Mariah Carey's third album became one of the biggest selling juggernauts in the history of recorded music; its 28 million copies sold make it one of the best selling albums of all time. And it's not hard to hear why: Not only does this album boast monster smashes like \"Dreamlover,\" it also has her world-conquering cover of Badfinger's \"Without You.\" It has remained out of print on vinyl since its release, and that changes with this release.
Mariah had not done a lot of public singing in her early years in the music industry (partly due to stage fright) and she had become a big star with two top-selling albums and five number one singles before she ever gave a significant performance before a live audience. That had come in 1992 on the MTV Unplugged television program, which got a good reception. Then in July 1993, she had given a concert before a largely private audience in Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York, which was used to make an NBC television special and later the Here Is Mariah Carey video release. 1e1e36bf2d