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TRACKLISTING

  1. Faith (Interlude)
  2. No Other Love
  3. Fallin' In Love
  4. Ain't Nobody
  5. You Are My Joy (Interlude)
  6. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
  7. Come Over
  8. Soon As I Get Home
  9. All This Love
  10. Thank You Lord (Interlude)
  11. You Used to Love Me
  12. Give It to Me
  13. You Don't Understand
  14. Don't Be Afraid
  15. Reasons

Faith is the debut album by American R&B singer Faith Evans, released on Bad Boy Records in August of 1995. The Platinum-selling album was dubbed an R&B classic and praised by critics and fans alike. Faith featured production by The Hitmen members Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and Chucky Thompson, as well as Herb Middleton, and Jean-Claude Olivier. Spawning the Gold-selling hits “You Used to Love Me” and “Soon As I Get Home”, Faith also contains a cover of the Rose Royce’s single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” featuring Queen of Hip Hop/Soul, Mary J. Blige.

Hailed as the First Lady of Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment, Evans is blessed with a voice that elevates her above much of her cookie-cutter, hip hop soul peers. It’d be easy to dismiss her debut as a collection of flash-in-the-pan, trendy r&b, but the album is far better–and deeper–than you think. From start to finish, the album soars as a timeless album of street-savvy soul, and remains surprisingly consistent.

With a voice that Puffy says is reminiscent of rain, it’s no wonder it can sound as lilting as a summer shower or as electric as a thunderstorm. Faith’s instrument potential seems boundless….more Whitney than Mary, more classic than nouveau, Faith is the album poised to place Evans at the top of the mountain of young soul divas.

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