My Love Is Your Love
Single Reviews: When You Believe hide
WHITNEY HOUSTON & MARIAH CAREY
"When You Believe (From The Prince Of Egypt)" (4:33)
The first single from the highly anticipated film "The Prince Of Egypt" is being embraced by many as the vocal event of the year and will likely have little trouble igniting the airwaves. The Babyface-stamped track is indeed lovely, offering an instantly accessible chorus and a squeaky clean message of "all things are possible when you believe in your dreams."
Given the potential of these two powerhouse voices, however, the song falls flat with a surprisingly understated and downright disappointing bridge: You wait and wait for the duel of the divas, and it simply never materializes.
The genuine story in this track is the return of Houston, who sounds fantastic - as clear and confident as ever. It's a wonderful reunion for her many fans and a warm-up that will stir much excitement for her "My Love Is Your Love," due Tuesday (10). Also available on Carey's "(NU)1's," due Nov. 17.