My Love Is Your Love Import
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|4. When you believe - Houston, Whitney & Mariah Carey|
|5. If I told you that - Houston, Whitney|
|6. In my business - Houston, Whitney|
|7. I learned from the best - Houston, Whitney|
|8. Oh yes - Houston, Whitney|
|9. Get it back - Houston, Whitney|
|10. Until you come back - Houston, Whitney|
|11. I bow out - Houston, Whitney|
|12. You'll never stand alone - Houston, Whitney|
|13. I was made to love him - Houston, Whitney & Lauryn Hill|
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve.
Rumours of a greatest hits package had been flying, but as millions of converts held their breath, Whitney Houston headed into the studio only to emerge--amid a flurry of drama screaming "diva" (a live Web broadcast of the international press conference revealing the album, and a veil of secrecy shrouding the new material)--with her first non-soundtrack album in eight years. So is it worth all the hype and hoopla? Probably. There are no real surprises (typical ballads such as "You'll Never Stand Alone", obligatory writer-producer-singer cameos from Babyface, Wyclef Jean, Missy Elliott, Faith Evans and Kelly Price--this time in a worthy attempt to slot into the late-1990s soul scene), but she does try to defend her marriage on the Elliott-produced "In My Business". Elliott's other effort, the slow-burning "Oh Yes", is a high point, but the hands-down driving force of this record is the multi-platinum, multi-octave power pairing of Houston with Mariah Carey on "When You Believe". --Rebecca Wallwork
Top Customer Reviews
Much of that is caused by a poor choice of material. Whitney selected a bunch of midtempo songs that neither entice nor excite the listener. Her attempt at tackling a big ballad, "I learned from the best", fails because of poor production values (whoever picked that dated keyboard sound really needs to be fired). Houston's vocals are also desperately below par; she is no longer the expressive vocalist that she once was.
Still, the album's biggest fault lies in its pretention that Whitney Houston is a contemporary R&B artist. Houston was an exceptionnally gifted, soulful pop vocalist who could infuse the most generic songs with palpable emotion, and invest them as if her life depended on it. It wasn't just a question of belting notes or holding them forever - she had feeling just as much as she mastered the singing techniques. Nowadays, she's just a lazy vocalist relying on special guests, background singers and production tricks. She has been losing steadily her audience by pretending that she's an R&B artist, but the scary truth is that she's not convincing at all in that area.
"My love is your love" does have a few bright spot - the title track is one of these songs that slowly grow on you, and "Until you come back to me" is one of her most convincing ballads in ages. The rest is just forgettable and mildly enjoyable filler. Buy her "Greatest Hits" package instead - you'll get the singles from this album, but you will spare yourself the rest of this pathetic attempt at sucking up to the R&B community.
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The best song on the whole album is "My Love Is Your Love." I prefer her older songs, but this particular song has strong harmonies and she brings it alive. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2012 by A.
This one the best albums I say in history, Whitney gave it her all here.. Heartbreak hotel, My love is your love, Its not right but its okay, My favorite one on this record I learn... Read morePublished on May 22 2004 by LATIN FOX!!!!
This album i have to say is one of Whitney's best. Every song on this album is wonderful.
especially you'll never stand alone. Read more
I love this whole CD. Heartbreak hotel.My love is your love. All the songs are just the best since the (greatest love of all). Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by RICO
can anything negative be said of whitney? she has the greatest voice; if i could sing like that i would not shut up for a second... Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by Natacha P
100 years ago, Whitney beguiled us all with her incitation I Wanna Dance With Somebody. It's been a wasteland of paint-by-the-number soundtrack screamers ever since. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003
This is the CD that got me back into Whitney. She takes quite a chance with the material and doesn't miss a beat.Published on Aug. 12 2003 by Steve