I got an email from mariahcarey.com this morning and it’s a good news. Mariah Carey is going to re-issue her latest album in the U.S. on November 15th. This re-release will recap all 14 tracks on the original album, which has sold more than 4 million copies in the states and over 6 million copies worldwide. The Platinum Edition will include 4 new tracks: "Don’t Forget About Us," "So Lonely (One and Only Part 2,)" "We Belong Together (Remix,)" and "What It Look Like," featuring Jermaine Dupri.
What is so special about this Platinum Edition is not only because of the new tracks mentioned above, but also because it is also available as a special deluxe limited edition two-disc (CD + DVD) package. This is the first time in the U.S. that there is a CD/DVD package for Mariah (it was available first in Japan for "The Emancipation of Mimi" original release.) The exclusive DVD will feature the full-length video clips of "It’s Like That," "We Belong Together," "Shake It Off," and "Get Your Number" (featuring Jermaine Dupri, which will be making its U.S. debut on this DVD), plus a link to access the brand new video for "Don’t Forget About Us."
This is exciting. I just can’t wait for the release of this Platinum Edition in Thailand. Hopefully, it would be a CD/DVD package as in the U.S., otherwise I would have to buy the U.S. imported version instead of the local one. Alas, this will be my third time buying "The Emancipation of Mimi" album – the first time is when it was released back in April, the second time is the Japan CD/DVD limited Edition and the third time will be this exclusive Platinum Edition. Anyway, I have never been bored with Mariah – my favorite artist of all time.