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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974786122
  • Catalog Number: 747861
  • Sales rank: 8,542

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Not Right But It's Okay (4:52)
  2. 2 Heartbreak Hotel - Kelly Price (4:41)
  3. 3 My Love Is Your Love (4:21)
  4. 4 When You Believe - Mariah Carey (4:32)
  5. 5 If I Told You That (4:37)
  6. 6 In My Business - Missy Elliott (3:27)
  7. 7 I Learned from the Best (4:21)
  8. 8 Oh Yes (6:47)
  9. 9 Get It Back (4:53)
  10. 10 Until You Come Back (4:52)
  11. 11 I Bow Out (4:31)
  12. 12 You'll Never Stand Alone (4:21)
  13. 13 I Was Made to Love Him (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Whitney Houston Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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 Jr. 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    cool album

    r.i.p whitney houston u will be miss best album ever tho

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whitney

    This CD is A great and is more R&B oriented than her first 3 albums. THis CD is bangin and her voice is still strong and adventurous!!!! IT is the best CD of 1998!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    whitney´s last great album

    I Give this album 4 of 5 stars because some of the songs on this album isn´t good as her collaboration with Missy elliot and soulshock&Karlin on the terrible version of Heartbreak hotel. All the other songs are wonderful my favorit are It´s Not right but it´s okey,When you believe with Mariah Carey,I Learned From The best,My Love is your love is okey,Whitney was so great and today she isn´t if you loved whitney in the late 80´s and in the 1990,s you will love this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh yes...!

    It is all that a music fan would wish to hear from the greatest voice of the last 20 years.The way we know her but up-to-day, glass-breaking voice but very hip.This album is by far Whitney's greatest and I hope she does many more like this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHY WHITNEY IS THE BEST!

    whitney houston is the best singer in the world. there is no doubt about that. what a voice! what a personality! what a beauty! What more can i say. this album is the bomb!! i like it's not right but it's okay and you'll never stand alone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS GIRL IS ALL THAT.

    MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE ,IS A VERY GOOD ALBUM I LOVE , NICE BEATS ..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great song

    i think its the best song shes ever sang.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    whitney is incredible

    I like her very much ,she has a kind voice that no one could have, i wish to her to have a happy life with her family and success in her work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Female Artist of the Decade

    Whitney Houston is a dynamic singer/actress very talented and gifted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whitney comes back with a bang!

    This cd gives a mix of the traditional and the Hip hop side of Whitney ,all with the classic Whitney vocals and range.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHITNEY DOES IT AGAIN

    I THINK THAT WHITNEY HOUSTON HAS A WONDERFUL VOICE AND SHE SHOULD USE IT HOWEVER SHE WANTS TO. SHE COMES BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING AWAY FROM THE BODYGUARD SOUNDTRACK. THIS SONG IS REALLY COOL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply The Best

    This is Whitney's greatest album. It certainly deals with many issues that women in and out of love would have - heartbrakes, fighting for your man,taking control,etc. I especially like her varied styles this time around. All her titles are very good but this one is simply the best. You go Whitney. Love you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Have to Have

    This CD has some great songs. I love it and say that those of you who like Whitney Houston would love this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd!

    I really like this cd. It has very pretty songs, and Whitney has a very good voice. I think the songs are very catchy, and I especially love My Love is Your Love, and I learned from the Best.

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