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Ciara: The Evolution [Enhanced, Limited Edition]

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She’s a global superstar whose infectious tunes have resulted in multi-platinum albums, smash singles and a truckload of awards. Her dazzling dance moves have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Her striking good looks have led to modeling opportunities and her magnetic screen presence has jumpstarted a promising acting career.

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  • Audio CD (December 5, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Limited Edition
  • Label: LaFace
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,299 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. That's Right
2. Like A Boy
3. The Evolution Of Music (Interlude)
4. Promise
5. I Proceed
6. Can't Leave 'Em Alone
7. C.R.U.S.H.
8. My Love
9. The Evolution Of Dance (Interlude)
10. Make It Last Forever
11. Bang It Up
12. Get Up
13. The Evolution Of Fashion (Interlude)
14. Get In, Fit In
15. The Evolution Of C (Interlude)
16. So Hard
17. I'm Just Me
18. I Found Myself

Editorial Reviews

The jury's still out on discs with spoken-word interludes. Should the music always speak for itself? Or is the occasional verbal breakdown useful? Ciara, R&B's most tantalizing goodie (without the two shoes), makes clear on The Evolution that she prizes the chance to tell listeners how it is--four between-song snippets dot the disc. But her momentary digressions will probably make up more than a few minds that Janet Jackson, and only Janet Jackson, ought to be allowed to ramble before the mic: when the music is this hot, it doesn't matter how sincere or saucy the dialogue--it's a distraction. The Evolution is a door-buster of a CD--Lil Jon gets the speakers jumping in milliseconds on opener "That's Right," Ciara dabbles in Curtis Mayfield-style creative phrasing on "Promise" (and it works), and Chamillionaire pumps "Get Up," a play-it-loud club number, full of hip-hop heat. Helpers and inspirers aside, though, this is Ciara's party, and she knows how to please a guest. "Get In, Fit In" finds her putting the sizzle in a space-age soundscape. And the buzz and fuzz of "I Proceed" plump her breathy vocals enough to put a point across, that being that few modern songstresses work a beat better. The striking part, and the part she should take into account the next time she's considering a disc with interludes, is that she didn't even need to tell us so. --Tammy La Gorce

Product Description

Ciara "Ciara: The Evolution" Multi-platinum R&B star Ciara returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album Ciara: The Evolution. The new album shows Ciara's growth as a singer, songwriter, producer, and as a performer. Ciara says "For this album, I took my inspiration from many different influences and the sound really reflects that." Included with Ciara: The Evolution is a BONUS DVD featuring dance instruction for "Get Up," the "Get Up" video, dance instructions for "Promise," and the "Promise" video. And, as if that isn't enough, the DVD also includes special behind-the-scenes moments with Ciara!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Impressive "Evolution" December 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Wow, absolutely wow! Who would've thought that singer/songwriter Ciara, the First Lady of Crunk'n'B who has commonly been labelled as a Beyonce/Aaliyah knock-off and a vocally talentless hack (both of which are untrue), would be able to bounce back from the disappointing, multi-platinum debut album that was "Goodies" and create an album that unquestionably dominates its predecessor in every aspect you could possibly imagine? Well I sure as Hell didn't think she could, but her sophomore album, "Ciara: The Evolution", is exactly what its title suggests - her once-thin and characterless vocals have strengthened both in force and range, her subject matter is more diverse, the lyrics are much stronger, her personality translates much better into her music, the whole album track listing is excellently sequenced and the album is much more balanced out with its sure-fire club bangers and smooth, emotional ballads. Even with a star-studded production line-up (Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Lil' Jon, Jazze Pha, The Neptunes, etc.) and a few well-established guest rappers (Lil' Jon, 50 Cent & Chamillionaire), Ciara maintains her presence throughout the album's 14 tracks (excluding the 4 interludes that split up and balance each section of the album).

Without a doubt, lead single "Promise" is one of the album's main highlights. For once, forget the fact that she deals a cringe-worthy assortment of exhausted clichés and cheesy come-ons - Ciara's surprisingly strong and melodious vocals over Polow Da Don's hypnotic production on this smooth, club-ready ballad easily compensates for such a flaw and then some.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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It's no doubt that Ciara Harris was a big hit last year. Whether it be the Crunk n'B style, the three huge hits of "Goodies", "1,2 Step", and "Oh!", or the fact that Ciara is just a hot dancer, you had to love her 2004 debut Goodies. I know I did (ok I'm admitting it), while she's definitely not the best singer on the market, her writing and Lil' Jon produced beats backed that up.

This 2006 album, The Evolution, as an album title, is a bit of a stretch. I knew it was just as a "catchy album title" the first time I saw it, and that is true. There's nothing truly enhanced from her debut, except vocally she's improved a bit (but still, there are hundreds of better singers on the market right now). The beats are still mostly produced by Lil' Jon. Ciara co-wrote a lot of songs on this disc (some with only little help). I'm not saying she should become the female Ne-Yo and start writing Paula DeAnda's next album but she's got some language on her hands.

Anyhow, I picked this up somewhat knowing what to expect. An album that has minor improvement over Goodies, and really, that's all you should expect too from the two current singles out right now (Which are "Get Up" from the Step Up OST and "Promise"). They are both pretty good songs. "Get Up" is really electronica, and a verse from Chamillionaire to spices it up a bit. I'm not overly crazy on "Promise", Ciara's vocals are somewhat weak on this track, but the beat is really good, soft, hot, and low-key, like an R&B version of "Oh!".

But other than the two current singles, they are still some very good songs on here. "That's Right" is the album's MVP, produced by Lil' Jon, with a crunkalicious beat banging hard than any other Ciara song, with Ciara wanting to have fun and Lil' Jon chanting "I bet you don't get crunk!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars D.O.P.E! December 29, 2006
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This album is pretty amazing. I'm not saying it's the best CD ever, but it is 100% better then her debut "Goodies". "The Evolution", her sophomore album has 14 tracks, and 4 interludes (18 in all). Come on guys 14 songs means she didn't rush in the studio! Another plus is that she wrote all the songs and interludes! Sure, the interludes aren't amazing but they have a point! She gave us a free DVD on how to dance to "Get Up" and "Promise"! She teaches it herself. Then we get the music videos and behind the scenes footage! OK, if your not happy with all of that. Then what makes y'all happy, people screaming into a microphone? Ciara can sing, write, and dance. I can't see a lot of artist who can do that! I recommend this album to anybody who likes Ciara, or an amazing CD/DVD!!!

As always, here are my ratings!

1. That's Right (Featuring Lil' John) 10/10

Comment: Lil' John is clean for once! This song is so catchy, I love the beat, theme and lyrics! This song is one of the best on this CD! This is the girl power, leave your boy at home song! It's so good!Good rap C!

2. Like A Boy 10/10

Comment: Another amazing track! Even though I AM A BOY, I can still relate to this. Because people tease me alot just because I don't listen to rap and I'm not all that manly, but I'm stong! Anyway, this track is just as good as "That's Right", it's one of the best!

3. The Evolution Of Music (Interlude)7/10

Comment: I can't say this track is "Amazing", because she talks for like, what...20 seconds! But the whole thing about music being different on the radio thing, is unfortunatly true! I love music these days, I think it's better then back then BUT, it is very sexual!

4. Promise 10/10

Comment: This sucka is a key track!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good music
a good album.....
Published 1 month ago by baldwt
5.0 out of 5 stars Go girl
Nice everything I expected from Ciara. She broke down the dance routine for you, but I must warn you this routine isn't for beginners you must I repeat You must have some... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rochelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This album is amazing. The songs are good quality and I can listen to them over and over. "Promise," "Like A Boy," "My Love." and so many more. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Hello!
The reason why I rated this album is because for 1 I always wanted it but really it is an fantastic album I enjoyed the songs and even the bonuses,and to anyone that hasn't heard... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Princeton
4.0 out of 5 stars Ciara
I love her music she is very talented I have other cd's by her. The Goodies one I had before but it got scratched so I am lucky to have a new one from her.
Published 15 months ago by andrea svensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun music with great price
Ciara is a great artist with inspiring words and great songs. This cd isn't her best but it's good and enjoyable. Everything showed up new and has worked just fine.
Published 18 months ago by Mary Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok
I like this cd. M m m n b v c x d gvh h u I I I i
Published 21 months ago by S. E. McClarin
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great album by Ciara
The Evolution shows us all that Ciara's matured since her smash debut album, Goodies. While some songs on the album sound like they are in the vein of Goodies such as "Get Up"... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Charlie Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best
I think this is one of Ciara's best album. I love most of the songs on the album and the dance tutorial is a plus because I am not such a good dancer and I practice some of the... Read more
Published on January 31, 2012 by Beline
5.0 out of 5 stars Ciara- The Evolution
The album is off the chain...Even 5 years later, I am still impressed with the tracks and beats. This is a great album for getting your groove on at the club or just ridin around... Read more
Published on April 11, 2011 by QueenE
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Promise Remix feat Rkelly
I heard this, too!! I love it!
Jan 17, 2007 by Christine Christine |  See all 2 posts
Where are the snippets? I'm excited too!!!!!!
Nov 29, 2006 by Tiffany T. |  See all 5 posts
I found myself
I agree I really like this album
Dec 5, 2006 by Tiffany T. |  See all 2 posts
Unfortunately 'Promises' is not a strong lead single. Ciara will no doubt go through the sophomore slump as this album will yeild low sales.
Nov 13, 2006 by Dr. Mohamed A. Omar |  See all 29 posts
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