The Essential

Whitney Houston

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The Essential Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

The double-disc 2011 U.K. collection The Essential Whitney Houston bears some strong similarities to the 2000 U.S. set The Greatest Hits, sharing 22 of its 35 songs. And it’s not just the big hits that overlap: there are a clutch of remixes that carry over, all bunched together on the second disc just like they are on The Greatest Hits. Consequently, The Essential Whitney Houston plays much like The Greatest Hits; even if it has a handful of songs not on the 2000 collection, it covers the same territory equally well and equally entertainingly.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Whitney Houston 03:57
2 Whitney Houston 04:52
3 Whitney Houston 04:46
4 Whitney Houston 04:51
5 Whitney Houston 04:27
6 Whitney Houston 04:27
7 Whitney Houston 04:11
8 Whitney Houston 04:30
9 Whitney Houston 04:37
10 Whitney Houston 04:20
11 Whitney Houston 04:37
12 Whitney Houston 03:56
13 Whitney Houston 03:25
14 Whitney Houston feat: CeCe Winans 04:27
15 Whitney Houston 03:55
16 Whitney Houston 04:23
17 Whitney Houston feat: Deborah Cox 05:00 SpotifyAmazon
18 Whitney Houston 03:55

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Whitney Houston feat: George Michael 04:32
2 Whitney Houston 03:34
3 Whitney Houston 04:18
4 Whitney Houston 04:49
5 Whitney Houston 04:35
6 Whitney Houston 04:11
7 Whitney Houston 03:46
8 Whitney Houston 04:45
9 Whitney Houston 05:21
10 Whitney Houston 04:59
11 Whitney Houston 04:32
12 Whitney Houston 04:49 SpotifyAmazon
13 Whitney Houston 04:33
14 Whitney Houston 04:52
15 Whitney Houston 04:43
16 Whitney Houston 04:16
17 Whitney Houston 05:05
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