Faith

Faith

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by Faith Hill
     
 

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On her third album, simply titled Faith, Faith Hill put all her chips on a big pop crossover move, picking songs by Diane Warren and Sheryl Crow to sing and giving the entire album a sleek, glossy finish that makes it as comfortable on adult comptemporary radio as it would be on country radio. This may

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On her third album, simply titled Faith, Faith Hill put all her chips on a big pop crossover move, picking songs by Diane Warren and Sheryl Crow to sing and giving the entire album a sleek, glossy finish that makes it as comfortable on adult comptemporary radio as it would be on country radio. This may not be country in its sound but it is in its sentiment, as it celebrates love -- there are no heartbreak songs here, just love songs -- hope and optimism, where "The Secret of Life" is a good cup of coffee, mom's apple pie and a beautiful woman: all things that make it comfortable, mature pop. Unlike Shania Twain, Hill never goes for big, outsized gestures -- there's no glamour or glitz here, nor is there much humor, as there is on The Woman in Me and Come on Over -- she goes for cozy and comforting, and while that can make Faith a little bit too warm and fuzzy (and despite its sheen, it does feel warm) for some tastes, it nevertheless is an expert middle of the road pop album, one that goes down easy, one that blends into the background yet is melodic and endearing enough to be listened to closely, and that's due to Hill's strong voice and open personality. This is before she became a diva -- it's what gave her that status and while that is a subtle difference, it is nonetheless an important one.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/1998
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624679028
catalogNumber:
46790
Rank:
14577

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Faith Hill   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Beth Nielsen Chapman   Background Vocals
Michael Johnson   Steel Guitar
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Bob Bailey   Background Vocals
Ronn Huff   Conductor
Tim McGraw   Track Performer
David Angell   Violin
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals
Steve Brewster   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Byron Gallimore   Electric Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Tom Hemby   Mandolin,Gut String Guitar
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Lee Larrison   Violin
Paul Leim   Drums
Bob Mason   Cello
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Chris McDonald   Trombone
Terry McMillan   Percussion
Gene Miller   Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Craig Nelson   Bass,Background Vocals
Michael Omartian   Piano,Accordion,Keyboards
Chris Rodriguez   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Joe Spivey   Fiddle
Julia Tanner   Cello
Alan Umstead   Violin
Catherine Umstead   Violin
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Lonnie Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Todd Wolfe   Guitar
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Larry Byrum   Acoustic Guitar
Kim Parent   Background Vocals
Cate Myer   Violin
Joe Chernay   Bass
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar
Jeff King   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Beth Nielsen Chapman   Vocal Arrangements
Bob Bailey   Vocal Arrangements
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Tim McGraw   Vocal Arrangements
Faith Hill   Producer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Bekka Bramlett   Vocal Arrangements
Kim Fleming   Vocal Arrangements
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Vince Gill   Vocal Arrangements
Vicki Hampton   Vocal Arrangements
Dann Huff   Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Gene Miller   Vocal Arrangements
Chris Rodriguez   Vocal Arrangements
Lisa Cochran   Vocal Arrangements
Aimee McMahan   Art Direction
Sandra Westerman   Art Direction
Sheli Jones   Art Direction

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Faith 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw are one of the very first few country singer i've heard and i can't seem to stop! Her songs are so inspirational and uplifting whereas Tims' song are so addictive!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful cd, along with her other, Breathe. She has a beautiful, soulful voice. This is great to listen to when your sad- it will cheer you up. Every song on every CD is good, unlike many CD's you get just for one good song. This is a great buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best album yet of Faith. I think she has grown in her music. Her and Tim make a wonderful couple and should produce a whole album together that would be the best selling of all times... I am a nurse and when I come home from a stressful day at work they have a calming effect. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
faith hill is an amazing singer. this cd is a must have! all the songs are good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I brought this album after hearing Faith sing Its Your Love with her husband Tim McGraw; It is now one of my favourites and is played daily, it has a cross mix of songs and is fun. My advice buy and listen for your self
Guest More than 1 year ago
If You Love Country you´ll love the sound of Faith Hill. Faith has amazing voice and sounds a little bit Celine and Lara Fabian, she has similar range as they have and no many country singers have pipes like Faith. Faith collaborates with Celine´s longtime producer David Foster on a ballad called Let Me Let Go it´s just so awesome a Celine kind of Ballad. When i first heard Faith in 1999, on the song Breathe i fell for her amazing voice. Faith is a diva one of the best female vocalist of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an inspiring collection of songs. Faith Hill brings her soulful voice to a new level with songs such as ''Let Me Let Go'', ''Somebody Stand By Me'', and ''I Love You.'' She also has upbeat songs in her smash ''This Kiss'', ''You Give Me Love'', and ''The Secret of Life''. This collection of work is her finest performance that shows her versatility and passion for singing. I would recommend buying multiple copies and giving them away for gifts.
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