Truefaith Live

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In 2001, the popular Philippine soft rock band Truefaith released Truefaith Live, recorded live at a taping of a Philippine television music program.

Truefaith Live features many of the band's most famous songs, and these live versions do not vary much from the studio versions. Truefaith is known for skillfully blending an easy listening sound, a style of music quite popular in the Philippines, with soft acoustic rock arrangements, giving substance to such mellow songs as "Hi!" and "Muntik Ng Maabot Ang Langit" (Almost Reach Heaven). Some songs here, however, are too mellow and sound a bit sappy, including "Ngumiti Ka Lang" (You Just Smile) and "Awit Para (Sa Kanya) (Song for [Her]). Truefaith can also perform upbeat songs, and Truefaith Live includes some of these, including the exciting, gospel-influenced "What Do I Mean to You Now." However, four of the album's six spirited or moderately spirited songs are placed last in the song order, and should have been spread throughout the album to give it more balance. Because of this, as well as the abundance of slow songs, the album isn't as exciting as it could have been. Nonetheless, most of the band's big hits are here, competently performed, and most Truefaith fans will be satisfied.

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