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Fight for Love

Elliott YaminAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Let’s Get To What’s Real

"This album is something that I needed to do, for me," Elliott Yamin says of the aptly-titled Let's Get to What's Real, his third album and his first Purpose Music Group/eOne release. "It feels right, and it feels like who I am as an artist. I wanted to make something raw and soulful and organic, so I went wherever the music ... Read more in Amazon's Elliott Yamin Store

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  • Audio CD (May 5, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hickory Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let Love Be
2. Know Better
3. Fight for Love
4. You
5. Can't Keep on Loving You
6. Don't Be Afraid
7. You Say
8. Apart from Me
9. Cold Heart
10. How Do I Know
11. This Step Alone
12. Someday

Editorial Reviews

2009 sophomore album from the American Idol (Season 5) favorite. The album follows Yamin's 2007 gold debut Elliott Yamin, which is the highest Independent debut by a new artist in the history of the Billboard chart (#1 on the Independent Album chart, #2 on the R&B chart and #3 on the Top 200 chart). The new album spotlights a number of co-writes by Yamin, as well as writing and production by Johnta Austin, Stargate, Jermaine Dupri, Harvey Mason Jr., Eman, Midi Mafia and JR Rotem, among others.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Elliott Yamin's rise to stardom continues to take him even higher with the release of this incredible album. He delves deep into each number to create a passionate set of songs that would touch the heart of any living being. This album was not only worth the wait; it establishes him as someone who's still going places fast with his excellent writing and vocal prowess. Elliott takes each song and works it into a stunner; there's not a dud in the bunch. His voice is strong yet he is able to convey all the emotions of each word he ever sings; I'm very impressed. This guy's a winner! Watch where you buy this, however--different vendors offer different bonus tracks for this album; and I don't believe that the same bonus tracks are available on more than one website.

The album starts with "Let Love Be;" Elliott sings this out with a lot of energy and it makes a fine beginning track for this album. The beat is great and Elliott never lets go of a superfluous note! The musical arrangement enhances the quality of this opener, too. In addition, I also like ""Know Better;" Elliott remains squarely front and center--right where he belongs! "Know Better" is great music--and besides, since when did Elliott ever sound better? "Know Better" is powerful stuff.

The title track, "Fight For Love," has an excellent beat and the percussion really works well in the musical arrangement. Elliott handles complex tempo and key changes like a pro. "You" has Elliott in the spotlight as he laments his unrequited love; and "Can't Keep Loving You (From A Distance)" is absolutely perfect--this one's all THAT good.

"Don't Be Afraid" has Elliott singing to a woman he loves that she should take a chance and let herself fall in love with him; and this poignant ballad works well on many levels.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid CD & Excellent voice May 6, 2009
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This album is solid and certainly shows growth from Elliott's debut disc. The title track/lead single is definitely radio-ready and has all the potential to become a sleeper hit like "Wait For You". It's especially good in stereo so you can hear the cool bass line.

As for rest of the album, the most interesting tracks are the upbeat ones:
-Let Love Be - a cool R&B ditty (kind of wish the whole album sounded like it)
-Know Better - a catchy soul/pop blend with mucho hit potential
-Don't Be Afraid - a smooth dance track that could have been penned by Ne-Yo himself
-Cold Heart - a real funky number which Elliott infuses with attitude

For me, the slower soft pop material tends to blend together, which is why after several listens, I find it hard to remember any line from Can't Keep On Loving You, How Do I Know, or This Step Alone.

The good thing is that Elliott has killer pipes, so even when a couple of songs start to drag, he lets out some ridiculous riff that gains my attention--and admiration.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fight For Love a Guilty Pleasure May 7, 2009
Format:MP3 Music
Listening to Fight For Love is hearing Elliott Yamin taking another big step in maturity and emerging as a singer and artist with a distinctive sound.

Let Love Be is a rhythmic romp that gets the CD off to a flying start. Know Better, one of my favorites is uptempo, but highlights Elliott's vocal chops, more than moving you towards the dance floor.

Fight For's a good message, a great fit for radio and Elliott is at his smooth R&B best, sultry, surprising and ultimately superb in style and technique. The chorus is easy for those of us wannabe's to sing along with.

I'd like to see Elliott do something a little more edgy, and you sense he's definitely moving in that direction. But I have nothing but high praise for this Indie artist who's choosing to do it "his way."

We need more talented singers like Elliott Yamin.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait April 30, 2009
Format:MP3 Music
It's been two years since his debut album but if "Fight for love" is any indication, the new one is worth the wait. I listened to other snippets from the new CD and seriously...Gorgeous. If he doesn't get a couple of mega hits from it I will be shocked. The production is 100% better than the last CD and the songs are way better showcases for Elliott's amazing voice and styling.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Elliott's voice is still great, but.... August 31, 2009
Format:Audio CD
OK..right off the bat, I'll admit that I am in my early fifties. I love Elliott Yamin's voice, and bought his first cd right when it was released. Although not a perfect cd, every song rang true...I never got the feeling that he was "going through the motions" when he sang. I was impressed by his songwriting, and loved the fact that he mixed it up, style-wise. He would drop little "hints" of what was to come, in a way...a little scat singing at the end of a song here, a funky, driving groove there, an old-school soul song, a few contemporary R&B love songs. I couldnt' wait until his next cd.
I can't help but admit that I'm disappointed.
"Fight for Love" is more "polished," but more commercially contemporary. Elliott is a young man, so it is only natural he would want to record some contemporary R&B, but I don't think these songs showcase the versatility of his fantastic voice. Where is the jazz/blues/soul fusion that we all loved? Where are the vocals that made us stop what we were doing and really listen? Remember the jaw-dropping perfection of his AI performance of "Moody's Mood for Love," or the pared down, heartfelt cover of "Song For You?" Where is the promise of "Find a Way" and "Train Wreck" from his debut album? In my opinion, few of these new songs hold a candle to those, mostly because of the snap-clap synth thing. It makes each song sound like every other contemporary R&B song out there.
It could just be a generational thing..maybe I'm just not feeling this cd because of my age. I just felt like I was listening to slightly different versions of the same song when I listened to "Fight For Love."
Maybe on his next cd he will use more of his voice and less of the machine. Maybe he'll cut a "Songs for My Mother"-type tribute cd to make us purists (or old fogies) happy, and we'll hear the funky, bluesy scat-singin' INTERESTING young vocalist again!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I have been a fan since I saw him on American Idol. He has not disappointed me yet. I will continue to buy is records.
Published 5 months ago by valpip
5.0 out of 5 stars loooooove this album!!!!
wonderful voice. super talented! love the whole album! listen to it over and over in my car. Highly recommend if you like true good beautiful music :)
Published 14 months ago by Eder Navarro
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool voice, great cs
I heard 3 seconds of this guys song and used shazam to figure out who was singing. I downloaded the cd and it quickly became my new music obsession! Read more
Published 16 months ago by S. Hartin
4.0 out of 5 stars Album was pretty good; not bad at all.
really liked this album & am a fan of Elliot Yamin. He has great sound & quality production on his album.
Published 16 months ago by Daniel W. Gibson III
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
This was kind of a change for me, however his music is really good and understandable. It wasn't very expensive. I recommend this product.
Published 20 months ago by Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD of 2009
I've probably listened to this CD more than any other. It was by far my favorite CD of 2009. "Know Better" "You Say" "How Do I know" "This step alone" are the ones I liked best. Read more
Published on January 7, 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good as the first (in my opinion)
I love Elliot's natural, sincere singing style. I have been a fan since the first AI audition. I listen to his first release all the time, and couldn't wait to get this one. Read more
Published on July 13, 2010 by angelbaby05
5.0 out of 5 stars This cd is hot!
Elliott Yamin has found his niche and is riding it like a horse. His voice is mature and on point. The lyrics are deep. The bass, groove, and musicality are awesome. Read more
Published on January 15, 2010 by Oni
4.0 out of 5 stars Elliot rocks!
Elliot was always my favorite on Idol and his CD is great! His voice is
raw and sexy and the songs he chose are all well suited to him. You'll like this!
Published on January 9, 2010 by Sari Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than the First CD
I love Elliott Yamin's voice and think he is an amazing talent. I didn't really like his first CD that much. It was a huge disappointment to me. Read more
Published on November 29, 2009 by K. Bolan
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