wow I posted on this subject but the site logged me out again even though it still listed me as logged on. I'm wont be posting more than a few words any more. I only wrote about four sentences on Whitney. Spent a few minutes looking for video but only watched two.
Thanks for posting this Fog (always great when you drop by ). As a society we tend to throw around compliments and superlatives, but her voice was truly transcendent. As a sports-aholic I've seen the anthem countless times live and on tv and without a doubt this is the greatest rendition of all time, it brings chills every time.
EDIT: Forgot to add that this version was so powerful and the public demand for hearing it again was so great that it became a Top 10 single.
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. - Yoda on Chelsea fans
I've also never seen anyone sing the national anthem so effortlessly. She truly was a natural talent and performer. She took the shallow, manufactured songs that were written in the 80's a gave them some meaning. Not only did she do the greatest rendition of our national anthem ever, but I think she had the greatest ever musical performance on SNL. To this day I havent forgotten her performance of "I'm your baby tonight". Again, a silly pop manufactured song that she totally and completely rocked; she gave that performance everything.
When I think about her today I'm reminded of a line from that song about Vincent Van Gogh (Starry starry night) - "This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you". I think some people are truly that way; dont know if because the care too much or are too sensitive or what.
Her passing is very sad and such a shame. I hope she had some peace and happiness in her life