Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James

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Wait for Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James
Greatest hits album by Rebecca St. James
Released March 25, 2003
Genre Gospel; CCM
Length 1.2 hours
Label ForeFront Records
Rebecca St. James chronology
Worship God Wait For Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James
(2003)
Live Worship: Blessed Be Your Name
(2004)
Singles from God that were tracks in this album
  1. "God"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Go And Sin No More"
    Released: 1997
Singles from Pray that were tracks in this album
  1. "Pray"
    Released: 1998
Singles from Transform that were tracks in this album
  1. "Reborn"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Wait For Me"
    Released: 2000
Singles from Worship God that were tracks in this album
  1. "Song of Love"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Breathe"
    Released: 2002
Singles from Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James
  1. "I Thank You"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Expressions of Your Love"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[1]]

Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James is the first compilation album by Christian pop and rock artist Rebecca St. James.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Thank You" (new song) – 3:45
  2. "Expressions of Your Love" (Featuring Chris Tomlin) (new song) – 4:02
  3. "God" (from God) – 4:08
  4. "Pray" (from Pray) – 4:29
  5. "Mirror" (from Pray) – 4:36
  6. "Wait For Me" (from Transform) – 4:40
  7. "Yes, I Believe in God" (1999 Radio Single)– 3:39
  8. "Song of Love" (from Worship God) – 4:10
  9. "Speak To Me" (from God) – 4:48
  10. "Here I Am" (from Rebecca St. James) – 3:50
  11. "Stand" (from Transform) – 4:36
  12. "Reborn" (from Transform) – 3:58
  13. "Lamb of God" (from Worship God) – 3:09
  14. "Go and Sin No More" (from God) – 4:33
  15. "Until Your Love Broke Through" ( from Your Love Broke Through: The Songs of Keith Green - Various Artists) – 4:06
  16. "A Cradle Prayer" (from Christmas) – 3:27
  17. "Breathe" (from Worship God) – 3:57
  18. "Psalm 139" (from God) – 3:25[2]
  • Produced by Matt Bronleewe (1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 & 17)
  • Produced by Tedd T. (3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16 & 18)
  • Produced by Bill Deaton (10)
  • Produced by John Hartley (15)[3]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic gave the album 3 of 5 stars.[2] John DeBiase at JesusFreak gave it 3.5 of 5 stars, naming the new track "I Thank You" as a "hit to be", but stating that "Expressions of your Love" would have benefited from less Tomlin and more St. James. He recommend the disc to new listeners of St. James as a "perfect introduction" to the singer.[4] The album charted for 6 weeks among Billboard Magazine's Christian Albums rankings, peaking at #16.[5]

The album's two singles, "Expressions of Your Love" and "I Thank You" both got major radio play in the US with the latter hitting #1. In the UK the songs failed to chart on the Top 100 songs of 2004, but in Australia "Expressions of Your Love" hit #17 and "I Thank You" hit #20 on the Top 100 Songs of 2003.[citation needed]

For the year 2003, The Rock Across Australia (provider of weekly Australian Christian music charts)[6] ranked "I Thank You" and "Expressions of Your Love" at #8 and #16 among Most Played Songs, #3 and #6 among Most Played Songs by Australasian Artists, and #1 and #1 during 2 months and 1 month, respectively.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiBiase, John. "Rebecca St. James, 'Wait For Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James' Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Wait For Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  3. ^ From CD liner.
  4. ^ DeBiase, John (March 2003). Rebecca St. James - Wait For Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James review. Jesus Freak Hideout.
  5. ^ "Rebecca St. James - Chart History - Christian Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  6. ^ "The Rock Across Australia". Official website.
  7. ^ "31 December 2003 Radio Activity" (PDF). The Rock Across Australia. Woodland Media, 31 December 2003.