The Collection [2010]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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: 4/19/2010
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886976576622
  • Catalog Number: 7657662
  • Sales rank: 89,008

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Give Good Love (4:36)
  2. 2 Thinking About You (5:24)
  3. 3 Someone for Me (4:58)
  4. 4 Saving All My Love for You (3:58)
  5. 5 Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (3:47)
  6. 6 How Will I Know (4:34)
  7. 7 All at Once (4:27)
  8. 8 Take Good Care of My Heart (4:14)
  9. 9 The Greatest Love of All (4:57)
  10. 10 Hold Me (6:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) (4:52)
  2. 2 Just the Lonely Talking Again (5:34)
  3. 3 Love Will Save the Day (5:25)
  4. 4 Didn't We Almost Have It All (5:07)
  5. 5 So Emotional (4:37)
  6. 6 Where You Are (4:11)
  7. 7 Love Is a Contact Sport (4:19)
  8. 8 You're Still My Man (4:18)
  9. 9 For the Love of You (5:33)
  10. 10 Where Do Broken Hearts Go (4:38)
  11. 11 I Know Him So Well (4:30)
Disc 3
  1. 1 It's Not Right, But It's Okay (4:52)
  2. 2 Heartbreak Hotel (4:41)
  3. 3 My Love Is Your Love (4:20)
  4. 4 When You Believe (4:32)
  5. 5 If I Told You That (4:37)
  6. 6 In My Business (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)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I Will Always Love You (4:31)
  2. 2 I Have Nothing (4:48)
  3. 3 I'm Every Woman (4:45)
  4. 4 Run to You (4:22)
  5. 5 Queen of the Night (3:08)
  6. 6 Jesus Loves Me (5:11)
  7. 7 Even If My Heart Would Break - Kenny G (4:58)
  8. 8 Someday (I'm Coming Back) - Lisa Stansfield (4:57)
  9. 9 It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day - S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. (4:47)
  10. 10 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding - Curtis Stigers (4:04)
  11. 11 Waiting for You - Kenny G (4:58)
  12. 12 Trust in Me - Joe Cocker (4:12)
  13. 13 Theme from the Bodyguard (2:40)
Disc 5
  1. 1 I'm Your Baby Tonight (5:01)
  2. 2 My Name Is Not Susan (4:40)
  3. 3 All the Man That I Need (4:11)
  4. 4 Lover for Life (4:49)
  5. 5 Anymore (4:24)
  6. 6 Miracle (5:42)
  7. 7 I Belong to You (5:32)
  8. 8 Who Do You Love (3:56)
  9. 9 We Didn't Know (5:32)
  10. 10 After We Make Love (5:06)
  11. 11 I'm Knockin' (4:58)
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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 III 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 III 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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