Preacher's Wife [1997]

Preacher's Wife [1997]

by Whitney Houston
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Preacher's Wife [1997]

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/26/1996
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221895125
catalogNumber: 18951

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
Pastor Hezekiah Walker   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
Stephen 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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Preacher's Wife [1997] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent CD. Whitney at a peak time in her career. The choirs are awesome. Glad I purchased it, wish I had done it sooner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago