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MTV UNPLUGGED EP

Tracklisting
1. Emotions
2. If it's over
3. Someday
4. Vision of love
5. Make it happen
6. I'll be there
7. Can't let go
The Unplugged series of shows had featured artists from all corners of the music world, the idea being to strip them of their glossy veneer and showcase them in an intimate setting in front of an invited audience away from arenas and big theatres. The result would often be a new perspective on even the most established stars, and Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Nirvana were among those to take the plunge. For Mariah, who'd never ventured into the big "aircraft-hangar" style venues, it was a natural move.

MTV Unplugged was recorded on recorded March 16, 1992 and it would prove nothing less than a turning point in her career as far as live performance went. "It was the first time I did that many songs in front of an audience," she'd later reveal. "I had to learn in the public eye, and I'm still learning."

A spin-off from such shows was often a best-selling album, and so it proved in Mariah's case. A seven-song selection from the set, entitled the "MTV Unplugged EP", was released on June 2, 1992. It included her five biggest hits to date, while the six track was "If it's over", her collaboration with Carole King which she sang the heart and soul out of. But it was the one song she'd yet to commit to recording tape that, extracted as a single, would prove the most memorable. And suitably, given the group whose long standing record she'd eclipsed, it was taken from the repertoire of the Jackson 5. "I'll be there" became Mariah's sixth number one hit in the USA and her first in many European countries.

COMPACT DISCS (CD'S)
CD (0475)
471869 2 / CK 52758
collection Eric de Ridder

This is one of the strangest items in my collection. The booklet is from Australia, while the CD itself is from the USA. But on the CD is not the album "MTV Unplugged EP", but the album "Ten" by Pearl Jam.

CD from Asia (1214)
471869.2
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Australia (0476)
471869 2
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Austria (0477)
471869 2
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Austria (2772)
471869 2
collection Samantha Cullen

This CD is almost the same as item 0477, but there are little differences like the back cover and the CD itself.

CD from Austria/The Netherlands (1745)
471869 9
comes with free doorposter
collection Pascal Bellerose
CD from Brazil (0479)
700.682/2-471869
collection Eric de Ridder

For most releases, the letters on the cover are in white. But not for this item. Here the letters are in blue.

CD from Brazil (1532)
2-471869
re-release, comes in a card slipcase
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Canada (3252)
CK 52758
collection Keo Park

On the back cover is a sticker saying "not for distribution or sale outside Canada".

CD from Canada (1274)
CXK 52758
collection Pascal Bellerose
CD and DVD from Canada (3191)
88697 12455 2
collection Marcel Trupia

This 2007 re-release has the regular CD and a new DVD with exactly the same tracklisting as the individual releases. This set is simply named "MTV Unplugged" without "EP" or "+ 3".

CD from Canada (1752)
CDNK717
promo, called "The radio special"
collection Pascal Bellerose

Besides the MTV Unplugged special, there is also an interview on this CD.

CD from Hong Kong (1859)
SMP 3106.2
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Japan (0482)
SRCS 5912
with all the lyrics in English and Japanese
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Japan (1376)
SRCS 5912
promo
with all the lyrics in English and Japanese
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

This is exactly the same item as 0482 but there is a sticker on the back cover and the CD itself has some extra text.

CD from Japan (1897)
SICP 8077
collection Rob Fredie

In November 2002, five Mariah CD's were re-released in Japan: Mariah Carey (1895), Emotions (1896), MTV Unplugged EP (1897), Music Box (1898) and Merry Christmas (1762). When you put these CD's in a row, you can see a picture of Mariah on the sides.

CD from Mexico (1984)
CDBV 499317
collection Marcel Trupia

All the titles are in Spanish, but the songs are sung in English.

CD from Mexico (1374)
CDDI-471869
collection Gilbert Chong

All the titles are in Spanish, but the songs are sung in English.

CD from South-Africa (1983)
CDANIC 104
collection Marcel Trupia
CD from South-Korea (0481)
CPK-1255 (CK 52758)
collection Eric de Ridder

The CD case is completely transparant and behind the inlay tray is a black and white picture of Mariah.

CD from Taiwan (1708)
471869-2
made in Taiwan for sale only in R.O.C.
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from Taiwan (0478)
471869-2
made in Taiwan for sale only in R.O.C.
collection Eric de Ridder

The letters on the cover, the inlay tray and the CD are gold-colored. Therefore, this CD is known as "MTV Unplugged EP Gold".

CD and DVD from Taiwan (3192)
88697 12455 2
collection Marcel Trupia

This 2007 re-release has the regular CD and a new DVD with exactly the same tracklisting as the individual releases. This set is simply named "MTV Unplugged" without "EP" or "+ 3".

CD from Taiwan (2229)
CK 52758
collection Jamie Wu

Released by Himalaya Records Corporation.

CD from the USA (0480)
CK 52758
collection Eric de Ridder
CD from the USA (2381)
CK 52758
comes in a card slipcase
collection Kelly Towle
CD and DVD from the USA (2873)
88697 12455 2
collection Lucie Hagelaar

This 2007 re-release has the regular CD (see item 0480) and a new DVD with exactly the same tracklisting as the individual releases. This set is simply named "MTV Unplugged" without "EP" or "+ 3".

CD from Venezuela (1734)
CK 52758
limited edition from the "Live Series"
collection Pascal Bellerose
LONG PLAYERS (LP'S)
LP from Brazil (1387)
177.276 / 1-471869
promo, with info sheet
collection Raphael Armand

On the back cover there is a stamp saying "amostra invendável".

LP from Colombia (1492)
51 471869
promo
collection Eric de Ridder
LP from Holland (0483)
471869 1
collection Eric de Ridder

For most releases, the letters on the cover are in white. But not for this item. Here the letters are in blue.

LP from South-Korea (1360)
CPL-1255
with info sheet
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
CASSETTES
cassette (1405)
471869 4
collection Sharon Zagame
cassette from Argentina (2815)
170.193 / 4-471869
collection Jamie Griffith

All the song titles are in Spanish, but the songs are sung in English.

cassette from Australia (0817)
471869 4
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Brazil (2296)
77.278/4-471889
collection Mikael Mansur Martinelli
cassette from Canada (2076)
CXT 52758
collection Teresa Lucca
cassette from Canada (2465)
CXT 52758
promo ("confidential pre-release cassette")
tracks repeated on both sides
collection Luc Baumgartner
cassette from Chile (3413)
471869
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

This cassette is called "Unplugged en vivo" instead of "MTV Unplugged".

cassette from Holland (0471)
471869 4
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Holland (2280)
471869 4
collection Luc Baumgartner

The difference with item 0471 is the back cover and the cassette itself. Here the cassette is black, while the other cassette is transparant.

cassette from Indonesia (1424)
471869 4
collection Immer Pieter Martin Simanungkalit
cassette from Indonesia (1375)
C-5670692 / 471 869 4
collection Immer Pieter Martin Simanungkalit
cassette from Malaysia (0473)
CT 52758
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Emotions
2. If it's over
3. Someday
4. Vision of love
5. Love takes time (bonus track)
6. Make it happen
7. I'll be there
8. Can't let go
9. I don't wanna cry (bonus track)

cassette from Peru (1632)
CSC 5940
collection Esther Granados
cassette from the Philippines (1518)
471869 4
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from the Philippines (1673)
QCLHG-22712 / (CK-52758)
collection Peter O. Realista
cassette from Saudi-Arabia (2216)
105521
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
cassette from Saudi-Arabia (2486)
471869 4
collection Rod C. Jusay
cassette from Singapore (3290)
471 869-4
collection Jamie Griffith
cassette from South-Africa (2208)
CNIC 104
collection Luc Baumgartner
cassette from South-Korea (1361)
CPT-1255 (CK-52758)
collection Eric de Ridder

The booklet has a story in Korean.

cassette from South-Korea (2630)
CPT-1255 (CK-52758)
collection Soyeon Park

The booklet has a story in Korean.

cassette from Spain (2261)
471869 4
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
cassette from Taiwan (0756)
CBC 30195
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Taiwan (1359)
SMC1009 / CT52758
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Taiwan (0472)
SMC1009 / CT52758
collection Eric de Ridder
cassette from Turkey (2262)
471869 4
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
cassette from the USA (0474)
CT 52758
collection Eric de Ridder
MINI DISCS
mini disc from Austria (0484)
471869 8
collection Eric de Ridder
mini disc from Japan (0485)
SRYS 1033
with all the lyrics in English and Japanese
collection Eric de Ridder
mini disc from the USA (1871)
CM 52758
collection Kerry Scrimshaw
SONG BOOKS
song book from the USA (0686)
ISBN 0-7935-1777-X
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
48 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
song book from the USA (2588)
ISBN 0-7935-1777-X
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
48 pages
collection Marijke Pothast

This song book is exactly the same as item 0686, but on the front cover it says "Mariah Carey Acoustic" instead of "Mariah Carey Unplugged".

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