Mariah Carey's legion of hardcore fans—of which there are still plenty —will wholly embrace this two-disc collection, which arrives on her former label.
Mariah Carey's legion of hardcore fans—of which there are still plenty —will wholly embrace this two-disc collection, which arrives on her former label. Disc one is home to nine dancefloor anthems, including Robert Clivilles & David Cole's gospel-dripping re-rub of "Anytime You Need a Friend" and the duo's disco-etched take on "Emotions." DJ/producer David Morales, Carey's longtime collaborator, is well-represented; his additional production work on "Dreamlover" remains fresh and alive —10 years after it topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Those in search of the artist's R&B/hip-hop jams need look no further than disc two. Her collaborations with O.D.B. ("Fantasy"), Joe & Nas ("Thank God I Found You") and Da Brat & Missy Elliott ("Heartbreaker"), among others, are all here. The disc closes with the sublime, sexed-up and swoon-worthy Carey/Busta Rhymes pairing, "I Know What You Want."—MP