Fighting Temptations

The Fighting Temptations

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The rousing R&B soundtrack to the comedy The Fighting Temptations features several songs by Beyoncé Knowles, who costars in the film with Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.


The rousing R&B soundtrack to the comedy The Fighting Temptations features several songs by Beyoncé Knowles, who costars in the film with Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As if 2003 wasn't already a banner year for Beyoncé with the massive success of her solo debut Dangerously in Love, her starring roles in The Fighting Temptations and its soundtrack cement it as such. A mix of hip-hop, urban, and gospel, the album also features such luminaries as Missy Elliott, Shirley Caesar, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, and, interestingly enough, Destiny's Child, whose pretty but downbeat "I Know" seems to be on the soundtrack to reassure fans that Beyoncé's thriving solo career doesn't mean the end of the group. Nevertheless, the seven tracks that feature Beyoncé on her own or with other collaborators are more striking: in particular, the movie's title track, a surprisingly fun and funky celebration of ladies' night out and waiting for true love with Missy, MC Lyte, and Free, and "Everything I Do," a silky-smooth duet with Bilal. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" gives her a chance to return to her gospel roots and show off that side of her voice, as do her gospel collaborations, "He Still Loves Me" with Walter Williams of the O'Jays and "Time to Come Home" with Angie Stone and Melba Moore. Indeed, the gospel songs -- which form the heart and soul of the movie as well as this album -- are arguably the best moments on this soundtrack, from the more contemporary sounds of Angie Stone and Eddie Levert's "Rain Down" to the traditional gospel of Ann Nesby's "I'm Getting Ready" and her collaboration with Shirley Caesar, "The Stone." Faith Evans' "Heaven Knows" manages to blend gospel and disco into a striking centerpiece for the album, rivaling Beyoncé's contributions in terms of sheer charisma. Even though Fighting Temptations is a slightly scattered album, it's an enjoyable soundtrack that manages to transcend being merely another vehicle for Beyoncé's music.

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Performance Credits

MC Lyte   Vocals
Shirley Caesar   Vocals
Free   Vocals
Melba Moore   Vocals
O'Jays   Vocals
Buddy Greene   Harmonica
Bobby Ross Avila   Bass,Keyboards
Greg Curtis   Piano
Ronnie Garrett   Bass
Tim Landers   Bass
Eddie Levert   Vocals
Paul Logus   Guitar
Michael E. Mathis   Organ
Ann Nesby   Vocals
Joe Pusateri   Drums
Bubba Smith   Percussion
Angie Stone   Vocals
Vance Taylor   Organ
Steve Twyman   Piano
Jimmy "Z" Zavala   Flute,Harmonica,Saxophone
Montell Jordan   Vocals
Faith Evans   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sheryl Harper   Drums
Walter Williams   Vocals
Missy Elliott   Vocals
Stevie J.   Guitar
Rick Watford   Guitar
Destiny's Child   Vocals
Romeo Antonio   Guitar
James "Big Jim" Wright   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals
Iz   Percussion,Drums
Beyoncé Knowles   Vocals
Gene Conyers   Choir Director
Bilal   Vocals
Rick J. Jordan   Drums
Damon Elliott   Percussion,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Shirley Caesar   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Donna Summer   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Walter Murphy   Composer
Pete Bellotte   Composer
Louis Brown   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Executive Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Joe Neil   Engineer
Scott Parker   Composer
Gene Pistilli   Composer
Rex Rideout   Composer,Producer
Shavoni   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Bubba Smith   Producer
Solange   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Mario Winans   Composer
Marie Wright   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Loretha Jones   Producer
James Harris   Composer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Missy Elliott   Composer,Producer
Blake Eiseman   Engineer
Jim Caruana   Engineer
Hooshik Bayliss   Art Direction
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Beyoncé   Composer
Beyoncé Knowles   Producer,Vocal Producer
Mathew Knowles   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Roger Che   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Puff Daddy   Producer
Steven "Steven J." Jordan   Composer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
Adonis Stropshire   Composer
Spring Aspers   Executive Producer
Jully Black   Composer
Derek Edwards   Composer
Corte Ellis   Composer
Angela Beyince   Composer
Lana Moorer   Composer
Jonathan Burks   Composer
Damon Elliott   Programming,Producer
David Harper   Composer

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The Fighting Temptations 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack is going to be off the hook! It is going to be soooo good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Cd is off the hook! Has very powerful gospel songs. This Cd also has very powerful and spiritual songs. Personally my favorites are...Fighting Temptations, Rain Down, He still loves me, and summertime! May God Bless
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack for the Fighting Temptations is really good. I recommend it to everybody. The music is soulful and Beyonce's voice only seems to get better. How can you not buy an album with Shirley Ceaser on it?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie wasn't too impressive, but soundtrack is incredible! This will sell the movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Did we forget about her?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago