Clive Davis, the producer credited with discovering Whitney Houston in the 1980s, announced Tuesday, September 16 on the Today Show that he would be releasing Houston’s first ever live album three years after the late singer’s death.
The album will be titled Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances and is set to be released on November 10.
The album will feature 16 live recordings on CD and 19 live recordings on DVD, and will include Whitney’s rendition of The Star Spangled Banner which she performed at the Super Bowl in 1991, her version of I Will Always Love You, and You Give Good Love from her Tonight Show appearance in 1985.
“She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Davis told Today’s Hoda Kotb. “There was no one like her,”
Houston’s family gave their blessing on the release of the album, and even helped assemble some of the tracks.
Clive Davis announces the November release of Whitney Houston's first live album: "This is her legacy" http://t.co/fWWmrUQWK5
— Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) September 16, 2014
“Stemming from the ’80s and ’90s, she, without question, was the greatest vocalist in the world. I want history to know that,” Davis said. “There was no one like her.”
In a more than 30-year career, Whitney Houston never released an official live album. But that's about to change: http://t.co/x48IQrIY6H
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 16, 2014
“They’ve all helped me put this together,” he continued. “This is her legacy. This is a clarion call to the world that she was, in her time, the greatest singer.”
Houston passed away on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48.