Bringing Whitney Houston Back

Move over Britney, Whitney Houston is ready to take the title of comeback queen. And David Foster, the legendary hit-maker for stars ranging from Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion to Madonna and Michael Jackson, is finally talking about his reunion with the superstar.

Foster collaborated with Houston on the blockbuster soundtrack single "I Will Always Love You." He knows fans are wondering if she's ready to resume her hugely successful career after years battling her personal demons.

Q: You and Whitney are finally together again. How is she doing?

David Foster:I was in the studio with her last week. She's in great shape and she looks good. We have this fantastic song that Diane Warren wrote and we went in and recorded it. It went really well. Her work ethic was exactly the way it was when we did the song for The Bodyguard. She worked incredibly hard for two nights and we came up with something really good.

Q: Whitney has been through some tough times. Do you think she has her life and career back on track?

David Foster:I think she's going to have a great album out within the year. Whitney is a girl that everybody would like to see come back and, in this case, it really would be a comeback. A lot of people say, 'Come back? I never left.' But Whitney did leave and she hasn't recorded in about 10 years, I believe. So this truly would be a comeback.


Songwriter Diane Warren had something to say about the the song she wrote for Houston.

Q: What's the song about, Diane?


Diane Warren:I don't usually write music with someone in mind. But I set out to write this song specifically for Whitney and it's called "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." It definitely touches on her life, but I think a lot of people will relate to it because they've gone through hard times too.

Q: How was her performance?

Diane Warren:I was praying that Whitney was going to be able to nail it and she exceeded my expectations. She sang the s*** out of that song. Seriously, it was amazing. I'll tell you something, Whitney is back. Let there be no doubt.

Q: David, let's talk about your new book in which you don't leave out the painful times in your own life.

David Foster:It was a little bit cathartic, but it I'm glad I did it. You forget the things you want to forget, but a lot of it stays.

Q: You didn't forget to include the ups and downs of doing the reality TV show The Princes of Malibu with your wife and kids, which took some hard knocks from critics.

David Foster:I don't regret doing it. Good things have come out of it. I wanted to be divorced from my wife Linda Thompson and the TV show helped that along. My son Brandon wanted to do music and he's getting his chance. My other son, Brody, wanted to do television and now he's on The Hills. So I think it was kind of a win for everybody.

Q: How would you define that star quality that surrounds the musical legends you've worked with?

David Foster:My definition of a superstar is somebody that when you walk in a room, you know they're in the room even if you don't see them. And, conversely, when they leave the room, you know they're gone without seeing them leave. There's just an energy that is taken out of the room when they're gone.

Q: What's guided the phenomenal success you've had in the music business?

David Foster:Just be content. Just take a breath. If you don't know what to do, wait until tomorrow. Don't make any knee jerk decisions. It could ruin your career.


Source:The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com



上面的新聞,主要是David Foster接受訪問,提及他剛幫惠媽製作完一首歌,這首歌是由芭樂情歌天后Diane Warren所譜寫,歌名為『I Didn't Know My Own Strength』。

David Foster表示,他和惠媽花了2個晚上錄好這首歌,完成的成品很令人滿意。在訪談中,David Foster提到,他有預感惠媽會在今年推出一張很棒的專輯,而且會再次回歸天后之列。

Diane Warren在聽完惠媽的錄音成品後,讚譽有佳。而且這首歌是她為惠妮量身訂做的,Diane Warren認為,惠妮在經歷過這麼多風風雨雨後,所呈現出來的作品,一定會引起大家的共鳴。

Diane Warren在訪談的最後強調,不用懷疑,惠妮真的回來了!

Whitney Houston - Like I Never Left





Comments

  1. 這歌名讓我聯想到"On My Own"那首歌......
    如果Diane Warren肯背書,惠妮最好認真作專輯才好耶!!

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  2. 哈...真是狡猾的大衛,看看下面這句
    Q: How is she doing?
    David Foster: ...She's in great shape and she looks good.
    人家明明話中真正的意思是「她的聲音還好吧?」他卻回答「身材很好、看起來很正」,明顯在避重就輕!後面還扯到什麼工作倫理很好,應該是製作人怎麼罵都不會發脾氣的意思吧。She worked incredibly hard for two nights and we came up with something really good.這句應該也是在暗示整整唱了兩天,才找出可以用的片段剪接成一首歌。

    他應該是怕說實話會傷了大家的心,也是難為他了。最好是新歌聽起來有像戴安姨講的「唱到落屎」(sing her sxxx out...)那麼讚就好!

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  3. To a-farn:
    『I Didn't Know My Own Strength』這歌名,聽起來應該會是有點勵志歌曲的味道。

    倒是我最近在Follow惠媽消息時,如果看到的消息是屬於某某人說惠媽歌聲好極了,或是新專輯成品很棒之類的消息,我都已經開始有不耐煩的感覺產生。

    總覺得這些不斷在放消息給歌迷或大眾的人,是在幫大家做心理建設,要大眾對惠媽有信心。

    但我納悶的是,這張還在錄音階段的專輯,到底何時才會正式發行啊.....XD

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  4. To David:
    我那美化過的翻譯,被你抓包....真害!

    大衛叔叔跟戴安阿姨,應該是怕說出實情,會傷了歌迷的心,才會拿些場面話來充數。

    至於這張還在錄音階段的專輯,希望能夠真的好聽到令人挫屎,而非是難聽到令人嚇到挫屎~~~

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  5. 哈!看見你們的對話
    我暫時遺忘了失戀的傷痛
    你們真的是我的開心果
    哈!哈!哈!

    不過我早就想開了
    惠媽的聲音要回到全盛時期是不可能了
    所以我想David Foster應該也早就心裏有數了
    最近我網誌的首頁換了她唱的'Why Does It Hurt So Bad"的live版本
    除了符合我此刻的心境之外,真的覺得那時的她,唱的也太好了
    好懷念從前的時光喔!
    不過現在想想,那是一段永遠無法回來的美好時光了
    向前看,真的只能向前看了
    唉!歲月真的催人老呀~

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  6. To Eric:
    心情應該好多了吧!
    炒熱場子這種簡單的工作,我很在行~~~
    通常一群人聚會,只要氣氛冷了下來,我就會不由自主的開始搞笑或是帶動氣氛。
    人前歡樂,人後孤寂.....是老人我的最佳寫照~~~

    惠媽只要有放感情唱歌,然後歌聲不至於到刺耳的地步,我還是一樣會愛她啊!

    為了"Why Does It Hurt So Bad"的Live版本,我還專程買了她的音樂錄影帶精選DVD。

    粗估算了一下,我這幾年花在這女人身上的錢,還真是多....XD

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  7. 我猜,惠妮這張專輯還是要等到下半年
    如果今年不發,就不要發了。(氣話)
    版圖上的話寫的真好,惠妮集氣吧!

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  8. To a-farn:
    真不知惠妮迷們的主打歌『癡癡的等』,要唱到何時才能結束啊~~~

    Whitney這個懶女人,除了需要更振作點外,希望她也能積極耕耘她的事業!

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  9. 沒想到吐嘈惠妮還有撫慰人失戀之痛的效果,
    真是不錯,那死忠惠迷們就忍一忍吧!:pp
    其實要吐嘈也是逼不得已,必須不斷自我洗腦她的聲音已經不行了,
    這樣拿到CD時才有一絲絲驚喜的可能性,
    要不然如果真的相信她身邊這些馬屁精的讚美之詞,
    到時後卻發現聲音比Just Whitney時期還糟,簡直晴天霹靂~~~

    不過我實在不太期待她再唱花輪姨寫的這種暴力抒情歌,
    因為嗓音根本不可能負荷得了,
    為什麼CLive Davis一直不覺悟,要逼她唱這種歌呢?
    根本就該加入Amy Winehouse與Macy Gray等沙啞一族,
    唱些輕快的低音之歌,這樣大家都會舒服些!!!

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  10. To David:
    為了早日讓Eric走出失戀的傷痛,我們老人二人組,要繼續搞笑下去才行!

    Whitney如果還是要再唱那些以她現況無法負荷的歌曲,頂多是高音拉不上去、長音拉到斷絲的狀況發生時,請出合音出來代勞即可,反正這招她很會用....XD

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