No Man's Woman (song)

Faith and Courage
Sinéad O'Connor
Released 13 June 2000
Genre Pop, Rock
Label Atlantic
Producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
Scott Cutler
Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis
Brian Eno
Skip McDonald
Anne Previn
John Reynolds
Adrian Sherwood
David A. Stewart
Wyclef Jean
Sinéad O'Connor chronology

So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor
(1997)
Faith and Courage
(2000)
Sean-Nós Nua
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (64/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [3]
LA Weekly (mixed) [4]
NME (5/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (3.8/10) [6]
Robert Christgau (dud) [7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [8]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars [9]
Spin (3/10) [1]
Wall of Sound (84/100) [10]

Faith and Courage is the fifth full-length album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, released in 2000 on Atlantic Records. It was O'Connor's first release in three years, her previous album being the greatest hits package So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor in 1997.

O'Connor composed a majority of the tracks on Faith and Courage and production duties were shared by a variety of artists including Wyclef Jean, David A. Stewart, Brian Eno, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler among others.

The album sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

Reception

Faith and Courage placed on Slant Magazine's list of best albums of the 2000s at number 99.[11]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "The Healing Room"  O'ConnorSherwood, McDonald 5:35
2. "No Man's Woman"  O'Connor, Cutler, PrevenCutler, Preven 3:00
3. "Jealous"  O'Connor, StewartStewart 4:18
4. "Dancing Lessons"  O'Connor, Jean, Duplessis, Melky Jean, CozierJean, Duplessis 4:17
5. "Daddy I'm Fine"  O'Connor, StewartStewart 2:58
6. "'Til I Whisper U Something"  O'Connor, StewartStewart 6:08
7. "Hold Back the Night"  Robert HodgensStewart 4:11
8. "What Doesn't Belong To Me"  O'ConnorSherwood, McDonald 5:37
9. "The State I'm In"  Cutler, PrevinCutler, Previn 4:10
10. "The Lamb's Book of Life"  O'Connor, BriggsBriggs 4:56
11. "If U Ever"  O'ConnorSherwood, McDonald 4:24
12. "Emma's Song"  O'ConnorEno, Reynolds 3:20
13. "Kyrié Eléison"  Traditional, arranged by O'Connor/Sherwood/McDonald/BranchSherwood, McDonald 2:45

Chart performance

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 55
U.S Top Internet Albums 8
French Album Charts 27
Swiss Album Charts 19
Austrian Album Charts 21
Dutch Album Charts 46
Belgian Album Charts (Flanders) 20
Swedish Album Charts 59
Norwegian Album Charts 38
New Zealand Album Charts 33
Italian Album Charts 35

Personnel

  • Sinéad O'Connor - vocals, backing vocals
  • Skip McDonald - guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie - bass, reggae piano
  • Professor Stretch - drum programming, keyboards
  • Rusty Anderson - guitar
  • Scott Cutler - guitar
  • Paul Bushnell - bass
  • Scot Coogan - drums
  • Jeff Turzo - drum programming
  • David Campbell - strings arrangement, viola
  • Joel Derouin - violin
  • Larry Corbet - cello
  • Dave Stewart - guitar
  • John Reynolds - drums
  • Jah Wobble - bass
  • Kieran Kiely - low and high whistles
  • Caroline Dale - strings
  • Andy Wright - programming
  • Mark Price - programming
  • Blandinna Melky Jean - additional vocals on track 4
  • Chris Sharrock - drums
  • Chucko Merchan - additional bass on track 6
  • Little Roy - backing vocals on track 6
  • Zac Rae - keyboards
  • David Levita - keyboards
  • Anne Preven - backing vocals on track 9
  • Derek Scott - guitar
  • Lil John - drums
  • Karren Berz - orchestral arrangement
  • Simon Mundey - programming
  • Bonjo I Abinghi Noah - percussion

Notes

External links

  • Metacritic


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