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Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard album review

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Comments (8)
  1. Edoardo B. says:

    I generally don’t leave comments to articles, but in this case I felt I had to write my opinion. Yes, I am a Whitney Houston fan. Yes, I think that she was/is the greatest female singer. Yes, “The Bodyguard” has made history as an iconic movie combined with a legendary soundtrack. But, no, I am not one of those fans, who have to defend everything just because pertains to their beloved artist.
    My truly honest opinion based on what I am listening to is the following:
    1) “I WISH YOU LOVE: MORE FROM THE BODYGUARD” is maybe one of the best albums I had the privilege to enjoy. Why? Because you feel the rawness, emotion, charisma of every note of those iconic songs, which everyone loves;
    2) I had never the idea that this may be a “pointless cash-in on the late star”. It is instead a wonderful step in the direction to open the vaults, which contained those versions for years;
    3) “I will always love you” as sung live (on the album) is pure magic and exactly like everyone loves it;
    4) “Run to you” (live) is a dream bring finally true. Yes, it is not as perfect as on the original soundtrack, but the emotions, the story she tells with every word are mindblowing. And, by the way, the high notes are all there… .
    I won’t comment every song, but I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed. This album is a TRUE GEM!

  2. Nippian Nippian says:

    The album is amazing, definitely a great purchase. Great rare live performances, movie versions of many classics, stunning pictures in the booklet, very emotional live performance of Run to You something we were waiting for for decades, one of the best live renditions of I Will Always Love You from London. I can’t stop listening to it, definitely a great purchase.

  3. M.R. says:

    What a load of crap! Every live performance is great. The Run To You performances was after Whitney almost completed the bodyguard world tour so her voice was simply tired. I love the way she sing it..that soul and emotion..simply stunning. And she delivers the stunning high notes in the end with power no other singer will ever have. Whitney had better I Have Nothing performances than the one from Brunei, true, but it still is a great soulfull performance with glory notes no other singer could deliver. Whitney put so much soul and emotion into her performances..you can hear that in every performance on this cd. All these performances were taken during a very heavy Bodyguard world tour..that’s heavy on the voice. Whitney was not a robot. Her vocal chords got tired too.

    1. Pip_EntFocus says:

      Thanks for commenting. Glad to hear you liked the album. I’ve been a fan of Whitney since the beginning and I don’t think the live performances are her at her best. We’re allowed to disagree 🙂

  4. Sonja Bethay says:

    Never have I ever, read a terrible, so untruthful music review as this one. You must read too many tabloid articles and did not listen to this album. Do you know that the first I Will Always Live You was the very 2st time she EVER song the song. Run To You was only performed live once and it’s on this album.
    Never heard of you, but your review was a bunch of bull, and Whitney killed this CD.

    1. Pip_EntFocus says:

      Thanks for your comment. The review is only my opinion so it’s not untruthful. We have differences of opinion, which is fine. You’re entitled to think what you want. I’m glad you enjoyed the album!

  5. Tara says:

    This poorly constructed article sounds so far from a reputable review til it’s almost ridiculous to even read it. Any “reviewer” who refers to Whitney singing live in her prime (on this album) as ‘past her glory days’ definitely doesn’t need to be taken seriously.

    1. Pip_EntFocus says:

      Hi Tara. Thanks for the comment. We’re allowed to disagree, that’s fine. Putting “reviewer” in quotation marks doesn’t make your opinion more valid than mine. Glad you enjoyed the album!