Whitney Houston’s producer, Clive Davis, announced Tuesday on the Today Show that he plans to release an album this November of the late singer’s best live performances.
The album will feature 16 live recordings on CD and 19 performances on DVD, Davis said. Tracks will include Whitney’s widely acclaimed rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991, her signature version of the Dolly Parton song “I Will Always Love You,” delivered at the Concert for a New South Africa in 1994, and a take on “You Give Good Love” from a “Tonight Show” appearance in 1985.
Davis, who discovered Whitney in the early 1980s and remained her close friend until her death at age 48 in 2012, added that Whitney’s family’s has given him the blessing to release the album. Her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, even helped Davis pick out the tracks.
“Stemming from the ’80s and ’90s, she, without question, was the greatest vocalist in the world. I want history to know that,” Davis, who discovered Whitney in the early 1980s, told Today. “There was no one like her.”