Faith (Faith Hill album)

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Faith
Studio album by Faith Hill
Released April 21, 1998
Genre Country pop, country
Length 51:12
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Byron Gallimore
Faith Hill
Dann Huff
Faith Hill chronology
It Matters to Me
(1995)
Faith
(1998)
Breathe
(1999)
Singles from Faith
  1. "This Kiss"
    Released: March 3, 1998
  2. "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"
    Released: June 1998
  3. "Let Me Let Go"
    Released: September 30, 1998
  4. "Love Ain't Like That"
    Released: 1999
  5. "The Secret of Life"
    Released: April 26, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B-[2]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Faith is the third album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 1998. Due to the success of the single "This Kiss" in Australia and the UK, the album was released under the title Love Will Always Win, featuring the title track, new versions of "Piece of My Heart" and "Let Me Let Go", as well as "It Matters to Me" in some countries. "You Give Me Love", "My Wild Frontier" and "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" were not included on the international album. "Better Days" was previously recorded by Bekka & Billy on their debut album. "Love Will Always Win" was later issued as a single by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood from Brooks' album The Lost Sessions. "I Love You" was originally recorded by Celine Dion for her album, Falling into You. The album was released on April 21, 1998 and received a six-time platinum certification from the RIAA. As of October 6, 2003, sales were RIAA-certified at six million.

Track listing[edit]

North American version

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Kiss"   Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff 3:17
2. "You Give Me Love"   Matraca Berg, Jim Photoglo, Harry Stinson 3:37
3. "Let Me Let Go"   Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan 4:28
4. "Love Ain't Like That"   Tim Gaetano, A. J. Masters 3:50
5. "Better Days"   Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette, Roboff 3:36
6. "My Wild Frontier"   Franne Golde, Lerner, Marsha Malamet 4:59
7. "The Secret of Life"   Gretchen Peters 4:16
8. "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" (with Tim McGraw) Diane Warren 4:29
9. "Me"   Marv Green, Mayo 3:50
10. "I Love You"   Aldo Nova 5:05
11. "The Hard Way"   Keith Brown, Donna Douglas 3:50
12. "Somebody Stand By Me"   Sheryl Crow, Todd Wolfe 5:55
Total length:
51:12

International version – Love Will Always Win

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Kiss"   Chapman, Lerner, Roboff 3:17
2. "Love Will Always Win"   Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick 5:08
3. "Me"   Green, Mayo 3:50
4. "Let Me Let Go" (Movie version) Diamond, Morgan 4:09
5. "Love Ain't Like That"   Gaetano, Masters 3:50
6. "Piece of My Heart" (1998 version) Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy 3:39
7. "The Secret of Life"   Peters 4:16
8. "Better Days"   Bramlett, Burnette, Roboff 3:36
9. "I Love You"   Nova 5:05
10. "The Hard Way"   Brown, Douglas 3:50
11. "Somebody Stand By Me"   Crow, Wolfe 5:55
12. "Let Me Let Go"   Diamond, Morgan 4:28
13. "It Matters to Me" (Japanese and Australian bonus track) Ed Hill, Mark D. Sanders 3:19

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Faith Hill and Byron Gallimore (tracks 1, 2, 4-7, 10), Faith Hill and Dann Huff (tracks 3, 8, 9, 11, 12)
  • Associate producer: Ann Callis
  • Engineers: Jeff Balding, Julian King
  • Assistant engineers: Jeff Balding, Ricky Cobble, Mark Hagan, Richard Hanson, Joe Hayden, Chris Rowe, Aaron Swihart, Marty Williams
  • Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mixing assistant: Mike Dy
  • Mastering: Doug Sax
  • Editing: Eric Mansfield
  • Assistant: Missi Callis
  • Production coordination: Lauren Koch
  • String arrangements: Ronn Huff
  • Art direction: Sheli Jones, Aimee McMahan, Sandra Westerman
  • Design: Garrett Rittenberry
  • Photography: Russ Harrington
  • Hair stylist: Earl Cox
  • Stylists: Lisa Fernandez, Claudia McConnell-Fowler, Jonathon Skow
  • Make-up: Stacey Martin

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 7
ARIA Country Albums 12
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Faith - Faith Hill". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ Alanna Nash (1998-04-24). "Faith Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  3. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Faith Hill". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 378. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
Preceded by
Come On Over
by Shania Twain
RPM Country Albums number-one album
May 11–17, 1998
Succeeded by
Come On Over
by Shania Twain