reasons which made me purchase the incredible "Butterfly" (which should be issued an "essential recording" by amazon.com, why aren't there any for Mariah?!). I really think this is Mariah at the pennicle of her career (Though "Glitter" and "Rainbow" did have some amazing tracks). I love all the songs on this discs. not only do we have the #1 Spanish-flavored Ballad "My All" (produced by longtime friend and writer Walter Alfansieff), but we also have a killer club mix of it as well. In addition to the two "My All" tracks, MC doesn't let us down... as there are some bonus ones like "Breakdown (Mo Thugs Mix" which is a great extended version (same beats and everything) of the non-commercially released single "Breakdown" featuring Bone Thugs 'n Harmony. "The Roof (Mobb Deep Mix)" is a great R&B/Hip-Hop tune produced by Tone of Trackmasters (yes, the guy from Toni Tone Tony) and was a non-commercial released single. This is the same version as seen on the video, and is basically the same as the original but includes a rap from Mobb Deep. Last but not leased is the groovy "Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)" which takes Elton John's classic song "Skyline Pigeon" to another level (also on her album, "Butterfly"). Overall, "My All" is a great Latin-flavored #1 single and is reccomended to all Mariah and Non-Mariah fans as well... and is similar to "Just To hold You Once Again" from "Music Box" but the lyrics and music seem better to me. Overall grade: A+(+)"
NOT ACTUAL MY ALL ORIGINAL CD
mariah_girl | Seattle, WA USA | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I BOUGHT THIS CD AND REALIZED THAT WITHOUT A PICTURE IT ISNT THE ORIGNAL MY ALL CD SINGLE WITH THE PICTURE OF MARIAH ON A TURNED OVER BOAT AS IN THE "MY ALL" VIDEO. I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT SINGLE AND GOT THE MY ALL/BREAKDOWN SINGLE. BUYER BEAWARE THAT THIS CD IS GREAT FOR ANY MARIAH FAN BUT NOT WHAT THE ACTUAL TITLE SAYS..... THIS CD IS MY ALL PART ONE/BREAKDOWN SINGLE NOT MY ALL MAXI SINGLE CD SINGLE THANKS:) MISSY"
Mariah's best song and best maxi-single ever
tyler | 08/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The maxi-single of "My All" is amazing. I reccomend it to Mariah Carey collectors and people who don't own the "Butterfly" album, but want to get a feel for it, because this maxi-single is more of an EP than a single.
1) MY ALL (ALBUM VERSION) - Mariah's best song ever. Her voice has so much emotion that the singer knows how she is feeling. I love the quitar and the spanish tone to it. Mariah doesn't oversing either. It sounds perfect.
2) MY ALL (CLASSIC CLUB MIX) - This is an amazing club remix. This shows how "My All" can easily be turned into a dance remix. You can't even tell that it was a slow song. The beat is very infectous, and Mariah's added vocals make it what it is.
3)BREAKDOWN (The Mo' Thugs Remix) - I don't know why sony didn't promote this song as much as they could, this is one of Mariah's most creative efforts to date. It sounds a lot like Bone-Thugs "Tha Crossroads". Mariah sings with a quiet tone voice through the first half of the song, which suits the song so well. Then Bone Thugs N' Harmony show their unique rap talents in the rap part. Then Mariah belt's out the adlibs at the end during the choruses. The difference between this version and the "Butterfly" album version, is that There is an extra Bone-Thugs part at the beginning, and an extra rap part after the original rap part. Also, the song ends at full volume, while the album version fades out. Everything else is identicial to the album version.
4)THE ROOF (MOBB DEEP MIX) - Again, I don't know why sony didn't promote this song as much as they could. This song is really something. It samples Mobb Deeps, "Shooked Ones Pt.II", which explains their appearance on this song. Mariah took that sample and added violins, piano, bells and city noises throughout the whole song. She sings in falsetto for this song only rasing her voice a few times. It suits the song, and it shows Mariah's telents as a songwriter. The beat is very heavy, and catchy. Mobb Deep gives a rap part, and rap a few adlibs throughout the song. Everything else about the song, is identical to the album version. This is definetely a Mariah that we don't see very often, where she shows her non-artificial, smooth and sexy side, that we saw during her "Butterfly" period. The song is about a roof-top encounter, and it's truly one of Mariah's best performances ever. It goes beyond her voice. Also, the video is really hot.
5) FLY AWAY (BUTTERFLY REPRISE) (FLY AWAY CLUB MIX) - This is an extended mix of the "Butterfly Reprise" on the "Butterfly" album. Which is a dance remix of her song "Butterfly". It is just like the album version but it has a lot more parts with just music. Mariah's voice sounds amazing. She does high notes and adlibs and her backup singsers belt out the chorus of "Butterfly". The piano and the beats together sound amazing, which further sohws how Mariah enriched the remix scene. This song samples Elton John's "Skyline Pigeon".
***As you can see, this is a very versitile single, where you get dance, adult contempoary, R&B, and hip-hop. It's almost like a mini-version of the "Butterfly" album, sicne 3 of the songs are barely altered versions of songs from the album, and one of the songs is taken straight from the album. So, if you have the "Butterfly" album, this may not be of use to you, but if you don't THEN GET THIS SINGLE!! Also get it if you are a die hard fan of Mariah. This is the reason why "My All" went to No.1 on The Billboard Hot 100. And this is the Mariah, where she was being herself and where she hit her creative peak.