Category Archives: M People

Renaissance

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M People
“Renaissance”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Renaissance (Radio Mix)
02 Renaissance (M People Master Mix)
03 Renaissance (John Digweed’s Full On Mix)
04 Renaissance (Roger Sanchez Uplifting Club Mix)
05 Renaissance (Macsilva Mix)
06 Renaissance (Album Mix)

M People’s 1994 UK Top 5 hit “Renaissance” was the fourth and final single released from the group’s second album, “Elegant Slumming.” The tune was remixed by John Digweed, Roger Sanchez, and Jon Dasilva & John McCready.

Happy Mondays – Sunshine & Love

01 Sunshine & Love (Lionrock Mix No. 1) 07:18
02 Judge Fudge (12″) 06:18
03 Staying Alive (12″) 05:28
04 24 Hour Party People (M People Remix) 04:54
05 Sunshine & Love (Single Version) 04:02

FACT > “Sunshine & Love” (FAC 272) was the last record released by Factory; the label ceased operations two weeks after the single hit shops in November 1992. The US issue includes the unedited Dave Bascombe single remix—given the disturbing proliferation of gun-related violence plaguing Manchester at the time, the third verse with the line “So get me an Uzi and someone to use it who smiles” was removed from UK and EU releases. B-side aside: the Mondays’ version of “Staying Alive” is one of the coolest covers ever (and it was almost a single, allocated catalog number FAC 352).

M People – Moving On Up

M People
“Moving On Up”
1994 Epic Records (US)
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01. Moving On Up (M People Master Edit)
02. Moving On Up (M People Master Mix)
03. Moving On Up (MK Movin’ Mix)
04. Moving On Up (Roger S. Gospel Revival Mix)
05. Someday (Sasha’s Full Master)

INFO > Formed in 1990, M People includes Mike Pickering (Quando Quango), Paul Heard (Ace Of Clubs), Andrew “Shovell” Lovell (Natural Life), and Heather Small (Hot House). The group enjoyed great success throughout the 1990s with a string of hit singles and best-selling albums, not to mention a couple of BRIT Awards and the 1994 Mercury Prize. The belated US issue of “Moving On Up” benefited from new remixes by Marc Kinchen, which joined mixes produced by Roger Sanchez, and the band’s original versions. This CD maxi features three of those cuts, as well as a previously promo only mix of “Someday” from 1992.

MOVING ON UP