Melanie W. (novelwriter) from SURFSIDE BCH, SC Reviewed on 12/11/2007...
This is a great cd! I truly enjoy listening to it. This is one of her first albums that I got. I can't decide what is my favorite song on here.
Geri H. from KALAMAZOO, MI Reviewed on 8/17/2006...
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Better Than "Breathe"....But Something Is Still Lacking
arebafan | 01/25/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really like Faith Hill, and I've always been a fan of hers. I purchased this album "Faith" after receiving her newer album "Breathe" for Christmas. I had heard from so many people that "Faith" was a much better album than her newest release. Well, let me start off by saying, that while it is a better album than "Breathe", I still find it to be lacking some of the musical qualities from her older album "It Matters To Me", which I also own. The best song on "Faith" is Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me (w/ Tim McGraw). I absolutely love that song. Other good songs are This Kiss, Love Ain't Like That, and The Secret of Life. However, the rest of the songs on the album weren't that impressive to me. In fact, a few of them were downright boring, and a couple were extremely long and dragged out. Faith has a very pretty voice, but in my opinion, she needs to go back to the music that got her here in the beginning, such as "It Matters to Me" and her debut album. So, if you're interested in buying a Faith Hill album, I personally would recommend that you purchase one of her older albums rather than "Faith" or "Breathe"."
Variety with an exceptional delivery
arebafan | Farmington, New Mexico | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album has variety, and the variety keeps my interest. Up tempo, slow tempo, the gospel sound (Somebody Stand Beside Me), a duet (with her husband), several styles of love songs, and a thought provoking look at the secret of life through the eyes of a bartender and two of his bar steadies. I really enjoy all of the songs, especially "The Secret of Life". The song choice and the variety in the songs may be the heart and soul of the album. Each song is so different in style, and this gives Faith the opportunity to show how versatile she is as a singer. She sings with emotion, with heart, with high energy, a story telling style ("The Secret of Life"), and a gospel style. Wonderful delivery on every song! Faith's voice and vocal style could easily allow her to sing mainstream pop (as she does with "This Kiss"), but the solid lyrics and the awesome fiddle work give this listener the distinct impression that he is still listening to "Country Music". This album may differ from her last ("It Matters to Me"), but I believe it is, both, an acceptable and pleasant addition to the country music industry. Another well done and well produced piece of music by Faith Hill and the Gallimore group. It is one of my favorites, and deserves the 5 star rating."
Just A Little Bit Of 'Faith'
k. lane | Florida, USA | 01/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ah, Faith Hill, one of the most standout of country's ladies for quite awhile now. This album, 'Faith', began her incredible rise to full fledged pop diva, thanks in no small part to the infectious crossover record 'This Kiss', and the heartbreaking ballad 'Let Me Let Go'. The former of which still notches up a good bit of radio airplay every now and again.
It's obvious with this assortment of songs, that Faith is a pop singer in a country star's body. Alot like Olivia Newton-John, a sweet voiced blonde crossover queen. I don't see why she gets so much flack for it either, the tunes are excellent and the vocals are always perfect.
All the songs on this release prove to be strong, energetic rockers like 'The Secret Of Life', 'Me', and 'The Hard Way' are mixed in with warm ballads like 'You Give Me Love', 'Love Ain't Like That', 'My Wild Frontier', and the Diane Warren penned Tim McGraw duet 'Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me'. My absolute favorite cut is a ballad I mentioned earlier, 'Let Me Let Go'. Such a killer song that one.
The album closes with a tune pulled from the pen of none other than Sheryl Crow called 'Somebody Stand By Me'. The perfect tune to exit with, it leaves you wanting more Faith. If you're really hungry for more, pick-up this album's two smash follow-ups - 'Breathe' and 'Cry'. Both continue taking Faith down a pop road she chartered here, and like this release, they are excellent. Truly the princess of country pop."
A Very Entertaining Album
k. lane | 02/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album entertains you from start to finish. Ms. Hill has an excellent voice and the music is very upbeat and well orchestrated. "Just to Here You Say You Love Me" with Tim McGraw is just an outstanding song. "Let Me Let Go" is also a top notch song, and "This Kiss" is very catchy. If you are going to buy an album by Faith Hill, this one is much better than her current album entitled "Breathe.""