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M People

M People

Also known as M - People, M-People, M. Peole, M. People, M.People, MPeople
Also there are more session musicians of M People: Andrew Lovell, Heather Small, Mark Bell (3), Mike Pickering, Paul Heard
Also find this artist on the Web: http://www.m-people.com/

Full discography of M People on this page:

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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download mp3 album Release date Label fo release
1 M People - Moving On Up Moving On Up 4 M People - Moving On Up mp3 1993
2 M People - Sight For Sore Eyes Sight For Sore Eyes 3 M People - Sight For Sore Eyes mp3 1994-00-00 Deconstruction
3 M People - Excited Excited 4 M People - Excited mp3 1992-00-00 Deconstruction
4 M People - Love Rendez Vous Love Rendez Vous 4 M People - Love Rendez Vous mp3 1995 UMM
5 M People - Northern Soul Northern Soul 14 M People - Northern Soul mp3 1991-00-00
6 M People - Love Rendezvous Love Rendezvous 4 M People - Love Rendezvous mp3 1995
7 M People - How Can I Love You More Mixes How Can I Love You More Mixes 4 M People - How Can I Love You More Mixes mp3 1992 Deconstruction
8 M People - How Can I Love You More How Can I Love You More 3 M People - How Can I Love You More mp3 1991 Deconstruction
9 M People - Open Your Heart Open Your Heart 4 M People - Open Your Heart mp3 1995 Deconstruction
10 M People - Fantasy Island Fantasy Island 4 M People - Fantasy Island mp3 1997-11-24 Deconstruction
11 M People - The Best Of M People (Remixed 1) The Best Of M People (Remixed 1) 4 M People - The Best Of M People (Remixed 1) mp3 1998
12 M People - Fresco Fresco 12 M People - Fresco mp3 1997 BMG
13 M People - Itchycoo Park Itchycoo Park 7 M People - Itchycoo Park mp3 1995 Deconstruction
14 M People - Moving On Up Moving On Up 5 M People - Moving On Up mp3 1994 Epic
15 M People - Just For You Just For You 6 M People - Just For You mp3 1997-09-22
16 M People - Someday Someday 4 M People - Someday mp3 1992
17 M People - Fresco Fresco 12 M People - Fresco mp3 1997 M People Records
18 M People - Testify Testify 4 M People - Testify mp3 1998 Epic Dance
19 M People - Elegant Slumming Elegant Slumming 10 M People - Elegant Slumming mp3 1993 Deconstruction
20 M People - Itchycoo Park Itchycoo Park 5 M People - Itchycoo Park mp3 1995 Deconstruction
21 M People - Renaissance Renaissance 6 M People - Renaissance mp3 1994
22 M People - Just For You (The Knuckles + Way Out West Mixes) Just For You (The Knuckles + Way Out West Mixes) 2 M People - Just For You (The Knuckles + Way Out West Mixes) mp3 1997 BMG
23 M People - Fantasy Island Fantasy Island 5 M People - Fantasy Island mp3 1997-11-11
24 M People - Testify Testify 5 M People - Testify mp3 1998 BMG
25 M People - One Night In Heaven One Night In Heaven 5 M People - One Night In Heaven mp3 1993 Deconstruction
26 M People - Open Your Heart Open Your Heart 5 M People - Open Your Heart mp3 1995 BMG
27 M People - Don't Look Any Further Don't Look Any Further 3 M People - Don't Look Any Further mp3 1993
28 M People - Open Your Heart Open Your Heart 5 M People - Open Your Heart mp3 1995 Epic Dance
29 M People - One Night In Heaven One Night In Heaven 5 M People - One Night In Heaven mp3 1994 Epic Dance
30 M People - Renaissance Renaissance 4 M People - Renaissance mp3 1994-02-24 Deconstruction
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The key component of M People is Mike Pickering (b. Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), the founder member and songwriter for M People - the M standing for his first name. The band was formed by ex [a=Hot House] vocalist [a=Heather Small] (b. 20 January 1965, London, England) and [a=Paul Heard] (b. 5 October 1960, Hammersmith, London, England; keyboards, programming), formerly of Orange Juice and Working Week.



They achieved major success with the club hit "How Can I Love You More?" at the end of 1991. These singles promoted a first album which took its name from Pickering's early musical leanings, Northern Soul. The breakthrough year for M People was 1993, as they enjoyed a string of UK Top 10 hits with a reissued "How Can I Love You More?", "One Night In Heaven", "Moving On Up" (later used as a campaign tune by the UK's Labour Party), and a cover version of [a=Dennis Edwards]' "[r=250808]". The album which contained the hits, Elegant Slumming (the title was taken from a Tom Wolfe book), featured vocal support from [a=Nu Colours]. It won them the Best British Dance Act at the BRIT Awards, and the 1994 Mercury Music Prize for best UK act in any category, much to the chagrin of hotly tipped pretenders [a=Blur]. Meanwhile, their highly polished, commercial sound (omnipresent on car stereos and commercial radio) was being cited as the perfect example of "handbag house", a term the band themselves despised. Bizarre Fruit and the attendant Top 10 singles "Sight For Sore Eyes", "Open Your Heart" and "Search For The Hero", were greeted with mild disappointment.



The band, by now a quartet with the permanent addition of their touring percussionist [a=Shovell] (ex [a=Natural Life]), embarked on a tour of the world's stadia to ecstatic receptions. Their love affair with the critics had cooled, the media taking special pleasure in poking fun at Small's choice of boyfriend - rugby league player Shaun Edwards. Bizarre Fruit II merely compiled several remixes and edits as a prelude to a new album, though an ill-advised cover version of the Small Faces' "Itchycoo Park" managed to irritate the critics further. Fresco proved to be another smooth slab of easy-listening soul, with the single "Just For You" the stand-out track. A lazily compiled "best of" selection and Small's solo debut, Proud, are the only products to have subsequently emerged from the M People camp

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