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CategoryRock/Pop Albums, Pop CDs, Country, Contemporary Country

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Listen to this fairy tale. A beautiful homecoming queen who aspires to be a singer leaves her small Mississippi town, arrives in Nashville, releases a debut album, and immediately scores a stream of #1 hits. Well, the story is true. The singer is Faith Hill, direct from a town called Star. On TAKE ME AS I AM, the strawberry-maned, country-thrush exhibits a warm, satin voice, deceptively strong, with a slight, fragile quiver reminiscent of Dolly Parton. She has a liquid, vocal strength similar to that of her idol, Reba McEntire, but devoid of Reba's overwrought vocal gymnastics. From the defiant, teenage-rebel anthem "Wild One" to her brave, countrified remake of Janis Joplin's signature rocker "Piece Of My Heart," Hill stakes out the wide territory between traditional and contemporary country, most notably in the classic-sounding "But I Will." In this impeccably produced (by boyfriend Scott Hendricks) album, Faith doesn't shy away from important topics. In "I Would Be Stronger Than That," she tackles domestic violence. Unlike the aggressive tact of Martina McBride's "Independence Day," Faith takes a more reflective stance. With her striking looks, full-bodied vocals, and strong material, TAKE ME AS I AM, poises Faith Hill as the next queen of country music. Faith Hill's debut established the willowy singer as the lady-in-waiting to Reba McEntire's throne. Like McEntire, Hill's voice could crackle just as well as it sparkled, and Take Me as I Am allowed her to do both. The wide-open abandon of the hit single "Wild One" was immediate and undeniable, and Hill delivered the vocal with sassy, youthful exuberance. But she was just as convincing on the low-key heart-tugger "Just About Now" and the Gary Burr-penned ballad "Just Around the Eyes." She figured out a way to channel Janis Joplin's vocal during a country-fried retelling of "Piece of My Heart," in spite of a canned meat-quality backing track, and handled the Larry Steward duet "I've Got This Friend" with ease. By focusing Hill's vocal and supporting her with unobtrusive instrumentation, producers Burr and Scott Hendricks helped make Take Me as I Am that much more effective, and ensured that no one would forget about Hill anytime soon. ~ Johnny Loftus Live Recording Recorded at Woodland Recording Studios, Midtown Tone And Volume, and The Soundshop, Nashville, Tennessee. Personnel: Faith Hill, Larry Stewart (vocals); Don Potter, Bill Watson (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason, Dan Huff (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar, dobro); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); John Catchings (cello); John Barlow Davis (piano); Bill Cuomo (synthesizer); Edgar Meyer (acoustic bass); Glenn Worf, Michael Rhodes (bass); Lonnie Wilson, Harry Stinson (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Karen Staley, Victoria Shaw, Ron Wallace, Cindy Richardson Walker, Mark Luna, Lari White, Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Gary Burr (background vocals). Producers: Scott Hendricks, Michael Clute, Gary Burr. Rolling Stone (2/10/94, p. 46) - "... show[s] an appeal that runs deeper than a pretty face..." Entertainment Weekly (12/10/93, p. 79) - "... Faith Hill might seem a Reba McEntire clone without the histrionics, but Hill lacks her contrivance and goes for a wider scope of material... " - Rating: B+.

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1Take Me As I Am See All 3 Faith Hill TAKE ME AS I AM Lyrics3:18 $0.99
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2Wild One See All 6 Faith Hill WILD ONE Lyrics2:45 $0.99
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3Just About Now Faith Hill JUST ABOUT NOW Lyrics2:57 $0.99
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4Piece of My Heart See All 9 Faith Hill PIECE OF MY HEART Lyrics4:01 $0.99
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5I've Got This Friend3:46 $0.99
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6Life's Too Short to Love Like That See All 22:38 $0.99
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7But I Will See All 2 Faith Hill BUT I WILL Lyrics3:48 $0.99
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8Just Around The Eyes Faith Hill JUST AROUND THE EYES Lyrics3:07 $0.99
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9Go the Distance3:02 $0.99
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10I Would Be Stronger Than That Faith Hill I WOULD BE STRONGER THAN THAT Lyrics4:48 $0.99
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Average Rating:5 stars
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Faith Hill found instand success right away: her first two singles, "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" shot straight to #1.
By a reviewer (Kalispell, MT, USA)
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A Little Bit of Faith Will Get You Through The Tough Times
I think we can all agree that Faith Hill is a wonderful singer. But on top of being a beautiful person and a great voice, she has really brought a lot of meaning to the songs she sings.
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For her first album.... itz WONDERFUL! She's got songs on here that appeal to any crowd. "Wild One" would be especially appealing to the younger generation, but she settles in to a beautiful ballad "But I Will" that tends to appeal to the older generation.
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I like faith hill
Great music
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Take Me as I Am songs Product Details

CD Universe Part number1101240
LabelWarner Bros.
Orig Year1994
Catalog number45389
Release DateOct 12, 1993
EngineerJohn Kelton; Michael Clute
Recording Time34 minutes
PersonnelPaul Franklin - steel guitar, dobro
Brent Mason
Jerry Douglas - dobro
Dann Huff - electric guitar
Stuart Duncan - mandolin, fiddle
Glenn Worf
Terry Mcmillan - percussion
Rob Hajacos - fiddle
Lonnie Wilson
John Catchings - cello

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