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I Look To You (2009)

Artist: Whitney Houston
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Format: CD
Sku: 211559426
UPC: 886971003321
UPC 14: 00886971003321
Release Date: 8/31/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Million Dollar Bill ~ Whitney Houston
2. Nothin' But Love ~ Whitney Houston
3. Call You Tonight ~ Whitney Houston
4. I Look To You ~ Whitney Houston
5. Like I Never Left ~ Whitney Houston
6. Song For You, A ~ Whitney Houston
7. I Didn't Know My Own Strength ~ Whitney Houston
8. Worth It ~ Whitney Houston
9. For The Lovers ~ Whitney Houston
10. I Got You ~ Whitney Houston
11. Salute ~ Whitney Houston
 
Track Listing
1. Million Dollar Bill
2. Nothin' But Love
3. Call You Tonight
4. I Look To You
5. Like I Never Left (feat. Akon)
6. A Song For You
7. I Didn't Know My Own Strength
8. Worth It
9. For The Lovers
10. I Got You
11. Salute

"...a strong soul album by a mature singer who's successfully channelling a lot of real pain in her music.  Benjamin Boles, NOW Magazine
"The set is a nice welcome back and a new beginning for the singer.  Gail Mitchell, Billboard

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Bernt Rune Stray, Donnie Lyle (guitar); Jochem van der Saag (synthesizer, drum programming); Giorgio Tuinfort, Swizz Beatz (programming); Charlotte Gibson, Courtney Blooding, Gary Houston, Tavia Ivey (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Jaycen Joshua; Dave Pensado; Andrew Hey; Jochem van der Saag; Harvey Mason, Jr. ; Marcella Araica; Phil Tan; Tony Maserati .
Muze PNote Recording information: 1221 Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Mason Sound, North Hollywood, CA; Oven Studios; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Soapbox West Studios, San Francisco, CA; Studio At The Palms, NV; The Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; The Chocolate Factory, Chicago, IL; Tree Sound Studios, Norcross, GA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier.
Muze PNote Arranger: R. Kelly.

Producer: Fernando Garibay; Larry Jackson; Giorgio Tuinfort; Clive Davis; Eric Hudson; Emanuel Kiriakou; Harvey Mason, Jr.; Alicia Keys; R. Kelly; Swizz Beatz; Whitney Houston; Aliaune Thiam

Engineer: Mikkel S. Eriksen; Chad Jolley; Adam Beyrer; Ann Mincieli; Jeff Meeks; Andros Rodriguez; Mark "Exit" Goodchild; Jochem van der Saag; Abel Garibaldi; Pat Thrall; Ian Mereness; Damien Lewis

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Preacher's Wife
Muze Music Compilations No. 1's
Muze Music Compilations Enrique
Muze Music Compilations Totally R&b
Muze Music Compilations Fired Up! 2
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection0306
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Muze Music Compilations Essential Teddy Pendergrass
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs 3
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1980'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1990'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call The 80S Volume
Muze Music Compilations Easy 80S
Muze Music Compilations Slow Grind
Muze Music Compilations Sparkle (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Romantically Yours
Muze Music Compilations This Is The End (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations DYNAMITE(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:teddy Pendergrass
Muze Music Compilations Platinum & Gold Collection
Muze Music Compilations Waiting To Exhale
Muze Music Compilations Bodyguard (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Wow Gospel 2010

Associated Artists and Works

Carey, Mariah
Houston, Cissy
Original Soundtrack
Preacher's Wife [1997] ~ Original Soundtrack
The Bodyguard [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ~ Original Soundtrack
Sparks, Jordin
Tesca, Gary
Warwick, Dionne

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/19/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697100332
Music Label Name Label : Arista
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886971003321

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.54)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "It is a modern soul record, a collection of sleek, often spunky love songs that aim at something more immediate and tangible than nostalgia or catharsis..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.60)
- "[S]he seems relieved to turn to lighter stuff, like the saucy-sweet Alicia Keys collaboration 'Million Dollar Bill' and airy Akon duet 'Like I Never Left.'" -- Grade: B-

Los Angeles Times 8 of 10
Certain voices stand like monuments upon the landscape of 20th century pop, defining the architecture of their times, sheltering the dreams of millions and inspiring the climbing careers of countless imitators. Whitney Houston owns one of those voices...When she was at her best, nothing could match her huge, clean, cool mezzo-soprano -- not Madonna's canny chirp, not Bono's stone church wail nor Bruce Springsteen's ramshackle growl. No, it was Houston who best embodied the feminine but gym-toned, black-inspired but aspirationally post-racial sound of global crossover pop. Like a Trump skyscraper, Houston the singer was as showily dominant as corporate capitalism itself...Then, like many a glorious edifice, Houston's voice fell into disrepair. Drug abuse and a rocky marriage to New Jack jerk Bobby Brown made her a tabloid staple. More tragically (for listeners, at least), her excesses trashed her instrument, which age and normal wear and tear would have imperiled anyway...The pain and, frankly, disgust that so many pop fans felt during Houston's decline was caused not so much by her personal distress as by her seemingly careless treatment of the national treasure that happened to reside within her...But should we begrudge the fact that Whitney Houston now has to work at singing? It's all to her credit. What's hard to give up is the dream of painless perfection that the young Houston represented, back in the yuppie era, when her voice sounded like the easy money that was flowing everywhere. Of course, that didn't turn out so well for anyone else, either...Though "I Look to You" doesn't soar like the old days, it's fine to hear Houston working on her own recovery plan. - Ann Powers

Bio

Whitney Houston

Born into a musical family on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney's success might've been foretold. Her legendary heritage is as familiar as America's greatest icons: the daughter of famed singer Cissy Houston (who made her name in the Drinkards gospel quartet, and later the Sweet Inspirations vocal group of Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley renown); and the cousin of singers Dee Dee Warwick (who introduced the original '60s versions of "You're No Good" and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me") and her sister, superstar Dionne Warwick. Whitney's mother and cousins nurtured her passion for gospel music since birth. As a teenager, Whitney was already singing on the scene in New York, and records with her first young performances in the '70s and early '80s, album credits with such eclectic acts as Michael Zager, Chaka Khan, Herbie Mann, the Neville Brothers, Bill Laswell's Material, and others, are much sought-after collectors items.

In 1983, near the end of Arista's first mega-successful decade of operation, Clive Davis was taken to a New York nightclub where Whitney was performing, and signed her on the spot. Two years went into the making of her debut album, but the results were worth it. The self-titled Whitney Houston (March 1985) launched Arista's second decade, and yielded a string of hits including "You Give Good Love" and three consecutive #1 singles, the Grammy-winning "Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know," and "The Greatest Love of All," which has become a veritable anthem. Not only did the album establish her as an important new recording artist, but it went on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S., plus many millions more abroad. This LP set the record as the biggest selling debut album by a solo artist.

With over 170 million combined album, singles and videos sold worldwide during her career with Arista Records, Whitney Houston has established a benchmark for superstardom that will quite simply never be eclipsed in the modern era. She is a singer's singer who has influenced countless other vocalists, female and male.

Music historians cite Whitney's record-setting achievements: the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits ("Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "So Emotional," and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"); the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at #1 (her second album, Whitney, 1987); and the only artist with seven consecutive multi-platinum albums (Whitney Houston, Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight, The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, and The Preacher's Wife soundtracks, and My Love Is Your Love).

In fact, The Bodyguard soundtrack is one of the top 10 biggest-selling albums of all-time (at 17x-platinum in the U.S. alone), and Whitney's career-defining version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is the biggest-selling U.S. single of all-time (at 4x-platinum).

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Houston,Whitney
Product attributeLabel:   Arista Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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