Spice Girls

They really announced the tracklist for something that hasn’t been officially announced…there are locals in their comments thinking it’s a new tour or movie

Anyways I’m fine with what we’re getting as I really thought we’d just get the live tracks from the singles and Step to Me, though they could’ve chosen some album tracks for the youtubetomp3 conversions so the bonus disc wouldn’t just be the singles and Pepsi jingles
 
If the vaults really are that bare (I’m sure there has to be something better than this), why not give us updated mixes or just something vaguely exciting?

This whole thing, just like Spice 25, is a real slap in the face. If Steps, who probably have about 1% of the budget can get new mixes made and dig out tour versions from 20 years ago, the Spice Girls can.
 
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If the vaults really are that bare (I’m sure there has to be something better than this), why not give us updated mixes or just something vaguely exciting?

This whole thing, just like Spice 25, is a real slap in the face. If Steps, who probably have about 1% of the budget can get new mixes made and dig out tour versions from 20 years ago, the Spice Girls can.

I think the difference is though, that Steps are very much still an active band. They’re still regularly touring and performing in their full line up and producing new music and doing it themselves. With the Spice Girls now, the anniversary albums are being done for the brand via their label and management. They probably see it as less effort and financial input = more potential revenue. And they’re not wrong because we’ll still continue to buy this release in its editions when it’s available. And they know that.
 
It is a shame the tracklisting is so meh.

I agree, if the vaults are bare then new mixes. But surely there was at least a single edit of Never Give Up On The Good Times? The album version is four and half minutes which is rather long for radio.

Plus there’s their song for Channel Five (I played it at my 1997 club night the other week). I’d have assumed Virgin would have owned copyright and licenced the sound recording to Five. Or if Five did own rights, Virgin could have licenced it for this.

Oh well. At least I will no longer have people asking me to get Step To Me onto streaming…
 
I think the problem (for us) is they negotiated a lot of control in their virgin contract. Where as other acts have little to no say in what a record company does with their catalogue.

Some clearly don’t want a lot of the unheard stuff released and they have the power to ensure it isn’t.
 
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"Step to Me (7" Mix)" expected later today - September 27.

HQ "Spiceworld 25" album art for you all:

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First look at the 2CD/Hardbook via Amazon US / Amazon France.

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Curated by the Spice Girls themselves, this Deluxe Edition 2 CD set celebrates the 25-anniversary of their 1997 album. Spiceworld 25 features the original 10-song chart-topping album, plus a bonus disc of their favorite B-sides, remixes, and live recordings from their hugely successful 1998 tour. The package is housed in an A5 hardback book with a collection of iconic images of the quintet and a brand-new message from the Girls!
 
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First look at the Picture Disc via Amazon US.

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First released at the height of `Spicemania' and one month ahead of the Girls' big screen debut in their very own film, Spice World: The Movie, the album spent almost one year in the Top 40 on the U.K. chart and includes the #1 hit singles, "Spice Up Your Life," "Too Much," and "Viva Forever," as well as fan-favorite "Stop," LP available on picture disc vinyl.
 
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Not really sure why they felt the need to reverse the picture in the middle of the hardsleeve, but so far the artwork looks good. It's at least remained true to the original artwork and is using the correct logo instead of the absolute horror that was Spice 25. Amazon US is referring to one of the vinyls as "clear" (previous leaks had said it was "coloured").
 
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