I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston

by Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston


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It was inevitable that Whitney Houston would be subjected to a greatest-hits album after her untimely spring 2012 death, and I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston is the first of these, an 18-track collection containing two new songs -- a duet version of "I Look to You" with R. Kelly vocals, and the unreleased, Jermaine Dupri-written "Never Give Up," which isn't bad -- but concentrates on her big hits, emphasizing the oversized show-stopping ballads just slightly. Which isn't to say the fun stuff is missing -- "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "So Emotional," "I'm Your Baby Tonight," and "How Will I Know" are all here -- but this downplays such confections in favor of seduction and drama. As Houston had more hits in this vein, this is certainly representative, but for fans looking for her effervescent early singles, they'd be better off with other collections. But for those who love the diva, I Will Always Love You captures her in all her glory.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Rca
UPC: 0887254722328
catalogNumber: 547223
Rank: 5526

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitney Houston   Primary Artist
Yvonne Gage   Choir, Chorus
Wayne Linsey   Keyboards
Shedrick Mitchell   Keyboards
Jeff Morrow   Choir, Chorus
Bette Sussman   Keyboards
Joan Collaso   Choir, Chorus
Sherrod Barnes   Guitar
Jetro Dasilva   Keyboards
Mike Baker   Drums
Pastor Chris Sr. Harris   Choir, Chorus
Rickey Minor   Bass
Lauren Pilot Morrow   Choir, Chorus
Michael Louis Harvey   Choir, Chorus
Kamara Reese   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Babyface   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Composer,Executive Producer
Whitney Houston   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Charles Jackson   Composer
R. Kelly   Composer,Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Clive Davis   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer
Michael Gore   Composer
Larry Jackson   Vocal Producer
Will Jennings   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Donnie Lyle   Programming,Music Direction
Michael Masser   Composer,Producer
George Merrill   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
L.A. Reid   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Shannon Rubicam   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Linda Thompson   Composer
Mervyn Warren   Producer
Frank Wildhorn   Composer
David Wolfert   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Harvey Mason   Vocal Producer
Gerry Coffin   Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer
Johnta Austin   Composer
John "Jellybean" Benitez   Producer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Producer
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Antonio Reid   Composer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Engineer
John Horesco   Engineer
Daniela Rivera   Engineer
Linda Creen   Composer
Jesse Oh   Graphic Design

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