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Love Will Always Win - Faith Hill

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      23.07.2001 03:15
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      • "Should have been MUCH Better !"

      Now, I don’t want any of you to start thinking that Glasgow Girl is about to do a “hatchet job” on this Faith Hill album because ... No, - it’s no use I can’t begin to pretend that I like this album - because truthfully, - I don’t. Those of you who know yours truly will know that I enjoy a bit of New Country music. You may also know that I didn’t take to Faith Hill, - not at first that is. Her ‘image’, when she first became one of the ‘faces’ of Nashville, was ‘tarty’ in the extreme. With her ‘big hair’, high heels and exceptionally ‘toothy grin’, she was not what I believed was need in Nashville at that time. (my ‘ideal’ time in Nashville was around the start of the nineties, with people like Trish and Garth just starting to receive the acclaim they deserved in Country music) Things didn’t change much as far as Ms. Hill is concerned until around the time she wed her fellow Nashville crooner, Tim McGraw. (at the time I though “what a waste of a good singer - how could he marry ‘her’ - etc etc - yes, you’ve guessed it - at that time I like Tim McGraw’s music - quite a lot actually) However, a transformation overcame Ms Hill (Mrs McGraw) and the end result was quite stunning in its presentation. Gone are the toothy grin and the ‘tarty’ appearance and instead we see a exceptionally attractive ‘lady’ with flowing blonde locks. In fact, Faith Hill has received what can only be called, “the Shania Twain treatment’ - with newspapers falling over themselves to publicise her slightest move and jumping through hoops to publicise her latest single. Having said that, - her latest ‘single’ or rather the track which we has most recently seen rise to the top five in this country and number one in the States - “You’ll be Th
      ere with Me” - the theme from the film Pearl Harbour, deserves all the accolades it has received and many more in my opinion. (yes, that’s right - it was written by Glasgow Girl’s favourite - Diane Warren) Well, my fellow dooyooers, that brings me to the point of this opinion - Faith Hill’s 1999 release - “Love Will Always Win” - and to cut a very long opinion short, she was definitely on a looser with this one ! What follows is formed around otes that I made the last time I gave this album a listen. If you get the chance, see if you agree with my critique of what should have been an excellent album. ( I note that at least one other dooyooer most certainly does ;-) Here goes then - THIS KISS If you listen to the radio at all, this will be the Faith Hill track best know to you, until Pearl Harbour that is. Me - ? At first I did not like this track and could not for the life of me see why it was receiving the air-play that it was. Then I found out - as much by accident as anything - that it was co-written by one of my favourites - Beth Nielsen Chapman (and you should definitely get a listen to this ladies voice). Thereafter, I started to listen to the d@m thing and - what do you know - I started to like it - even started ‘dancing round the kitchen’ when it was on the radio! Still enjoy hearing it - maybe I’ve mellowed towards Ms Hill a little? Next comes the title track - at least in my notes it does, there may be a slight discrepancy between my ‘notes’ and the actual album - if so - please forgive me on that one? The reason for the differences are somewhat obscure - Although it's almost certain that I thought they were 'not worth recording on my good C60 tape ! LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN About this one I’ve written, “can begin to hear the qualities in Faith’s voice; - emotion and
      ‘class’ blended in to what is essentially a “nothing song”. Then in big capitals I’ve added - BACKING IS TOO ‘OVER-STATED’. ME Simple title, for what is a simple song. it tells of how she (the singer) has tried in the past to be something and someone she wasn’t - but that - now she’s found ‘Mr right’ - all she has to be is “me”. Ahhhhhh. My notes? This time all the say is “ another ‘nothing song’ - and - “backing once AGAIN over-stated.” (what I meant here was that Faith Hill’s voice does not NEED the hyped-up over-blown backing of an orchestra at full pelt to emphasise it - it’s best left to its own devices as it were.) LET ME LET GO Now we are talking “Faith Hill” - in one of the few really good tracks on this album, Faith’s voice is allowed to show just some of its true potential. - In my opinion. (I’m pretty sure somebody else has sung this one - and rather well too - I just can’t remember who right here and now - maybe it will come to me?) LOVE AIN’T LIKE THAT This one opens with a lovely, simple and clear guitar, - I’ve written in my notes, “I think I’ll like this one ... However, in the end it’s just another ‘basic ballad’. PIECE OF MY HEART “At last”, I thought, “a really good piece of “music” - she will be able to really ‘sell’ this one.” What a let down ! Faith Hill is let down too, - by a second-rate arrangement. Whoever did this one deserves taking out and - then again, on second thoughts - that would be a waste of good bullets. The arrangement is such that it takes this wonderful piece of MUSIC and turns it into an OK song ! SECRET OF LIFE This is a track originally sung - as far as I know - on a Vince Gil
      l album - and his is by far the superior product! SOMEONE STAND BY ME Well, if Faith Hill keeps this standard up, she will need someone to stand by her - or hold her hand or something - because, if I’m not too far wrong - the producer on this album has done her no favours whatsoever. As I said at the beginning - this SHOULD have been a great album - that aside, it did sell - especially in the USA and it gave Faith Hill the boost her career was needing - just at the right time too. How convenient! Score fore entire album ? 6/10 Overall opinion; This album is simply NOT GOOD ENOUGH GG.

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        14.07.2000 01:04
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        I bought this album on the strength of one single, “This Kiss”, and her reputation, and I was quite disappointed! I know Faith Hill is supposed to be a country singer but I found that a lot of her songs on this album didn’t really have that country sound. Her voice is really good and has a country twang to it, but the actual music itself could just as easily be off a Celine Dion album. Admittedly, even “This Kiss”, catchy though it is, doesn’t really have that country sound, so I should have taken that as a warning. I wasn’t at all impressed with “Let Me Let Go” (no attempt to sound ‘country’ whatsoever), “Better Days” or “The Secret Of Life” – the latter did have some country sound to it but it lacked the country spirit. I also didn’t appreciate the covers of “Piece Of My Heart” and “I Love You” – what they were doing on there I’m sure I don’t know. On the positive side, some of the tracks are still quite enjoyable. “This Kiss”, “Me” and “The Hard Way” (great ‘fiddle solo’!) are cheerful and catchy, and I liked the mouth organ and vocal harmonies on “Love Ain’t Like That”. For me, real country music is unmistakable: the Dixie Chicks, Mindy McCready, early Shania Twain (I stress the ‘early’). When it’s fast-tempo, it’s uplifting and foot-tappin’ good; when it’s slow-tempo, it’s haunting and beautiful. This just doesn’t cut it. I’d be interested to hear if there are any members who agree with me, or whether everyone thinks I’m losing it (which I may be, but that’s another story…) I for one will definitely not be buying any other Faith Hill albums.

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 This Kiss
      2 Love Will Always Win
      3 Me
      4 Let Me Let Go
      5 Love Ain't Like That
      6 Piece Of My Heart
      7 Secret Of My Life
      8 Better Days
      9 I Love You
      10 Hard Way
      11 Somebody Stand By Me
      12 Let Me Let Go (2)

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