I Ain't Movin'

I Ain't Movin is the second studio album by British soul singer-songwriter Des'ree.[5][6] 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".

I Ain't Movin'
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Studio album by
Released9 May 1994
Genre
Length48:11 (UK/original Australian editions)
52:04 (US/Australian reissue editions)
LabelEpic, 550
ProducerDes'ree, Ashley Ingram, Phil Legg, Peter Lord Moreland & V. Jeffrey Smith, Mark "Spike" Stent
Des'ree chronology
Mind Adventures
(1992)
I Ain't Movin'
(1994)
Supernatural
(1998)
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
AllMusic[1]
Chicago Tribune[3]
Robert Christgau(neither)[4]

Critical receptionEdit

Tom Demalon of AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, writing 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."

SinglesEdit

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 listingEdit

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
UK re-issue bonus track (2000)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Feel So High"Des'ree, Michael Graves3:53
US edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You Gotta Be"Des'ree, Ashley Ingram4:06
2."Crazy Maze"Des'ree, Peter Lord Moreland, Vernon Jeffrey Smith4:36
3."Feel So High"Des'ree, Michael Graves3:53
4."Little Child"Des'ree, Ingram3:54
5."Strong Enough"Des'ree, Moreland, Smith4:42
6."Herald the Day"Des'ree, Jimmy S. Haynes5:18
7."Trip on Love"Des'ree, Moreland, Smith4:28
8."I Ain't Movin'"Des'ree, Haynes4:22
9."Living in the City"Des'ree, Ingram4:31
10."In My Dreams"Des'ree, Haynes4:14
11."Love Is Here"Des'ree, Ingram4:50
12."I Ain't Movin'" (Percussion Reprise)Des'ree, Haynes3:10

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[7]

ProductionEdit

  • 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

MusiciansEdit

  • 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

ChartsEdit

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 14
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[9] 77
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 91
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 13
US Billboard 200[13] 27

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[14] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 1,500,000 [17]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Demalon, Tom. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ Himes, Geoffrey (28 October 1994). "Two Who Revive Progressive Soul". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  3. ^ Kening, Dan. "Des'reeI Ain't Movin' (Sony 550) (STAR)(STAR)(STAR)Two things..." chicagotribune.com.
  4. ^ "Des'ree". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  5. ^ Croom, Phyllis (2 July 1995). "THE DIFFERENCE IN DES'REE" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  6. ^ "Des'ree".
  7. ^ I Ain't Movin' (booklet). Des'ree. 550. Epic. 1994. BK 64324.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Des'ree – I Ain't Movin'". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Des'ree – I Ain't Movin'" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Des'ree – I Ain't Movin'" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Des'ree – I Ain't Movin'". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Desree Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Des'ree – I Ain't Movin". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type I Ain't Movin in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Des'ree – I Ain't movin'". Recording Industry Association of America.
  17. ^ "Who's Selling Where". Billboard. 17 February 1996. p. 62. Retrieved 29 April 2018. Des'ree billboard.