Mariah Carey ‎– Butterfly

Columbia ‎– 88985456301, Legacy ‎– 88985456301, Sony Music ‎– 88985456301
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Picture Disc, Reissue

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A1 Honey
Backing Vocals – Mariah Carey, Melonie DanielsMusic By – B. Robinson*, K. Fareed*, L. Price*, M. Mclaren*, R. Larkins*, S. Hague*Music By, Producer – S. Combs*, S. Jordon*Producer – The UmmahVocals [Additional] – Mase, The Lox
A2 Butterfly
Arranged By, Backing Vocals – Mariah CareyBacking Vocals – Mary Ann Tatum, Melonie DanielsMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
A3 My All
Arranged By – Mariah CareyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
A4 The Roof
Backing Vocals – Kelly Price, Mariah CareyMusic By – A. Johnson*, C. Rooney*, J. C. Olivier*, K. Muchita*, S. Barnes*Producer – Poke And Tone
A5 Fourth of July
Arranged By – Mariah CareyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
A6 Breakdown
Backing Vocals – Mariah CareyBacking Vocals, Rap – Krayzie Bone, Wish BoneLyrics By – A. Henderson*, C. Scruggs*Music By, Producer – Stevie JProducer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*
B1 Babydoll
Backing Vocals – Mariah Carey, Trey LorenzLyrics By – M. Elliott*Music By – Stevie JMusic By, Producer – Cory Rooney
B2 Close My Eyes
Arranged By – Mariah CareyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
B3 Whenever You Call
Arranged By, Backing Vocals – Mariah CareyBacking Vocals – Clarence (2)Music By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff
B4 Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
Arranged By, Producer [Additional], Backing Vocals – Satoshi TomiieBacking Vocals – Mariah Carey, Melonie DanielsLyrics By – E. John, B. Taupin*Music By, Co-producer, Arranged By – D. Morales*
B5 The Beautiful Ones
Arranged By – Mariah CareyArranged By, Producer – Cory RooneyFeaturing, Arranged By – Dru HillMusic By, Lyrics By – Prince
B6 Outside
Arranged By [Additional] – Ron GrantCo-producer – Cory RooneyMusic By, Arranged By, Producer – Walter Afanasieff

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Commemorating 20 year anniversary of Butterfly album
reissued in numbered picture disc vinyl
Includes digital download.
Incudes personal note from Mariah

(C) 1997, 2017 & (P) 1997 Columbia Records
Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 8985-45630-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 160465E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): 160465E2/B
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Other (Printed on side B): 88985456301B
  • Other (Printed on front sticker): 88985456301S1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
488537 2, COL 488537 2 Mariah Carey Butterfly(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 488537 2, COL 488537 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
488537.2, CD-0350 Mariah Carey Butterfly(CD, Album, RP) Sony Music, Columbia, 上海声像 488537.2, CD-0350 China 2007 Sell This Version
MCCOL 5413 D Mariah Carey Butterfly (Cass, Album) Columbia MCCOL 5413 D South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
488537.2 Mariah Carey Butterfly(CD, Album) Columbia 488537.2 Taiwan 1997 Sell This Version
CPT-1885, 488537 4 Mariah Carey Butterfly(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia CPT-1885, 488537 4 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version


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March 30, 2018
Beautiful Edition ., Awful sound ., mines has a lot of noise ..


February 17, 2018

It's weird but my vinyl isn't numbered. Does anyone have the same issue?


January 23, 2018
edited 8 months ago
I was rather appalled at the reviews, but as 'Butterfly' is my favorite (One of my favourite) album by Mariah and I wanted to have it on vinyl, I took a chance and got it. I have given it a spin with an Audio Technica Np5 Diamond Stylus and I must say that I sounds pretty awesome !!!!, While there is surface noise as expected from a picture disc, it is minimal and click and pops only appeared twice on side 2. I was expecting the album to be rather 'Thin' and 'Lightweight'. To my surprised it looked 180 grms. So....I weighted and my copy clocks at 185 grms. It must be said that almost 60 minutes of music are crammed on the disc so while the bass on 'Honey' and 'The Roof' are a killer, the track that suffers the most from being near the inner part is 'The Beautiful Ones' where there is no bass at all. Having said that, It is highly enjoyable and a pretty solid mastering. I was expecting it to be from digital sources, but it appears that it was indeed remastered for vinyl, or at least they used a mastering aimed at the specifics. It is very noticeable in how the vocals are front and center and even High Register Work by Mariah used as background vocals (the A6 in 'Butterfly', C7 and Bb6 on '4th of July', Bb6 and C7 on 'Beautiful Ones') which are so soft that could be lost are heard loud and clear. There is also a new mastering separation of the overdubs at the end of 'The Roof' that renders the stanzas clearly. The Picture on the disc is beautiful and clear and online reproductions don't do justice to it. My only complains about the disc are about packaging: Mine came with the Pvc folder broken on the 3 sides and I had to get a clear Pvc on the Record Store to replace it. It seems that it is quite a common thing with this pressing as I have read other reviews noting the same, also they could have used another picture for side 2 instead of leaving it gold-coloured with a butterfly icon on it, How lazy was that....My copy was indeed numbered and with the info sheet but no download code card was included. All in all a nice way to get the album on vinyl at last !


December 10, 2017
As a picture disc this looks great however the sound is appalling. Surface noise is so obvious it overrides quieter moments of some tracks (e.g. piano intro to Butterfly). The bass is flat and clipping occurs during the more bottom heavy parts of songs (e.g. The Roof and beats on Breakdown). Only good to purchase for collectable memorabilia.

Sound doesn't seem to be a factor that was taken into great consideration for this reissue. I think it would benefit from being released on a 2LP edition. A missed opportunity to commemorate this album. I feel like a bought a piece of plastic that plays a 96kbps mp3 edition of this album, the pressing is that bad I'm thinking of exchanging it for another one in case mine's faulty.

Will update review once I get another one.


November 10, 2017
Very disappointing.
Extra cheap package, no digital download on the inside, plastic outer sleeve ruins the vinyl and the paper insert is thin. Anyway the picture disc is very beautiful but I wish it had a gatefold cover.


November 1, 2017
edited 11 months ago
Typically of GZ Vinyl - mine is scratched and scuffed right out of the sleeve! Why oh why companies still use this appalling pressing plant is beyond me - unless all they care about is sales and not about the quality of the product?


October 28, 2017
Does anyone know how to get the download. Mine didnt come with a card or anything?


October 20, 2017

The sound is fantastic, as is the aesthetic... will post real photos soon.