It’s a special occasion, darling.
Minutes after the clock struck midnight, the new Queen of Friday Mariah Carey seized a celebratory moment to spotlight the revered anniversary of the self-titled debut album. The results turned out to be The Live Debut, an extended play of her very first live performances.
Clocking in at over 16 minutes, the five-track collection pulls from a live show at Club Tatou in New York City some time back — we don’t acknowledge numbers. It features compositions from her influential eponymous album, including captivating live interpretations of the super ballad “Vanishing” and the breakout “Vision of Love.”
Carey also delivers a powerfully beautiful rendition of Ben E. King’s “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” which was made even more prominent by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in 1970.
The Live Debut arrives just days after Carey announced the details surrounding her impending memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, due out on September 29 via Andy Cohen Books and Audible. Its release coincides with the anniversary of her first album.
Speaking of Carey’s debut album, she promises to spoil her Lambily with more goodies on future Fridays. Those surprises will include remixes, B-sides, as well as more live performances and many more rarities.
Stream The Live Debut — 1990 (EP) by Mariah Carey below.