Thinking It Over (album)

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Thinking It Over
Thinking It Over(Liberty X album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
Released27 May 2002
RecordedApril 2001 – March 2002, London, England
GenrePop, dance, R&B[1]
Length53:58
LabelV2
ProducerSteve Duberry, Pete Devereux, The Wideboys, The BigPockets, John McLaughlin, K-Gee, Rod Gammons, Mushtaq, Goldust, Tim Laws, David Brant, Frazer Hurrell
Liberty X chronology
Thinking It Over
(2002)
Being Somebody
(2003)
Singles from Thinking It Over
  1. "Thinking It Over"
    Released: 24 September 2001
  2. "Doin' It"
    Released: 3 December 2001
  3. "Just a Little"
    Released: 13 May 2002
  4. "Got to Have Your Love"
    Released: 9 September 2002
  5. "Holding On for You"
    Released: 2 December 2002

Thinking It Over is the debut studio album by British-Irish pop group Liberty X. The album was released on the back of their success on television talent show, Popstars, and was recorded in the year following the series' finale, where the band became runners-up to Hear'Say.

Originally titled—and released in Japan as—To Those Who Wait, it was released in the United Kingdom on 27 May 2002 under its new title and became the biggest selling album of the band's career, selling nearly 750,000 copies. Five singles were released from the album: "Thinking It Over", "Doin' It", "Just a Little", "Got to Have Your Love" and "Holding On for You". "Just a Little" became Liberty X's only number-one single and won a BRIT Award for Best British Single in 2003.[2]

Background[edit]

The band began recording the album under their original name, Liberty, just two weeks after the finale of Popstars. The album's production was overseen by Steve Duberry, while the band co-wrote several songs with writer and producer Tim Laws. The album's lead single, "Thinking It Over", was released on 24 September 2001, to worldwide success, charting high in the United Kingdom, Japan and Europe. Due to its unprecedented success, the band's record label decided to push the release of the album, then entitled To Those Who Wait, forward by three months, due to be released just four weeks later on 22 October. However, shortly after the announcement, it was revealed the band had become entangled in a legal dispute with a band of the same name, who claimed that the current group did not have the right to use the name Liberty, as it was already being used by another artist. Thus, this prevented the album being released in the United Kingdom as planned.[3]

However, as the lawsuit didn't cover international territory, the Japanese side of the band's record label made the decision to go ahead with the album's release as planned, making To Those Who Wait available from 28 November 2001.[4] The album contained fourteen tracks. Whilst still entangled in the lawsuit, the band released their second single, "Doin' It", on 10 December 2001. It failed to achieve the chart success of its predecessor, but still charted highly in the United Kingdom. On 18 February 2002, the lawsuit was settled, with the current group instead changing their name to Liberty X. It was then decided that the album would revamped for the British market, and the band returned to the studio to record new material. Three new songs were recorded, the first of which, "Just a Little", was released as the band's third single on 13 May 2002. Just a day later, the track listing for the British version of the album was revealed, which contained the three new songs, but removed "Greed" and "Never Meant to Say Goodbye" from the original edition, as they had already been issued as B-sides in the country, and also removed "Practice What You Preach" altogether, meaning it remains unreleased in the country. The album's title was also changed, this time being released under the alias of Thinking It Over. The album was finally released in the UK on 27 May 2002.[5]

The second of the new songs, "Got to Have Your Love", was released as the band's fourth single on 9 September 2002, to moderate success. It also became the band's first cover version to be released as a single. "Holding On for You" was released as the album's fifth and final single on 2 December 2002, followed a week later by a re-release of the album, containing a bonus disc of seven remixes and three music videos, all contained in a gold slipcase. In December 2002, the album was also released in China, reinstating "Never Meant to Say Goodbye", as well as adding two bonus remixes, and the B-side track "Breathe" to the end of the album, making a total of eighteen tracks. The band revealed in an interview in April 2003 that "Wanting Me Tonight" was originally due to be released as the album's third single, but "Just a Little" was released instead, at the request of the record company. The single remix of "Wanting Me Tonight" instead appears as a B-side on the "Just a Little" physical single release.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition – V2 / 033197177823 (UK)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Thinking It Over"Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Stephen Hart, Mary Applegate, Jim Sullivan, Eddie Craig, Pete DevereuxPete Devereux and The Wideboys4:09
2."Just a Little"Michelle Escoffery, George Hammond Hagan, John Hammond HaganThe BigPockets3:58
3."Doin' It"Stephen Duberry, Steve Hart, John McLaughlinStephen Duberry and John McLaughlin3:51
4."Wanting Me Tonight"Michelle Escoffery, Karl Gordon, Jessica Taylor, Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Kelli YoungK-Gee4:28
5."Got to Have Your Love"Bryce Wilson, Kirk Khaleel, Johnny RodriguezRod Gammons3:55
6."No Clouds"Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Mushtaq UddinMushtaq3:56
7."Everyday"Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jon O'Mahony, Nick Keynes, Michael HarwoodGoldust4:49
8."Saturday"Michelle Escoffery, Mushtaq UddinTim Laws3:47
9."Holding On for You"Martin Prime, Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Tim Laws, Frazer HurrellTim Laws3:30
10."I Got What You Want"Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Alan Glass, David Brant, Maryanne MorganDavid Brant3:44
11."Feel the Rush"Henrik Andersson, Martin Ankelius, John McLaughlinJohn McLaughlin and Stephen Duberry3:36
12."Right Here Right Now"Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Stephen Hart, Michael Harwood, Nick Keynes, Jon O'Mahony, Andrea RemandaGoldust4:21
13."Dream About It"Kevin Simm, Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Tim Laws, Frazer HurrellTim Laws and Frazer Hurrell3:47
14."Never Give Up"Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Kelli YoungGoldust1:30
Special edition bonus disc – V2 / 033197177823 (UK)[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Thinking It Over" (Pete Devereux & The Wideboys Club Vocal Remix)Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Stephen Hart, Mary Applegate, Jim Sullivan, Eddie Craig, Pete DevereuxPete Devereux and The Wideboys 
2."Doin' It" (The Wideboys Club Mix)Stephen Duberry, Steve Hart, John McLaughlinStephen Duberry, John McLaughlin, The Wideboys 
3."Doin' It" (Blacksmith R&B Rub)Stephen Duberry, Steve Hart, John McLaughlinStephen Duberry, John McLaughlin, Blacksmith 
4."Wanting Me Tonight" (Wookie Full Vocal Mix)Michelle Escoffery, Karl Gordon, Jessica Taylor, Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Kelli YoungK-Gee, Wookie 
5."Just a Little" (Bump & Flex Electro Shock Club Mix)Michelle Escoffery, George Hammond Hagan, John Hammond HaganThe BigPockets, Bump & Flex 
6."Got to Have Your Love" (Jam & Faces Vamp Mix)Bryce Wilson, Kirk Khaleel, Johnny RodriguezRod Gammons, Jam & Faces 
7."Got to Have Your Love" (Kurtis Matronik's 3 Way Action Mix)Bryce Wilson, Kirk Khaleel, Johnny RodriguezRod Gammons, Kurtis Matronik 
8."Got to Have Your Love" (Video)   
9."Just a Little" (Video)   
10."Thinking It Over" (Video)   
Chinese edition bonus tracks – V2 / 7438514726 (CH)[7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Never Meant to Say Goodbye"Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Kelli Young, Jessica TaylorGoldust4:45
16."Thinking It Over" (Pete Devereux & The Wideboys Club Vocal Remix)Tony Lundon, [Kelli Young, Stephen Hart, Mary Applegate, Jim Sullivan, Eddie Craig, Pete DevereuxPete Devereux and The Wideboys 
17."Just a Little" (Almighty Mix)Michelle Escoffery, George Hammond Hagan, John Hammond HaganThe BigPockets, Almighty 
18."Breathe"Tony LundonK-Gee3:51
Japanese edition – V2 / OCP13732 (JP)[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Thinking It Over"Tony Lundon, Kelli Young, Stephen Hart, Mary Applegate, Jim Sullivan, Eddie Craig, Pete DevereuxPete Devereux and The Wideboys4:09
2."Doin' It"Stephen Duberry, Steve Hart, John McLaughlinStephen Duberry and John McLaughlin3:51
3."Wanting Me Tonight"Michelle Escoffery, Karl Gordon, Jessica Taylor, Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Kelli YoungK-Gee4:28
4."No Clouds"Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Mushtaq UddinMushtaq3:56
5."Everyday"Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jon O'Mahony, Nick Keynes, Michael HarwoodGoldust4:49
6."Saturday"Michelle Escoffery, Mushtaq UddinTim Laws3:47
7."Holding on for You"Martin Prime, Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Tim Laws, Frazer HurrellTim Laws3:30
8."I Got What You Want"Jessica Taylor, Kelli Young, Alan Glass, David Brant, Maryanne MorganDavid Brant3:44
9."Practise What You Preach"Jessica Taylor, Kevin Simm, Kelli YoungTim Laws2:59
10."Greed"Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Stephen Hart, Michael Harwood, Tim Laws, Frazer HurrellTim Laws3:41
11."Right Here Right Now"Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Stephen Hart, Michael Harwood, Nick Keynes, Jon O'Mahony, Andrea RemandaGoldust4:21
12."Dream About It"Kevin Simm, Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Tim Laws, Frazer HurrellTim Laws and Frazer Hurrell3:47
13."Never Give Up"Kevin Simm, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor, Kelli YoungGoldust1:30
14."Never Meant to Say Goodbye"Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Kelli Young, Jessica TaylorGoldust4:45

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "British album certifications – Liberty X – Thinking It Over". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Thinking It Over in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.