Music World Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax Releases 'The Fighting Temptations (Music From The Motion Picture)'

Album Features Contemporary Gospel Tracks by Beyonce & Other Artists

In Stores Today


Music World Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax has released "The Fighting Temptations (Music From The Motion Picture)" to stores today, Tuesday, September 9.

"The Fighting Temptations", a Paramount Pictures release starring Beyonce Knowles and Cuba Gooding, Jr., opens nationwide on September 19.

"The Fighting Temptations" is a new musical comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn ("The Whole Nine Yards") and features a star-studded cast of singers from many corners of the music world. In addition to Beyonce Knowles in a starring role, the film spotlights a choir comprised of a virtual Who's Who of gospel, R&B and hip-hop recording artists. Joining Beyonce on-screen, and on the album, are such major musical talents as Faith Evans (R & B and hip-hop), Angie Stone (soulful R & B), Melba Moore (R & B and Broadway singer), Rev. Shirley Caesar (gospel singer and pastor of her own church), The O'Jays (longtime R & B group), Montell Jordan (former R & B Def Jam recording artist), T-Bone (hip-hop and gospel artist) and Zane (hip-hop recording artist).

A showcase for the world of contemporary gospel music, the film includes special performances by Ann Nesby (former member of the gospel group Sounds of Blackness), Mary Mary (singer/songwriters Erica and Tina Atkins hit gospel duo), Ramiyah (up-and-coming gospel quartet), Yolanda Adams (contemporary gospel, Grammy winner and top Billboard artist), Donnie McClurkin (popular gospel singer featured on the best-selling musical compilation, "Wow Gospel 2003") and the Blind Boys of Alabama, who were recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

In addition, Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Rue McClanahan, the sassy Blanche Deveraux of "The Golden Girls", makes a guest appearance as a choir member, along with David Sheridan of "Corky Romano" and Mickey Jones, who was Bob Dylan's drummer during the historic 1966 tour and a former member of The New Christy Minstrels as well as The Fifth Edition with Kenny Rogers.

With such an extraordinary gathering of talent, the much-anticipated soundtrack album of "The Fighting Temptations", released in conjunction with the film, offers the first single from the soundtrack entitled, "Fighting Temptation," sung by Beyonce, along with hip-hop artists Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Free. The song exemplifies a theme that runs throughout the movie: striving for the best in yourself and battling negative influences.

"Once you hear the song, and all the music in this film, you can't help but fall in love with it," says Beyonce. "You'll definitely get emotional. You might become happy or even sad, but your heart will get full. All the songs are touching and spiritual, and that's what the movie itself is like."

   "The Fighting Temptations"
   Music From The Motion Picture

    1.  "Fighting Temptation" - Beyonce, Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Free
    2.  "I Know" - Destiny's Child
    3.  "Rain Down" - Angie Stone and Eddie Levert, Sr. (of The O'Jays)
    4.  "To Da River" - T-Bone, Zane and Montell Jordan
    5.  "I'm Getting Ready" - Ann Nesby
    6.  "The Stone" - Shirley Caesar and Ann Nesby
    7.  "Heaven Knows" - Faith Evans
    8.  "Fever" - Beyonce
    9.  "Everything I Do" - Beyonce and Bilal
   10.  "Loves Me Like A Rock" - The O'Jays
   11.  "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" - Beyonce
   12.  "He Still Loves Me" - Beyonce and Walter Williams, Sr.
        (of The O'Jays)
   13.  "Time To Come Home" - Beyonce, Angie Stone and Melba Moore
   14.  "Don't Fight The Feeling" - Solange featuring Papa Reu
   15.  "Summertime" - Beyonce Featuring P. Diddy

   Executive Soundtrack Album Producer:  Mathew Knowles

   Soundtrack Album Producer:  Loretha Jones

   Executive Music Producers:  Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and James "Big Jim"
   Wright for Flyte Tyme Fylms, Inc.

   Co-Executive Music Producer/Supervisor: Spring Aspers

SOURCE: Music World Music; Columbia; Sony Music Soundtrax

CONTACT: Yvette Noel-Schure, Media, Columbia Records, New York,
+1-212-833-4483,; Online press - Lisa Linder,
Sony Music Online Services, New York, +1-212-833-6666,

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