Just Whitney Import
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UK reissue of the R&B/Soul/Pop diva's fifth album, originally released in 2002. Includes one bonus track, Whatchulookinat? (P. Diddy Remix).Just Whitney was yet another hit album for Houston, entering the Billboard Top 10 and going platinum in no time at all. It was also her last non-Holiday studio album for seven years. Sony/BMG.
Whitney Houston recaptures some former glory on her first studio album, thanks to her undiminished vocal prowess and a cadre of impressive producers that includes Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Teddy Bishop, and Troy Taylor. Houston's pipes shine in the big break-up ballad "On My Own," which is cut from the same mold as 1993's massive "I Will Always Love You." But while her vocal chords are intact, some of the material here leaves much to be desired, including a flat version of Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Light" and the Missy Elliot-penned and -produced "Things You Say." On the plus side, the feisty "Tell Her No" finds Houston on defense, but she's much more interesting with her back against the wall as she huffs: "I can't wait for the day I can rub things in your face." The embattled diva doesn't attempt to gloss over her foibles, as evidenced by "Unashamed" ("Listen here and listen good/ I'm unashamed of the life that I lead, unashamed of the strength of my need"), "Love That Man," and "Whatchulookinat," a body slam at the tabloids that have documented Houston and hubby Bobby Brown's very public falls from grace. Houston may not have recovered her hegemony of the charts, but this album proves she's once again pointed in the right direction. This deluxe package includes a DVD featuring the "Whatchulookinat" and "Mega Mix" videos along with behind-the-scenes footage. --Jaan Uhelszki --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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on this? I really liked Whitney's singing before, but post Body Guard soundtrack, I was not too interest. I was really looking forward to the remake song of You Light Up My Life. I had a listen to it the other day and was shocked!! Debbie Boone does better justice on this number. And no, Whitney is not the singer of the century, Barbra Streisand still holds that title at 60 years old, with still an impeccable voice. Drug free.
ONE OF THOSE DAYS- First single off the disc which probably would have worked better in the spring/summer. This song is laidback, chillin Whitney. It is heavily R&B and has/had hit all over it. Nice song. A-
TELL ME NO- This rebellious-natured song has Whitney threatening anyone to tell her no. The song is somewhere between mid and slow-tempo and it has an energetic feel to it as a whole. A-
THINGS YOU SAY- This jam was produced by none other than Missy and it is Whitney at her most soulful on the disc. The song has this weirdly attracting quality to it that just takes it to the next level. Plus, Whitney's vocals add a certain dimension that neededly enhance the cut. A
MY LOVE- Taken that her previous studio CD was entitled My Love, I thought it was weird that she would have a song that contained any hint of that CD here. Nonetheless, this midtempo, energetic piece with husband Bobby Brown is a decent song. I was expecting something cheesy but they both work together well and it is pleasing for the most part. A-
LOVE THAT MAN- The preceding songs were all slow to midtempo but Whitney lets loose here on this uptempo jam that is reminiscent of her earlier work. This is one of the most classic Whitney songs on the disc.Read more ›
The only hint of the old Whitney is present in the Babyface-penned ballad "Try It On My Own", but even that is missing that certain something that her past works possessed.
Clocking in at about 40 minutes, JUST WHITNEY is not her best work, but it's certainly not the worst I've ever heard, either. I am still a fan of hers but it seemed to me that she was not quite 100% vocally when she recorded this. Whitney die-hards will undoubtedly enjoy this CD, but everyone else might want to hear it first before deciding to buy it.
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Perfect song!!! Whitney is the voice! The best singer. This CD is beualtiful, I love music "Try it on my own"Published on Dec 7 2013 by Danilo Balmant
I purchased this CD as a replacement for the original CD which I lost in a big move just recently!Published on July 9 2013 by janeke 46 - email@example.com
This album is pathetically done and I am tired to get ripped off with her albums. Enough!Published on Dec 9 2005
This album is a typical example of bad things happening to a great singer. For the better part of the last decade, Whitney Houston apparently decided that she was a contemporary... Read morePublished on July 12 2005 by Louis
Once in her life, Whitney Houston was able to sing songs like "I'm Every Woman" without skipping a beat. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
I have had every album that this powerhouse vocalist has released. The fiery vocals on "Whitney Houston" to the tempered ballads of "Whitney" to the... Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Joe Q
HER 5TH STUDIO ALBUM IS A DECENT ALBUM NOT BETTER THAN MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE
BUT STILL WORTH BUYING IN MY OPINION . Read more
I liked Just Whitney. It does have that Atlanta feel to it on most of the songs, versus her native New Jersey feel of her past albums. Read morePublished on June 11 2004