Automatic Prince wrote:
I'll never get over the Beautiful dance remix sinking in the bottomlessisappeared projects swamp.
My roommate and I were just playing that voicemail the other day in which she played the #Beautiful dance mix in the background. It really is such a shame that it wasn't released/leaked, because it sounded as though her voice was soaring Tragic.
#1 reason I'm not the stan I used to be: her failure to deliver on promises/aborted projects left, right and center. She has had far more abandoned projects in the last 15-20 years, music and otherwise, than she has had come to fruition:
We've had 'Automatic Princess' children's books and animated series about a multi-racial girl, theme song recorded by Rachael's daughter and performed at a few CB tour dates with MC on bg's; 'Through The Rain' half auto-biography/ half- inspirational book, 'Kiss Kiss' lingerie line, Debut Album re-release '04 with unreleased tracks; teasing of St. John The Divine Concert relentlessly in recent years; also, re: the demo she supposedly lost; re-release of e=mc2 and tour; Angel's advocate and MC vs. Jumpsmokers; re-release of MCIIY; relentless pushbacks of every album post CB; the 2013 documentary that was never released, the remix video for #B, re-recorded dance mix of #B, endless further products that never came out, cancelled SA tour and it goes ON AND ON AND ON....
You can go as far back as 1998 to find where she was saying things that were never going to happen. There was a proposed joint album with David Morales that didn't work out and when that didn't happen she wanted to do the remix album, but the label didn't like that idea so that's why they came out with #1's. This Hallmark deal is probably never going to materialize either, not that I care, but it's the principal, you can't get excited on anything she says, because it's all BS. Since it's now all money, money, money from here on out I'm expecting a lot more of her abandoning projects at the first sing of her not making coins regardless of any artistic fulfillment it may bring her.
Plain and simple: she really doesn't care about the fans anymore and hasn't for a while... if she decides to get serious about making good music again and delivering on deadlines or not announcing +%%@ until she's 100% certain then I'll be stoked Mariah again, until then I'm at an Eh....