I Ain't Movin'

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I Ain't Movin'
Studio album by Des'ree
Released 11 May 1994 (UK), 5 July 1994 (US)
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 48:11 (UK/original Australian editions)
52:04 (US/Australian reissue editions)
Label Epic, 550
Producer Des'ree, Ashley Ingram, Phil Legg, Peter Lord Moreland & V. Jeffrey Smith, Mark "Spike" Stent
Des'ree chronology
Mind Adventures
(1992)
I Ain't Movin'
(1994)
Supernatural
(1998)
Singles from I Ain't Movin'
  1. "You Gotta Be"
    Released: 29 July 1994
  2. "I Ain't Movin'"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Little Child"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

I Ain't Movin is the second studio album by soul singer-songwriter Des'ree. It was released on 11 May, 1994 in the UK, and 5 July 1994 in the US on Epic Records, and features the top 5 smash hit, "You Gotta Be". Tom Demalon of allmusic gave the record 4 of 5 stars, saying that "Des'ree possesses a pleasing vocal delivery, and it serves her well on songs like the slinky, mid-tempo "Feel So High", the breezy "Little Child", the hypnotic groove of "Trip on Love" and the confessional title cut."

Singles[edit]

Three singles were released from I Ain't Movin, "You Gotta Be", "I Ain't Movin'" and "Little Child". In the US, "Feel So High" was featured on and released as a single from I Ain't Movin' rather than from Des'ree's debut album Mind Adventures. The song was added to the re-issue of the UK edition of the album, which was released in 2000. "You Gotta Be" was also remixed and re-released in the UK in 1995. The "Kissing You" single was included as a bonus CD with the Australian reissue of the album in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Herald the Day"   Des'ree, Jimmy S. Haynes 5:18
2. "Crazy Maze"   Des'ree, Peter Lord Moreland, Vernon Jeffrey Smith 4:36
3. "You Gotta Be"   Des'ree, Ashley Ingram 4:06
4. "Little Child"   Des'ree, Ingram 3:54
5. "Strong Enough"   Des'ree, Moreland, Smith 4:42
6. "Trip on Love"   Des'ree, Moreland, Smith 4:28
7. "I Ain't Movin'"   Des'ree, Haynes 4:22
8. "Living in the City"   Des'ree, Ingram 4:31
9. "In My Dreams"   Des'ree, Haynes 4:14
10. "Love is Here"   Des'ree, Ingram 4:50
11. "I Ain't Movin'" (Percussion Reprise) Des'ree, Haynes 3:10

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Des'ree, Ashley Ingram, Phil Legg, Peter Lord Moreland, V. Jeffrey Smith & Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Engineers: Peter Moshay, Charlie Smith, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Mixing: Phil Legg, Richard Lengyel, Peter Moshay, Charlie Smith, Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Mastering: Vladimir Meller

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: Rocky Bryant, Ashley Ingram, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Percussion: Norman Hedman, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Drum Programming: Peter Moshay, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Bass: Ashley Ingram, Tracy Wormworth
  • Guitars: Ashley Ingram, Peter Lord Moreland, Prince Sampson, V. Jeffrey Smith, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
  • Keyboards: Ashley Ingram, Peter Lord Moreland, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Programming: Ashley Ingram
  • Backing Vocals: Des'ree, Ashley Ingram, Michael Sinclair
  • String Arrangements By Ashley Ingram
  • Other Arrangements By Michael Sinclair

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012.