It Matters To Me CD (1995)

Artist: Faith Hill

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Label Wea/warner Bros.
SKU 60144519
UPC 093624587224
UPC 14 00093624587224
Format CD
Release Date 8/29/1995
Author Faith Hill
Compilation Appearance Everywhere
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Compilation Appearance Grinch
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Pearl Harbor
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Three Wooden Crosses
Compilation Appearance Reba Duets
Compilation Appearance Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Compilation Appearance Annie Lennox Collection (w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Revolutions In Sound:warner Bros. Rec
Compilation Appearance Annie Lennox Collection
Compilation Appearance Celebration Of Stars:children's Music
Compilation Appearance Love Peace:greatest Hits For Kids
Compilation Appearance Here For A Good Time
Compilation Appearance Duets II
Compilation Appearance LIVE(Live)
Compilation Appearance 2015 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t
Compilation Appearance Noel
Compilation Appearance Let It Go
Compilation Appearance 35 Biggest Hits
Compilation Appearance Sundown Heaven Town
Compilation Appearance Sundown Heaven Town
Associated Artist/Work McGraw, Tim
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Artist Influence Amy Grant
Artist Influence Aretha Franklin
Artist Influence Barbara Mandrell
Artist Influence Crystal Gayle
Artist Influence Dolly Parton
Artist Influence Elton John
Artist Influence Emmylou Harris
Artist Influence K.T. Oslin
Artist Influence Linda Ronstadt
Artist Influence Loretta Lynn
Artist Influence Mahalia Jackson
Artist Influence Patsy Cline
Artist Influence Reba McEntire
Artist Influence Suzy Bogguss
Artist Influence Tammy Wynette
Artist Influence Tanya Tucker
Artist Contemporary Carlene Carter
Artist Contemporary Chely Wright
Artist Contemporary Deana Carter
Artist Contemporary Dixie Chicks
Artist Contemporary Holly Dunn
Artist Contemporary Jo Dee Messina
Artist Contemporary Lari White
Artist Contemporary LeAnn Rimes
Artist Contemporary Lorrie Morgan
Artist Contemporary Martina McBride
Artist Contemporary Mila Mason
Artist Contemporary Mindy McCready
Artist Contemporary Pam Tillis
Artist Contemporary Patty Loveless
Artist Contemporary Shania Twain
Artist Contemporary Suzy Bogguss
Artist Contemporary Terri Clark
Artist Contemporary Tim McGraw
Artist Contemporary Trisha Yearwood
Artist Contemporary Vince Gill
Artist Contemporary Wynonna
Artist Follower Anita Cochran
Artist Follower Blake Shelton
Artist Follower Carrie Underwood
Artist Follower Jason Aldean
Artist Follower Jessica Andrews
Artist Follower Jo Dee Messina
Artist Follower Kellie Pickler
Artist Follower Laura Bell Bundy
Artist Follower LeAnn Rimes
Artist Follower Lee Ann Womack
Artist Follower Lila McCann
Artist Follower Meredith Edwards
Artist Follower Michelle Branch
Artist Follower Miranda Lambert
Artist Follower Sara Evans
Artist Follower Sherri? Austin (Singer)
Technical Info
Engineer Mike Bradley
Producer Scott Hendricks
CatalogID 9362458722
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 08/01/1995
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 35m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624587224
Musical Guests
Shelby Lynne
Ashley Cleveland
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Russ Taff
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Faith Hill (vocals, hand claps); Shelby Lynne (vocals); Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Tom Rutledge (acoustic guitar); Michael Spriggs (acoustic guitar, hand claps); Dann Huff, Lou Toomey (electric guitar); Brent Mason (electric guitar, hand claps); Gary Carter (steel guitar); Dan Dugmore (steel guitar, lap steel guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar, hand claps); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); Matt Rollings, John Hobbs, Elaine Krisle (piano); Reese Wynans (piano, B-3 organ); John Hobbs (B-3 organ); Carl Marsh (synthesizer); Bill Cuomo (synthesizer, hand claps); Anthony Joyner (bass); Glenn Worf (bass, hand claps); Trey Gray (drums); Lonnie Wilson (drums, hand claps); Marks Capps, Darrell Franklin, Scott Hendricks, Michelle Perry (hand claps); Ashley Cleveland, Lisa Gregg, Steve Hornbeak, Robert Johnson, Wendell Mobley, Pam Rose, Karen Staley, Harry Stinson, Russ Taff, Cindy Richardson Walker, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
Recorded at Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
There's nothing on IT MATTERS TO ME as brash as her country take on the rock classic "Piece Of My Heart." Otherwise, Faith Hill's second album sounds like her first--twangy country with working-class heart, a sassy voice reminiscent of Loretta Lynn, and a sense of social relevance learned from Reba McEntire. Best of all, Hill still cuts across a range of styles, refusing to be tied down to any one of the sub-genres her influences might suggest.
"Bed Of Roses" and "You Will Be Mine" are assertive and rocking numbers about, respectively, keeping a lothario at bay and chasing a guy who's too shy to make the first move. On them, Hill's big southern voice is matched by jangling electric guitars that wouldn't be out of place on a Bruce Springsteen album. When it opens, "A Man's Home Is His Castle" could, in fact, be a piano ballad about one of Springsteen's heroic blue-collar losers, but as it swells into a studio pop arrangement, it turns out this particular loser is an abused wife who's about to buy a gun; this is the kind of reality that doesn't impose itself on mainstream country albums too often. "A Room In My Heart," on the other hand, shows an affinity for classic country-pop balladry with its beautifully slow chorus.
"Let's Go To Vegas" is a quickie wedding proposal, which--depending on who's making it--could be the kind of mistake that'll get you into a mid-life crisis before you're 25, or the kind of crazy hunch that could snap you right out of one. So far in her bright career, Faith Hill has shown the kind of clearheadedness and surefootedness that if she asked you, you'd be a fool not to take the chance.
Personnel: Faith Hill (vocals).
Faith Hill's second album, IT MATTERS TO ME, continues the successful inroads of her debut. Country purists may dismiss Hill out of hand for her glamorous good looks and her crossover commercial appeal, but the fine material and performances here prove that she is an artist of substance. The pop sensibility underlying this collection of tunes enhances rather than detracts, and proves again that country can be as catchy and accessible as anything on mainstream radio.
The album's two singles, the love ballad "It Matters to Me" and the buoyant "Let's Go to Vegas," are highlights, but the rest of the album matches up in quality, with folksy reflections on home and family ("Someone Else's Dream"), gospel-inflected boogie ("Keep Walkin' On"), and full-on power ballads ("A Man's Home is His Castle"). Hill's supple voice is well-suited to each style, giving this sharp, polished pop-country effort a sense of unity.
Artist Overview
By the end of the 1990s, Faith Hill (n?e Audrey Faith Perry) had become half of the First Couple of Country Music--the nickname given to her and her husband, fellow superstar Tim McGraw. Hill combines Cover Girl good looks (literally--she was a model for the cosmetics company) with a big, powerful voice that mixes influences from pop, gospel, rock, and classic country. In 1999, Hill crossed over to the pop charts with her worldwide smash single "This Kiss." Ever since then, she's been as much a pop diva as a country siren, though her passionate duets with McGraw continue to delight country fans.
Disc 1
1 Someone Else's Dream
2 Let's Go To Vegas
3 It Matters To Me
4 Bed Of Roses
5 Man's Home Is His Castle, A
6 You Can't Lose Me
7 I Can't Do That Anymore
8 Room In My Heart, A
9 You Will Be Mine
10 Keep Walkin' On - (with Shelby Lynne)

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