Faith in You

Faith in You

by Steve Wariner
     
 

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Steve Wariner has delivered his strongest collection of songs with FAITH IN YOU. From beginning to end, he does his songwriting justice with some fine vocalizing and the tasty guitar work common to all of his recordings. He gets a little help from his friends along the way: Garth Brooks drops by for a duet on the jaunty "Katie Wants aSee more details below

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Steve Wariner has delivered his strongest collection of songs with FAITH IN YOU. From beginning to end, he does his songwriting justice with some fine vocalizing and the tasty guitar work common to all of his recordings. He gets a little help from his friends along the way: Garth Brooks drops by for a duet on the jaunty "Katie Wants a Fast One," and Clint Black offers some wailing harmonica support and a bluesy vocal to enliven "Been There," a cut familiar to Black fans from its inclusion last year on Clint's solid D'LECTRIFIED album. Rodney Crowell isn't singing or playing on FAITH IN YOU, but he is present and accounted for as the cowriter of the touching Spanish-flavored plea for reconciliation with a lost love, "Longer Letter Later." Buttress all this with "I Just Do," a foray into lilting, George Strait-style western swing, and the title song (one of two here cowritten with Bill Anderson), a heartfelt account of deep-seated devotion to a loved one, and the result is an album that demands, and subsequently rewards, repeat listenings. Chalk up another winner for Wariner, whose career arc ought to continue its upward thrust with this effort. David McGee

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Steve Wariner's third Capitol album, Faith in You, is another consistent, craftsman-like effort from an artist who has made the most of his second chance in country music. Wariner has had the advantage that he is, at heart, a player more than a frontman, and his abilities as a guitarist, understated but always apparent in the style of his mentor, Chet Atkins, provide a basic level of enjoyment no matter what else is going on. Wariner is also a formalist who can write and perform a Western swing tune, like "I Just Do," and make it sound authentic. Faith in You contains several such genre exercises, as the singer/songwriter/guitarist picks his way through everything from the rock & roll sound of "Katie Wants a Fast One" (featuring Garth Brooks) to the gospel style of "Blinded," along the way standing toe to toe with Clint Black on "Been There," and coaxing a typically expressive effort from co-writer Rodney Crowell with the Mexican-tinged "Longer Letter Later." His "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" set a standard for sentimental, philosophical story songs in recent country music, and Wariner comes up with several of them here, the most obvious winner being "Turn in the Road," though "Waiting in the Wings" and "I Wish I Were a Train" also fit the bill, and any of the three would make good singles. "Traditionalist" is a term with a specific meaning in country music, so it can't really be used to describe Wariner, who is a master of a variety of country subgenres, each of which has its own tradition. His approach may not be as admirable as that of a truly original artist, but country is a music that rewards adherence to its heritage, and country has no more faithful servant than Steve Wariner.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/30/2003
Label:
Emi Special Products
UPC:
0724359137629
catalogNumber:
91376

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Wariner   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Classical Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Soloist,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (Electric Baritone),Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Crowd Noise,Papoose
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Clint Black   Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano,Wurlitzer
Bob Bailey   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals
Steve Brewster   Drums,Trash Cans
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Tom Flora   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Pedal Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Barry Green   Horn
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Mike Haynes   Horn
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Baritone Saxophone
Jim Horn   Horn
Marcus Hummon   Acoustic Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Sam Levine   Horn
Woody Lingle   Bass
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Steve Nathan   Synthesizer,Hammond Organ
Joel Peskin   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Roady   Percussion
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Michael Severs   Acoustic Guitar
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals,Hand Drums
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Kevin Bonds   Noise,Crowd Noise
Ron Gannaway   Percussion,Drums
Caryn Wariner   Crowd Noise
Steve Real   Background Vocals
Joey Schmidt   Accordion
Steve Black   Background Vocals
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Holly Bonds   Crowd Noise
Ryan Wariner   Electric Guitar
Terry Wariner   Background Vocals,Mouth Percussion,Guitar (Baritone)

Technical Credits

Clint Black   Producer
Steve Wariner   Composer,Producer
Steve Brewster   drum programming
Carlton "Santa" Davis   Art Direction
Carlos Grier   Digital Editing
Jim Horn   Horn Arrangements
Denny Purcell   Mastering
Bergen White   String Arrangements
Randy Gardner   Engineer
Eric Conn   Digital Editing

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