Clive Davis On New Whitney “Live” Album: “I Want Everyone To Know Why She Was Considered The Greatest”
Veteran industry producer Clive Davis has exciting news for fans of late, great singer Whitney Houston—a live album is in the works and it will be released later this year.
The LA Times caught up with Davis at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he hosts the industry’s biggest pre-Grammy party of the year. It’s also the same hotel where two years ago his longtime mentee and friend Whitney Houston passed away on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards. Davis, 81, doesn’t want the world to forget the mark Houston left on the music industry and he revealed plans for an exciting new project in the works—a live album featuring Houston’s greatest performances.
“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.”
You can read the rest over on ESSENCE.com where Clive Davis discusses how he’s been feeling as he pours over all of the old recordings and listens to the voice of a woman he once loved, as he says, like his own daughter.
Are you ready for a Whitney Houston “Live” album? What songs would you like to hear on it?