In a more than 30-year career, Whitney Houston never released an official live album of her work. But now, close to three years after the singer’s death, producer Clive Davis has announced Houston’s first live album will be released later this year.
Davis appeared on The Today Show to debut Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Live Performances, which will be released on Nov. 10. The album/DVD combination compiles 16 live songs for the CD and 19 performances for the DVD. Among these performances are her 1983 appearance on the Merv Griffin Show, her performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1991 Super Bowl, and a rendition of “I Will Always Love You” from The Concert for a New South Africa in 1994.
Davis said Houston’s family gave their blessing and helped put together the album, which will also include songs Houston performed live but did not record. Davis said the release “is a clarion call to the world that she was, in her time, the greatest singer.”