Faithfully

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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
Faith Evans knows the value of devotion as well as its ugly flip side -- betrayal. Once a pawn in the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud that led to the death of her estranged husband, the late Notorious B.I.G., in 2001, Evans is enjoying a new life as a mother and devoted wife. While we wish her well, it's an R&B truism that the best art often emerges from heartache, and on her third album, Faithfully, hip-hop soul's other queen sounds most resolutely groovy on songs about love that's gone south. Over a trunkload of head-nodding bass, Evans disses and dismisses a selfish boyfriend on cuts such as "Alone in His World" and "You Gets No Love." And in a chest-thumping...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
Faith Evans knows the value of devotion as well as its ugly flip side -- betrayal. Once a pawn in the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud that led to the death of her estranged husband, the late Notorious B.I.G., in 2001, Evans is enjoying a new life as a mother and devoted wife. While we wish her well, it's an R&B truism that the best art often emerges from heartache, and on her third album, Faithfully, hip-hop soul's other queen sounds most resolutely groovy on songs about love that's gone south. Over a trunkload of head-nodding bass, Evans disses and dismisses a selfish boyfriend on cuts such as "Alone in His World" and "You Gets No Love." And in a chest-thumping duet with Carl Thomas, "Can't Believe," the songbird once again makes breaking up sound so damn funky. When the first lady of Bad Boy sings about love gone right, however, she succumbs to the cheesiest extremes of contemporary R&B. For example, the obligatory Neptunes-produced joint "Burnin' Up" sounds like a throwaway meant for their less vocally gifted protégée Kelis. Instead, sister-girl's churchy vocals seem better suited to the down-tempo rhythms of songs such as the flute-infused "Do Your Time" and the jazzy, Jill Scott-esque "Love Can't Hide." On both tracks, the diva wails about the speed bumps she's encountered along the freeway of love, and the strong belief that has enabled her to keep on movin'. In fact, as Evans proved in real life, with a little faith, real love can prosper. But for the many more jilted lovers of the world, Faith the artist will provide plenty of soulful solace.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given Faith Evans' somewhat spotty track record and Puff Daddy/P. Diddy's slippage since his name change, it might have made some sense to greet Evans' third album, Faithfully, with a bit of skepticism. As it turns out, such doubts were unwarranted, since this is her grittiest, funkiest, best record to date. There are so many collaborators on each track and so many producers -- usually around five songwriters for each track but if a song is sampled, as many as 14 writers are credited -- that it seems a minor miracle that it holds together at all, but Faithfully gels better than any previous Faith Evans record, in large part because so much of it is devoted to hard-edged, funky dance numbers, whether it's hip-hop-influenced cuts like "Alone in This World" or the wonderful neo-disco "Back to Love." This switch from her previous album, which emphasized ballads and mid-tempo grooves, gives the album more character, since the dance numbers mix well with the sultrier numbers and they both work equally well. If the album is hurt by anything, it's its length -- like most modern hip-hop-related albums, it runs too long -- but it is rich with vibrant songs, lively production, and Evans' best singing to date on what ultimately is not just her best album, but another excellent female urban R&B album in a year overflowing with them.
Billboard
Missing in solo action since 1998's Keep the Faith,Evans wraps her gospel-trained chops around a mix of R&B-, hip-hop-, and jazz-flavored party jams, midtempo grooves, and ballads, making it a much stronger project than her previous outing. Gail Mitchell

Missing in solo action since 1998's Keep the Faith,Evans wraps her gospel-trained chops around a mix of R&B-, hip-hop-, and jazz-flavored party jams, midtempo grooves, and ballads, making it a much stronger project than her previous outing. Gail Mitchell
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 786127304121
  • Catalog Number: 73041
  • Sales rank: 93,941

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro
  2. 2 Alone In This World
  3. 3 You Gets No Love (featuring P. Diddy & Loon)
  4. 4 Burnin' Up (featuring Loon)
  5. 5 I Love You
  6. 6 Everything (interlude)
  7. 7 Back To Love
  8. 8 Faithful (interlude)
  9. 9 Do Your Time
  10. 10 Don't Cry
  11. 11 Faithfully
  12. 12 Brand New Man
  13. 13 Ghetto (interlude)
  14. 14 Where We Stand
  15. 15 Heaven Only Knows
  16. 16 Love Can't Hide
  17. 17 Can't Believe (featuring Carl Thomas)
  18. 18 Love Song (interlude)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Faith Evans Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Hijack Keyboards
Sean "Puffy" Combs Background Vocals
Michael Angelo Saulsberry Background Vocals
Andre Wilson Background Vocals
Carl Thomas Background Vocals
Vada Nobles Keyboards
Gearard Barnes Keyboards
Adonis Stropshire Background Vocals
Meelah Williams Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoza Clowney Producer
Kip Collins Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Paul Logus Engineer
Axel Niehaus Engineer
Rob Paustian Engineer
Todd Russaw Producer, Executive Producer
Michael Angelo Saulsberry Producer, Instrumentation
Marcus Smith Engineer
John Thomas II Engineer
Buck Wild Producer
Mario Winans Producer, Instrumentation
Faith Evans Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander Engineer
Chucky Thompson Producer
Chris Athens Mastering
Christopher Stern Art Direction
Jim Janik Engineer
Stephen Dent Engineer
Anthony Best Composer
Alfred Figueroa Engineer
The Neptunes Producer
Vada Nobles Producer
Harve Pierre Vocal Producer
Tommie Hicks Jr. Engineer
Roger Che Engineer
Battlecat Producer
Markus Ulibarri Engineer
Jennifer Lopez Composer
Bink Producer
Mechalie Jamison Composer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Bobby Springsteen Composer
Wayne Allison Engineer
Victoria Jordan Art Direction
Jimmy Lee Patterson Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!!!!!

    I believe Faith was pouring her heart out in this CD. She is still maintaining the love vibe as well as the nod ya' head songs. I truly recommend this for any R&B/hip-hop fan's CD collection. This is an excellent CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Creativity it lacks!!!

    This album is very different from the faith style. Now I am very open to different styles but this whole album has club beats which sound very identical and the words lack emotion, minus the singles out on the radio. Faith is not putting her best voice forward. This was a very disappointing album to say the least.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faithfully

    Faith Evans shines brighter than the best with her 3rd album, Faithfully. Her gospel-drenched, velvety smooth voice makes its presence in both lead and backgound vocals, and in a rapping scheme in the first single ''You Gets No Love.'' Evans, and husband/manager Todd Russaw, co-produced the album and she co-wrote on all 18 tracks. Standouts include the 2nd single ''I Love You,'' ''Brand New Man,'' ''Heaven Only Knows,'' and ''Do Your Time.'' Faithfully exemplifies a non-traditional blend of Soul, Gospel, Jazz, and Hip-Hop together in the year's finest R&B album and Evans' finest work to date.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOTTEST CD OF 2001

    Don't get it confused there is no better album for 2001. This has to be her best CD to date.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith Does It Once Again

    Faith Has Done It Once Again, this album is a force to be reckon with, in this day and era of R and B music. I think she has earned her spot in the music industry@@@@@@@@

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faithfully

    R&B diva Faith Evans 3rd release - and her best work to date - Faithfully showcases her natural vocal talent and her credible production, writing, and arranging skills. Lead single You Gets No Love is a funky, bass-driven track which doesn't stop short of strong vocals and a funky danceable beat. Second single I Love You once again proves that none other than Faith can rock a ballad. Her earthy, strong 2nd sorprano is traded for a high yet delicate vocal tone in a track co-written by J-Lo. Other standouts include the Faithful Interlude, Heaven Only Knows, and Don't Cry. Faithfully is an excellent mix of R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Hip-Hop and flows smoothly throughout the 18 well-delivered tracks. Treat yourself to a copy of Faith Evans' Faithfully and enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A PERSONAL REVEIW

    BEAUTIFUL that what comes to mind in this R&B classic CD exceptional.Faith's voice has evolved into a soulful sound that makes you go ooooh! Since her stunning debut in 1995 with 'Faith' which went platinum quickly she has been making strides in the music world. Her second album however was a spiritual journey that most people did not understand (how could'nt they ,they knew the Faith Evans story so it should not come as a surprise!)With this album Faith is back with beautiful songs like 'Alone in this world','Faithfully','Faithful' which tome reminds me of Mary J Blige's PMS and the hit single 'You gets no Love'And also it is a fact that Faith Evans has always given Mary some Competition so get the album it's worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM OUT THIS YEAR !!!

    Excellent !! One of a kind.. Even if your not as big of a Faith fan as I am trust me this album you deffianlty cannot pass up...No other artist or album compares..But it today!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm a Faith fanatic and proud of it!

    In my opinion, the first album is a classic, but this one is hot too! I love the beats that were used on this album! The interludes are so incredible that I wish she would've just kept on singing! I especially love the ''Everything'' interlude. I'm so happy to have a third Faith album in my collection. I hope that a lot of the songs on this album become singles. This album makes you wanna dance! Faith is my favorite singer, and as a dedicated fan, I'm looking forward to each album that she releases during her musical career! The First Lady of Bad Boy has done it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The True Queen of R&B

    I have been a fan of Faith since she was singing the hook with Mary J. for Biggie's One More Chance. I am impressed with the growth and maturity she displays vocally on this album. Faith is AMAZING!! She is so much more versatile than I ever imagined. Her voice is so sweet and pure, yet passionate and emotional........pure beauty!! Get out the way Mary.....your reign has come to an end!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FAITH SHOWS HER TRUE COLORS !!!!!!!

    WHAT CAN I SAY THIS ALBUM IS OUTSTANDING !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith is Great

    BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FAITHFULLY

    I BOUGHT THE CD THE FIRST DAY, I LOVE IT I LISTEN TO IT ALL THE TIME, IN THE CAR, GYM. HOME. I RESPECT FAITH AS A ARTIST AND AS A WOMAN THIS CD IS NOT BETTER THAN HER FIRST BUT I WOULD RECOMMEND

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As Faithful As It Gets

    Just in time for the holiday season, Bad Boy's First Lady blesses us with a masterpiece. Faithfully, the third and best album from Faith Evans is a classic. Music that will penetrate and permeate the soil of your heart. Faith intimately expresses her love on the highlight of the album, I Love You. Other notable songs include the jazzy Love Can't Hide and Where We Stand. Faith Evans takes us Back To Love, a retro-esque song that samples the bass line of Indeep's Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. One will be inspired after listening to the uplifting Heaven Only Knows. Overall, Faithfully takes Faith Evans to the pinnacle of music. She has clearly done her homework in respects to her latest effort, and now it's time to reap the harvest. The fruits of her labor will result in what she so Faithfully prepared for. You will not be dissapointed only left wanting more from this ''Diamond Diva With Clout.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST R&B ALBUM OF 2001!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Faith Evans is back and better than ever! She is going to claim her rightful spot along with the great R&B artist of today and past generations! Faithfully is a reflection of her professional and personal maturity. It is a EXCELLENT addition to everyone's CD collection!!! A MUST BUY!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    faithfully yours is what this album is all about.

    faith evans has once again proved herself,i am one of her biggest fans.all i can say to her is to keep the faith,cause girl friend you are doing it. Tloqui

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great production and excellent vocals!

    This is my first time purchasing a Faith Evans CD. I've always loved the singles that played on the radio, but as a male listener I didn't relate to the subject matter. I still don't.This is the year for female R&B singers, so I finally gave in. This album is fun to listen to and the production, although sample heavy, is rich and her vocals were excellent. She seems to be Mary J's closest competetition. Definetly worth getting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I knew It would be good!

    This album is different from the other Faith albums. I was pleasantly suprised by the use of beats that she used this time around. The lyrics and her soulfull voice flow right along with them. Please beleive it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Faith CD to date

    Ok, when I first heard the CD I was like no, where are the balads, then as soon as I opened my ears to really listen to the banging beats of ''Back to Love'', ''Alone in the World'', and ''Faithfully'' I was impressed with Faith's transformation into a Hip-Hop R&B Queen of Soul. This Album is an excellent addition to her collection. Check out the tune ''Brand New Man'' It is a classy rebutal to Lil Kim song to Biggie Smalls..Buy this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Faith keeps growing!!

    She's constantly expanding and growing as an artist. Faith Evans has not been a name to mainstream artists but those of us who follow her work know what she is capable of gospel, ''Crown'' featured on Natalie Wilson & SOP Chorale's critically acclaimed cd. Soul, ''Right Back Where I Started From'' on the Iyanla Vanzant cd ''In The Meantime'' and slow scorching ballads, ''Never Gonna Let You Go'' from her own platinum ''Keep The Faith.'' She has always personified strength and class and so on ''Faithfully'' she demands all to take notice. For so long she has been a quiet storm, slowly cascading over today's soul music. Now with her youthful ''You Gets No Love'' she shows she's every bit of hip-hop/soul on ''Love Can't Hide'' she conquers Neo-Soul and ''Where We Stand'' she grips jazz and hip-hop in the clutches of her voice and makes the listener feel exactly what she is saying. Faith has always been intimate and inviting and her core audience knows what she's capable of. Now it's time for the rest of the world to take notice and realize this premeir talent!

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