Northern Soul (M People album)

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Northern Soul
Studio album by M People
Released 4 November 1991
Genre House
Label Deconstruction
Producer M People
M People chronology
Northern Soul
(1991)
Elegant Slumming
(1993)
1995 re-release cover
Re-release cover. Note: the 1992 re-release does not bare the album title on the front cover.
Singles from Northern Soul
  1. "How Can I Love You More?"
    Released: 14 October 1991
  2. "Colour My Life"
    Released: 24 February 1992
  3. "Someday"
    Released: 6 April 1992
  4. "Excited"
    Released: 28 September 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Northern Soul is the first album by the British house music band M People. It was originally released in 4 November 1991. After the release of the single "Excited", a new song not originally included on the album, it was re-released with an updated track listing in late 1992, reaching number 53 on the UK albums chart. Following the success of the band's later albums, Elegant Slumming and Bizarre Fruit, this second version was re-issued in October 1995 and charted at number 26.

Track listing[edit]

All songs writtern by Mike Pickering and Paul Heard except where noted.

Original version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Colour My Life"   Pickering 5:03
2. "How Can I Love You More?"     5:16
3. "Inner City Cruise"     4:28
4. "It's Your World"     4:03
5. "Someday"   Jefferson 5:36
6. "Sexual Freedom"     5:18
7. "Kiss It Better"   Pickering, Heard, Rietveld 5:11
8. "Tumbling Down"     4:41
9. "Landscape of Love"   Pickering, Heard, Simon 5:42
10. "Life"     4:53
11. "Platini"     5:01
12. "Inner City Dub"     4:29
13. "Colour My Life" (Original Mix) Pickering 5:04
14. "Kiss It Better" (Guitar Mix) Pickering, Heard, Rietveld 4:48

1992 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Excited" (M People Master Mix)   5:04
2. "How Can I Love You More?"     5:16
3. "Colour My Life" (Part One) Pickering 5:03
4. "Inner City Cruise"     4:28
5. "It's Your World"     4:03
6. "Someday" (Sasha's Full Master) Jefferson 7:42
7. "Sexual Freedom"     5:18
8. "Landscape of Love"   Pickering, Heard, Simon 5:42
9. "Tumbling Down"     4:41
10. "Kiss It Better"   Pickering, Heard, Rietveld 5:11
11. "Man Smart"     5:17
12. "Colour My Life" ((Part Two) (Original Mix) Pickering 5:04
13. "Excited" (Judge Jules Remix)   7:24

1995 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Excited" (M People Master Mix)   5:04
2. "Colour My Life"   Pickering 5:38
3. "How Can I Love You More?"     5:16
4. "Inner City Cruise"     4:28
5. "It's Your World"     4:03
6. "Sexual Freedom"     5:18
7. "Kiss It Better"   Pickering, Heard, Rietveld 5:11
8. "Tumbling Down"     4:41
9. "Landscape of Love"   Pickering, Heard, Simon 5:42
10. "Life"     4:53
11. "Someday"   Jefferson 5:36
12. "Excited" (Judge Jules Remix)   7:24
13. "Man Smart"     5:17
14. "Platini"     5:01
15. "How Can I Love You More?" (Sasha's Master Edit)   3:20

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