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Portrait late at night (106,539) by Libra Lamb from USA
This song checks all the boxes for me. I absolutely love it, I have been playing these remixes non stop since the release. This is the kind of music that we need right now, reminiscent of her body of work. Pure genius. Also, I love Mariah’s speaking voice and so glad they sometimes use it in her songs. Everyone should be in ecstasy with these Hopeful Child remixes. My only complaint is that the Hopeful Child remix, 16 min 20 sec, is not long enough.
(Sunday 26 May 2024; 08:36)
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Love (106,538) by Xavier mariohmix from Spain
I just wanna say that I love the Made for Me remix and the Portrait one as well. It's like new life.
(Sunday 26 May 2024; 00:47)
Made For Me (remix) (106,537) by Robert-Anthony from United States
The R&B fans are loving it. I don't understand why U.S R&B radio is not playing it. They are playing the original all day long. I have checked 4 stations in four major markets like Atlanta, Memphis, Chicago, and Austin.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 23:19)
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Me. I Am Mariah (106,536) by Robert-Anthony from United States
I hope MC releases a MC30 super deluxe edition with all of the ones on here plus the deluxe editon minus America the Beautiful. It would be perfect Record Store Day vinyl and CD.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 23:13)
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Made For Me (remix) (106,535) by Tevin from USA
Same.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 22:07)
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Made For Me (remix) (106,534) by Billy from Greece
I'm addicted. I've been listening to it the whole day long.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 21:19)
Me. I Am Mariah (106,533) by Jamie from UK
One More Try should definitely have been omitted, I got excited when I first heard she was doing it but the arrangement is all wrong.
Not a lover of Cry either. I hope we get to hear those other songs at some point.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 16:26)
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Me. I Am Mariah (106,532) by BFF from United States
The album is full of great songs, but the weird title kind of ruined it for a lot of people. I think the album should have been released in its original incarnation as "The Art of Letting Go" without songs like "Money", "One More Try" and "Heavenly". I don't know if this track list is accurate, but this was the rumored original track list in Summer 2013:

1. Make It Look Good
2. #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
3. You're Mine
4. You Don't Know What To Do
5. Hope Street
6. Lullaby of Birdland - Interlude
7. The Art of Letting Go
8. I Can't Love U (feat. R. Kelly)
9. Mr. Operator
10. Hurricane
11. This Cannot Be Love
12. I'll Still Be Around (feat. Stevie Wonder)
13. Heart
14. Save The Day

It seems credible since half of these tracks were released in some incarnation. I have a feeling Mariah has a ton of unreleased material from the 2009-2014 period. She could definitely release some more "Rarities" from the aborted "Angels Advocate" remix album and the years-long sessions for "Me I Am Mariah".
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 14:52)
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Portrait remixes (106,531) by Robert-Anthony from United States
Is that Mary Ann, Sharlotte, and Trey doing the background vocals? By the way, it is too bad a lot of U.S. top 40 radio stations have stopped their Saturday dance mix marathon from 9pm - midnight. The Portrait remix would fit perfectly during the marathon.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 13:40)
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Me. I Am Mariah (106,530) by Billy from Greece
Happy tenth anniversary? Say what? Ten years? I can't handle time. Wow. Yeah, so happy anniversary. I adored the album when it came out. I used to listen to it every single day for a long time. I stood still when I heard Cry, Faded, Dedicated for the first time. I found her creatively flourishing on this album, so many ideas, such a variety of styles, very mature-proficient offering. At the same, that was such a sad era. The divorce overshadowed the album, her pain was palpable, especially during the tour. Also, the last part of the album (following Camouflage) shows it was recorded at a different time, so it loses some cohesion there (I could without Money). I wonder what the original concept (The Art of Letting Go) would turn out like. Clearly wrong first single choice (though I do like You're Mine, and I think it has aged well). Let's also remember that she was totally on her own supporting the album. Island Def Jam had dropped the ball here. All these years later, I still find it a great body of work, although now I see the overthinking behind it, which maybe robs it a bit of its immediacy. But really, it contains some of her best songs in my opinion. It's just that it was a convoluted time for her because, apparently, life happens.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 07:52)
Portrait late at night (106,529) by Joachim Agerup Løkkevik from Norway
Forgive me, fellow Lambs, I got myself drunk tonight, and my whole neighborhood is listening to all the Portrait remixes. I have no remorse, this is the best release from Mariah since #Beautiful, it's been eleven years, I can't help myself.
(Saturday 25 May 2024; 03:21)
Made for me (remix) / Portrait (remix) (106,528) by Robert-Anthony from United States
MFM is still #1 on iTunes. Where will you be when it debuts in the Hot 100 top 10 in a few weeks?
(Friday 24 May 2024; 23:26)
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Portrait remixes (106,527) by Robert-Anthony from United States
Anybody else notice between 11:20-12:20, MC gave us a new song, a variation of Looking In, and Butterfly (Flyway) all wrap up in that part of the remix. I hear a lot of C&C Music Factory in the Portrait remix. I am just wondering if MC studied Cole and Civilles before she worked with them in 1991.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 23:24)
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Audible Portrait of a Portrait (106,526) by Billy from Greece
Is there any other way to listen to this, besides Audible?
(Friday 24 May 2024; 22:58)
Made for me (remix) / Portrait (remix) (106,525) by Billy from Greece
I so love the "Made for me" remix. Super addictive, I keep playing it over and over. I also looove the "Portrait" remixes. As others mentioned, you get a lot of different vocal textures, some throwback vibes, some freestyle. Mesmerizing, and it does bring to mind "Meteorite" in the refrain.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 22:57)
Muni Long (106,524) by BFF from United States
The "Made for Me" collaboration is actually growing on me a little bit. Not sure if anyone caught this, but Mariah previously worked with Muni Long on "A No No" for the "Caution" album and "Infinity" from "#1 to Infinity". Muni Long is credited as a writer on both under her real name Priscilla Hamilton.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 20:53)
Love it (106,523) by Zachariah from Croatia
The Portrait remix is absolutely epic and amazing. I love it to death. I forgot all about Made For Me flop in a second. Vocals are so very good. I actually love how her voice changed - it gives me chameleon vibes, adaptable to all styles and different eras. She was always a master of remixes. Thank you for this girl.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 19:44)
Portrait remixes (106,522) by Brandon from USA
I like it. A lot actually. I will admit there were times I wanted her to just go for it and give me some strong high belts like she did in the Honey Morales remix where she goes off vocally. It's apparent that she can't do that anymore but I still really like the remix. I think it can stand beside her 90's house mixes.

I also think they her vocal condition is the reason why she has not moved forward with completing her album. She criticized Caution because she wasn't happy with it vocally and maybe she is hoping that her voice will get back to where she feels comfortable recording an album. She knows we are nitpicky about her vocals and doesn't want to be criticized for her vocals not being there. I hope she's working with a vocal coach to get better and not simply relying on vocal rest to repair her voice.

Anyways, I love the remix and am happy with it for the most part. I'll be jamming to it for a while. Everyone is entitled to their opinion though.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 17:27)
Portrait Hopeless Child remixes (106,521) by Tevin from USA
I love these new remixes.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 17:01)
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Changed voice (106,520) by Joachim Agerup Løkkevik from Norway
Mariah's voice has always been heavenly to listen to, it's smooth, it's like butter, velvet even, listening to her sing gives the same sensation as tasting honey. But what has happened the last couple of years, is that her upper-mid to upper register has lost that velvety texture, it has become more metallic. Celine is the one I like the least of the Vocal Trinity, even though I love her too, but her voice has always been so metallic and a bit painful to listen to sometimes.

I'm not saying Mariah's voice has become as metallic as Celine's, but she has lost a lot of that "Mariah" texture, it's just sound now really, and that is a bit sad. Her middle to lower register and her breathy vocals are as smooth as ever, so I guess we just have to enjoy that part of her voice from now on.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 16:35)
Portrait remixes (106,519) by Robert-Anthony from United States
After listening to Portrait through my car speakers this morning, I feel differently about her vocal delivery. Painful was a wrong word choice to describe to her vocal quality now. I love it. MC really gave us a lot of different eras in sixteen minutes. She is still a musical genius.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 15:58)
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Portrait remixes (106,518) by LoverboyFirecracker from Canada
Those "Portrait" remixes. I doubt this will happen but I would love for them to send this to radio. This is exactly what I want to hear from her and it sounds current.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 15:57)
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Portrait remixes (106,517) by BFF from United States
Just to clarify. I mean the Portrait remix is better than any newly recorded material she has released since 2018. Just in case someone accuses me of throwing shade at "The Rarities" and the 30th anniversary edition of "Music Box".
(Friday 24 May 2024; 15:42)
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Portrait remixes (106,516) by Shezz from Pk
I don't think they were painful at all. Pleasant but not amazing like the 90s house remixes of course. I don't think it's because of her voice, more to do with the song. Thankfully I don't hear the screeching and scratching that other people seem to. A nice addition to her remixes era. When did she release her last original song? Was it "Save the day"?
(Friday 24 May 2024; 15:36)
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Portrait remixes (106,515) by BFF from United States
I really like the Portrait remix. It's definitely better than anything else she has put out since 2018.

Hearing the news about the Rainbow remix makes me wonder if she's planning a "deluxe release" of the album for the 25th anniversary. She could presumably include "There for Me" on that release and maybe some Rainbow tour goodies? I know she rushed to complete that album, so I don't know if there would be much unreleased material. I wouldn't mind having a finished ballad version of the "Rainbow" interlude - the song isn't too vocally challenging so she could probably do it with her current voice.
(Friday 24 May 2024; 15:31)
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