Elegant Slumming

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Elegant Slumming
CD M People Elegant Slumming.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 1993
StudioMilo Studios, Roundhouse Studios, Strongroom Studios (London)
Genre
Length55:04
LabelDeconstruction
ProducerM People
M People chronology
Northern Soul
(1991)
Elegant Slumming
(1993)
Bizarre Fruit
(1994)
Singles from Elegant Slumming
  1. "One Night in Heaven"
    Released: 14 June 1993
  2. "Moving on Up"
    Released: 13 September 1993
  3. "Don't Look Any Further"
    Released: 22 November 1993
  4. "Renaissance"
    Released: 28 February 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA[2]

Elegant Slumming is the second album by the British dance band M People. It was released on 4 October 1993 charting and peaking at number 2 on the UK Album Chart and spent 87 weeks in the Top 75. It re-entered the chart three times in October 1996 and March and September 1997. Its overall sales stand at 757,000 as of September 2017.[3]

The four singles released from the album were all UK Top 10 hits: "One Night in Heaven" (#6) and "Moving on Up" (#2), as well as a cover version of the Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett song "Don't Look Any Further", which reached No. 9 in the UK. A fourth hit, "Renaissance", reached No. 5 in the same chart.

The US version was released in 1994 in a separate deal on the Epic label, and replaces 3 tracks with 3 hits from their debut album Northern Soul, which did not have a US release. The album was well received, and "One Night in Heaven" and "Moving on Up" were Billboard No. 1 hits on Hot Dance Club Play.

The original British album won the 1994 UK Mercury Music Prize.

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."One Night in Heaven (7" Mix)" 3:39
2."Moving on Up" 5:29
3."Renaissance" 5:20
4."You Just Have to Be There" 5:26
5."Love is in My Soul" 6:15
6."Don't Look Any Further"Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert, Duane Hitchings5:28
7."Natural Thing" 5:04
8."Little Packet" 5:19
9."La Vida Loca" 4:32
10."Melody of Life" 4:44
Total length:55:04
2005 Re-release bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Don't Look Any Further" (Danny D Mix)Golde, Lambert, Hitchings5:36
12."Renaissance" (John Digweed's Full on Mix) 7:57
13."Moving on Up" (Roger S Moving Mix) 6:28

US version[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."One Night in Heaven" 6:28
2."Moving on Up" 5:29
3."Excited" 5:04
4."Renaissance" 5:20
5."Colour My Life (Part One)"Pickering5:38
6."How Can I Love You More?" 3:20
7."Don't Look Any Further"Golde, Lambert, Hitchings5:28
8."You Just Have to Be There" 5:26
9."Little Packet" 5:19
10."Love is in My Soul" 6:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Farley. "Elegant Slumming". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: m people". robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-biggest-selling-mercury-prize-winning-albums-revealed__20414/