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I'm Your Baby Tonight
1990 Arista

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ALBUM REVIEWS
What the Critics Say:

Rolling Stone (1/10/91) - 3 Stars - Good - "...amounts to a case study in how much she can get out of her luscious and straightforward vocal gifts within a dance-pop framework...refines two of her signature styles: state-of-the-art dance pop and baroque ballads..."

Q Magazine (1/91) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Listen to more than a few bars of this album's opening hit-single track and you swiftly begin to appreciate the absolute and utter professionalism which has been at the heart of Whitney Houston's success..."

Time Magazine (1/7/91) - "...She comes within striking distance of classic saloon soul here and proves she's stepping up to fast company..."

All Music Guide (1/96) - "While Houston's voice always provides some interesting listening, this is somewhat of a disappointing release, with very few memorable songs. While she attempts to make a larger foray into dance music, she fails to make the crossover impact of artists such as Mariah Carey and Taylor Dayne. The two high points she does reach on this album come in the form of ballads -- the uplifting tale of another's love being enough to provide happiness in "All the Man That I Need" and the powerful verses surrounding a love lost through one's own devices in "Miracle." ~ Ashley S. Battel

Emap Consumer Magazines Limited (11/90) - "At the age of 27, Whitney Houston has the world at her feet, and a string of supremely impressive statistics to her name. This third album follows in the steps of a first LP which made its mark as the best-selling solo debut album of all time, and a second which saw her become the first female artist to debut at Number 1 in the US album chart. Add to that a catalogue of worldwide hit singles like "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"and "Didn't We Almost Have It All" (and a record-breaking string of seven consecutive Number 1 hit singles in the States), and you begin to appreciate the sheer popularity of this gospel-trained cousin of Dionne Warwick.

Listen to more than a few bars of this album's opening hit-single title track and you swiftly begin to appreciate the absolute and utter professionalism which has been at the heart of Whitney Houston's success. Her seemingly effortless range and phrasing turn an up-beat bubbler of a tune from in-demand writer/producers LA Reid and Baby Face into instantly seductive, high-class pop soul of the first order. This ability is the key to Whitney Houston's talent, and if a duet with Stevie Wonder on the LP's best track We Didn't Know (written and produced by Wonder) reveals the limits of her ability as a real soul singer in its accepted, expressive sense, there is no doubting that this album confirms her right to sit atop her own particular pile. --David Roberts -- Emap Consumer Magazines Limited.

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Release Date: 11/6/1990