Faith (Faith Hill album)

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Faith
Faith Hill - Faith.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 21, 1998
GenreCountry pop, country
Length51:12
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
ProducerByron 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: January 16, 1999
  5. "The Secret of Life"
    Released: April 26, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB-[2]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

Faith is the third studio 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, a new version of "Piece of My Heart" and two new versions of "Let Me Let Go", which replace "You Give Me Love", "My Wild Frontier", "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" and the original version of "Let Me Let Go". In some countries, "It Matters to Me", the title track and hit single from Hill's second album, is also included as a bonus track. "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 was certified six-times Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over six million copies in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

North American version

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Kiss"Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff3:17
2."You Give Me Love"Matraca Berg, Jim Photoglo, Harry Stinson3:37
3."Let Me Let Go"Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan4:24
4."Love Ain't Like That"Tim Gaetano, A. J. Masters3:50
5."Better Days"Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette, Roboff3:36
6."My Wild Frontier"Franne Golde, Lerner, Marsha Malamet4:59
7."The Secret of Life"Gretchen Peters4:16
8."Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" (with Tim McGraw)Diane Warren4:29
9."Me"Marv Green, Aimee Mayo3:50
10."I Love You"Aldo Nova5:05
11."The Hard Way"Keith Brown, Donna Douglas3:50
12."Somebody Stand By Me"Sheryl Crow, Todd Wolfe5:55
Total length:51:12

International version – Love Will Always Win

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Kiss" (Pop Version)Chapman, Lerner, Roboff3:17
2."Love Will Always Win"Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick5:08
3."Me"Green, Mayo3:50
4."Let Me Let Go" (Movie Version)Diamond, Morgan4:09
5."Love Ain't Like That"Gaetano, Masters3:50
6."Piece of My Heart" (Pop Remix)Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy3:39
7."The Secret of Life"Peters4:16
8."Better Days"Bramlett, Burnette, Roboff3:36
9."I Love You"Nova5:05
10."The Hard Way"Brown, Douglas3:50
11."Somebody Stand By Me"Crow, Wolfe5:55
12."Let Me Let Go" (Pop Remix)Diamond, Morgan4:28
13."It Matters to Me" (Japanese and Australian bonus track)Ed Hill, Mark D. Sanders3:19

Personnel[edit]

  • David Angell - violin
  • Bob Bailey - background vocals
  • Larry Beaird - acoustic guitar
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Steve Brewster - drums
  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
  • Pat Buchanan - electric guitar
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • John Catchings - cello
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman - background vocals
  • Joe Chemay - bass guitar
  • Lisa Cochran - background vocals
  • David Davidson - violin
  • Mark Douthit - saxophone
  • Glen Duncan - fiddle
  • Connie Ellisor - violin
  • Kim Fleming - background vocals
  • Larry Franklin - fiddle
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Byron Gallimore - electric guitar
  • Sonny Garrish - steel guitar
  • Vince Gill - background vocals
  • Carl Gorodetzky - violin
  • Jim Grosjean - viola
  • Mike Haynes - trumpet
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • Tom Hemby - mandolin, gut string guitar
  • Faith Hill – lead and background vocals
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • Ronn Huff - conductor
  • John Barlow Jarvis - piano
  • Mike Johnson - steel guitar
  • Jeff King - electric guitar
  • Anthony LaMarchina - cello
  • Lee Larrison - violin
  • Paul Leim - drums
  • Bob Mason - cello
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Chris McDonald - trombone
  • Tim McGraw - duet vocals
  • Terry McMillan - percussion
  • Gene Miller - background vocals
  • Cate Myer - violin
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Craig Nelson - bass guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Omartian - piano, accordion, keyboards
  • Kim Parent - background vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Pamela Sixfin - violin
  • Joe Spivey - fiddle
  • Julia Tanner - cello
  • Alan Umstead - violin
  • Catherine Umstead - violin
  • Gary Vanosdale - viola
  • Mary Kathryn Vanosdale - violin
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar
  • Kristin Wilkinson - viola
  • Lonnie Wilson - acoustic guitar, drums
  • Todd Wolfe - electric guitar
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
  • Curtis Young - background vocals

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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 4× Platinum 400,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] 6× Platinum 6,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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. rolling stone faith hill album guide.
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Faith Hill – Faith". Music Canada. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Faith Hill – Faith". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 31 August 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.