My Love Is Your Love is as diverse as Houston's five-octave range. The funky duo of Soulshock & Karlin produced "Heartbreak Hotel" which includes two of today's top female vocalists, Faith Evans and Kelly Price. David Foster produced the classic Whitney straight-from-the-heart ballad "I Learned From The Best," written by Diane Warren. Top young record producer Rodney Jenkins delivered three tracks including the infectious "It's Not Right, Buts It's Okay," the destined worldwide dance anthem "If I Told You That," and the hot "Get It Back." Whitney Houston's contemporary and edgy side prevails with the Missy Elliot written and produced track, "In My Business" and the ballad "Oh Yes," a classic side of Whitney rarely every heard before. The title-track of the album was produced by Wyclef Jean (of the Fugees). The haunting and emotional lyrics of "My Love Is Your Love" will not soon be forgotten. Summarizing the worldwide scope and impact of My Love Is Your Love, Arista Records President Clive Davis, the album's CO-producer (along with Whitney puts it best, "Every one of Whitney's legions of fans marvel at her instrument and it's range and depth, and truly never before has anyone heard her like this." She swoops, she caresses she hip-hops and she bells. Never younger, more contemporary or more soulful. This bar none is the best album she has ever recorded and solidifies her legacy and places in musical history. In short the new album adds luster to a career marked by one history-making success after another.
The T-shirt I bought when I saw Whitney Live in concert. I went to the June 25th, 1999 show and sat in the orchestra pit!!! It was the best show I have ever been too.
An Article From the "Detroit Free Press"
VOCAL POWERHOUSE TRIES ON NEW TRENDS
(3 out of 4 stars)
OK, so she's not exactly Aretha Franklin.
But then, nobody expects Whitney Houston to be a queen of soul, even when she tries her darndest, as she did Friday night as a sold out Fox Theater.
In her first Detroit appearance in five years - the third stop on the tour - Houston plunged right into the hot material off her latest album, "My Love Is Your Love," the slinky, hip-hop-tinged stuff that represents her most ambitiously trendy effort.
There was no doubt, however, that "luxurious" was the key word for the night, which found Houston in a green fur coat that had the star sweating two songs into the set.
Soon she was traipsing through five octaves - and a couple of costume changes - as she powered her way through the balladry that made her name: "Until You Come Back," whose arrangements left ample room for her vocal pyrotechnics.
Still, you got the impression that her latest creative moves - revealed again with new, funky tunes like "In My Business" and bass-heavy renditions of "How Will I know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - are less artistic gestures than manifestations of a creative identity crisis. Houston often tried to come off loose, imploring the crowd to get its hands in the air and mocking her diva image by saying she hit the tour trail at along last "because I wanted to."
Indeed, early on, she rarely transmitted the sort of energy that grabs an audience. As the evening moved on, however, she found fires to light, kicking into sharp "I'm Every Woman" and igniting the theater with gospel tunes, including "I Can Go To The Rock," for which she was joined by Detroit's the Reverend Marvin Winans.