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Mariah Carey - Butterfly Album

Mariah Carey - Butterfly Album Performer: Mariah Carey
Album: Butterfly
Country: Europe
Released: 20 Oct 2017
Style: Ballad, Vocal, Contemporary R&B
Label: Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music
Genre: Funk / Pop
Catalog #: 88985456301
Size FLAC: 2539 mb.
Size MP3: 2586 mb.
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 546
Record Source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Picture Disc, Reissue


Backing Vocals – Mariah Carey, Trey LorenzLyrics By – M. ElliottMusic By – Stevie JMusic By, Producer – Cory Rooney
2Close My Eyes
Arranged By – Mariah CareyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
3Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
Arranged By, Producer [Additional], Backing Vocals – Satoshi TomiieBacking Vocals – Mariah Carey, Melonie DanielsLyrics By – E. John, B. TaupinMusic By, Co-producer, Arranged By – D. Morales
4The Roof
Backing Vocals – Kelly Price, Mariah CareyMusic By – A. Johnson, C. Rooney, J. C. Olivier, K. Muchita, S. BarnesProducer – Poke And Tone
Arranged By, Backing Vocals – Mariah CareyBacking Vocals – Mary Ann Tatum, Melonie DanielsMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
Backing Vocals – Mariah Carey, Melonie DanielsMusic By – B. Robinson, K. Fareed, L. Price, M. Mclaren, R. Larkins, S. HagueMusic By, Producer – S. Combs, S. JordonProducer – The UmmahVocals [Additional] – Mase, The Lox
7Fourth of July
Arranged By – Mariah CareyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
8My All
Arranged By – Mariah CareyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
Arranged By [Additional] – Ron GrantCo-producer – Cory RooneyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
10Whenever You Call
Arranged By, Backing Vocals – Mariah CareyBacking Vocals – Clarence Music By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
Backing Vocals – Mariah CareyBacking Vocals, Rap – Krayzie Bone, Wish BoneLyrics By – A. Henderson, C. ScruggsMusic By, Producer – Stevie JProducer – Sean "Puffy" Combs
12The Beautiful Ones
Arranged By – Mariah CareyArranged By, Producer – Cory RooneyFeaturing, Arranged By – Dru HillMusic By, Lyrics By – Prince


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
488537 2, COL 488537 2Mariah Carey Butterfly ‎(CD, Album)Columbia, Columbia488537 2, COL 488537 2Europe1997
488537.2, CD-0350Mariah Carey Butterfly ‎(CD, Album, RP)Sony Music, Columbia, 上海声像488537.2, CD-0350China2007
MCCOL 5413 DMariah Carey Butterfly ‎(Cass, Album)ColumbiaMCCOL 5413 DSouth Africa1997
488537.2Mariah Carey Butterfly ‎(CD, Album)Columbia488537.2Taiwan1997
CPT-1885, 488537 4Mariah Carey Butterfly ‎(Cass, Album)Columbia, ColumbiaCPT-1885, 488537 4South Korea1997


  • Art DirectionChristopher Austopchuk
  • Coordinator [Project]Chris Apostle
  • DesignRon Jaramillo
  • Mastered ByVlado Meller
  • Photography ByMichael Thompson
  • Photography By [Flying Butterfly]Photo Disc
  • Photography By [Still Butterfly]Mike Perry
  • Vocals, ProducerMariah Carey
  • Written-ByMariah Carey (tracks: Except Side B Track 5)


Commemorating 20 year anniversary of Butterfly album
reissued in numbered picture disc vinyl
Includes digital download.
Incudes personal note from Mariah

(C) 1997, 2017 & (P) 1997 Columbia Records
Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH

Made in the EU.


  • Barcode (Text): 8 8985-45630-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 160465E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): 160465E2/B
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Other (Printed on side B): 88985456301B
  • Other (Printed on front sticker): 88985456301S1


  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Columbia Records
  • Copyright (c) – Columbia Records
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 160465E



Butterfly is the sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released on September 16, 1997, by Columbia Records. The album contained both hip hop and urban adult contemporary sounds, as well as some softer and more contemporary melodies. Throughout the project, Carey worked with Walter Afanasieff, with whom she had written and produced most of the material from her previous albums. Butterfly - Mariah Carey. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Butterfly is the seventh album and fifth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on September 16 1997 by Columbia Records. It was Carey's first album to be released following the ending of her marriage to Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola, and it includes contributions from producers such as The Trackmasters, Puff Daddy and Stevie J. Listen free to Mariah Carey Butterfly Honey, Butterfly and more. 12 tracks 57:12. Butterfly is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released on September 16, 1997, by Columbia Records. The album contained both hip-hop and urban sounds, as well as some softer and more contemporary melodies. Butterfly As Made Famous By: Mariah Carey. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Mariah Carey's official music video for 'Butterfly'. Spread your wings and prepare to fly For you have become a butterfly Fly abandonedly into the sun If you should return to me We truly were meant to be So spread your wings and fly Butterfly. Butterfly Mariah Carey album. 1997 studio album by Mariah Carey. Image shows Carey standing in front of a browngold background in a beige sleeveless and mid-baring top, with darker matching pants. Her hair is long and golden-auburn, and is flowing in the air. her left hand is touching the flowing tips of her hair. She has a jeweled belt along her naval, with the words Mariah Carey written along the album cover forgetting the album title. Studio album by. Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey is genre-less. Of course shes technically pop, in the purest sense of the word. With ten platinum studio albums, 34 Grammy Nominations, countless Billboard hits and a slew of other record-breaking achievements, she is undoubtedly one of the most popular and prolific artists of all time. Its the other connotation of pop that doesnt quite fit and feels more determined -the one that makes you think of bubblegum- light, generic, lacking substance or burden. The kind of label we give to artists who can create anthems, but rarely get intimate. Thats where Mariah gets off the train. Upon its release, Butterfly was interpreted as Mariah Carey's declaration of independence from her ex-husband and label president Tommy Mottola, and to a certain extent, that's true. Butterfly is peppered with allusions to her troubled marriage and her newfound freedom, and the music is supposed to be in tune with contemporary urban sounds instead of adult contemporary radio

Quality of this vinyl is really really bad, lot of surface noise, when you play "My All", the guitar intro comes with tons of noises, it's rather annoying. This album deserves a better vinyl pressing.
mine wasn’t particularly crackly but there was just constant surface noise because it’s such a badly pressed picture disc, a bit like a gentle breeze in the background but not one you want to hear. it’s generally ignorable but it’s still very obvious in the quiet parts - probably doesn’t help that it’s quite off centre. it needs a proper repress along with the rest of her discography!
Crackly as picture discs tend to be. Better a display piece than for listening. The plastic sleeve also tears easily on the sides. This album deserves a proper, high-quality re-issue.
SUPERBAD sound!! noizz noizzz noizzzzz...... shame on you, record engineer!
It's a shame Mariah/Sony/Universal are so careless about her catalogue on vinyl. This should have been done in a beautiful double-album pressing in a gatefold cover with lyrics, credits, etc. ALL of her albums should be readily available on vinyl!
Beautiful Edition ., Awful sound ., mines has a lot of noise ..
It's weird but my vinyl isn't numbered. Does anyone have the same issue?
Yes, just received a second copy (because my sleeve was damaged) and this one is not numbered. The first version was. I kind of suspect, the initial pressing sold better than expected, so the it got "less limited" with a second pressing....
Hello, mine is not numbered too (The white insert is missing on the inner sleeve's back). And no digital download too. I bought it at the Fnac Store.
I was rather appalled at the reviews, but as 'Butterfly' is my favorite (One of my favourite) album by Mariah and I wanted to have it on vinyl, I took a chance and got it. I have given it a spin with an Audio Technica Np5 Diamond Stylus and I must say that I sounds pretty awesome !!!!, While there is surface noise as expected from a picture disc, it is minimal and click and pops only appeared twice on side 2. I was expecting the album to be rather 'Thin' and 'Lightweight'. To my surprised it looked 180 grms. So....I weighted and my copy clocks at 185 grms. It must be said that almost 60 minutes of music are crammed on the disc so while the bass on 'Honey' and 'The Roof' are a killer, the track that suffers the most from being near the inner part is 'The Beautiful Ones' where there is no bass at all. Having said that, It is highly enjoyable and a pretty solid mastering. I was expecting it to be from digital sources, but it appears that it was indeed remastered for vinyl, or at least they used a mastering aimed at the specifics. It is very noticeable in how the vocals are front and center and even High Register Work by Mariah used as background vocals (the A6 in 'Butterfly', C7 and Bb6 on '4th of July', Bb6 and C7 on 'Beautiful Ones') which are so soft that could be lost are heard loud and clear. There is also a new mastering separation of the overdubs at the end of 'The Roof' that renders the stanzas clearly. The Picture on the disc is beautiful and clear and online reproductions don't do justice to it. My only complains about the disc are about packaging: Mine came with the Pvc folder broken on the 3 sides and I had to get a clear Pvc on the Record Store to replace it. It seems that it is quite a common thing with this pressing as I have read other reviews noting the same, also they could have used another picture for side 2 instead of leaving it gold-coloured with a butterfly icon on it, How lazy was that....My copy was indeed numbered and with the info sheet but no download code card was included. All in all a nice way to get the album on vinyl at last !
As a picture disc this looks great however the sound is appalling. Surface noise is so obvious it overrides quieter moments of some tracks (e.g. piano intro to Butterfly). The bass is flat and clipping occurs during the more bottom heavy parts of songs (e.g. The Roof and beats on Breakdown). Only good to purchase for collectable memorabilia.Sound doesn't seem to be a factor that was taken into great consideration for this reissue. I think it would benefit from being released on a 2LP edition. A missed opportunity to commemorate this album. I feel like a bought a piece of plastic that plays a 96kbps mp3 edition of this album, the pressing is that bad I'm thinking of exchanging it for another one in case mine's faulty. Will update review once I get another one.
Very disappointing.Extra cheap package, no digital download on the inside, plastic outer sleeve ruins the vinyl and the paper insert is thin. Anyway the picture disc is very beautiful but I wish it had a gatefold cover.
Typically of GZ Vinyl - mine is scratched and scuffed right out of the sleeve! Why oh why companies still use this appalling pressing plant is beyond me - unless all they care about is sales and not about the quality of the product?
you should try and adjust the anti skating as well - mine has no skips. But pressing 30 minutes of music on each side? Bad idea. I cleaned my copy before playing it, and mine had like three minor pops on the whole album, but is very quiet / "good" apart from that.
Mine skips throughout "Honey." I though it might have to do with the weight, so I adjusted that on my turntable, but it's apparently a defect. I wonder if anyone else's has this issue?
Does anyone know how to get the download. Mine didnt come with a card or anything?
Add my voice to those who didn't get the download code. And this was a birthday present for someone too! I'm annoyed. Has anyone followed up on this, or written Sony, or the seller here?
Yep, it was a mistake of Sony Music. I heard it from the seller. Big mistake.
Nope! No download either with the Euro edition. No card, no 'blank space' where a number should be either. I think it's simply a mistake on the printing of the sleeve sticker?
There is no download card at all. From South Korea.
I didn't get a download card either. And the space where the number is supposed to be is blank. Help!
The sound is fantastic, as is the aesthetic... will post real photos soon.
I think it's 10,000. Since there's one "0" in front of the four digits on mine.
Mine's numbered 6349, although the vinyl is slightly defective :-(
The highest number I've seen so far is 6,000 .
They are numbered on the back which is usually reserved for a limited run, but I don't have a clue... Mine is number 769
do u know how many of these will be pressed? yes looks amazing in gold :)