Keep the Faith (Faith Evans album)
|Keep the Faith|
|Studio album by Faith Evans|
|Released||October 27, 1998|
|Faith Evans chronology|
|Singles from Keep the Faith|
|Los Angeles Times|||
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Keep the Faith is the second album by American singer Faith Evans. It was released on Bad Boy Records and peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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 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 "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.
|1.||"Faith (Intro)"||Faith Evans, Jeffrey "J Dub" Walker||J Dub||0:59|
|2.||"Love Like This"||F. Evans, Sean Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers||Faith Evans, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Sean "Puffy" Combs||4:01|
|3.||"All Night Long" (featuring Puff Daddy)||F. Evans, S. Combs, R. "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Todd Russaw, Todd Gaither, Bertram Reid, Galen Underwood||F. Evans, R. Lawrence, S. Combs||3:54|
|4.||"Sunny Days"||F. Evans, S. Combs, J. Walker, Anthony Dent, Lorne B. Rawls, Kenneth Stover||Anthony Dent, J Dub, S. Combs||4:20|
|5.||"Tears Away (Interlude)"||F. Evans, J. Walker||J Dub||1:42|
|6.||"My First Love"||F. Evans, S. Combs, Chucky Thompson, Kelly Price||Chucky Thompson, S. Combs||4:59|
|7.||"Anything You Need"||F. Evans, S. Combs, J. Walker||J Dub, S. Combs||5:59|
|8.||"No Way"||F. Evans, J. Walker, K. Price||J Dub||5:02|
|9.||"Life Will Pass You By"||F. Evans, S. Combs, R. "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||Richard Frieson, R. Lawrence, S. Combs||4:48|
|10.||"Keep the Faith"||F. Evans, S. Combs, A. Dent, J. Walker, Donovan Jackson, Franklin Brown||A. Dent, J Dub, S. Combs||5:02|
|11.||"Special Place (Interlude)"||F. Evans, Steven Jordan||Steven "Stevie J" Jordan||1:01|
|12.||"Never Gonna Let You Go"||Babyface, Damon Thomas||Babyface, Kenya Ivey, Tavia Ivey||4:27|
|13.||"Stay (Interlude)"||F. Evans, J. Walker||J Dub||1:56|
|14.||"Caramel Kisses" (featuring 112)||F. Evans, S. Combs, C. Thompson,|
M. Scandrick, M. Keith, Q. Parker
|15.||"Lately I"||Diane Warren, S. Jordan||Steven "Stevie J" Jordan||4:18|
- Keep the Faith sampled "Never Alone" by Yolanda Adams
- Life Will Pass You By sampled "Gotta Make It Up to You" by Angela Bofill
- Love Like This sampled "Chic Cheer" by Chic
- Sunny Days sampled "I'm Back for More" by Al Johnson and Jean Carne
- All Night Long sampled "I Hear Music in the Streets" by Unlimited Touch
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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