Divas Live '99 was a charity concert for the VH-1 Save The Music Foundation, live from New Yorks Beacon Theatre on April 13, 1999. Tina was the opening act and performed four songs. One of them together with Elton John and one with Elton and Cher. Most of the performances were released on CD in 1999 and on home video in 2000. Unfortunately Let's Stay Together from the original setlist is missing on both formats. The video contains also only an edited version of Proud Mary.
Written by Holly Knight, Mick Chapman
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Written by John C. Fogerty
Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
VH1 would like to thank: Roger Davies, Lindsay Scott, Ray Cooper, Nancy Berry, Pam Marcello, Kathy Schenker
Jack Bruno: Drums ● Bob Birch: Bass ● Guy Babylon: Keyboards ● Davey Johnstone: Guitar ● James Ralston: Guitar ● John Miles: Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ ● Timmi Capello: Keyboards, Saxophone ● John Mahon: Percussion ● Stacey Campbell & Jenny McRae: Background Vocals
One of the highest-rated concert specials in VH1 history has been nicely captured on disc, and unlike many other recordings of similar events, this collection stands lairly strong without its visual counterpart. The lineup is Tina Turner, Cher, Elton John, Brandy, LeAnn Rimes, and Whitney Houston — some of whom fare better than others.
Turner once again proves that she’s one of the most electric performers working, breathing excitement into her well-worn hit "The Best," as well as injecting ample sass into her duet with John on "The Bitch Is Back."
Cher and Rimes are also quite memorable in their all-too-brief performances, while Houston is a soulful revelation in her duet with Mary J. Blige on „Ain't No Way." Although Brandy's coming out as a full-fledged diva seems a bit premature, she’s lovely on her recent pop hit "Have You Ever?," and she reveals intriguing chemistry with Faith Hill on "Everything l Do."