Faith and Courage
|Faith and Courage|
|Studio album by Sinéad O'Connor|
|Released||13 June 2000|
|Producer||Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis
David A. Stewart
|Sinéad O'Connor chronology|
|Entertainment Weekly||B+ |
|LA Weekly||(mixed) |
|Pitchfork Media||(3.8/10) |
|Wall of Sound||(84/100) |
Faith and Courage is the fifth full-length album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, released in 2000 on Atlantic Records. It was O'Connor's first release in three years, her previous album being the greatest hits package So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor in 1997, plus it was her first studio album in six years.
O'Connor composed a majority of the tracks on Faith and Courage and production duties were shared by a variety of artists including Wyclef Jean, David A. Stewart, Brian Eno, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler among others.
The album sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide and was certified gold (35,000 Copies) in Australia in 2000.
|1.||"The Healing Room"||O'Connor||Sherwood, McDonald||5:35|
|2.||"No Man's Woman"||O'Connor, Cutler, Preven||Cutler, Preven||3:00|
|4.||"Dancing Lessons"||O'Connor, Jean, Duplessis, Melky Jean, Cozier||Jean, Duplessis||4:17|
|5.||"Daddy I'm Fine"||O'Connor, Stewart||Stewart||2:58|
|6.||"'Til I Whisper U Something"||O'Connor, Stewart||Stewart||6:08|
|7.||"Hold Back the Night"||Robert Hodgens||Stewart||4:11|
|8.||"What Doesn't Belong To Me"||O'Connor||Sherwood, McDonald||5:37|
|9.||"The State I'm In"||Cutler, Preven||Cutler, Preven||4:10|
|10.||"The Lamb's Book of Life"||O'Connor, Briggs||Briggs||4:56|
|11.||"If U Ever"||O'Connor||Sherwood, McDonald||4:24|
|12.||"Emma's Song"||O'Connor||Eno, Reynolds||3:20|
|13.||"Kyrié Eléison"||Traditional, arranged by O'Connor/Sherwood/McDonald/Branch||Sherwood, McDonald||2:45|
|U.S. Billboard 200||55|
|U.S Top Internet Albums||8|
|Australian Albums Top 50||18|
|French Album Charts||27|
|Swiss Album Charts||19|
|Austrian Album Charts||21|
|Dutch Album Charts||46|
|Belgian Album Charts (Flanders)||20|
|Swedish Album Charts||59|
|Norwegian Album Charts||38|
|New Zealand Album Charts||33|
|Italian Album Charts||25|
- Sinéad O'Connor - vocals, backing vocals
- Skip McDonald - guitar, bass, keyboards
- Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie - bass, reggae piano
- Professor Stretch - drum programming, keyboards
- Rusty Anderson - guitar
- Scott Cutler - guitar
- Paul Bushnell - bass
- Scot Coogan - drums
- Jeff Turzo - drum programming
- David Campbell - strings arrangement, viola
- Joel Derouin - violin
- Larry Corbet - cello
- Dave Stewart - guitar
- John Reynolds - drums
- Jah Wobble - bass
- Kieran Kiely - low and high whistles
- Caroline Dale - strings
- Andy Wright - programming
- Mark Price - programming
- Blandinna Melky Jean - additional vocals on track 4
- Chris Sharrock - drums
- Chucko Merchan - additional bass on track 6
- Little Roy - backing vocals on track 6
- Zac Rae - keyboards
- David Levita - keyboards
- Anne Preven - backing vocals on track 9
- Derek Scott - guitar
- Lil John - drums
- Karren Berz - orchestral arrangement
- Simon Mundey - programming
- Bonjo I Abinghi Noah - percussion
- "Critic reviews at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- Allmusic review
- Will Hermes on Jun 16, 2000 (2000-06-16). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- LA Weekly review at the Wayback Machine (archived August 24, 2000)
- "NME review". Nme.com. 2000-07-13. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. 2000-07-31. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- Christgau, Robert. "CG: Sinéad O'Connor". Robert Christgau.
- Barry Walters (2000-06-22). "Rolling Stone review". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- "Slant Magazine review". Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- Wall of Sound review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 11, 2000)
- Cinquemani, Sal. "Best of the Aughts: Albums". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
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