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The Ultimate Collection [Best of]

Whitney Houston Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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1. I Will Always Love You
2. Saving All My Love For You
3. Greatest Love Of All
4. One Moment In Time
5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
6. How Will I Know
7. So Emotional
8. When You Believe
9. Where Do Broken Hearts Go
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight
11. Didn't We Almost Have It All
12. Run To You
13. Exhale
14. If I Told You That
15. I Have Nothing
16. I'm Every Woman
17. It's Not Right But It's Okay
18. My Love Is Your Love

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4.0 out of 5 stars Some of her most persuasive performances. Dec 25 2007
By flag
Format:Audio CD
"The Ultimate Collection" omits several of her best songs.
The anthemic "Step By Step", the elegant, jazz-tinged "I Learned From The Best" and the searing "Queen Of The Night" are all missing, their places taken by the grandstanding ballads that made Houston a superstar.
Over the years, these have tended to fall into two categories: the schlocky love songs that are as sweet and gooey ("Saving All My Love For You", "I Have Nothing", "Run To You"), and the inane self-empowerment anthems that have recently become "Am Idol" audition staples ("One Moment In Time", "Greatest Love Of All").
Too often, these saccharine songs are a waste of Houston's rich, powerful, opulent voice. Worse still, ballad-mode Houston has a tendency to scorch when she should be simmering: the way she smothers "I Will Always Love You" with melismatic vocal showboating is cold, crass and, ultimately, the very antithesis of soul.
Houston's floor-fillers have aged a little more gracefully, although their clunky, thudding drum sounds tend to be irreversibly eighties. Nevertheless, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" remains buoyant and unshakable; "So Emotional" houses one of Houston's most persuasive vocal performances.
However, Houston only truly justifies her superstar status on two tunes from 1998's "My Love Is Your Love" collection, a largely successful attempt at reinventing the increasingly fusty belter for a contemporary audience. Playing the wronged woman over Rodney Jerkins' percolating R&B rhythms on "It's Not Right But It's Okay", she sounds spectacular, while Wyclef Jean's tender, romantic "My Love Is Your Love" manages to humanise an artist who's often seemed like a robotic octave-conquering machine.
If today's hitmakers can pull off the same trick - rumour has it Houston's currently sharing studio space with Ne-Yo, will.i.am and Akon - that dazzling voice could still realise its true potential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Masterpiece March 11 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The absolute best of Whitney Houston, this has all the amazing songs from every decade of her career, all the songs are very well known, you cannot go wrong purchasing this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Heartfelt Singer that is missed terribly Aug. 25 2014
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I had gotten the ultimate collection of Whitley because I thought she was second to none. She was and still is one hell of a human being and a God given talent that was unsurpassed. She always had a spot in my heart and probably always will. Rest in Peace Lovely Lady. Muchly missed!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD for sure April 28 2014
By Elodie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very good CD. Contains all Whitney Houston's essentials. I do not think that you CAN go wrong with this One.
Awesome price.
Strongly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney Houston’s Musical Legacy April 5 2014
By Stella Carrier TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Ultimate Collection by Whitney Houston showcases many of the classics from the late singer’s career. I remember hearing many of these songs on the radio and seeing some of the music videos on television (her music was played a lot on the radio and television during the 90’s). There are 18 songs on this collection (I personally enjoy So Emotional and I’m Every Woman the most from this collection). Ultimate Collection by Whitney Houston is great for those who are open to listening to late 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s pop music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like it but don't love it. July 9 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When Whitney died I thought it would be nice to have her cd to remember her. I like this cd but don't love it but it' s a nice keepsake. Thanks
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