- Released: November 17, 1998
- Label: Arista
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+
- 1.It's Not Right But It's Okay
- 2.Heartbreak Hotel
- 3.My Love Is Your Love
- 4.When You Believe - (from "The Prince Of Egypt")
- 5.If I Told You That
- 6.In My Business
- 7.I Learned from the Best
- 8.Oh Yes
- 9.Get It Back
- 10.Until You Come Back
- 11.I Bow Out
- 12.You'll Never Stand Alone
- 13.I Was Made to Love Him - (hidden track)
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.
Personnel: Whitney Houston (vocals, background vocals); Missy Elliott, Ryan Toby (vocals, background vocals); Mariah Carey, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (vocals); Nathan East, Tom Barney (bass voice); Eric Rigler (whistling, pipe); Michael Thompson (guitar, electric guitar); Sherrod Barnes (guitar); Ali Boudris (acoustic guitar); Jamie Siegel, Michael Hart Thompson (electric guitar); Jeff Mironov (sitar); Rodney Jerkins (strings, keyboards, drum programming); Loren Dawson (strings); V. Jeffrey Smith (flute); Rob Paparozzi (harmonica); Greg Phillinganes (piano); Loris Holland (celesta); Babyface (keyboards, drum programming, background vocals); Lloyd Turner, David Foster (keyboards); Simon Franglen (Synclavier); Ricky Lawson (drums); Sheila E. (percussion); Che Guevara, Kelvin Bradshaw (drum programming); Sharlotte Gibson, Shakira Atily, Lisa Ivey, Vearline Board, Daryl Hawes, Nathan Walton, Tiffany Squire, Syretha Smith, Peach , Robby Pardlo, Nathan Ivey, Krystal Wilson, Dion Allen, J. Valentine, Joy Enriquez, Kevon Edmonds, Lynn Davis , Mark Kibble, Melvin Edmonds, Shanice, Shanice Wilson, Sue Ann Carwell, Tavia Ivey, Toni Estes, Beverly Crowder, Kenya Ivey (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Commissioner Gordon; E'lyk; Paul J. Falcone; Jean-Marie Horvat; Jon Gass; Mick Guzauski; Rick St. Hillaire; Soulshock; Tom Bender; Brad Gilderman.
Recording information: Arista Records, New York, NY (1998); Brandon's Way Recording Studios (1998); Chartmaker Studios (1998); Chung King Studios (1998); Conway Recording Studios (1998); Crib Stud (1998); Crossway Studios (1998); HIt Factory (1998); Ocean Way Recording Studios (1998); R.J.'s Studio (1998); Right Track Studios (1998); Sony Picture Studios (1998); Soulpower Studios (1998); Studio (1998); Studio 22 (1998); The Crib Studio (1998); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (1998); The Studio (1998).
Editor: Harvey Mason, Jr. .
Photographer: Dana Lixenberg.
Arrangers: Karlin; Lauryn Hill; Soulshock; William Ross ; Bill Meyers; Hans Zimmer ; David Foster.
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."