Take Me As I Am

Take Me As I Am

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by Faith Hill
     
 
Faith Hill's debut established the willowy singer as the lady-in-waiting to Reba McEntire's throne. Like McEntire, Hill's voice could crackle just as well as it sparkled, and Take Me as I Am allowed her to do both. The wide-open abandon of the hit single "Wild One" was immediate and undeniable, and Hill delivered the vocal with sassy, youthful exuberance. But

Overview

Faith Hill's debut established the willowy singer as the lady-in-waiting to Reba McEntire's throne. Like McEntire, Hill's voice could crackle just as well as it sparkled, and Take Me as I Am allowed her to do both. The wide-open abandon of the hit single "Wild One" was immediate and undeniable, and Hill delivered the vocal with sassy, youthful exuberance. But she was just as convincing on the low-key heart-tugger "Just About Now" and the Gary Burr-penned ballad "Just Around the Eyes." She figured out a way to channel Janis Joplin's vocal during a country-fried retelling of "Piece of My Heart," in spite of a canned meat-quality backing track, and handled the Larry Steward duet "I've Got This Friend" with ease. By focusing Hill's vocal and supporting her with unobtrusive instrumentation, producers Burr and Scott Hendricks helped make Take Me as I Am that much more effective, and ensured that no one would forget about Hill anytime soon.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1993
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624538929
catalogNumber:
45389
Rank:
74157

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Faith Hill   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Edgar Meyer   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Karen Staley   Background Vocals
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar
Gary Burr   Background Vocals
Larry Stewart   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lari White   Background Vocals
John Catchings   Cello
Bill Cuomo   Synthesizer
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Dobro,Drums,Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Scott Hendricks   Overdubs
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano
Mary Ann Kennedy   Background Vocals
John Kunz   Overdubs
Mark Luna   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Percussion,Conga,Cymbals,Tambourine
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Cindy Richardson Walker   Background Vocals
Pamela Rose   Background Vocals
Victoria Shaw   Background Vocals
Harry Stinson   Drums
Cindy Walder-Richardson   Background Vocals
Ron Wallace   Background Vocals
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Bill Watson   Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Gary Burr   Producer
Bert Berns   Composer
Mike Clute   Producer,Engineer
Scott Hendricks   Producer
John Kelton   Engineer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Contributor
Lonnie Wilson   Contributor
Laura LiPuma   Art Direction
Michael Clute   Engineer

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Take Me As I Am 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My all-time favorite song is Wild One. The rest of the songs on here are great. She has a powerful voice and she knows how to use it. I would recommend this for any country fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She is the best singer that is around in the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this CD. My faves are ''Piece of My Heart,'' ''Wild One,'' and ''I Would Be Stronger Than That.'' I agree with the other review, she really does emit a ''Reba-like'' style without ever copying her--Faith's her own person!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago