The fourth song of this year’s best ever Alfie Boe song poll is the first of our new entries to the top ten, even though it’s been on the long list since the beginning. Taken from the 2012 album Storyteller, It’s Over went onto be used as the opening song of the 2013 tour:
Genius to start a set with a song called It’s Over. The song was originally nominated by our sometime guest reviewer Roberta Kappus, who said
this song was the first song of the Storyteller concert and after travelling from the US to London I arrived at the Royal Albert Hall to hear It’s Over and that’s exactly how I felt – I hadn’t heard Alfie sing live for a while and I just thought, the wait is over
It’s Over was originally performed by Roy Orbison, who also co-wrote it, together with Bill Dees. Released in 1964 as a single (although later appearing on greatest hits albums), the song hit number 1 in the UK chart, surpassing it’s best chart position on the US billboard where it reached a high of number 9.
If you want to see Alfie’s version on DVD, the Storyteller DVD is available here:
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