Whitney Houston

Thanks for the heads up, is it only this website they are available then?

I think they will eventually be available on Amazon. I know the MFSL titles are available on Amazon Canada, so I would imagine they would be on Amazon UK but probably at import price. Curious to read reviews when it comes out.
 
Has this been reported yet? I'm really excited about this. I have a few CDs from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.

Whitney Houston - Whitney – Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (mofi.com)

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In similar news, I just became aware of this and was tempted to purchase. I've been burned by a few Japanese reissues that are literally represses (Pat Benatar, Cher) but this clearly states remastered.
 
In similar news, I just became aware of this and was tempted to purchase. I've been burned by a few Japanese reissues that are literally represses (Pat Benatar, Cher) but this clearly states remastered.

I bought a Blu-Spec 2 CD of Whitney a few years ago and I couldn't tell any difference sound-wise from my CD from the '80s.
 
The movie is terrible. She isn’t a good Whitney. The directing is offensively bad. It’s a chain of events without any build up. Key moments were so cheaply written and filmed that it hurts.

Whitney‘s life was bad enough she didn’t deserve this. We were happy when it was done.
 
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I watched Whitney: "Can I Be Me" last night and found myself on the verge of tears multiple times. There's a lot mentioned I didn't know about (the Soul Train Awards incident, for one) and it opened my eyes to just how complicated the trajectory of her career really was. The footage from the My Love Is Your Love Tour was also fascinating; I'd love to see the full Up Close documentary.
 
I really enjoyed the film. I thought Naomie Ackie was good as Whitney. Yeah, she’s not as beautiful as her but she portrayed her humour and sassiness very well, and I believed it was her singing most of the time (the Oprah appearance seemed obviously a mime to me though). My hot daddy Stanley was great as Clive Davis - he was so charming and warm. I always imagined he’d be a total bastard for some reason. Nafessa Williams was stunning, I found myself so drawn to her and loved the relationship she and Whitney had in the earlier part of the film. The recreations of the videos were spot on too. All in all I felt like 2 or so hours flew by.
 
I loved the film and have actually been to see it twice now.

The napkin drop for the I Will Always Love You note made me burst into tears. As did the Super Bowl and the finale.

One of my favourite films of the year.
 
I loved the film and have actually been to see it twice now.

The napkin drop for the I Will Always Love You note made me burst into tears. As did the Super Bowl and the finale.

One of my favourite films of the year.
I loved the Super Bowl scene too. I’ve not watched the performance in quite a while, and it did bring a tear to my eye.
 
It’s a shame it has really flopped in America. It’ll be crawling eventually to a total just over $20m there.

Comparatively, it’s doing much better here in the UK.
 
I don’t really know what to make of the movie, it felt very bland to me. It was nice to see the relationship with Robyn covered but on the whole I feel like everyone got a very generous edit (especially Clive Davis).

I think the documentaries did a much better job of telling the story, unfortunately Whitney’s life is so tragic it’s just not really a pleasant watch.

The awards performance at the end I hadn’t seen before and it was really impressive but as an ending to a movie it was a poor attempt to replicate the Bohemian Rhapsody ending.
 
I actually really enjoyed the movie - it did not deserve the critical mauling it got. It was well cast and hung together much better than I thought it would.

As a massive fan, I loved the attention to detail. Really niche things like Cissy conducting the band during Whitney’s TV debit or the fact she liked to vacuum were surprising to see. I also felt the pacing was great - and it was nice to see pretty much every era addressed. I hate a biopic montage where you cover a decade in a 20 seconds.

For me, the only criticism is that because it covered so many iconic moments and eras it felt at times some more character based scenes were missing. It did seem strange that they did not expand more on Whitney and Bobby’s relationship, or her relationship with Bobbi Kristina.
 
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So I think because of the movie (and also my tendency to just...do this sort of thing) I've been in an intense Whitney rabbit hole for the last few weeks. One of the things I'll never understand is why Love Will Save The Day never got an official video - was it for like, campaign budget reasons?
 
So I think because of the movie (and also my tendency to just...do this sort of thing) I've been in an intense Whitney rabbit hole for the last few weeks. One of the things I'll never understand is why Love Will Save The Day never got an official video - was it for like, campaign budget reasons?

It's such a shame it never got a video, though having to make do with the live performance isn't so bad.

 
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