Cry

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
With its slinky dance grooves, wailing rock guitars, and roaring ballads, Cry completes country superstar Faith Hill's transformation into a pop diva. For her hotly anticipated follow-up to the multiplatinum Grammy winner Breathe, she plays down her country roots -- a mandolin plinking away amid fuzzed-out guitars and shimmering vocal production on the defiant testimonial "This Is Me" is about as close to the heartland as Cry gets. Otherwise, Hill spotlights her impressive set of pipes, whether she's pleading for reconciliation in the anthemic "Back to You" or dreaming of payback for her broken heart in the blistering title tune, alternating hushed verses with angry, ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
With its slinky dance grooves, wailing rock guitars, and roaring ballads, Cry completes country superstar Faith Hill's transformation into a pop diva. For her hotly anticipated follow-up to the multiplatinum Grammy winner Breathe, she plays down her country roots -- a mandolin plinking away amid fuzzed-out guitars and shimmering vocal production on the defiant testimonial "This Is Me" is about as close to the heartland as Cry gets. Otherwise, Hill spotlights her impressive set of pipes, whether she's pleading for reconciliation in the anthemic "Back to You" or dreaming of payback for her broken heart in the blistering title tune, alternating hushed verses with angry, jut-jawed choruses atop pounding drums and a soaring guitar lead. The sexy spoken-word intro to the love ballad "Beautiful" sets up a nice change of pace, a poignant acoustic guitar solo and a nicely modulated vocal by Hill on the luxurious choruses accentuating the mix. She's equally successful on "Unsaveable," a contemporary R&B breakup number, and "Stronger," a soul ballad to rival Wynonna's best. But the highest point on this sweeping disc is "You're Still Here," a heartbreaking memory of, apparently, a deceased lover. Hill, in softening her attack, gets right to the core of the heartbreak, her voice cracking just so as strings softly rise and a haunting, lonely oboe line flitters across the soundscape. It's a stunner, the most dramatic example here of how Hill, who co-produced the album, uses all the technology available to her in the right way, without ever losing her soul to it. Playing to her strengths with style and substance, Faith Hill gives fans nothing to cry about with her latest.
All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
Lavishly produced and packaged, Cry marks the continued ascent of Faith Hill from the lowlands of down-home authenticity to the heights of pop superstardom. Though plenty of Nashville A-team players back her up, the sound they churn out has almost nothing to do with country music. Riding a tide of massed synthesizer textures, sweeping orchestral strings, thundering drums, rock guitar licks, and melodramatic dynamics, Hill strives for the biggest possible gestures in her performance. The results are the kind of glitzy fireworks normally associated with Star Search or American Idol, in which the lyrics take a backseat to raw exhibitionism, and only the most cursory nod is made toward country lyrical convention.
Entertainment Weekly - Chris Willman
Even cowgirls get the rhythm & blues, it turns out. (B)

Even cowgirls get the rhythm & blues, it turns out. (B)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624800125
  • Catalog Number: 48001
  • Sales rank: 30,501

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Free
  2. 2 Cry
  3. 3 One
  4. 4 When the Lights Go Down
  5. 5 Beautiful
  6. 6 Unsaveable
  7. 7 Baby You Belong
  8. 8 If You're Gonna Fly Away
  9. 9 Stronger
  10. 10 If This Is the End
  11. 11 This Is Me
  12. 12 Back to You
  13. 13 I Think I Will
  14. 14 You're Still Here
  15. 15 [Untitled Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Faith Hill Primary Artist
Matt Rollings Piano
Bruce Dukov Violin
Eric Darken Percussion
Sid Page Violin
John Fumo Trumpet
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Greg Barnhill Background Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Mari Tsumura Violin
Bekka Bramlett Tambourine, Background Vocals
Denyse Buffum Viola
Paul Bushnell Bass
David Campbell Conductor
Darius Campo Violin
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums, Tambourine
Larry Corbett Cello
Jim Cox Piano, Hammond Organ
Joel Derouin Violin, Concert Master
Earl Dumler Oboe
Stephen Erdody Cello
Stefanie Fife Cello
Marti Frederiksen Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Byron Gallimore Electric Guitar, Clavinet, Overdubs, Sampling, Slide Guitar, Drum Loop, Sampled Keyboards, Synthesizer Accordian
Armen Garabedian Violin
Berj Garabedian Violin
Endre Granat Violin
Maurice Grants Cello
Dan Higgins Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hoke Autoharp
Jim Horn Tenor Saxophone
Dann Huff Guitar
Damon Johnson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Peter Kent Violin
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Sam Levine Tenor Saxophone
Dane Little Cello
Diane Little Cello
Michael Markman Violin
Miguel Martinez Cello
Chris McHugh Drums
Jerry McPherson Guitar
Doug Moffett Baritone Saxophone
Jamie Muhoberac Organ, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Maria Newman Violin
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Gut String Guitar
Joel Peskin Baritone Saxophone
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Kazi Pitelka Viola
Karie Prescott Viola
Mark Robertson Violin
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Haim Shtrum Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
David Stenske Violin
Crystal Taliefero Background Vocals
Josefina Vergara Violin
Evan Wilson Viola
John Wittenberg Violin
Margaret Wooten Violin
Jonathan Yudkin Mandolin, Cello, Bazouki
Susan Chatman Violin
Edmund Stein Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Annie Roboff Drum Loop
Suzie Katayama Cello, Conductor
Tim Akers Keyboards
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Bob Peterson Violin
Leland Sklar Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Rudy Stein Cello
Sara Parkins Violin
Erik Lutkins Drum Loop
Lisa Gregg Background Vocals
Lynn Grants Viola
Eve Butler Violin
Cynthia Wyatt Harp
Toss Panos Drums
John Hayhurst Viola
Bob Becker Viola
Erika Duke Cello
Dan Smith Cello
Robert Matsuda Violin
Steve Richards Cello
Michele Richards Violin
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Technical Credits
Faith Hill Producer
Tom Lord-Alge Mastering
Jeff Balding Engineer
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
David Campbell String Arrangements
Spencer Chrislu Authoring
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Vinnie Colaiuta drum programming
Jim Cox String Arrangements
Dennis Davis Engineer, Digital Editing
Marti Frederiksen Producer, Digital Editing
Byron Gallimore Producer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Dann Huff Programming, Producer
David Lyndon Huff Programming
Julian King Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Chris McHugh Programming
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Doug Sax Mastering
Elliot Scheiner Remixing
Suzie Katayama String Conductor
David May Producer
Ricky Cobble Engineer, Digital Editing
David Dieckmann Authoring
Ted Tjornhom Programming
Allen Ditto Engineer
Michael McCoy Engineer
Sandra Westerman Art Administration
Erik Lutkins Engineer, Digital Editing, Loop
Robert Hadley Mastering
Frank Macek drum programming
Josh Wilbur Digital Editing
Jeremy Blair Engineer
Brian Paturalski Engineer
Jason Gantt Engineer, Digital Editing
David Bryant Engineer
Wade Kirby Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    See Her In Concert!!!!!

    I love all of Faith's music but I really love to see her in concert. She doesn't hold back and really belts it out. What a voice!!!! Her duets with Tim are so intimate you feel like your intruding!!!! I hear their concerts are sell outs and I'm not surprised.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very pleased indeed!

    When "Cry" came out, I saw the front cover of the album, and it scared me away from buying the CD. Faith Hill just did not look like herself--however, one cannot judge a CD by the front of its cover. I recently purchased "Cry" and I am surprised and pleased at the same time. The lyrics are beautiful and thought provoking-just listen to "When the Lights Go Down" or "This is Me". "Cry" is more of a pop album but for people who are die-hard Faith Hill fans, you will love this album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Maturing as an Artist

    You can definitely see that Faith Hill is growing as an music artist. She is not afraid to try new sounds on her alblum. Whether she goes country, R & B, or pop, she has the voice and talent to make any song believeable- and that is what a true artist does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must have!

    If you are a country fan...this is for you. Her songs are gripping and the music is fanominal. Her best album yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't hold her down!!!

    Mrs. Hill, I love this CD!! It completely erases all the musical lines, like pop, country, and all the other nonsense. And don't worry about the bad critics who dont know what they're talking about(JANE magazine). Look at it this way, if you have people desperately trying to find something bad to say about you, than you're doing something right, aren't you?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith is a diva

    If you know the sound of Celine Dion you will know faith hill´s voice she has similar range and she got pipes Faith is great i don´t look at her as only a country singer but also as a popsinger and balladeer,Faith is just like Celine she tries new sounds as on this album we have a little bit of RN,B in Free and Stronger,Ballads and pop such as country but not.Faith is one of the greatest female vocalists in history at my onpinion there is only few divas that sounds so great as Faith,Celine,Mariah and Barbra Streisand. I Recommend This album and There You´ll be for all Celine fans and Mariah fans as well you´ll love this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith has arrived!

    Let me preface this review and say I was not a big fan of Faith Hill's when she was a pure country artist but as she's started leaning more towards a pop sound, I've been enjoying her more and more. I bought this CD last fall when it came out and I listened to it for a few weeks and put it away. I recently popped it into the CD drive again and I have not been able to stop playing it. I listen to it everyday! The music has a great lite-rock/pop feel and Faith's delivery on some of the songs is fantastic. The way she sings really shows what an incredible artist she is. On each song, she conveys the emotions of the lyrics and really brings the song to whole other level. I love the title track CRY and UNSAVEABLE is a great R&B number, reminding me of those old doo-wop R&B songs. Other favorites include WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN and IF THIS IS THE END. YOU'RE STILL HERE closes out the CD with a beautiful haunting melody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm sorry, but I just don't like it....

    I got it for Christmas, and have listened to it several times hoping that it would grow on me. It hasn't...Faith's voice is still rock solid, but the mix of songs don't suit her, in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith, Like You've Never Heard Her Before

    I am a really huge Faith Hill fan. The other day, I went out to purchase her CD "Cry". I have to say that this is her best CD so far that she has released. She really shines, and there is also alot of heart and soul on this album. Faith also sings her heart out on every song. Whatever, people think of her as a pop star or a country star she will always be the same person she has always been, and keep on giving us great music for a long time to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth every penny

    I am listening to the CD as I write this. It got me hooked. I have been listening to the CD over and over again for serveral days now. Some CDs you have to listen several times before you start really enjoying it. This is not the case of "CRY". I got hooked from the beginning. My favourite song is "beautiful". I live in Brazil and, therefore, I do not have the "enhanced" version, which, I suppose, would give me access to Faith Hill's TV. When I place the CD on my CD-ROM drive, though, I have access to the "CRY Video", the "making of" the album, etc, but NOT to Faith Hill's TV!! I am not an expert, so this review is based upon whether I enjoyed the album or not: I ASSURE YOU I DID. It was worth waiting five years from "Breathe" until "CRY", because Faith Hill has become better than ever. I hopefully wait for a DVD out of "CRY", and, who knows, Faith's visit (and tour) to Brazil. Amazing job, Faith, fantastic! (I had to stop writing to listen to "You're still here" - this song moves me deeply)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    way a go faith

    i love the album,i can relate to the songs. it her best yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who'd She rip off for Cry

    To anybody who can tell me who the original male artist to perform "Cry" was please post it here. Ever since Faith covered it I cant seem to find anyone who knows it was done before her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good but not the great disc I was hoping for

    I enjoy listening to this album, particularly "Cry", "When the Lights Go Down" (fantastic song), and especially "Beautiful." However, the non-single tracks aren't as good as I was hoping. Still, this is worth your cash if you're a long-time Faith fan who doesn't mind the pop influences or enjoyed the songs on the radio and can find it on sale somewhere. Not the greatest overall album that I've listened to recently, but good nonetheless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Leap of Faith

    Sure, you can say that Faith's musical style has changed, but with the release of "Cry", Hill shows that she can pour any emotion into her work. From the liberating tune "Free", to the Faith-meets-Cranberries song "Back to You", and finishing up with the haunting but heartfelt melody "Your Still Here", she proves that theres not much she can't handle. Strictly a country fan, you might want to preview this cd before you purchase it. Otherwise, get ready for a leap of Faith, and a good "Cry"!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith hills the best.

    Faith hill is the best. I listened to her album 4 times the night I got it.She works hard and deserves everything she gets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith bold and beautiful

    I'm a big country music fan and generally take offense to artists who cross over out of shear principal. However, I have to say, this album is Faith's best... The power and passion of her voice is incredible, at times overwhelming. Don't miss "You're Still Here". It is hauntingly beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith Plus!

    Faith is one of the reasons I now listen to country music. Her voice and range is powerful. The emotion she puts into her music is exceptional! This new album is great, but my favorite of her is still "Breathe". She truly is a singing icon, who I admire greatly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nothing to Cry About

    I have been a Faith Hill fan since I first heard "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" years ago. While I loved her earlier contemporary country music, I also love her newer, more pop-inspired sound as well. Some of Faith's fans may balk at her crossover success but this album is pure Faith. While it will get airplay on the country stations because she started in Nashville, make no mistake about it--Cry solidifies the pop crossover she began on Breathe a few years back. This is a pop album and a great one to boot. The title track is amazing with Faith's voice in perfect form. And the opening track "Free" starts the CD off with a nice dance groove. Her ballads are great, especially "Unsaveable" and "Beautiful," but one of the best songs is the song "One." I find myself singing along to it each time and hitting the repeat button on my stereo quite often. A great CD all around and a great new sound for Faith Hill.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it is the best....she is terrific!

    she is a really nice person ,and a great mother.her and tim remind me of me and my husband.e even look alot like them both..we love them keep up the good work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    if you like Faith Hill's cry you'll love kelley coffey's when you lie next to me actually you'll love all of her songs personaly i love what it's like to be me

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