My Love Is Your Love

My Love Is Your Love

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by Whitney Houston
     
 

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For all intents and purposes, Whitney Houston retired from being a full-fledged recording artist after her third album, 1990s I'm Your Baby Tonight, choosing to be a Streisand-like celebrity who cultivated a career through movies, soundtrack contributions, and social appearances. She may haveSee more details below

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For all intents and purposes, Whitney Houston retired from being a full-fledged recording artist after her third album, 1990s I'm Your Baby Tonight, choosing to be a Streisand-like celebrity who cultivated a career through movies, soundtrack contributions, and social appearances. She may have been content to continue in that direction for many years if Arista president Clive Davis didn't push her into recording My Love Is Your Love, her first album in eight years, which easily ranks among her best. Never before has Houston tried so many different sounds or tried so hard to be hip. It's one thing to work with Babyface, the standard-bearer of smooth soul in the '90s, but it's quite another to hire Wyclef Jean, Lauren Hill, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Q-Tip -- all cutting-edge artists (albeit on the accessible side of the cutting edge), the kind who never would have been associated with Houston in the late '80s. The gambit works. There is still a fair share of David Foster-produced adult contemporary ballads, but the true news is on the up-tempo and mid-tempo dance numbers. In fact, the songs that feel the stiffest are the big production numbers; tellingly, they're the songs that are the most reminiscent of old-school Houston. That's not to say she can no longer belt out ballads convincingly -- in fact, the best ballads are where she restrains herself, delivering them with considerable nuance. Houston has never been quite so subtle before, nor has she ever shown this desire to branch out musically. That alone would be reason enough to rank My Love Is Your Love among her more interesting albums, but the fact that it works more often than not pushes it into the top rank of her recorded work.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974786122
catalogNumber:
747861
Rank:
16376

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Tracks

  1. It's Not Right But It's Okay  - Whitney Houston
  2. Heartbreak Hotel  - Kelly Price
  3. My Love Is Your Love  - Whitney Houston
  4. When You Believe  - Mariah Carey
  5. If I Told You That  - Whitney Houston
  6. In My Business  - Missy Elliott
  7. I Learned from the Best  - Whitney Houston
  8. Oh Yes  - Whitney Houston
  9. Get It Back  - Whitney Houston
  10. Until You Come Back  - Whitney Houston
  11. I Bow Out  - Whitney Houston
  12. You'll Never Stand Alone  - Whitney Houston
  13. I Was Made to Love Him  - Whitney Houston

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitney Houston   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bill Meyers   Conductor
David Foster   Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shanice Wilson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Shanice   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jerry Barnes   Bass
Tom Barney   Bass,Bass (Vocal)
Mariah Carey   Vocals,Track Performer
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sheila E.   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass,Bass (Vocal)
Kevin Edmonds   Choir, Chorus
Melvin Edmonds   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Simon Franglen   Synclavier
Loris Holland   Celeste
Mark Kibble   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Jeff Mironov   Sitar
Rob Paparozzi   Harmonica
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Soulshock   Multi Instruments,Musician
V. Jeffrey Smith   Flute
Ryan Toby   Vocals,Background Vocals
Karlin   Multi Instruments
Eric Rigler   Pipe,Human Whistle,Soloist,Low Whistle
Faith Evans   Track Performer
Rodney Jerkins   Strings,Keyboards,Multi Instruments,Musician
Damon Thomas   Choir Director,Choir Conductor
Michael Hart Thompson   Electric Guitar
Lloyd Turner   Keyboards
William Ross   Conductor
Missy Elliott   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Sharlotte Gibson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Bill K. Myers   Conductor
Kelly Price   Track Performer
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor
Sherrod Barnes   Guitar
Dion Allen   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Toni Estes   Background Vocals
Ali Boudris   Acoustic Guitar
Beverly Crowder   Background Vocals
Loren Dawson   Strings
Vearline Board   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Krystal Wilson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Syretha Smith   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Nathan Walton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jamie Siegel   Electric Guitar
Kevon Edmonds   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Shakira Atily   Background Vocals
Joy Enriquez   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Family Friends Community Choir   Choir, Chorus
Daryl Hawes   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Kenya Ivey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lisa Ivey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Nathan Ivey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tavia Ivey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robby Pardlo   Background Vocals
Tiffany Squire   Background Vocals
J. Valentine   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Peach   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Verline Beard   Choir, Chorus
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott   Vocals
Daryl Haws   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Whitney Houston   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Bill Meyers   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Orchestra Leader
David Foster   Arranger,Producer,keyboard arrangements
Tim Boyle   Engineer
Mariah Carey   Duet
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer
Henry Cosby   Composer
Clive Davis   Producer
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Jean-Marie Horvat   Engineer
Manny Marroquin   Engineer
Don Murray   Engineer
Kevin Parker   Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Kendal Stubbs   Engineer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Diane Warren   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Hans Zimmer   Arranger
Karlin   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer,drum programming,keyboard arrangements
Rick St. Hillaire   Engineer
Kelvin Bradshaw   Composer,Producer,drum programming,rhythm arrangement,Instrumentation
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Lloyd Turner   Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement,Instrumentation
Tony Dawsey   Mastering
William Ross   Arranger
Missy Elliott   Composer,Producer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Commissioner Gordon   Engineer
Bill K. Myers   Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Christopher Stern   Art Direction
Lauryn Hill   Arranger,Producer
Paul J. Falcone   Engineer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Harvey Mason   Pro-Tools
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Toni Estes   Composer
Isaac Phillips   Composer
Stephen Schwartz   Composer
Dana Chappelle   Vocal Engineer
Reggie Jackson   Engineer
Lula Mae Hardaway   Composer
Che Guevara   drum programming
Christopher Sten   Art Direction
C. Schack   Composer
K. Karlin   Composer
D. Simmons   Composer
T. Savage   Composer

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