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IF IT'S OVER

After the immense success of "I'll be there", a second single from the MTV Unplugged concert was released. In contrast with "I'll be there", "If it's over" was a big flop and only released in a few countries. Original, this song appeared on the album "Emotions". Mariah wrote it together with her idol Carole King.

Surprisingly, it was Carole who first approached Mariah to ask if she'd be interested in recording a version of the Goffin-King song "Natural woman", which had been a big hit for Aretha Franklin. Mariah turned down the idea. Aretha, of course, was one of her idols, and since her recorded performance was already "untouchable", she felt there was nothing new she could bring to it. So, instead, Carole King left her home in Idaho to fly to New York for one day and have a writing session with Mariah.

Mariah described the ballad "If it's over" as "a true collaboration". The two sat down and traded musical ideas, and Mariah came up with a set of lyrics, with work continuing until they had what they both described as "a wonderful song". Carole added: "I love her voice. She's very expressive. She gives a lot of meaning to what she sings." This was praise and acceptance, not just from a contemporary, but from a veteran who'd literally heard thousands of other voices singing her songs.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Austria (0361)
658762 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over
2. If it's over

5" CD-single from Austria (0362)
658762 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over
2. If it's over
3. Someday (New 12" Jackswing)

3" CD-single from Japan (0917)
SRDS 8249
collection Licinio Lisboa

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over
2. Emotions
3. Special spoken message for Japanese fans

3" CD-single from Japan (2679)
SRDS 8249
promo
collection Wei Yi

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over
2. Emotions
3. Special spoken message for Japanese fans

This item is exactly the same as item 0917, but on the back cover there is a promo sticker.

VINYL SINGLES
7" vinyl single from Holland (0919)
658762 7
collection Amanda Erickson

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over (Edit)
2. If it's over

7" vinyl single from Spain (0920)
ARIC 165
promo
collection Marcin Blaszczyk

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Australia (1959)
658762 4
collection Sharon Zagame

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over (Live)
2. If it's over

cassette single from Holland (0921)
658762 4
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. If it's over (Unplugged)
2. If it's over

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