The Best of M People

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The Best of M People
Greatest hits album by M People
Released 2 November 1998
Genre House
Label M People Records
Producer M People
M People chronology
Fresco
(1997)
The Best of M People
(1998)
Testify
(1999)
Singles from The Best of M People
  1. "Testify"
    Released: 26 October 1998
  2. "Dreaming"
    Released: 1 February 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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The Best of M People is the first greatest hits album released by M People, in 1998. It has seventeen tracks, ten top ten hits and three new songs, the two top 20 hit singles: "Testify" and "Dreaming" plus a cover version of "What a Fool Believes". A limited edition included a bonus live album with eight tracks recorded live at the Later... with Jools Holland M People special, plus enhanced content. This album is now available in the United States through iTunes.

There was also an advanced sampler called Classic and a promotional version containing the same content as the bonus live disc but with more sound excerpts and full videos.

Track listing[edit]

Original version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Testify"   Mike Pickering, Paul Heard, Heather Small Previously unreleased 3:57
2. "Search for the Hero"   Pickering, Heard Bizarre Fruit 4:09
3. "Moving on Up"   Pickering, Heard Elegant Slumming 3:35
4. "Angel St"   Pickering, Heard, Small Fresco 4:10
5. "One Night in Heaven"   Pickering, Heard Elegant Slumming 4:23
6. "Itchycoo Park"   Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane Bizarre Fruit II 5:38
7. "Sight for Sore Eyes"   Pickering, Heard, Small Bizarre Fruit 3:56
8. "Just for You"   Pickering, Heard, Small Fresco 4:00
9. "Colour My Life"   Pickering Northern Soul 3:40
10. "How Can I Love You More?" (Remix) Pickering, Heard Northern Soul 4:42
11. "Dreaming"   Pickering, Heard, Small Previously unreleased 4:40
12. "Open Your Heart"   Pickering, Heard, Small Bizarre Fruit 3:38
13. "Don't Look Any Further"   Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert, Duane Hitchings Elegant Slumming 3:50
14. "Someday"   Marshall Jefferson Northern Soul 3:43
15. "Renaissance"   Pickering, Heard Elegant Slumming 3:51
16. "Fantasy Island"   Pickering, Heard, Small Fresco 4:12
17. "What a Fool Believes"   Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins Previously unreleased 4:36

Classic version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "One Night in Heaven"   Pickering, Heard Elegant Slumming 4:23
2. "Angel St"   Pickering, Heard, Small Fresco 4:10
3. "Sight for Sore Eyes"   Pickering, Heard, Small Bizarre Fruit 3:56
4. "Search for the Hero"   Pickering, Heard Bizarre Fruit 4:09
5. "Colour My Life"   Pickering Northern Soul 3:40
6. "Moving on Up"   Pickering, Heard Elegant Slumming 3:35
7. "How Can I Love You More?"   Pickering, Heard Northern Soul 4:42
8. "Itchycoo Park"   Marriott, Lane Bizarre Fruit II 5:38
9. "Open Your Heart"   Pickering, Heard, Small Bizarre Fruit 3:38
10. "Just for You"   Pickering, Heard, Small Fresco 4:00
11. "Don't Look Any Further"   Golde, Lambert, Hitchings Elegant Slumming 3:50
12. "Excited"   Pickering, Heard Northern Soul 3:43
13. "Someday"   Jefferson Northern Soul 3:43
14. "Fantasy Island"   Pickering, Heard, Small Fresco 4:12
15. "Renaissance"   Pickering, Heard Elegant Slumming 3:51
16. "Love Rendezvous"   Pickering, Heard Bizarre Fruit 3:48

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