Fresco (M People album)

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Fresco
Studio album by M People
Released 13 October 1997
Genre Dance
Label M People Records
Producer M People
M People chronology
Bizarre Fruit II
(1995)
Fresco
(1997)
The Best of M People
(1998)
Singles from Fresco
  1. "Just for You"
    Released: 22 September 1997
  2. "Fantasy Island"
    Released: 24 November 1997
  3. "Angel St"
    Released: 16 March 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Q 3/5 stars[1]

Fresco is the fourth and final studio album by the British dance band M People. It includes the Top 10 singles "Just for You" and "Angel St", the hit single "Fantasy Island", and a cover version of the Roxy Music song "Avalon".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mike Pickering, Paul Heard and Heather Small except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Just for You"     6:01
2. "Fantasy Island"     5:40
3. "Never Mind Love"     4:24
4. "Last Night 10,000"     5:13
5. "Smile"     6:04
6. "Red Flower Sunset"     4:57
7. "Angel St"     5:31
8. "Lonely"     4:46
9. "Rhythm and Blues"     4:17
10. "Believe It"     5:08
11. "Bohemia"     3:28
12. "Avalon"   Ferry 6:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Heather Small – lead vocals
  • Mike Pickering – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Paul Heard – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Shovell – percussion
  • M People – production
  • Phil Bodger – engineering, mixing (tracks 1,3,4,5,8,9,10)
  • Neil McLennan – engineering, mixing (track 12)
  • Tim Weidner – engineering, mixing (track 7)
  • David 'EQ3' Sussman – engineering, mixing (tracks 2,11)
  • Warren Riker – engineering, mixing (track 6)
  • James Reynolds – additional engineering (tracks 1,3,5)
  • Steve Sidelnyk – drum programming (tracks 1,3,4,5,7,8,9)
  • Gäetan Schurrer – drum programming (track 10)
  • Joey Moskowitz – drum programming (tracks 2,11)
  • Che Pope – drum programming (track 6)
  • Richard T. Norris – additional keyboards (tracks 4,12)
  • Simon Ellis – additional keyboards (track 9)
  • Paul Taylor – additional keyboards (tracks 1,3,5)
  • Gäetan Schurrer – additional keyboards (tracks 1,3,5)
  • George Pearson – additional keyboards (track 6)
  • Joey Moskowitz – additional keyboards (tracks 2,11)
  • Terry Burrus – grand piano, keyboards (tracks 2,7,11)
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar (tracks 1,3,4,5)
  • Freddie Thomson – bass guitar (track 9)
  • Paul Dileo – bass guitar (track 6)
  • Tim LaFavre – upright bass (track 11)
  • Snake Davies (saxophone, flute, EWI) (tracks 1,3,4,7,8,12)
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone (track 8)
  • John Thirkell – trumpet (track 8)
  • Brooklyn Funk Essential – brass (tracks 2,11)
  • Johnny Marr – guitars (tracks 9,10)
  • Dave Ital – guitars (tracks 5,7)
  • Milton McDonald – guitars (tracks 1,3)
  • Mike Delguidice – guitars (track 6)
  • The London Session Orchestra, arranged by Will Malone – strings (tracks 1,3,5,8)
  • Simon Hale – strings (track 7)
  • Danny Madden – background vocal arrangements (tracks 2,6,11)
  • Paul Johnson – background vocals (tracks 10,12)
  • Carroll Thompson – background vocals (tracks 1,3,5,7,8,9,10)
  • Claudia Fontaine – background vocals (tracks 1,3,5,8,9)
  • Beverly Skeete – background vocals (tracks 1,3,5,8,9)
  • Chris Balins – background vocals (track 10)
  • Sophia Jones – background vocals (track 10)
  • Sylvia Mason-James – background vocals (track 3)
  • Audrey Wheeler – background vocals (tracks 2,6,11)
  • Khadeja Bass – background vocals (tracks 2,6,11)
  • Nicki Richards – background vocals (tracks 2,6,11)
  • Will Downing – background vocals (track 2)
  • Mark Ledford – background vocals (track 2)
  • Steve Thomton – percussion (track 11)
  • Matthew Rolston – photography
  • Farrow Design – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, Paul. "Review: M People – Fresco". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd) (July 1999): 142.