Keep the Faith

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Keep the Faith is at once a reunion and a continuance, a record that finds Toni Childs re-teaming with David Ricketts -- the producer who helmed her 1988 breakthrough Union -- and finalizing material she wrote in the '90s. Given this long backstory, along with its staggered release schedule -- it initially appeared independently and in Australia before showing up in the U.S. on a subsidiary of Savoy in 2009 -- it's appropriate that Keep the Faith feels out of time, not belonging to its era, but certainly not an exercise in nostalgia, either. To a certain extent, that's always been true of Childs, whose multi-cultural, neo-hippie persona certainly felt like a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Keep the Faith is at once a reunion and a continuance, a record that finds Toni Childs re-teaming with David Ricketts -- the producer who helmed her 1988 breakthrough Union -- and finalizing material she wrote in the '90s. Given this long backstory, along with its staggered release schedule -- it initially appeared independently and in Australia before showing up in the U.S. on a subsidiary of Savoy in 2009 -- it's appropriate that Keep the Faith feels out of time, not belonging to its era, but certainly not an exercise in nostalgia, either. To a certain extent, that's always been true of Childs, whose multi-cultural, neo-hippie persona certainly felt like a throwback to the early '70s even when it fit comfortably next to Peter Gabriel's worldbeat explorations of the late '80s, but Keep the Faith is especially and pleasingly out of phase, touching on all these phases, sounding leaner yet fuller than her last album, 1994's The Woman's Boat. The long 14-year gap between records does mean that the songs on Keep the Faith are precisely observed and carefully written, not fussy but finished, and Ricketts helps them sound realized, turning Keep the Faith not into a comeback but a restatement of purpose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: 429 Records
  • UPC: 795041769220
  • Catalog Number: 17692
  • Sales rank: 105,028

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toni Childs Primary Artist
Donna De Lory Vocals
Lee Ann Harris Percussion
Brian McCloud Drums
Phil Parlapiano Mandolin, Accordion
Daniel Paul Tabla
David Ricketts Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Jeff Trott Electric Guitar
Cameron Stone Cello
Mike Rowe Organ, Keyboards
Renee Stahl Background Vocals
David J. Carpenter Bass, Guitar
Pete McNeal Drums
Richard Fammerée Guitar
Steve Dubey Trumpet
Eddie Free Guitar
Mike Hasino Conga
Technical Credits
Toni Childs Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
David Ricketts Contributor
David Tickle Contributor
David Alan Kogut Package Production, Package Adaptation
Jay Goin Engineer
Christopher Kornmann Art Direction
Keith Bierlich Engineer
Reno Powers Engineer
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