Believe

Believe

4.8 18
by Yolanda Adams
     
 

While Yolanda Adams' voice is as warm and enveloping as a cozy blanket, the lush album opener "Never Give Up" lacks the against-all-odds passion the song's title suggests. Adams belts in vein-popping intensity throughout these songs, although the arrangements, progressions, and lyrics are less than moving. Adams is in lovely voice.See more details below

Overview

While Yolanda Adams' voice is as warm and enveloping as a cozy blanket, the lush album opener "Never Give Up" lacks the against-all-odds passion the song's title suggests. Adams belts in vein-popping intensity throughout these songs, although the arrangements, progressions, and lyrics are less than moving. Adams is in lovely voice.

Editorial Reviews

Billboard - Gail Mitchell
A seamless mix of gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and pop, Believe traverses life's joys, pain, and everything in between - without ever sacrificing the spiritual message....In a world rocked by uncertainty, Adams' rhythmic discourses on love, inner strength, and spiritual inspiration are a welcome oasis.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596269025
catalogNumber:
62690
Rank:
23964

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yolanda Adams   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby Ross Avila   Keyboards
T-Bone   Rap
Jeff Bailey   Trumpet
Kevin Bond   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Karen Clark-Sheard   Vocals,Track Performer
David Davidson   Violin
Mark Douthit   Trumpet
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin,Concert Master
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Jimmy Jam   Multi Instruments
Lisa Keith   Background Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina   Celli
Lee Larrison   Violin
Terry Lewis   Multi Instruments
Bob Mason   Celli
Chris McDonald   Trombone
Craig Nelson   Bass
Scott Shavoni Parker   Bass
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
John Jubu Smith   Guitar
Alan Umstead   Violin
Catherine Umstead   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Jay Williams   Guitar
Carl Rabinowitz   Celli
Jeremy Haynes   Drums
Naybu Fullman   Background Vocals
James "Big Jim" Wright   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Iz   Drums
Grant Nicholas   Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Shep Crawford   Keyboards
Warryn Campbell   Multi Instruments
Eric Walz   Guitar
David Angel   Viola
Onitsha   Background Vocals
Darrell Freeman   Bass
Professa   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Clinta Turner   Background Vocals
Big Jim   Background Vocals
Tanjala Wright   Background Vocals
Kim Washington   Background Vocals
Deirdra Coker   Background Vocals
Ishmael Ferguson   Drums
Greater Philipian Youth Choir   Background Vocals
New Life Cogic Youth Choir   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bobby Ross Avila   Engineer
Yolanda Adams   Executive Producer
Kevin Bond   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Buster   Producer,Engineer
C.J. DeVillar   Engineer
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Terry Lewis   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Chris McDonald   String Arrangements,Score,String Conductor
Scott Shavoni Parker   Producer
Sylvia Rhone   Executive Producer
Alexander Richbourg   drum programming
David Rideau   Engineer
Lloyd Tolbert   Pro-Tools
Mark Williams   Engineer
Xavier Smith   Engineer
Dave Cline   Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Jessie Stewart   Engineer
Anne Catalino   Engineer
Mike City   Producer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Grant Nicholas   Producer
Shep Crawford   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Warryn Campbell   Producer
Alexis Yraola   Art Direction
Drop Squad   Producer

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