I Ain't Movin'

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I Ain't Movin'
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Studio album by Des'ree
Released 9 May 1994 (UK), 5 July 1994 (US)
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 48:11 (UK/original Australian editions)
52:04 (US/Australian reissue editions)
Label Epic, 550
Producer Des'ree, Ashley Ingram, Phil Legg, Peter Lord Moreland & V. Jeffrey Smith, Mark "Spike" Stent
Des'ree chronology
Mind Adventures
(1992)Mind Adventures1992
I Ain't Movin'
(1994)
Supernatural
(1998)Supernatural1998
Alternate cover
Cover for the American and Australian editions
Cover for the American and Australian editions
Singles from I Ain't Movin'
  1. "You Gotta Be"
    Released: 28 March 1994
    Re-released: 27 February 1995
  2. "I Ain't Movin'"
    Released: 6 June 1994
  3. "Little Child"
    Released: 22 August 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(neither)[2]

I Ain't Movin is the second studio album by British soul singer-songwriter Des'ree. It was released on 9 May 1994 in the UK, and 5 July 1994 in the US on Epic Records, and features the top 5 smash hit, "You Gotta Be". Tom Demalon of allmusic gave the album 4 of 5 stars, saying that "Des'ree possesses a pleasing vocal delivery, and it serves her well on songs like the slinky, mid-tempo "Feel So High", the breezy "Little Child", the hypnotic groove of "Trip on Love" and the confessional title cut."

Singles[edit]

Three singles were released from I Ain't Movin, "You Gotta Be", "I Ain't Movin'" and "Little Child". In the US, "Feel So High" was featured on and released as a single from I Ain't Movin' rather than from Des'ree's debut album Mind Adventures. The song was added to the re-issue of the UK edition of the album, which was released in 2000. "You Gotta Be" was also remixed and re-released in the UK in 1995. The "Kissing You" single was included as a bonus CD with the Australian reissue of the album in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Herald the Day"Des'ree, Jimmy S. Haynes5:18
2."Crazy Maze" (also on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack)Des'ree, Peter Lord Moreland, Vernon Jeffrey Smith4:36
3."You Gotta Be"Des'ree, Ashley Ingram4:06
4."Little Child"Des'ree, Ingram3:54
5."Strong Enough"Des'ree, Moreland, Smith4:42
6."Trip on Love"Des'ree, Moreland, Smith4:28
7."I Ain't Movin'"Des'ree, Haynes4:22
8."Living in the City"Des'ree, Ingram4:31
9."In My Dreams"Des'ree, Haynes4:14
10."Love Is Here"Des'ree, Ingram4:50
11."I Ain't Movin'" (Percussion Reprise)Des'ree, Haynes3:10

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Des'ree, Ashley Ingram, Phil Legg, Peter Lord Moreland, V. Jeffrey Smith and Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Engineers: Peter Moshay, Charlie Smith, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Mixing: Phil Legg, Richard Lengyel, Peter Moshay, Charlie Smith, Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Mastering: Vladimir Meller

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: Rocky Bryant, Ashley Ingram, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Percussion: Norman Hedman, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Drum programming: Peter Moshay, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Bass: Ashley Ingram, Tracy Wormworth
  • Guitars: Ashley Ingram, Peter Lord Moreland, Prince Sampson, V. Jeffrey Smith, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
  • Keyboards: Ashley Ingram, Peter Lord Moreland, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Programming: Ashley Ingram
  • Backing vocals: Des'ree, Ashley Ingram, Michael Sinclair
  • String arrangements by Ashley Ingram
  • Other arrangements by Michael Sinclair

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 1,500,000 [6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Des'ree". Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Des'ree – I Ain't Movin". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter I Ain't Movin in the search field and then press Enter.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Des'ree – I Ain't movin'". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Who's Selling Where". Billboard. 17 February 1996. Retrieved 29 April 2018.