TIfan wrote:Can you imagine what she would have sold if her greatest hits was released in 1995???
That would have been another 30 million+ sold. They could have released a Greatest Live Performances album in 2000.
If Whitney had Renee (Celine's late husband) as her manager, he would have damn sure made sure they released a greatest hits after "The Bodyguard."
Sales-wise releasing Waiting to Exhale and then The Preacher's Wife was definitely a mistake. On the other hand, she did, what she wanted, she did not want the entire Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack for herself, so it did not happen. She wanted to star in movie, and release a gospel album, so that's what happened.
This Greatest Hits project was rumoured for a very long time, but it did not happen before 2000, like we know.
If I were her, I would have gone with either the first Greatest Hits compilation after The Bodyguard or with a new studio album, probably in 1995.
Releasing a live album so late was a ridiculous decision, so is the entire way people from the Estate cares about her live legacy. It should have been released years, and I mean years earlier, probably around 2000, like you said. Live concert DVDs should have been released just after each tour ended. If they do not have full concerts filmed, they should have released what they have - like one performance from one concert, then another one from another concert.
They could have tried to obtain the rights to some of those televised concerts, majority of them were huge. Welcome Home Heroes, Whitney: The Concert for a New South Africa, Rio, Argentina, Chile, Classic Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight Spain could all have been released, and the list go on.