Whitney Houston’s gospel recordings will be featured on compilation album

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The cover of the upcoming Whitney Houston compilation album, “I Go to the Rock.”

Whitney Houston’s gospel music will be compiled on the album I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston, coming out March 24 on CD through the Gaither Music Group and on streaming platforms via Arista/Legacy Recordings. Featuring 14 tracks (six of which were previously unreleased), it was created in conjunction with a documentary TV special of the same name, hosted by CeCe Winans, that will premiere March 24 at 8 p.m. on UPtv and AspireTV.

Houston, of course, learned how to sing, as a girl, in the choir of New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, and her soundtrack to her 1996 film “The Preacher’s Wife” sold more than six million copies, and is the best-selling gospel album of all time.

Here is the album’s track listing:

“I Go to the Rock” (from “The Preacher’s Wife” soundtrack)
“Jesus Loves Me” (from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack)
“He Can Use Me” (previously unreleased)
“Joy to the World” (from “The Preacher’s Wife” soundtrack)
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (with CeCe Winans, from the VH1 Honors show, previously unreleased)
“Testimony” (previously unreleased)
“I Look to You” (from Houston’s I Look to You album)
“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” (from “Sparkle” soundtrack)
“Hold On, Help Is on the Way” (from “The Preacher’s Wife” soundtrack)
“This Day” (from VH1 Honors, previously unreleased)
“I Found a Wonderful Way” (previously unreleased)
“Joy” (from “The Preacher’s Wife” soundtrack)
“I Love the Lord” (from “The Preacher’s Wife” soundtrack)
“He/I Believe” (previously unreleased)

Performances seen in the documentary include:

“I Go to the Rock” (with The Georgia Mass Choir on “Saturday Night Live,” 1996)
“Guide Me O Thou, Great Jehovah” (“The Arsenio Hall Show,” 1990)
“This Day” (VH1 Honors, 1995)
“Jesus Loves Me” (live in Santiago, Chile, 1994)
“Wonderful Counselor” (with Cissy and Gary Houston, American Music Awards, 1988)
“Hold Up the Light” (with BeBe & CeCe Winans, NAACP Image Awards, 1989)
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (with CeCe Winans, VH1 Honors, 1995)
“I Love the Lord” (with The Georgia Mass Choir, 50th Anniversary of Ebony Magazine TV Special, 1996)
“Joy to the World” (with The Georgia Mass Choir, 50th Anniversary of Ebony Magazine TV Special, 1996)

(FEB. 24 UPDATE: The first single, “He Can Use Me,” has been released. You can listen to it below.)


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