Keep the Faith
Studio album by Faith Evans
October 27, 1998
R&B, hip hop soul, soul
Babyface, Sean Combs( Exec.), Stevie J., Ron Lawrence
Faith Evans chronology
Singles from Keep the Faith
" Love Like This"
Released: September 15, 1998
" All Night Long"
Released: March 2, 1999
" Never Gonna Let You Go"
Released: August 17, 1999
" Lately I"
Released: November 24, 1999
is the second album by Keep the Faith American singer Faith Evans. It was released on Bad Boy Records and peaked at number 6 on the U.S. . The album has been certified Billboard 200 Platinum by the RIAA.
Background [ edit ]
Two years in the making, Evans' second solo effort,
Keep the Faith, was released during October 1998. Almost entirely written and produced by her, Evans considered the album difficult to complete as she had initially felt discouraged about the progress at first. Upon its release, however, the album garnered generally positive reviews by music critics, with [9 ] Allmusic noting it "without a doubt a highlight of 1990s soul-pop music". Also enjoying commercial success, it went platinum and produced the top ten singles " [10 ] Love Like This" and "All Night Long" (released March 30, 1999) prompting Evans to start an 18-city theater tour with Dru Hill and Total the following year. [9 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
(Intro)" (Faith Evans, Jeffrey Walker) "
Love Like This" (Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) "All Night Long"
(featuring Puff Daddy) (Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Todd Russaw, Todd Gaither, Bertram Reid, Galen Underwood) "Sunny Days"
(Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jeffrey Walker, Anthony Dent, Lorne B. Rawls, Kenneth Stover) "Tears Away
(Interlude)" (Faith Evans, Jeffrey Walker) "My First Love"
(Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Chucky Thompson, Kelly Price) "Anything You Need"
(Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jeffrey Walker) "No Way"
(Faith Evans, Jeffrey Walker, Kelly Price) "Life Will Pass You By"
(Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Carlton Thomas, D.J. Rogers Jr., Richard Frierson, Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Daron Jones, Marvin Scandrick, Angela Bofill, Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden) "Keep the Faith"
(Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Anthony Dent, Jeffrey Walker, Donovan Jackson, Franklin Brown) "Special Place
(Interlude)" (Faith Evans, Steven Jordan) "
Never Gonna Let You Go" (Babyface, Damon Thomas) "Stay
(Interlude)" (Faith Evans, Jeffrey Walker) "Caramel Kisses"
(featuring 112) (Faith Evans, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Chucky Thompson, Marvin Scandrick, Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker) "Lately I"
( Diane Warren, Steven Jordan)
Samples [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Faith Evans – arranger, vocal arrangement, vocals, vocals (background) Michael Thompson –
guitar Michael Hart Thompson – guitar
Babyface – drum programming, keyboards, vocals (background) Damon Thomas – drum programming, keyboards
Mike Mason –
piano, strings Greg Phillinganes – piano
Nathan East –
bass Ricky Lawson –
112 – arranger, performer, vocal arrangement
Diddy – performer Kelly Price – arranger, vocal arrangement, vocals (background)
Axel Niehaus – arranger, vocal arrangement
Carl Thomas – vocal arrangement Kenya Ivey – vocals (background)
Tavia Ivey – vocals (background)
Lorne Rawls – arranger
DJ Rodgers – arranger
Mario Winans – overdubs
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander –
engineer, mixing Tony Black – engineer, mixing
Axel Niehaus – engineer, mixing
Paul Boutin – engineer
Tom Cassel – engineer
Joe "Smilin' Joe" Perrera – engineer
Rob Paustian – engineer
Thom Russo – engineer
Doug Wilson – engineer
E'lyk – assistant engineer, mixing
Jon Gass – mixing
Tony Maserati – mixing
Michael Patterson – editing
Herb Powers –
mastering Gwendolyn Niles –
Faith Evans – executive producer, producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs – executive producer, producer Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie – associate executive producer
Babyface – producer Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence – producer
Mike Mason – producer
Ron Lawrence – producer
Carl Thompson – producer
David Foster – producer, vocal producer
Richard "Younglord" Frierson – producer Todd Russaw – associate executive producer
Jesse Rivera – project coordinator
Harve Pierre – A&R Albert Watson – photography
Gwynnis Mosby –
make-up Klya Wright –
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