This article is from the Mariah Carey FAQ, by Kade Hansson email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
One of the most highly valued Mariah Carey collectables (according to an
issue of Record Collector magazine) is one of two "greatest hits" promos
released for the Japanese concerts. Love and Dream, of which 200 copies were
produced, is currently valued at $US300. (The other is called Let's Party
With Mariah Carey- see question F4.) The promo issue of the Japanese picture
CD double set Open Arms/ One Sweet Day is an equally treasured rare item.
[Love And Dream (special Japanese tour promo; mixed set)]
1. All I Want For Christmas Is You
2/10. One Sweet Day
4. Open Arms
5. Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
6/14. One Sweet Day (Live Version)
7. Vision Of Love
8. Underneath The Stars
9. Without You
11. Anytime You Need A Friend (C&C Radio Mix)
12. Open Arms
13. I'll Be There
15. Joy To The World
Sony Brazil recently released a rare CD promo containing remixes of
'Butterfly' by DJ Meme (Marcelo Mansur). Less than 100 copies were produced,
which could indicate this item would be of a high collectable value.
Other very rare items include:
(a) The Spanish 1-track wallet sleeve edition of 'Never Forget You'. Very few
(in the order of 100) of these were produced.
(b) The Australian bonus limited edition CD, supplied with copies of Mariah Carey's
debut album (see M2(i)a for details). The set is very hard to obtain.
(c) The Canadian promo-only CD Unplugged- The Radio Special, which includes
music and an interview. The CD has a picture sleeve and a custom cue sheet.
It's rarity is indicated by the fact that it is currently valued at around
(d) Underneath The Stars promo-only CD. This item is notably hard to get.
(e) Heroe single CD from Spain. Nobody seems to be selling these.