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That’s the “Party mix”

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To think I had a hand in enabling this to happen by buying all the formats of Spice25. Welp. My wallet is sliving today.

It's a double-edged sword really. If the last project doesn't do well then it puts the next project under threat, but at the same time supporting these projects also supports the narrative that we'll buy any old shit. I feel a bit resentful having supported Spice 25 that this is what we're given as a "reward".

The "25" project has basically been a vehicle to officially release stuff that was already out there, to the point of even choosing Arnhem and Madrid as shows to pick audio from which are/were readily available on YouTube.

This could have been a labour of love but instead it's the usual disappointment. Melanie C said the other day that the album and film re-release was "more of a Universal thing" so beyond an initial meeting of listening to demos and vetoing them all they've probably had no other involvement.
 
The didn't have any unreleased track from SW sessions, that's pretty clear from the autobiographies. I think Biff got confused here.
But I don't believe they didn't have any demos/early versions at last...
They wanted to focus on the live aspect? Fine, but then at least give us the full Istanbul concert as bonus content or the full audio from one the '98 Tour dates. This is simply not it!

At this point it was better to leave it at Wannabe25. We already got everything we really wanted with it. Anything else was a time (and money) waste for us fans!
 
I'm happy about "Step To Me". Agreed that it's a bit strange not to just put the whole tour audio there. I think it makes sense if there are no demos of the "Spiceworld" tracks since they were recording them at the same time as filming the movie, so they probably went straight to the final versions as opposed to recording full demos.

What do we think "Too Much (Live in Toronto)" is? Would be weird if it's from 98 as we'll have Emma singing Geri's lines? Or maybe it's from the 2007 tour...?
 
Well they've appeased me putting that 'Viva Forever' remix on it, but still it's really the bare minimum isn't it? I'm wondering if the Toronto audio is from the 2007 broadcast on Radio 2?
I thought the Radio 2 broadcast was from The O2. I’m sure the Too Much performance will be from 2008 though.
 
What do we think "Too Much (Live in Toronto)" is? Would be weird if it's from 98 as we'll have Emma singing Geri's lines? Or maybe it's from the 2007 tour...?

Yeah that was strange. I guess they want to represent the brief era post Geri however Geri’s part in Too Much was special and never sounded as good with Emma in my opinion.
 
Sometimes I forget that the Spiceworld era actually ended after Geri left and lasted until at least the Autumn of 1998, with the final Wembley concert of the tour.
 
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