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Whitney Houston: For the Record [Paperback]

Craig Halstead

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Book Description

Sept. 30 2010
By the best selling author of 'Michael Jackson: For The Record' Whitney Houston exploded on the music scene in 1985. Her self-titled album quickly became the best selling debut by a female artist, her second album was the first by a female artist to debut at no.1 in the States, and when she had seven consecutive chart toppers on Billboard's Hot 100, she smashed a record set by the Beatles and the Bee Gees. Whitney's first film, The Bodyguard, grossed over $410 million, and the lead single from the soundtrack - a cover of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You - topped charts all over the world, and is one of the best selling singles of all-time. Marriage, motherhood and difficult times followed, but Whitney made a successful comeback in 2009 when I LOOK TO YOU, her first studio album for six years, debuted at no.1 in the States. This is the story of Whitney and her music...

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Authors Online (Sept. 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755212789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755212781
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 19 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #688,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read and very detailed March 12 2012
By mistermaxxx08 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
this is the reason why Whitney Houston was the Queen of Pop, it was her music and her ground breaking Instrument that touched and reached so many lives over 3 decades. this book does a fantastic job at just talking about her in the studio and the songs that were known and those that weren't. very detailed and great Music Geeks like myself who care about the Artist and always remember the Artistic statement and merits of that as the true center of it all. Whitney Houston was truly a one of a Kind Great Artist and this Book does her incredible Career Justice. RIP and there will never be another Her as a Artist. one of a kind.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! March 13 2012
By DMoney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Given Whitney's recent passing, this a nice little journey about her career achievements. I am hopeful that this will turn into a collector's item.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney Houston " For The Record " >>> A Reference Work <<< May 4 2012
By Henrik V L - H - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
To all Whitney Houston devotee ... Whitney Houston " For The Record " ... is an absolute necessity!

Easy to navigate ... all come in alphabetical order ... in following chapters,

The Songs - The Albums - The Videos - The Films & TV Shows - The Concerts - e.t.c.

Don't you worry ... it's all there!

Lots of exact and hard information, sweetened by interesting accounts and amusing anecdotes!

In 'The Song' chapter, You will find: ... lots of Medley informations! ... and even songs written for Whitney but never produced!

This book ... Whitney Houston " For The Record " ... is worthy of serving as a model.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fan's delight June 1 2012
By Phillip O. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you are a Whitney fan or just intrigued by statistics, this is the book for you! An encyclopedic reference of every song she ever recorded or performed in concerts (even including back-up vocals), the book offers interesting details about the songs, where they originated and how they were selected (did you know that "How Will I Know" was originally written for Janet Jackson?). There are many songs here that I never knew she performed and with the availability of YouTube, you can find recordings for most of them. The "Albums" section includes dates of release, units sold, track listings, etc. and includes UK editions. I also loved the "Concerts" sections which lists every concert she ever performed. I was able to locate the date of the concert I attended way back in 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama. A great reference and highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Record - Interesting Analogy! July 3 2013
By janeke 46 - mariannetait@yahoo.ca - Published on Amazon.com
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Good breakdown of songs, the history of them and Whitney's comments about the reasons she recorded or performed
these songs!

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