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WHITNEY HOUSTON/ WHITNEY HOUSTON

WHITNEY HOUSTON/ WHITNEY HOUSTON

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Landmark Debut Introduced Once-in-a-Generation Vocalist: 14-Times-Platinum Whitney Houston Includes the No. 1 Hits 'How Will I Know,' 'Greatest Love of All,' and 'Saving All My Love'

SuperVinyl LP Presents 1985 Blockbuster in Audiophile Sound 14-Times Platinum Set Is Ranked the 257th Greatest Album of All Time by Rolling Stone Whitney Houston's self-titled debut album has few parallels. Viewed solely through the lens of sales numbers, Whitney Houston is a watershed statement on par with the most commercially successful and culturally dominant LPs ever released. Having sold more than 14 million copies in the U.S. and upwards of 25 million units worldwide, the 1985 LP became the equivalent of the television show or blockbuster film that everyone collectively experiences and discusses. Nearly four decades later, it's lost none of it's appeal or magnetism - and it's artistic significance and historical import have only grown. Sourced from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI on MoFi SuperVinyl, and strictly limited to 4,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g SuperVinyl LP of Whitney Houston presents the breakthrough in audiophile sound for the first time. The signature traits Houston exhibits on every song - her three-octave range, radiant warmth, personal conviction, impossibly controlled register - come across with exceptional clarity, focus, and presence. Free of artificial ceilings and constricted dynamics, this reissue plays with an openness, airiness, and balance that put the singer's once-in-a-lifetime instrument and immortal artistry into proper perspective. It does the same for the songs' cascading melodies and captivating arrangements. Individually produced by one of four renowned industry veterans - Kashif, Micheal Masser, Jermaine Jackson, and Narada Michael Walden - each composition feels grander, closer, more genuine. A vocal spectacular, Whitney Houston benefits from the high-end characteristics of SuperVinyl, which include a nearly inaudible noise floor, superb groove definition, and dead-quiet surfaces. This is how an album that changed the direction of popular music - opening previously inaccessible doors for Black artists; bringing smooth-singing vocalists back into the mainstream; kickstarting a movement that soon included several 'divas' who would command the charts through the early 21st century - should look and sound.

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