Mariah Carey’s debut album is turning 30 this year, and she found the perfect way to celebrate its anniversary. The legendary singer announced the release of her compilation album The Rarities, filled with demo versions, unreleased tracks, and live performances.
The Rarities will hit the shelves on October 2nd, and the official announcement describes it as a “collection of personal favorites from her vault… celebrating Carey’s exceptional artistry and vision through hidden musical jewels from her personal archives.”
Carey delved into her archives, in an attempt to select songs with personal relevance and meaning for this album. One of those tracks is a previously-unreleased collaboration with Lauryn Hill, “Save The Day”, which will become available on August 21st.
The Rarities will also feature live audio recordings from Live at the Tokyo Dome, Carey’s first concert performance in Japan that took place during her Daydream World Tour in 1996. The release of her new album will be preceded by the upcoming memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, set to arrive on September 29th.