A new Whitney Houston is in the works and will reportedly see a release date for November 10th, it has been reported.
“Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” will be the singer’s first album since her tragic passing back in 2012, and Whitney’s record label say that it’ll be a jam-packed record featuring her biggest performances from her greatest hits.
Clive Davis, who made the announcement last night, confirmed that the album would be released a month before the new year, before continuing that Whitney’s legacy will showcase through this CD/DVD album which would give fans some kind of closure to live performances that they may have never seen before.
“(It) shows why she is at the absolute historic top rank up there with Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand as the greatest singers of our lifetime,” Clive says in a statement. “It really has been a labor of love on my part to go through every concert performance, every TV appearance.”
Performances that will be featured on the DVD disc include 2009’s live show at ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ and 1983’s ‘The Merv Griffin Show’, along with plenty of unseen footage of Whitney from the 80s to the final months before her passing.
Pat Houston continued in a statement how joyful the family is of this project. They’ve welcomed the idea of having another Whitney album ever since she died two years ago.
“It’s such an honor even after she’s gone to be able to honor her legacy and to continue working on her music and just making sure the fans all over the world have a continued moment of her greatness.”
Pat, who happens to be Whitney’s sister-in-law, was said to have been one of Houston’s closest friends, so to know that she agrees with the idea of the project would most likely mean that Whitney would’ve wanted it to happen too.
Sony Music Entertainment — Whitney’s record label — are hoping that the album will pull in strong numbers for the fact that releasing a DVD/CD album doesn’t rarely hit the markets. It really all depends on how big Whitney’s influence remains two years following her death.