Preacher's Wife [1997]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale before it, The Preacher's Wife is a soundtrack that also functions as a Whitney Houston album, but that's where the similarity ends. Where The Bodyguard was adult contemporary pop at its finest and Waiting to Exhale was a virtual encyclopedia of mid-'90s mainstream black pop, The Preacher's Wife is an attempt at gospel-soul. Much of the music on the soundtrack was composed by Babyface, who normally can pull off such fusion. Babyface's pop material and David Foster's production of Houston's "I Believe in You and Me" are the most successful cuts, bar Kirk Franklin's exuberant "Joy," which utterly puts the other gospel cuts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale before it, The Preacher's Wife is a soundtrack that also functions as a Whitney Houston album, but that's where the similarity ends. Where The Bodyguard was adult contemporary pop at its finest and Waiting to Exhale was a virtual encyclopedia of mid-'90s mainstream black pop, The Preacher's Wife is an attempt at gospel-soul. Much of the music on the soundtrack was composed by Babyface, who normally can pull off such fusion. Babyface's pop material and David Foster's production of Houston's "I Believe in You and Me" are the most successful cuts, bar Kirk Franklin's exuberant "Joy," which utterly puts the other gospel cuts on the album to shame. So, there are enough strong cuts to make The Preacher's Wife worthwhile, but anyone who is looking for Houston strutting like a diva will likely be disappointed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/1996
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221895125
  • Catalog Number: 18951
  • Sales rank: 7,956

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Believe in You and Me (4:03)
  2. 2 Step by Step (4:12)
  3. 3 Joy - Georgia Mass Choir (3:16)
  4. 4 Hold on, Help Is on the Way - Georgia Mass Choir (3:09)
  5. 5 I Go to the Rock - Georgia Mass Choir (4:05)
  6. 6 I Love the Lord - Georgia Mass Choir (4:57)
  7. 7 Somebody Bigger Than You and I - M. Tresvant & Ralph Tresvant (4:42)
  8. 8 You Were Loved (4:13)
  9. 9 My Heart Is Calling (4:15)
  10. 10 I Believe in You and Me (3:55)
  11. 11 Step by Step (4:17)
  12. 12 Who Would Imagine a King (3:31)
  13. 13 He's All over Me - Georgia Mass Choir (3:53)
  14. 14 The Lord Is My Shepherd - Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Crusade Choi (4:24)
  15. 15 Joy to the World - Georgia Mass Choir (4:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Whitney Houston Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Shirley Caesar Track Performer
Babyface Background Vocals
Ralph Tresvant Track Performer
Marc Nelson Vocals, Background Vocals
Shanice Background Vocals
Georgia Mass Choir Track Performer
Cissy Houston Track Performer
Evans Track Performer
Brown Track Performer
Gill Track Performer
Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir Track Performer
Shanna Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
Dottie Rambo Composer
Richard Smallwood Composer
Babyface Composer, Producer
Whitney Houston Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
David Foster Arranger, Producer
Annie Lennox Composer
Ron Banks Engineer
Sonny Burke Composer
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Felipe Elgueta Engineer
Paul Ericksen Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Hy Heath Composer
John Lange Composer
Wayne Linsey Engineer
Sandy Linzer Composer
Steve Lipson Producer
Joseph Magee Engineer
Penny Marshall Executive Producer
Ricky Minor Producer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Teddy Riley Remixing
Mervyn Warren Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Frank Wolf Engineer
David Wolfert Composer
Elliot Abbott Executive Producer
Michael White Engineer
Christopher Stern Art Direction
Tony Shepard Engineer
Robert Greenhut Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
John Hanes Engineer
Johnny Lange Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Preacher's wife

    Excellent CD. Whitney at a peak time in her career. The choirs are awesome. Glad I purchased it, wish I had done it sooner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whitney is the bomb!!!

    People say that The Bodyguard and Waiting To Exhale is the best soundtracks by Whitney Houston, I have to disagree with them this is one of the best albums/soundtracks by her. The album's top R&B singles ''I Believe In You and Me'' & ''Step by Step'' are two songs that would be perfect for a wedding. While big gospel hits like ''Hold On, Help Is On The Way'' & ''I Go To The Rock'' showcases her gospel roots. One of the highlights is the duet with the ''First Lady Of Gospel Music'' Shirley Caesar on ''He's All Over Me.'' I think this album is worth getting and you will not be disappointed.

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    Posted August 1, 2010

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