Mariah Carey

Vision Of Love

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Producer Rhett Lawrence was asked to come to New York by CBS Records president Tommy Mottola to hear a demo tape by an 18-year-old singer named Mariah Carey, a new signee to the label. The producer and the singer began working together in Los Angeles. Carey played Lawrence a demo of a song she'd co-written with Ben Margulies titled "Vision of Love," a ballad that sounded like something from the '50s. Lawrence contemporized the tempo. The session for the song was held at New York's Skyline Studios with keyboardist Lawrence, drummer Margulies, bassist Marcus Miller, drum programmer Ren Klyce, and guitarist Jimmy Rip. Produced by Lawrence and Narada Michael Walden, the million-selling "Vision of Love" parked at number one R&B for two weeks and number one pop for four weeks in the summer of 1990. Her debut album, Mariah Carey, sold over eight million copies and included "I Don't Wanna Cry," "Someday," and "Love Takes Time."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1990 Columbia 0:00
No Image 1991 Sony Music Distribution 0:00
No Image 1992
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Kuschelrock, Vol. 6 [Single Disc #1] 1998
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:26
#1's 1998 Columbia 3:31
The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy's Collection 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:29
No Image 1999 Sony Music Distribution
Romantic Dreams 1999 Storm 3:24
Valentines 2000 Columbia 3:31
Music Box/Emotions/Mariah Carey 2001 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 3:30
Greatest Hits 2001 Columbia / Sony Music Distribution 3:31
Instrumental Mariah Carey 2003
Various Artists
Fabulous 3:29
Here Is Mariah Carey 2006 Columbia
The Adventures of Mimi 2007 Live Nation
E=MC² 2008 Island 0:00
Billboard Top 40 Karaoke: 1990s [Box] 2008 Sybersound Records
The Ballads 2008 Legacy / Columbia 3:30
Love Songs 2010 Sony Music
Daydream/Mariah Carey 2010 Legacy 3:30
The Essential Mariah Carey 2011 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music 3:31
Romantically Yours
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:32