In honor of the 25th anniversary of the iconic film The Bodyguard, Legacy Recordings, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fontainebleau Miami Beach are respectively celebrating its legacy with the release of a brand new collection of Whitney Houston live and studio recordings, special features and special events & activations at the hotel.
Legacy Recordings (in cooperation with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album with the release of Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard on November 17th. An essential new Whitney Houston collection bringing together a variety of live and studio recordings–many previously unreleased or unavailable–chronicling the artist’s peak achievements. I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard includes never-before-released live recordings from Whitney’s historic The Bodyguard Tour (1993-1995); alternate versions of the audio recordings from the The Bodyguard film; an alternate version of a remix of “I’m Every Woman;” additional artwork and more. Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard will be available on CD and digital configurations as well as a limited edition 2 LP 12″ purple vinyl edition, to be released at a later date.
Some highlights from the album include an alternate mix of “I Will Always Love You,” which features a spoken word intro of Houston as Rachel Marron, an a capella version of “Jesus Loves Me,” which has never been heard before and a live recording from The Bodyguard World Tour 1993-1995 of “Run To You,” which Houston rarely performed. Also included are film and live versions of “I Will Always Love” You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Queen of The Night” and more.
Originally released on November 17, 1992, The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album — co-executive produced by Whitney Houston and Clive Davis — was the first album verified by SoundScan to sell more than one million copies in a single week, won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide (and is certified 17x Platinum in the US by the RIAA) and is the top-selling soundtrack album of all-time. The Bodyguard marked Houston’s debut as a movie star while the soundtrack — driven in part by Houston’s monumental interpretation of “I Will Always Love You” — became of one of the best-selling albums of any genre in history.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard with the addition of previously released special features for select digital retailers on October 31st. The Bodyguard stars Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as a former Secret Service Agent-turned-bodyguard who is hired to protect Houston’s character, a music star, from an unknown stalker. The bodyguard ruffles the singer’s feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. The film is also available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is celebrating 25 years of the critically-acclaimed film with an invite only listening party/movie screening on Saturday, November 4th, as well as announcing special activations throughout the resort in honor of the 25th anniversary. Fans will have the opportunity to RSVP to the invite only listening party/movie screening starting on Friday, October 13th via Houston’s website. Fontainebleau served as a backdrop for much of the film where Houston, as Rachel, performed live on camera two of the film’s hit songs in the resort’s Fontaine Ballroom. The first, “I Have Nothing,” is one of two Oscar nominated songs from the movie and the other, “I Will Always Love You” is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
1. I Will Always Love You (Alternate Mix)
Spoken word intro as Rachel Marron dedicated to Frank Farmer
The iconic recorded performance of “I Will Always Love You” captured on the first take
2. I Have Nothing (Film Version)
As featured in the scene with Rachel Marron performing “I Have Nothing”
3. I’m Every Woman (Clivilles & Cole House Mix I Edit)
Alternate edit of the Clivilles & Cole House Mix
4. Run to You (Film Version)
As featured in the scene with Frank Farmer watching the video of “Run to You”
5. Queen of the Night (Film Version)
As featured in the scene with Rachel Marron performing “Queen of the Night”
6. Jesus Loves Me (Film Version)
As featured in the scene with Rachel Marron and Nicki Marron at Herb Farmer’s Lakefront Cabin
7. Jesus Loves Me (A Capella Version)
8. I Will Always Love You (Film Version)
As featured in the scene with Rachel Marron and Frank Farmer at the airport and the performance of “I Will Always Love You”
9. I Have Nothing (Live)
Private concert at Jerudong Park Amphitheatre: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei for Princess Rashidah, the eldest daughter of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah on August 24, 1996
10. Run to You (Live)
Recorded at Radio City Music Hall: New York City on September 28, 1994 during 1993-1995 The Bodyguard World Tour
11. Jesus Loves Me / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands (Live)
Recorded at Estadio Vélez Sarsfield: Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 17, 1994 during 1993-1995 The Bodyguard World Tour
12. Queen of the Night (Live)
Recorded at The Spectrum: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 23, 1994 during 1993-1995 The Bodyguard World Tour
13. I Will Always Love You (Live)
Recorded at Earls Court Exhibition Centre: London, England on November 5, 1993 during 1993-1995 The Bodyguard World Tour
14. I’m Every Woman (Live)
Recorded at Deutschlandhalle: Berlin, Germany on October 14, 1993 during 1993-1995 The Bodyguard World Tour
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