Butterfly was the first Mariah album I heard in full when I first started getting into her because every single Lamb held it in such high regard, and it's easy to see why. The lush production, melodies, emotions and feelings conveyed throughout the record make it a once-in-a-career moment that she's never tried to replicate (because she's never had to, the part of her life she was experiencing while making the album was a rollercoaster to say the least) outside of My All having a few retreads on the next few albums or so. The songwriting is so tight, and her vocals just being a little less than perfect and huskier compared to Music Box and Daydream add so much rawness, that even the more schmaltzy moments like Whenever You Call still feel so heartfelt and genuine to her. Not to mention what other album has a RUN of tracks like Honey through to Close My Eyes? It really is a perfect album. Sorry for the rambling nn. I'm still surprised that particular era yielded no b-sides, rarities, outtakes, etc. whatsoever, or least none have surfaced yet. Then again we got nothing from it when The Rarities dropped, so I guess it was a very focused recording.