Whitney Houston's first live album set for November release

IT’S OFFICIAL! Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, to be released on Monday, November 10th as CD and CD/DVD. This is the first-ever live album and features the most unforgettable performances, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Watch the preview below. Click here for more information.

Clive Davis to release Whitney Houston's first live album: 'This is her legacy'

Clive Davis, the five-time Grammy winner credited with discovering Whitney Houston in the early 1980s, will release her first-ever live album nearly three years after the death of the legendary singer.
"She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world," Davis told TODAY's Hoda Kotb during a special visit Tuesday to announce the release of "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances," which will be out Nov. 10 as a CD and DVD.

"There was no one like her," he added. 
The release will feature 16 live songs on CD and 19 performances on DVD. Memorable tracks will include "You Give Good Love" in a 1985 "Tonight Show" appearance; "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in 1991; and "I Will Always Love You" at The Concert for a New South Africa in 1994.
The cover to the posthumous live release by Whitney Houston.
The cover to the posthumous live release by Whitney Houston.
Davis, who was often present for her "incredible live performances," said "it was a marvel that she was as powerful and as incredible as she was. But bittersweet that she died too young."
Houston died on Feb. 11, 2012, at age 48.

The release comes with the blessing of Houston's family, including her mother Cissy, who Davis said helped him assemble the tracks. 
"This is her legacy," Davis said of Houston.


Is This Whitney Houston’s Greatest Live Performance Of All?

In honor of Live: Her Greatest Performances, let's reminisce.
Because oh my god obviously it makes so much sense, there’s a new CD/DVD compilation ofWhitney Houston’s most beloved live performances dropping later this year.
Here’s the album cover for Live: Her Greatest Performances.
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Out November 10, Live: Her Greatest Performances will be the late singer’s first-ever live LP, the AP reports. The posthumous release, her second after 2012′s I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston, will feature 16 iconic live recordings spanning Houston’s entire career, from “The Merv Griffin Show” in 1983 to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2009 — with plenty of stops at 1991′s “Welcome Home Heroes” concert special along the way.
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Personally, I’ve always had the softest of soft spots for her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Yes, I know that it’s not a Whitney original. Yes, I know that blind patriotism is dumb. Yes, I know that the NFL is seriously effed sometimes. But please lower your pitchforks, and let me explain.
Whitney’s national anthem performance is track #7 BTW.

The power of Houston’s vocals mixed the effortless ease with which she lays waste to Tampa Stadium is nothing short of inspiring. (And I haven’t even begun to extoll the virtues of that early-’90s windbreaker/headband combo…) Quite simply, it’s the gold standard against which all other pop divas’ national anthems should be measured.
Perhaps the performance is especially dear to me precisely because of all of the personal turn-offs — i.e., sports, sports, sports, jingoism, sports and uhhhhhhhhh sports — it overcame in order to win me over.
Ain’t it shocking what Whitney Houston can do?
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Disagree with my selection? Oh my god, obviously. Hit up the comments section below with your favorite Whitney Houston live performance of all time.


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