Collection [2010]

Collection [2010]

by Whitney Houston
     
 

Originally released in 2010 to coincide with her U.K. tour, but one of many albums to re-chart higher in the wake of her death, The Collection is a five-CD package which traces Whitney Houston's journey from clean-cut soul balladeer to world-conquering movie star to defiant R&B diva. Featuring the entirety of her first four studio albums, plus the huge-sellingSee more details below

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Originally released in 2010 to coincide with her U.K. tour, but one of many albums to re-chart higher in the wake of her death, The Collection is a five-CD package which traces Whitney Houston's journey from clean-cut soul balladeer to world-conquering movie star to defiant R&B diva. Featuring the entirety of her first four studio albums, plus the huge-selling soundtrack to The Bodyguard (1996's The Preacher's Wife is ignored), this value-for-money release provides the chance to re-evaluate the surprisingly slim back catalog of a singer who was always seen as more of a singles artist than her superstar contemporaries. Which is rather unfair considering her sales in the '80s were almost as impressive as Madonna and Michael Jackson's, and while 1985's Whitney Houston and 1987's equally imaginatively titled Whitney contain their fair share of dated filler, "Saving All My Love for You," "Greatest Love of All," and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" undoubtedly set the benchmark for the epic power ballad, while "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," the Jellybean-penned "Love Will Save the Day," and the uplifting "How Will I Know?" showed she was equally adept at more uptempo fare. Despite the presence of Babyface, Stevie Wonder, and Luther Vandross, 1990's third effort, I'm Your Baby Tonight, lacked the spark of her earlier work, save for the title track, but Houston regained it for 1992 juggernaut The Bodyguard. The contributions from the likes of Lisa Stansfield, Joe Cocker, and Curtis Stigers have now become almost superfluous, but Whitney is virtually formidable, whether crooning through her signature hit, "I Will Always Love You," triumphantly tackling Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman," or belting out the hugely emotive "I Have Nothing." However, it was six years later when she delivered arguably her most cohesive and by far most enduring record. Sailing close to irrelevance following a rather turbulent and intermittent mid-'90s, My Love Is Your Love ranks as one of the greatest comebacks from a modern-day artist, effortlessly blending her more mature and restrained soulful tones with a contemporary yet fitting staccato R&B production (courtesy of the likes of Darkchild & Wyclef Jean), none more so than on the feisty "It's Not Right But It's Okay" and the slinky slow jam "Heartbreak Hotel." The various Greatest Hits may satisfy those only familiar with her number ones, but this is the perfect release for anyone wishing to investigate further.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2010
Label:
Sony Uk
UPC:
0886976576622
catalogNumber:
7657662

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Give Good Love  - Whitney Houston
  2. Thinking About You  - Whitney Houston
  3. Someone for Me  - Whitney Houston
  4. Saving All My Love for You  - Whitney Houston
  5. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do  - Whitney Houston
  6. How Will I Know  - Whitney Houston
  7. All at Once  - Whitney Houston
  8. Take Good Care of My Heart  - Whitney Houston
  9. The Greatest Love of All  - Whitney Houston
  10. Hold Me  - Whitney Houston

Disc 2

  1. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)  - Whitney Houston
  2. Just the Lonely Talking Again  - Whitney Houston
  3. Love Will Save the Day  - Whitney Houston
  4. Didn't We Almost Have It All  - Whitney Houston
  5. So Emotional  - Whitney Houston
  6. Where You Are  - Whitney Houston
  7. Love Is a Contact Sport  - Whitney Houston
  8. You're Still My Man  - Whitney Houston
  9. For the Love of You  - Whitney Houston
  10. Where Do Broken Hearts Go  - Whitney Houston
  11. I Know Him So Well  - Whitney Houston

Disc 3

  1. It's Not Right, But It's Okay  - Whitney Houston
  2. Heartbreak Hotel  - Whitney Houston
  3. My Love Is Your Love  - Whitney Houston
  4. When You Believe  - Whitney Houston
  5. If I Told You That  - Whitney Houston
  6. In My Business  - Whitney Houston
  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

Disc 4

  1. I Will Always Love You  - Whitney Houston
  2. I Have Nothing  - Whitney Houston
  3. I'm Every Woman  - Whitney Houston
  4. Run to You  - Whitney Houston
  5. Queen of the Night  - Whitney Houston
  6. Jesus Loves Me  - Whitney Houston
  7. Even If My Heart Would Break  - Kenny G
  8. Someday (I'm Coming Back)  - Lisa Stansfield
  9. It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day  -  S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.
  10. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding  - Curtis Stigers
  11. Waiting for You  - Kenny G
  12. Trust in Me  - Joe Cocker
  13. Theme from the Bodyguard

Disc 5

  1. I'm Your Baby Tonight  - Whitney Houston
  2. My Name Is Not Susan  - Whitney Houston
  3. All the Man That I Need  - Whitney Houston
  4. Lover for Life  - Whitney Houston
  5. Anymore  - Whitney Houston
  6. Miracle  - Whitney Houston
  7. I Belong to You  - Whitney Houston
  8. Who Do You Love  - Whitney Houston
  9. We Didn't Know  - Whitney Houston
  10. After We Make Love  - Whitney Houston
  11. I'm Knockin'  - Whitney Houston

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitney Houston   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Babyface   Composer
Whitney Houston   Composer
Chuck Jackson   Composer
Kashif   Composer
Luther Vandross   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Kenny G   Composer
Francesca Beghe   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Adrian Gurvitz   Composer
Hubert Eaves   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Franne Golde   Composer
Benny Andersson   Composer
Derek Bramble   Composer
Toni C.   Composer
Robert Clivillés   Composer
David Cole   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Sam Dees   Composer
Ian Devaney   Composer
Steve Dorff   Composer
Preston Glass   Composer
Michael Gore   Composer
Dyan Humes   Composer
LeMel Humes   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Rhett Lawrence   Composer
Nick Lowe   Composer
Michael Masser   Composer
George Merrill   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Composer
Charlie Midnight   Composer
Ricky Minor   Composer
Andy Morris   Composer
Jeffrey Osborne   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
L.A. Reid   Composer
Shannon Rubicam   Composer
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Alan Silvestri   Composer
Daryl Simmons   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Lisa Stansfield   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Linda Thompson   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Eric Foster White   Composer
Frank Wildhorn   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Allan Rich   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer
Kelvin Bradshaw   Composer
Lloyd Turner   Composer
Michelle Visage   Composer
Missy Elliott   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer
Tommy Never   Composer
Carsten Schack   Composer
Marc Swersky   Composer
William B. Bradbury   Composer
James Calabrese   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Toni Estes   Composer
Isaac Phillips   Composer
Stephen Schwartz   Composer
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins   Composer
Pamela Phillips   Composer
Raymond Jones   Composer
Tamara Savage   Composer
Benjamin Winans   Composer
Freddie Washington   Composer
LaLa   Composer
Kenneth Karlin   Composer
Peter McCann   Composer
James P. Dunne   Composer
Nickolas Ashford   Composer
Jud Friedman   Composer
Anna Bartlett Warner   Composer

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