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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston Audio CD
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1. You Give Good Love
2. Thinking About You
3. Someone For Me
4. Saving All My Love For You
5. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
6. How Will I Know
7. All At Once
8. Take Good Care Of My Heart
9. Greatest Love Of All
10. Hold Me

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When Whitney Houston arrived on the scene as a fresh-faced ing(nue in 1985, few could have predicted the level of superstardom she'd achieve or how fast she'd do it. Certainly the voice was there--supple, soulful, and when called upon, explosive. But the material on her debut album--and those that followed it, for that matter--was bland pop pap that mostly wasted her gift. Still there were numerous hits on Whitney Houston, including a trio of ballads: "You Give Good Love," "Saving All My Love for You," and the extraordinarily vapid "Greatest Love of All." The up-tempo "How Will I Know" was a mere trifle, perhaps, but it's one of her most winning performances. And that video. That dress. 'Nuff said. --Daniel Durchholz

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Format:Audio CD
I didn't get to hear this album until over a year after its release in spring 1986. It is a very fabulous album. Some of the songs are a little sappy in the lyrics, but Whitney overcomes that with her superb voice and range on all of them. There are two songs on here, Someone For Me and Thinkin' About You (the two dance numbers) that give How Will I Know some stiff competition! I have played those songs more than "How". Loved the duets she did with Jermaine Jackson and Teddy Pendergrass. And she sounds superb on the remake of George Benson's "The Greatest Love of All." I still think she sings a little too loud on "All At Once", especially "Though I must face it all alooooooooooone" singing it too loud. I go "Whitney! You sound too loud!" every time those parts come up! I still love "You Give Good Love"--that was the SONG! Whitney at her rawest form there! Although she moved on to pop-oriented stuff and soundtrack hits like "Bodyguard", this is such a unique debut, very R&B. I think they waited a year too late to release the later singles--they sounded better in '85 than '86. It still holds up today every time I hear one of that album's hits on the radio! Timeless songs!!!!!! Heavily imitated by wannabe singers to this day on talent shows, American Idol and the like!
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4.0 out of 5 stars POPISH DEBUT Oct. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
If there was only one word to explain Whitney Houston debut album, the word will be: POP. Her debut album was her most succesful selling LP ever, and the 10 tracks that were gathered here are just well crafted POP jewels. Pretty far from any early influence she had from New York street sounds or Baptist Church choir gospel music, Clive Davis decided to launch Whitney as a mega-POP artist that would appeal to a wider audience, specially adult contemporary, although was a smash POP hit that stand the title of classic like it or not, felt a little short to become an R&B classic, in fact it wasn't that well receive in urban radio airplay. But after all the music stand and the tracks say it all, "Saving All My Love" a rendition to love affair, "How Will I Know" the eternal question? of if somebody loves us?, "Greatest Love Of All" the most classical uplifting song ever perform by every American Idol fan, "Thinking About You" the R&B song of the album, "All At Once" a simply pleasure, and others, although sometimes sounds dated, this album stand up as a a classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars And the rest was history... May 16 2003
By Stretch
Format:Audio CD
Given the disappointing commercial performance of her latest album, "Just Whitney", which has done so poorly by Whitney Houston standards she's had to seek out shoddy acting roles on Network TV (I.E Boston Public), I thought I'd revisit her debut album and share my thoughts.
"You give good love" is sentimental with a superb chorus.
The keyboard driven "Thinking about you" is pleasant, I'm not sure who supplies the extra vocals, the liner notes don't give credit. The up-beat, funk influenced "Someone for me" has a bounce feel to it. Both these songs are unheralded gems in the Houston catalog. "Saving all my love for you" is a great winding ballad that grabbed a full decade of constant airplay. Only today has it lost it's muster, but I fault programmers for that.
Mega-Hit "How will I know" is 4-and-a-half minutes of pure delight. It's built around a prominent synth-line and an engaging bass. A guitar and saxophone section show up as well. The lyrics are typical fare, about her fretting over if a guy shows interest. A few critics have complained the video was cheesy. So Shoot me, I liked it!
Most of the remainder of Side-B consists of ballads. If you're familiar with these songs and never cared for 'em, my review won't make you a fan.
"All at once" has a nice, rhyming pre-chorus.The song's about loneliness, and the time away in a relationship hurts the main character. "Take good care of my heart" is an exceptional duet with Jermaine Jackson.
Now onto the massively successful "The greatest love of all". Te opening keyboards set the mood, sedgewaying into Whitney's one-of-a-kind voice. And in response to the detractors saying "She oversings' excuse me, but when you have pipes like that, you've earned the right!
"Hold Me" closes the album in fine fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Debut Nov. 4 2002
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Whitney's self-titled debut album was but a taste of what was to come. Houstons explosive, soulful vocals come close to capturing the essence and depth of Aretha Franklin. The album is a perfect vehicle for a debut containing a striking mixture of soul/pop ballads and some more upbeat tunes that is every bit as much dance as they are soul. What the album captures is her sensuality such as on the albums debut single (which bombed) You Give Good Love where Whitney's vocals are crystal clear, expressive and soulful. The sheer volume and power of her vocal chords are displayed on the powerful, tear-jerking ballads such as the timeless Saving All My Love For You, Greatest Love Of All and All At Once. Her first major hit, How Will I Know steers more into commercial pop as does the electro-funk sounds of Thinking About You and the infectious Someone For Me. All contain compelling musical arrangements that are complimented by firm, concentrated performances from its star. The duets also work well with the exotic Take Good Care Of My Heart and Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (both with Jermaine Jackson) and Hold Me with soul singer Teddy Pendergrass.
All in all a solid album that was multiply produced by Michael Masser (famous for his work with Diana Ross in the 1970's on such classics like Touch Me In The Morning and Theme From Mahogany), Jermaine Jackson and Kashiff and featuring diverse musical arrangements from Narada Michael walden. Whitneys voice is superb and on top form throughout. Consistently excellent, the Whitney Houston album is a must have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston...a fantastic first CD from Whitney!
Whitney Houston has suddenly passed away at the tender age of 48. She has led a tumultuous life, with drug abuse, resulting in the ultimate sacrifice: the loss of her golden voice... Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2012 by Dr. Joseph Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney's legendary debut finally gets the deluxe treatment
When Whitney Houston released her debut album in 1985, things took off slowly; radio took a moment to realize how talented this lady was, and some critics had mixed feelings about... Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2010 by Louis
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80s album finally gets the deluxe treatment
When Whitney Houston released her debut album in 1985, things took off slowly; radio took a moment to realize how talented this lady was, and some critics had mixed feelings about... Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2010 by Louis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Calm Before the Storm
I love this album. This was Whitney's first album, and her voice is absolutely angelic--just gorgeous. Read more
Published on March 5 2004 by Rod Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney's first
the ballads on here with jermaine jackson was great. I have to disagree with the main reviewer about the material, the songs were well written and just right for whitney. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2003 by Susanne Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Whitney!!!!!
This is a classic and a must own for any Whitney Houston fan if you only buy one Whitney Houston album in your lifetime buy this one this album delivers so well the singing, the... Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2003 by A. R SCOTT
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney is the greatest!!
I like the entire cd, all the songs are great. My favorites are "Saving all my love for you" and "Thinking about you"
In addition to Stretch's comment, I... Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2003 by Yazmin Salinas
4.0 out of 5 stars One of True Stars Born in 1980s (3.5 stars)
The 21-year-old singer appeared seemingly out of nowhere in the spring of 1985 and soon went to become one of America's most-loved stars. Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2003 by Antonio Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!!
I don't have so much to say but...that's a great album!!!
I liked the entire cd, specially the duets with Jermaine Jackson... Read more
Published on Aug. 6 2003 by Yazmin Salinas
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Voice, Okay Songs
It seems although Whitney is a fabulous singer she has never made great albums. She is more of a singles artist then an album artist. Read more
Published on May 7 2003 by Madame OBrien
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