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.
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
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.
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969028629
  • Catalog Number: 90286
  • Sales rank: 8,084

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fighting Temptation - Beyoncé (3:51)
  2. 2 I Know - Destiny's Child (3:43)
  3. 3 Rain Down - Zane (3:27)
  4. 4 To da River - Zane (4:13)
  5. 5 I'm Getting Ready - Ann Nesby (3:15)
  6. 6 The Stone - Ann Nesby (1:53)
  7. 7 Heaven Knows - Faith Evans (5:43)
  8. 8 Fever - Beyoncé Knowles (4:32)
  9. 9 Everything I Do - Bilal (4:22)
  10. 10 Loves Me Liike a Rock - The O'Jays (2:26)
  11. 11 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Beyoncé (2:05)
  12. 12 He Still Loves Me - Beyoncé (4:22)
  13. 13 Time to Come Home - Beyoncé (3:52)
  14. 14 Don't Fight the Feeling - Papa Reu (3:07)
  15. 15 Summertime - Beyoncé (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MC Lyte Vocals
Shirley Caesar Vocals
Free Vocals
Melba Moore Vocals
The 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
David Harper 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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shirley Caesar?

    Did we forget about her?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE IT!

    The movie wasn't too impressive, but soundtrack is incredible! This will sell the movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fighting Temptations

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great gospel inspired soundtrack.

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fighting Temptations

    The soundtrack is going to be off the hook! It is going to be soooo good!

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    Posted November 29, 2008

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