[Billboard Online Report]
ARISTA PRESIDENT/CEO Clive Davis surprised attendees at BMG Entertainment's worldwide meeting April 12 when he presented new tracks from Whitney Houston's May 16 double-CD greatest-hits collection, "Whitney The Greatest Hits." The first disc, "Cool Down," will feature Houston's classic ballads. The second disc, "Throw Down," will be "the party to end all parties," Davis tells Billboard, and contains remixes of her uptempo material, as well as uptempo remixes of ballads "I Will Always Love You" and "Greatest Love Of All."
The four new tracks on the album are "If I Told You That," a duet with George Michael, which will be the first international single; "Could I Have This Kiss Forever," a duet with Enrique Iglesias, which will be the first U.S. top 40 and top 40/rhythm-crossover single; "Fine" with Q-Tip, which will be an R&B and crossover single; and "Same Script, Different Cast," featuring Deborah Cox, which Houston touted during her appearance at the taping of Arista's 25th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles on April 10.
Tracks on the first disc (Cool Down) are:
You Give Good Love
Tracks on disc two (Throw Down) are:
If I Told You That
Notable changes on the Cool Down CD include the removal of 'I Learned From The Best' and the inclusion of 'Run To You' and 'Why Does It Hurt So Bad'. 'One Moment In Time' has been switched from the Cool Down CD to the Throw Down CD as a bonus track. Also, the original version of 'Could I Have This Kiss Forever' has been removed from the Greatest Hits and replaced by a new Metro Mix of the song. It will still feature on the Cool Down CD.On the Throw Down CD, the notable changes include the exclusion of 'You'll Never Stand Alone' (Tony Moran Mix), 'Same Script, Different Cast (duet with Deborah Cox) (Shep Crawford Remix) and 'Could I Have This Kiss Forever' (Brian Rawlings Remix).
Ultimately, what was originally 31 different songs has been increased to 33. Total number of tracks remains 36.
NEWSFILE: 14 APRIL 2000
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