Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston

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Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston
Video by Whitney Houston
Released May 14, 1991 (VHS)
2002 (DVD)
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 90 minutes
Label Arista
Director David Mallet
Producer John R. Houston, Anthony Eaton

Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston, was Whitney Houston's first ever solo televised concert and DVD/video release. The DVD/video presents Houston performing live at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia on March 31, 1991. The video was originally released on May 14, 1991, and the DVD was released in 2002. The concert was dedicated to the troops, their families, and military and government dignitaries in honor of those returning from the Gulf War.

The DVD was later re-released in the United States and released worldwide with the title A Song for You.

History[edit]

Following her historic performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the Super Bowl, Houston decided to carry it over into a concert to honor the troops, their families, and military and government dignitaries in honor of those returning from the Gulf War.[1] The concert was broadcast live on HBO. The cable network agreed to unscramble its signal allowing it to be available to over 53 million cable households. The concert was open to only 3,100 people, all of whom were either military personnel or their families.[2] The show won a Cable ACE award for "Performance music special" in 1992.[3]

Khandi Alexander was the choreographer for Whitney Houston's several World Tours from 1988–1992, including the choreography for Whitney Houston's 1991 HBO televised concert, 'Welcome Home Heroes', for the USA soldiers fighting in the Persian Gulf War and their families. (See: Smith, Patricia. "Mom, apple pie and Whitney Houston in concert for troops". The Boston Globe April 1, 1991.)


Set list[edit]

Laserdisc (Original broadcast version on HBO)
  1. "The Star-Spangled Banner"
  2. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
  3. "Saving All My Love for You"
  4. "How Will I Know"
  5. Love Song Medley:
  6. "All the Man That I Need"
  7. "One Moment in Time" (Instrumental)
  8. "My Name Is Not Susan"
  9. "Anymore"
  10. "A Song for You"
  11. "Revelation"
  12. "Who Do You Love"
  13. "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
  14. "Greatest Love of All"
  15. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
VHS / DVD (edit version)
  1. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
  2. "Saving All My Love for You"
  3. "How Will I Know"
  4. Love Song Medley:
  5. "All the Man That I Need"
  6. "My Name Is Not Susan"
  7. "Anymore"
  8. "A Song for You"
  9. "Revelation"
  10. "Who Do You Love"
  11. "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
  12. "Greatest Love of All"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Dana. "Whitney Houston aims for normalcy." St. Petersburg Times. March 29, 1991. Page 3D.
  2. ^ Sloan, Eugene. "Houston's troop salute launches TV's parades." USA Today. March 29, 1991. Page 3D
  3. ^ Weinstein, Steve. "HBO Tops ACE Winners With 27 Television: `Dream On' and `Josephine Baker' are among programs to garner awards for the oldest pay-cable network." Los Angeles Times. Jan 13 1992. Pg 7.