A Faithful Christmas

A Faithful Christmas

by Faith Evans
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Faith Evans' first Christmas album, appropriately titled A Faithful Christmas, is very uneven and hastily thrown together. Within the span of 40 minutes, Evans switches between songs that sound thoroughly modern and songs that attempt to sound as if they were made decades ago, and she covers both secular and religious material, in addition to offering some originals that are spirited but bland. There are a couple strange moves, like a rendition of "O Come All Ye Faithful" with modern production tricks (like those water droplet sounds loved by R. Kelly and many others), which is a little jarring and very ineffective. Beyond an expected round of favorites covered here (including "Santa Baby," "Merry Christmas Baby," "Christmas Song," and "This Christmas"), a pleasant surprise is a straightforward version of "The Day That Love Began," a song recorded by both Stevie Wonder (1967) and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (1970). Despite its faults, Evans' fans will likely enjoy this and rejoice in being able to hear seasonal music from one of their favorite artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094633219120
catalogNumber: 32191
Rank: 114550

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Faith Evans   Primary Artist,Vocals
Garrett Smith   Trombone
Erika Jerry   Background Vocals
David Haddon   Drums
Meelah Williams   Background Vocals
Jesse Bond   Guitar
Gaily Cowart   Violin
Gilbert Smith   Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Scott Tibbs   Strings

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Todd Russaw   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production,Management
Faith Evans   Composer,Executive Producer
Philip Springer   Composer
John Reading   Arranger
Frederick Oakeley   Arranger
Andrew M. Shack   Producer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Deborah Miller   Composer
Brad Todd   Engineer
Wendy Goldstein   Producer
Jaymz Hardy-Martin   Engineer
Gil Smith   Instrumentation
PJ Morton   Instrumentation
Scot Pansing   Producer
Eric Roinstead   Art Direction
J. Javits   Composer

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A Faithful Christmas 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The CD didn't live up to the live performance on TV.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago