Evolution

Evolution

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by Ciara
     
 

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Ciara's sophomore disc features the hit singles "Promise" and "Get Up" (featuring Chamillionaire) as well as production by Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell, and will.i.am. The disc also includes a limited edition DVD which teaches Ciara's dance moves from the music videos for "Get Up, "Promise," and more.See more details below

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Ciara's sophomore disc features the hit singles "Promise" and "Get Up" (featuring Chamillionaire) as well as production by Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell, and will.i.am. The disc also includes a limited edition DVD which teaches Ciara's dance moves from the music videos for "Get Up, "Promise," and more.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Evolution is a slow process, so it shouldn't be startling that The Evolution is not a quantum leap forward from Goodies. Ciara's second album, The Evolution is held together by a handful of immaterial monologues that would be best left to an interview disc. Take "The Evolution of Music," where she states, "I feel like music is so different than what it used to be, and because of that, I was inspired to do something different this time around." And then in comes "Promise," yet another song referencing Kraftwerk and Zapp, and it also takes cues from prime Janet Jackson and Aaliyah -- so, no, it's not different at all. Make no mistake, though. The song is tremendous, one of the sexiest, slow-tempo, non-breakup songs of the past ten years. Yet, for all the talk of developing and being different, one might expect an album not as firmly rooted in electro and early '80s R&B as Goodies. (Even the album's sleek cover, somewhere between Robocop and the Pointer Sisters' Break Out, has a devolved look.) Those who can disregard the discrepancies between the pronouncements and the actual content will find an album that's on equal footing with Goodies. With the exception of "Promise," The Evolution lacks clear-cut highlights on the level of "Goodies," "1, 2 Step," and "Oh," but there are fewer outright disposables. Ciara and her songwriting partners' injection of a little more substance into the songs tends to pay off, as on "Like a Boy" ("What if I had a thing on the side, made you cry?/Would the rules change up, or would they still apply?"), while "My Love" and "So Hard" also surpass the aching and breaking moments on the debut. As expected, there are plenty of tracks geared toward letting loose and dancing, and most of them do deliver, even if they don't seem quite as fresh as Ciara's past hits.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/2006
Label:
La Face
UPC:
0886970333627
catalogNumber:
703336
Rank:
44236

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ciara   Primary Artist
Dallas Austin   Drums,Keyboards
Cara Fears   Choir, Chorus
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass
James Phillips   Keyboards
Rick Sheppard   MIDI Design
Tony Reyes   Bass,Guitar
Craig Love   Guitar
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
will.i.am   Keyboards
50 Cent   Guest Appearance
Bryan-Michael Cox   Bass,Strings,Drums,Keyboards
Elvis Williams   Keyboards,Vocals
Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean   Strings,Keyboards
Toni Williams   Choir, Chorus
Tyron James Thornton   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

C.P. Love   Composer
Dallas Austin   Producer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Rick Sheppard   Engineer,Sound Design
Rodney Jerkins   Producer,Vocal Producer
Chris Athens   Mastering
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Producer
Vernon Mungo   Engineer
Pharrell Williams   Producer
LaShawn Daniels   Vocal Producer
Balewa Muhammad   Vocal Producer
C. Nelson   Composer
will.i.am   Producer,drum programming
Neptunes   Producer
Kobie Brown   Sample Clearance
A.J. Collins   Composer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Courtney Walter   Art Direction
S. Garrett   Composer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Programming,Producer
Jason Schweitzer   Engineer
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Mark Vinten   Engineer
Dru Castro   Engineer
Padraic Kerin   Engineer
Nico Solis   Engineer
Sam Thomas   Engineer
S.A. Baron   Director,Executive Producer
Sean Garrett   Vocal Producer
Candice Nelson   Vocal Producer
Travis Daniels   Engineer
D. Austin   Composer
Mike Tsarfati   Engineer
Dan Halperin   Producer
Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean   Producer
Jasper Cameron   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Sgt. C. Jackson   Composer
Calvo DaGr8   Producer
Clutch   Producer
Antwoine "T-Wiz" Collins   Producer
Ghostbusta   Engineer
Donato Guadagnoli   Sample Clearance
Stacy Kanter   Executive Producer
Brian Kennedy   Producer
Polow da Don   Producer

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