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WHEN YOU BELIEVE

Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks used trickery to get Mariah and Whitney Houston sing the lead song of his latest project, the animated picture "The prince of Egypt". He told Mariah that Whitney was doing it and told Whitney that Mariah was doing it. They both said yes. Mariah said about the project: "The way they're bringing the story to life is incredible. It's a ground-breaking movie. Our involvement in it was something special."

For years, the press had painted Mariah as heir apparent to Whitney's title of Queen of the Divas and, in the process, had built up a nonexistent rivalry between the pair with reports that the two singers would often fuel this conflict with alleged snide put-downs. The reality was that no such animosity existed as far as the two singers was concerned, and doing the song would give the the opportunity to clear the air.

The recording of "When you believe" turned out to be a joyous occasion for Mariah. She and Whitney immediately bonded, and the session that resulted in "When you believe" was often punctuated by laughs and the kind of conversations only good friends have. Whitney agreed that "Mariah and I had good chemistry together". Added Mariah in an MTV interview, "If we were ever going to come together of any kind of record, this is definitely the right one, and really the coolest thing to me is all the drama and everybody making it like we had a rivalry. She was just really cool, and we had a really good time in the studio. We had fun."

"When you believe" can be found on the soundtrack of "The prince of Egypt", but also on Mariah's "#1's" and Whitney's "My love is your love". In November 1998, it was released as a single worldwide and in January 1999 in the USA. In the USA it was one of Mariah's least successful singles, while in the rest of the world it was a huge hit. On March 21, 1999, this song won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Asia (0712)
666520 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Asia (0713)
666520.2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Australia (0715)
666630 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Austria (0711)
666520 1
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)

5" CD-single from Austria (0714)
666520 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Austria (1698)
666520 5
includes a poster of Mariah & Whitney and song lyrics
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. Sweetheart (The M!'s Pounding Vocal)
3. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Brazil (1238)
899.648/2-492252
promo
collection Raphael Armand

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (de "O principe do Egito")

5" CD-single from Denmark (3089)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy H Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (The Prince Of Egypt)

5" CD-single from Japan (2006)
XPCD 93337
promo without sleeve
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)

5" CD-single from Japan (0721)
SRCS 8821
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Japan (2268)
SRCS 8821
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

The CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0721, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "sample - not for sale".

5" CD-single from Mexico (1244)
PRCD 97511
promo

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)

5" CD-single from South-Africa (0718)
CDSIN 313 I
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from South-Korea (1291)
CPK 1973
collection Sung Weon Ho

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from Spain (1245)
PRO-CD-5092
promo

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)

This promo is the same as the promo from the USA (item 0720), only the front cover is different.

5" CD-single from Thailand (3507)
THA9902
promo, picture disc
collection Judith Dos Santos

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from the UK (0716)
666752 2
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. I am free (Mariah Carey)
3. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from the UK (0717)
666752 5
strictly limited edition
includes a poster of Mariah & Whitney and song lyrics
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. Sweetheart (The M!'s Pounding Vocal)
3. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

5" CD-single from the USA (1998)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. I am free (Mariah Carey)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)

5" CD-single from the USA (0720)
PRO-CD-5092
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)

5" CD-single from the USA (0813)
PRO-CD-5092
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)

5" CD-single from the USA (0719)
DRMDS-59022
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Instrumental)

VINYL-SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Holland (0722)
666520 6
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

7" vinyl single from the UK (2052)
666752-7
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe
2. When you believe (Version)

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Australia (1246)
666630 8

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

cassette single from Malaysia (0709)
666520.4
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Album Version)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)
3. I am free (Mariah Carey)
4. You were loved (Whitney Houston)

cassette single from the UK (0710)
666752 4
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (TV Track)

cassette single from the USA (1354)
DRMCS-59022
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt)
2. When you believe (from The Prince Of Egypt) (Instrumental)

VIDEO SINGLES
video single from the UK (2514)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Berry Vroling

Tracklisting:
1. When you believe (soundtrack to "The Prince Of Egypt")

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the UK (1838)
AM959431
Cherry Lane Music Publishing
collection Sharon Zagame
sheet music from the USA (1064)
02500082
Cherry Lane Music Company
piano - vocal - guitar
8 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
sheet music from the USA (1063)
02500109
Cherry Lane Music Company
easy piano
8 pages
collection Eric de Ridder
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