Fight for Love

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Part of Elliott Yamin's charm lies in how he doesn't seem to belong to his time. A disciple of Donny Hathaway (and to a lesser extent, Stevie Wonder), Yamin never felt comfortable in contemporary threads, whether it was during his time on American Idol or afterward, when he cut his eponymous first album in 2007. That record was perched between his classicism and flirtations with contemporary R&B, but its 2009 successor, Fight for Love, tips the scales decidedly in the favor of aggressive modern flavors, a shift perhaps tipped off by its combative title. Moving in this direction only makes sense -- in order to make records, he has to sell records, and to do ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Part of Elliott Yamin's charm lies in how he doesn't seem to belong to his time. A disciple of Donny Hathaway (and to a lesser extent, Stevie Wonder), Yamin never felt comfortable in contemporary threads, whether it was during his time on American Idol or afterward, when he cut his eponymous first album in 2007. That record was perched between his classicism and flirtations with contemporary R&B, but its 2009 successor, Fight for Love, tips the scales decidedly in the favor of aggressive modern flavors, a shift perhaps tipped off by its combative title. Moving in this direction only makes sense -- in order to make records, he has to sell records, and to do that he has to have songs that sound like the times. Yamin remains an ingratiating presence, possessed with a natural, almost accidental charm that's so endearing that it's hard not to wish that he was in warmer surroundings than these.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Hickory Records
  • UPC: 813453010010
  • Catalog Number: 301001
  • Sales rank: 78,784

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let Love Be (3:32)
  2. 2 Know Better (3:57)
  3. 3 Fight for Love (3:41)
  4. 4 You (3:57)
  5. 5 Can't Keep on Loving You (3:14)
  6. 6 Don't Be Afraid (4:03)
  7. 7 You Say (3:41)
  8. 8 Apart from Me (3:42)
  9. 9 Cold Heart (3:34)
  10. 10 How Do I Know (3:24)
  11. 11 This Step Alone (3:48)
  12. 12 Someday (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elliott Yamin Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Randy Bowland Guitar
Michelle Thompson Background Vocals
Taj Jackson Background Vocals
Emanuel Kiriakou Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Espen Lind Guitar
Ryan Williams Guitar
Lenesha Randolph Background Vocals
Tor Erik Hermanson Various
Tom Craskey Bass, Bass Guitar
Dave Tozer Guitar, Keyboards
Dapo Torimiro Keyboards
Ashley Patterson Background Vocals
Steve Tirpak Keyboards
Calvin "Joonie" Gary Jr. Background Vocals
Showtyme Background Vocals
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Various
Tawgs Salter Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Nigel Hall Organ
Marcus John Bryant Keyboards, Background Vocals
Candice Anderson Background Vocals
Espen Linden Guitar
Joe Truglio Drums
Valvin Roane II Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hakim Abdulsamad Composer, drum programming, Audio Production
Jeff Chestek Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering, Remastering
Alex James Composer, Audio Production
Steve Russell Arranger, Composer, Audio Production
Terry Thomas Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Reed Vertelney Composer
Taj Jackson Composer
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Mark Gorlick Promoter
Emanuel Kiriakou Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Bruce Wayne Producer, Audio Production
Espen Lind Composer
Ryan Williams Engineer
Stargate Audio Production
Josh Abraham Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Elizabeth Lutz Publicity
Johnta Austin Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Brian Porizek Art Direction
Tor Erik Hermanson Composer, Instrumentation
Dave Tozer Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Dapo Torimiro Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bruce Waynne Producer
Dirty Swift Audio Production
Zukhan Bey drum programming
Bonnie McKee Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Aaron Goldstein Composer, Programming
Calvin "Joonie" Gary Jr. Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Fred Croshal Marketing
Elliott Yamin Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Tawgs Salter Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Audio Production
Jimmy Brunetti Marketing
Joe Bisirri Engineer
Marcus John Bryant Composer
Danny Buch Promoter
Alex James Engineer, Vocal Producer
Nana Kwabena drum programming
Sean Rotramel Engineer
Chris Taillie Marketing
O. Goldstein Composer
N. Atweh Composer
M. Kasprzyk Composer
F. Bloxsom Composer
C. Latif Williams Composer
Oligee Programming, Audio Production
Waynne Nugent Composer
Amund Bjorklund Composer
J. Cates Composer
K. Risto Composer
L. Robbins Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Elliott Yamin's sophomore cd..."Fight For Love"

    Elliott Yamin's sophomore cd is an absolute must for young and old. The music is incredible. His ability to relate finding love, losing love and a song written to his mom are wonderful to listen to or even sing along with. The word needs to get out on this cd

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    He's finally Back

    If you thought his first CD was good, just wait til you hear his latest release. Elliott proves time and time again that when you got it , you got it. They don't call him "the voice" for nothing. This is what music should sound like . Check out Fight For Love, Know Better (my fav ) and you'll soon have some fav's of your own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Music to My Ears

    The wait is over! Elliott delivers a solid sophomore album with songs that will appeal to R&B, Pop and AC fans alike.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Elliott Yamin at his best!

    Great selection of songs. Liked it a lot. Wanted to hear more. Wouldn't expect anything else from Elliott Yamin.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    This album proves Yamin is not a one-hit wonder artist

    Most artists create "One-Hit Wonders", total flame outs. One song dazzles and the rest are fodder. Elliott Yamin avoids this malady, but in the extant album, he risks getting "My Favorite Elliott Yamin Tune Award".

    All songs in the "Fight for Love" disc are equally good--an amazing feat! Nay, perhaps all dazzle. No one song stand out above the others.

    Ergo, Elliott Yamin is not a one-hit wonder artist. Congratulations!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful Recording

    Elliott Yamin is my favorite American Idol contestant of all time. I loved his first CD and this one is even better. I hope he keeps on making more.

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    Posted April 30, 2009

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