Bizarre Fruit

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Bizarre Fruit
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Studio album by M People
Released November 14, 1994
Genre House, pop
Length 57:45
Label Deconstruction
Producer M People
M People chronology
Elegant Slumming
(1993)
Bizarre Fruit
(1994)
Bizarre Fruit II
(1995)
Alternative cover
North American cover
Singles from Bizarre Fruit
  1. "Sight for Sore Eyes"
    Released: 7 November 1994
  2. "Open Your Heart"
    Released: 23 January 1995
  3. "Search for the Hero"
    Released: 12 June 1995
  4. "Love Rendezvous"
    Released: 2 October 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Bizarre Fruit is the third album by the British dance band M People. It was released on 14 November 1994 and charted and peaked at number 4, spending one year on the chart before an expanded version of the album, Bizarre Fruit II, was released a year later. This album sold 2.8 million copies in the UK and was certified 3x Platinum.[1][2][3][4]

The album's two most popular singles were "Sight for Sore Eyes", which reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart and "Search for the Hero", which peaked at No. 9 on the same chart. Other singles released from this album were "Open Your Heart" (#9), "Love Rendezvous" (#32) and "Itchycoo Park" (#11) from the re-released album. In the US, remixes for the song "Padlock" were supplied to club DJs and appeared as the B-side to the CD maxi single of "Search for the Hero". The track reached No. 13 on the Billboard Dance Charts.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sight for Sore Eyes" Pickering, Heard, Small 6:12
2. "Search for the Hero" Pickering, Heard 6:11
3. "Open Your Heart" Pickering, Heard 5:42
4. "Love Rendezvous" Pickering, Heard 5:24
5. "Precious Pearl" Pickering, Heard 6:04
6. "Sugar Town" Pickering, Heard 5:41
7. "Walk Away" Pickering, Heard 5:48
8. "Drive Time" Pickering, Heard 5:30
9. "Padlock" Tamy Smith 6:12
10. "And Finally..." Pickering, Heard, Small 5:04
Total length: 57:45
2005 Re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Itchycoo Park" Marriott, Lane 6:42
12. "Itchycoo Park" (Morales Classic Club Mix) Marriott, Lane 7:53

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom 14 November 1994 Deconstruction LP 74321 24081 1
CD 74321 24081 2
Cassette 74321 24081 4
North America 12 May 1995 Epic LP E 67037
CD EK 67037
Cassette ET 67037
United Kingdom 7 March 2005 Sony BMG CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M People– Bizarre Fruit II". discogs.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Cooper, William. "M People Bizarre Fruit". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bizarre Fruit". amazon.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bizarre Fruit". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Search for the Hero (4:09)". last.fm. Retrieved 18 December 2013.