Testify (M People album)

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Testify
Compilation album by M People
Released 25 May 1999
Genre House
Label Epic
Producer M People
M People chronology
The Best of M People
(1998)
Testify
(1999)
Ultimate Collection
(2005)
Singles from Testify
  1. "Testify"
    Released: 26 October 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Testify is a compilation album released only in North America by the British house music band M People. It contains the three new tracks that the band recorded for their British compilation album, The Best of M People, the previous year, and the artwork is taken from the photographs used for that album. However, it contains two album tracks from Fresco and three remixes that originally appeared on The Best of M People's accompanying promotional remix collection in place of the originals.

In addition, four songs are replaced by different edits. It is notable for being the only place that the original versions of "Testify", "What a Fool Believes", the single mix of "Search for the Hero", and the single edits of "Angel St" and "Just for You" are available on vinyl, as its British equivalent was released on CD and cassette only. The version of "What a Fool Believes" is exclusive to this release, since an edit appears on The Best of M People.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Testify"     3:58
2. "Dreaming" (Radio edit)   4:15
3. "Angel St" (Radio edit)   4:11
4. "Search for the Hero" (M People Radio mix) Pickering, Heard 4:09
5. "What a Fool Believes"   Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins 5:56
6. "Fantasy Island"     5:31
7. "Sight for Sore Eyes" (M People Master mix)   6:11
8. "Just for You" (Radio edit)   3:59
9. "Smile"     6:02
10. "Colour My Life" (Joey Negro's Agoura mix) Pickering 7:39
11. "Red Flower Sunset"     4:55
12. "Moving on Up" (Mark Picchiotti's Millennium vocal remix) Pickering, Heard 9:00
13. "How Can I Love You More?" (Jimmy Gomez 6am mix) Pickering, Heard 10:20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United States May 25, 1999 Epic 2xLP E2 69887
CD EK 69887

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/testify-mw0000244146
  2. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=m+people