Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love
- Released: November 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
Rolling Stone - 1/21/99, p.723.5 (out of 5) "... The former ingenue has some grown-up scars now, singing the marital blues with a bite in her voice that she's never come close to before..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/18/98, p.86"This schizophrenic album is a primer on today's hip-hop/R&B scene: the good, the bad, and the Fugee....This unevenness makes Houston's greatest LOVE of all the season's best argument for programmable CD players." - Rating: B+
Personnel includes: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Faith Evans, Kelly Price (vocals); Eric Rigler (whistling, pipes); K.B., Spec, Soulshock, Carlin, Rodney Jerkins (various instruments); Ali Boudris (acoustic guitar); Sherrod Barnes (guitar); Michael Thompson (electric guitar); Loren Dawson (strings); V. Jeffrey Smith (flute); Greg Philinganes (piano); Babyface (keybards, drum programming, background vocals); David Foster (keyboards); Larry Kimpel, Jerry Barnes, Nathan East (bass); Ricky Lawson (drums); Simon Franglen (keyboard programming); Felipe Elgueta (synthesizer programming); Sheila E (percussion); Shanice Wilson, Beverly Crowder, Sue Ann Carwell, Toni Estes, Sharlotte Gibson, Tavia Ivey, Robbie, Ryan Toby (background vocals).
Producers include: Clive Davis, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Wyclef Jean.
Engineers include: Brad Gilderman, Manny Marroquin, Rickie St. Hilaire.
MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. "It's Not Right But It's Okay" won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. "It's Not Right But It's Okay" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. "Heartbreak Hotel" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and for Best R&B Song.
Whitney Houston's voice is a marvel of technical perfection. Equally at home with pop, R&B or Gospel, Houston exerts unprecedented control over her celebrated pipes, moving through a song like a graceful bird in flight. It is this quality that makes MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE such a consistently satisfying work. With a talent like hers, there's no need for Houston to stick to any one formula, so MY LOVE is all over the stylistic map. There's a novel update of the rock & roll classic "Heartbreak Hotel" enlivened by guest appearances from Faith Evans and Kelly Price. There's the no-nonsense "In My Business," where Houston gets down and dirty with hip-hop star Missy Elliott. Appropriately, though, this strong and varied collection closest out with a tune that hints at Houston's church-raised roots, the heartfelt, inspirational "You'll Never Stand Alone."
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