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Mariah Carey

"Almost Home"

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February 22, 2013

"Over the Rainbow" it ain't. Still, the theme song from Disney's The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful, has its modest virtues: an instant earworm chorus, deft production by Stargate and, just where you'd expect them (on the other side of the third chorus), some flamboyant vocal runs from Ms. Carey.

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