Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James

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Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James
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Greatest hits album by Rebecca St. James
Released 25 March 2003
Genre CCM
Length 73:18[1]
Label ForeFront
Rebecca St. James chronology
Worship God
(2002)Worship God2002
Wait For Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James
(2003)
If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something
(2005)If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something2005
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
AllMusic 3/5 starsref name="AllMusic" />
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[2]]

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. "Expressions of Your Love" (duet with Chris Tomlin) (new song) – 4:02
  2. "Wait for Me" (from Transform) – 4:40
  3. "I Thank You" (new song) – 3:45
  4. "God" (from God) – 4:08
  5. "Lamb of God" (from Worship God) – 3:09
  6. "Go and Sin No More" (from God) – 4:33
  7. "A Cradle Prayer" (from Christmas) – 3:27
  8. "Pray" (from Pray) – 4:29
  9. "Mirror" (from Pray) – 4:36
  10. "Yes, I Believe in God" (1999 Radio Single)– 3:39
  11. "Here I Am" (from Rebecca St. James) – 3:50
  12. "Stand" (from Transform) – 4:36
  13. "Reborn" (from Transform) – 3:58
  14. "Speak to Me" (from God) – 4:48
  15. "Breathe" (from Worship God) – 3:57
  16. "Song of Love" (from Worship God) – 4:10
  17. "Until Your Love Broke Through" (from Your Love Broke Through: The Songs of Keith Green - Various Artists) – 4:06
  18. "Psalm 139" (from God) – 3:25[1]
  • 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.[1] 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 No. 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 No. 1. In the UK the songs, failed to chart on the Top 100 songs of 2004, but in Australia "Expressions of Your Love" hit No. 17 and "I Thank You" hit No. 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 No. 8 and No. 16 among Most Played Songs, No. 3 and No. 6 among most played songs by Australasian Artists, and No. 1 and No. 1 during 2 months and 1 month, respectively.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ashleigh Kittle. "Wait For Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James - Rebecca St. James - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ DiBiase, John. "Rebecca St. James, 'Wait For Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James' Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  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 20 October 2011.
  6. ^ "The Rock Across Australia". Official website.
  7. ^ "31 December 2003 Radio Activity" (PDF). The Rock Across Australia. Woodland Media, 31 December 2003.