Cover image for Believe
Title:
Believe
Author:
Adams, Yolanda, performer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Elektra Entertainment Group, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
Contents:
Never give up -- I gotta believe -- Fo' sho'(featuring Karen Clark Sheard) -- Thank you -- A song of faith -- Unconditional -- Anything -- Only if God says yes -- Since the last time I saw you -- I'm gonna be ready -- Darling girl -- I'm thankful.
UPC:
075596269025
Format :
Music CD

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Clearfield Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Open Shelf
Searching...
East Delavan Branch Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Audio Visual
Searching...
Frank E. Merriweather Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Audio Visual
Searching...
Anna M. Reinstein Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Audio Visual
Searching...
Williamsville Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Open Shelf
Searching...
Audubon Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Open Shelf
Searching...
Riverside Branch Library BJG 199 Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

While Yolanda Adams' voice is as warm and enveloping as a cozy blanket, the lush album opener "Never Give Up" lacks the against-all-odds passion the song's title suggests. Listeners are left anticipating a heart-rending crescendo, but that explosive musical and vocal peak never happens, even when Adams belts in vein-popping intensity at the song's end. What's the problem? This song and most of the fare on Believe are plagued by formulaic R&B and gospel arrangements, predictable key changes and progressions, and less-than-moving lyrics. The album does not justly showcase Adams' fullest vocal potential, which, to be sure, she has in spades based on past recordings. Adams should secure better songwriters and producers. Without them, her many talents go wasted. She can and should do better. ~ Liana Jonas


Google Preview