In a recent interview with LA Times, music Exec Clive Davis revealed a new concept for the late Whitney Houston, a live album. It’s that time again where the stars, cameras, and the glitz and glamour shine at The Pre-Grammy Party. Even with this opulent event being held at the Beverly Hilton hotel, the shine has to come down to remember the great Whitney Houston who passed away almost two years ago. The megastar who by the Guiness World Records was cited as the most awarded female act of all time has never released a live score of her performances, so this would be a very different way of hearing our Whitney even after her passing. Clive Davis shared his reasoning for releasing more music from Whitney Houston as well:
“Whitney never had a live album,” he said. “I really want everyone to know … exactly why during her time she was considered the greatest contemporary singer in the world.”
“It’s a revelation to hear her,” he said, “but listening to her, the tragedy hits you again, so there are a lot of mixed emotions this brings up.” “I’m going through all these recordings of her performances now, many of which I wasn’t at, such as when she was in South Africa,” You really hear how astonishing and powerful and compelling she was in a way that wasn’t captured on the studio albums or in her movie performances.”
Whitney Houston was one of the greatest voices the world has ever heard and she is dearly missed. Clive Davis has an excellent track record for making superstars and coordinating amazing music for great artists. If there was anyone to instrument another Whitney album he would be the only one with the skills and experience to do it.