Diva Deluxe: The Divine Miss M Remastered and Revisited

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Enter to win a copy of The Divine Miss M: Deluxe Edition AND a pair of tix to Bette’s annual Hulaween party!

Bette Midler

Witches in ball gowns, long forgotten spirits roaming the corridors at the Waldorf – it’s time for Hulaween! Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Bette Midler-founded New York Restoration Project on October 28, 2016 as the Waldorf Astoria’s ballroom is transformed with the hilarious Kathy Griffin hosting the evening for all to enjoy. The legendary Darlene Love will bring the house down with a special musical performance, and Marc Jacobs will bring his fashion expertise to ballroom floor as this year’s Costume Contest judge!

One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to the annual Hulaween party (Yes, we’ll need the name of your guest as well) and a copy of The Divine Miss M: Deluxe Edition – a double-CD set celebrating Bette Midler’s iconic 1972 debut album including the remastered album and a bonus disc of singles, outtakes and demos! Two runners-up will also win a copy of The Divine Miss M: Deluxe Edition. Just scroll to the bottom of this story and leave us a reply with contact info. It’s that simple.

For those who only know Ms. Midler from her Hollywood years, she was born in Hawaii and made her way to New York City where she first found acclaim in the early 1970s at a gay bathhouse called The Continental Baths. (There is video of a complete show there, by the way, on Youtube. Note that the skinny kid in the glasses and shag haircut is none other than her onetime pianist and arranger: Barry Manilow.) The link below is to the seldom-seen Bette Midler Show from the mid-decade after the world started to catch onto what made Bette Divine. In fact, her HBO Special was one of the network’s first forays into original programming, and it is a complete joy. Check it out below:

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Last modified: March 13, 2018

4 Responses to :
Diva Deluxe: The Divine Miss M Remastered and Revisited

  1. Brian says:

    Who doesn’t love Bathhouse Betty?! ❤️

    1. admin says:

      Hey Brian,
      Congratulations, you’ve won a copy of “The Divine Miss M,” which I have loved since I first heard it in the early ’70s. If you’re in New York, please let me know ASAP.
      If not, I need an address where I can mail your copy of the CD.
      Thanks for following us on Metrosource.
      Kevin Phinney
      Associate Editor

  2. Dennis Fury says:

    Yes! Enter me please! This was the first album I ever bought- I can’t wait for this re-release!

    1. admin says:

      Congrats, Dennis. You’ve won a copy of an album we BOTH love, “The Divine Miss M.” You’re also going to love the extras on the second disc (and nobody’s paying me to write this, I’m just as big a fan as you are) — those being her version of “Old Cape Cod,” which is gorgeous, and her “Saturday Night,” a song the Eagles used on their “Desperado” album of roughly the same period. It’s an unexpected delight.
      If you’re in the New York City area, I need to hear from you ASAP, like today. Either way, I need your address in order to mail your copy of the CD.
      All the best,
      Kevin Phinney
      Associate Editor

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