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. Release Date : 11/10/1992

. Track Listing: 1. I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston) - 2. I Have Nothing (Whitney Houston) - 3. I'm Every Woman (Whitney Houston) - 4. Run To You (Whitney Houston) - 5. Queen Of The Night (Whitney Houston) - 6. Jesus Loves Me (Whitney Houston) - 7. Even If My Heart Would Break (Kenny G/Aaron Neville) - 8. Someday (I'm Coming Back) (Lisa Stansfield) - 9. It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The S.O.U.L S.Y.S.T.E.M.) - 10. Peace, Love And Understanding (What's So Funny 'Bout) (Curtis Stigers) - 11.Theme From The Bodyguard (Alan Silvestri) - 12. Trust In Me (Joe Cocker/Sass Jordan)

. Global Sales : 33 million - 'The Bodyguard' is the best selling soundtrack album ever. In the US, it's the fifth best-selling album of the Soundscan era, with 11.7 million in sales. [as of Januaray 2003]

. Notes : One of the highlights of THE BODYGUARD soundtrack is how the film's female lead, Whitney Houston, brings her gospel roots front and center on the half dozen tracks which feature her soaring vocals. These churchy musical overtones are apparent throughout "Jesus Loves Me!" and on her unaccompanied intro to the hit "I Will Always Love You" (penned by country diva Dolly Parton), and in case you didn't get the message, Kirk Whalum's sanctified saxophone break adds an exclamatory Amen. Elsewhere Houston continues to mine her rich vein of ornate balladry and pop-flavored dance workouts on the Ashford & Simpson original "I'm Every Woman" and on her own "Queen Of The Night," with its percolating upbeat production a la L.A. Reid & Babyface.

But for fans of romantic pop there's more than Whitney Houston to recommend THE BODYGUARD: The quavering falsetto and rich tenor of the great vocal stylist Aaron Neville find a perfect compliment in Kenny G's soulful alto breaks on "Even If My Heart Would Break;" Curtis Stigers offers a taste of Stax/Volt soul on his version of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding," and Joe Cocker teams with Sass Jordan on the rocking love song "Trust In Me."

THE BODYGUARD won the 1994 Grammy Award for "Record Of The Year." "I Will Always Love You" won 1994 Grammys for "Record Of The Year" and "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female." "I'm Every Woman" was nominated for a 1994 Grammy Award for "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female."

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