Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is being released today, Nov. 10, by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. It is the late six-time Grammy Award-winning singer’s first ever live album featuring her most memorable performances. The album will be available as a CD/DVD, which includes videos of the performances. Both the audio and visual content have reportedly undergone state-of-the-art restoration and remastering,
The producer of the CD and the DVD is the five-time Grammy Award winner Clive Davis, Houston’s mentor since he first began working with her when she was 19. “Whitney’s Live CD/DVD will stun everyone. It definitely shows why she was totally unique, absolutely in the first rank of all time,” Davis said in a statement. “For me, it’s been very emotional. The set vividly confirms that there really was no one like her. It also makes the tragedy of losing her so young so very painful. Watching the DVD is a mesmerizing experience. Her amazing vocals and the songs that have stood the test of time combine to truly hypnotize over and over.”
On behalf of the Whitney Houston Estate, Patricia Houston (her sister-in-law) added, “Whitney truly had a matchless voice that not only made you feel good but made you feel alive. The Whitney Houston Estate has worked closely with Clive and Sony Legacy to make this the best album possible to honor Whitney’s memory. It certainly was a bittersweet endeavor for all, but one we hope appeals to her legions of fans worldwide.”
Whitney Houston Live will take listeners through the arc of Houston’s career, from her national network television debut appearance on The Merv Griffin Show in 1983 as a prodigious teenager, where she sang “Home” from The Wiz; to her emotional 2009 performance of “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” on The Oprah Winfrey Show. With six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards (to date the most AMAs ever won by a female performer), and 170 million albums, singles, and videos sold worldwide, Houston was a true pop culture icon.
Fans can order the CD/DVD from the Whitney Houston official website (http://smarturl.it/WH_Live_d2c) to get their names included on an exclusive poster. A limited edition fan bundle, which includes a purple vinyl, is offered on the site as well. Both the CD/DVD and the CD are also available on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/WH_LiveDVD_amzn) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/WH_LiveDVD_itunes).