I Ain't Movin'

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
British soulstress Des'ree caused little more than a ripple with her 1992 debut, Mind Adventures, but caught fire with her sophomore effort, I Ain't Movin', and the smash single "You Gotta Be." The uplifting song was a U.S. Top Five hit and best exemplified Des'ree's smooth blend of pop/R&B music and power-of-positive thinking lyrical style. Nothing else on I Ain't Movin' manages to endear itself quite as much, but it's hardly a washout. 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. Some of the lyrics ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
British soulstress Des'ree caused little more than a ripple with her 1992 debut, Mind Adventures, but caught fire with her sophomore effort, I Ain't Movin', and the smash single "You Gotta Be." The uplifting song was a U.S. Top Five hit and best exemplified Des'ree's smooth blend of pop/R&B music and power-of-positive thinking lyrical style. Nothing else on I Ain't Movin' manages to endear itself quite as much, but it's hardly a washout. 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. Some of the lyrics are a bit half-baked and fail to achieve much depth and the production is a bit slick at times, but not enough to mar an otherwise satisfying release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972671123
  • Catalog Number: 726711
  • Sales rank: 33,808

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Gotta Be (4:06)
  2. 2 Crazy Maze (4:36)
  3. 3 Feel So High (3:53)
  4. 4 Little Child (3:54)
  5. 5 Strong Enough (4:42)
  6. 6 Herald the Day (5:18)
  7. 7 Trip on Love (4:28)
  8. 8 I Ain't Movin' (4:22)
  9. 9 Living in the City (4:31)
  10. 10 In My Dreams (4:14)
  11. 11 Love Is Here (4:50)
  12. 12 I Ain't Movin' (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Des'ree Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Michael Sinclair Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Rocky Bryant Drums
Peter Lord Moreland Guitar, Keyboards
Harry Morgan Percussion
V. Jeffrey Smith Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards
Tracy Wormworth Bass
Norman Hedman Percussion
Ashley Ingram Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Jeff Smith Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards
T-Bone Wolk Guitar
Prince Sampson Guitar
Technical Credits
Des'ree Producer
Phil Legg Producer
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Peter Lord Moreland Producer
Peter Moshay Engineer, drum programming
V. Jeffrey Smith Producer, Engineer
Charlie Smith Engineer
Mark "Spike" Stent Producer
Ashley Ingram Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Jeff Smith Engineer, drum programming
Michael Graves Arranger
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the best albums of the 1990's

    Sure there is only one hit on this album (You Gotta Be) but what a great hit! The feel of this album is complete and wonderful as she takes the theme introduced with "You Gotta Be" into and throughout the entire album. This album is a treasure, a delight, and essential to any decent CD collection. The little booklet includes all the Lyrics and that is always appreciated. As she writes in the book: "One body - Respect it, One Mind - Feed it, One Life - Enjoy it." My life is that little bit more enjoyable for having this great album.

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