|1. I Survived *
2. I Believe In Love
4. Foreign Lady
7. Never Say Goodbye
9. In Your Life**/***
10. Star Song
11. I Believe In Love (rough mix)
12. I Survived (single version)
ADAM FAITH was an English singer, actor, manager and financial analyst! Adam was one of the most successful pop performers of the 60’ s with for example his first 7 singles all making Top 5 in the UK charts.
Life after the Beatles in the UK meant that he devoted more of his energies and natural talent on acting and appeared in a number of films and TV shows such as Beat Girl, Never Let Go, No Hiding Place and in the 70;s the much loved TV series Budgie.
In 1974 he released his comeback album I Survive which is considered by many to be one of the great unsung records of the 70′ s.
Co-produced by friend, writer and business associate DAVID COURTNEY, engineered by MARTIN BIRCH, mastered by MICKIE MOST and with guest appearances from RITCHIE BLACKMORE, RUSS BALLARD, PAUL & LINDA McCARTNEY – this album had it all – great songs, first class musicians and sound. Now available on CD, remastered with extensive sleeve notes
Adam died of a heart attack on 8th March 2003.
ADAM FAITH, BOB HENRIT, RUSS BALLARD, DAVE WINTOUR, DAVID COURTNEY, MARTIN BIRCH, *RITCHIE BLACKMORE, **PAUL McCARTNEY, ***LINDA McCARTNEY
...includes informative sleeve notes and two bonus tracks...firmly of its seventies era
Classic Rock Society, (January 2010)
...lovingly crafted tribute to the late musician who passed away in 2003...a relatively low keyed and introspective sounding album...Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore delivers a scorching, extended intro on the rocking title track...Faith also called in a Beatle...
I Survive is an intriguing ten song collection that successfully brings together elements of orchestral/theatrical rock with pop...
Ryan Sparks, Sea Of Tranquility (February 2010)
Blackmore's blistering guitar work is very much at odds with the rest of the material...a fascinating session for Blackmore fans to add to their collection, if they missed this first time around.
More Black Than Purple (January 2010)
...fits snugly into the period's penchant for introspective balladeering, it was also blessed with a lush pop sensibility...
Record Collector (February 2010)
Drafting in old friends such as Paul and Linda McCartney, Ritchie Blackmore and Russ Ballard- Faith and long time friend David Courtney wrote and produced an album that mixes easy going ballads ('I Believe In Love', 'Never Say Goodbye' or 'Maybe') with theatrical songs like 'Foreign Lady' and 'Goodbye'- the latter having an almost old style Music Hall feel to it.
There are also tracks like piano ballad 'In Your Life' (featuring the McCartney's), 'Change', the soft rock of 'I Survived' and 'Star Song' (later made famous by David Essex). The album was mixed by hit maker Mickie Most.
The album has now been re-mastered by original co-producer Courtney and adds bonus tracks 'I Believe In Love' (rough mix) and the single version of 'I Survived'.
In 2003 Faith suffered a fatal heart attack, his death leaving a void in British show business. 3/5
Nikk Gunns, www.getreadytorock.com (February 2010)
This is competent stuff and if your thing is well crafted songs and you still have a soft spot for Adam Faith it'll hit the spot for completists.
TNT Audio ( www.tnt-audio.com ) (February 2010)
...an album of dexterously arranged pop-rock tunes soaked with the bittersweet taste of life
www.maelstrom.nu (April 2010)
...fine tracks such as 'Star Song', 'I Believe In Love' and 'I Survived', the latter boasting a guest appearance from guitarist Ritchie Blackmore
Kevin Bryan, Mid Sussex Chronicle (May 2010)