Spice Girls

The silver background coloured vinyl ‘1L-P’ is pretty gorgeous. Much better than Spice25 which was just tacky looking.

It’s all a bit meh tough I’m not crazy for the T Shirts
 
That red t-shirt using an Emma fake blend is hilarious.

Have nothing to add to the general dismay, do we know if the main album has at least been remastered?

A Dolby Atmos version should be coming.

I'm just really gutted by all this, Spiceworld as an album and era is like the peak for me when it comes to pop and why I adore it still to this day. Have I got to wait for the 50th anniversary, I'll be fucking 60!
 
Whilst I truly dread to think what Forever 25 will look like (assuming we'll get it), it's really shameful that the true sum of "new" stuff that we haven't heard through leaks in this release is two live recordings and a party mix. We thought Spice 25 was bad, but at least it gave us an unreleased track, two unheard demos and the Love Thing mix which some people did have but wasn't widely circulated.

The thought that this might be all we ever get is so disheartening. One option would be to reissue the Greatest Hits for the 30th anniversary and give us some more breadcrumbs but I don't see them ever doing a "rarities" album because they clearly don't think the material is strong enough. I don't think any of the demos we've heard from the early years stand up to the songs we know and love, but they're still cute in their own right and deserve to be heard. I personally prefer Strong Enough to Feed Your Love, it's madness that they couldn't even stretch to including that somewhere when it's all over YouTube.
 

NEW remixes? Unreleased tracks? Where?!


According to the description on Amazon Italy,
una versione inedita di Viva Forever' - il 'John Themis Ambient Mix'
an unreleased version of Viva Forever, the John Themis Ambient Mix

According to Discogs:
Viva Forever (Themis Ethnic Latino Ambient Mix) 5:39

According to @andru track lengths:
23. Viva Forever (John Themis Ethnic Latino Ambient Mix) - 5:43

So, maybe it's a longer version of the mix... lol
 
21. Stop (Morales Remix) - 5:52

according to Wiki Stop page:
UK, European, US CD2
"Stop" (Morales Remix) – 7:23

Uk promo 12" inch
A1: "Stop" (Morales Remix) – 9:26

So, this is an unreleased edit of an edit ?
 
If the girls did "curate" this selection for Spiceworld 25 it doesn't surprise no un-released demos made. They usually show a distaste for anything un-released. They probably don't want them "out there". We'll have to wait until 5 die for Bowie/Prince-Style repackages
 
If the girls did "curate" this selection for Spiceworld 25 it doesn't surprise no un-released demos made. They usually show a distaste for anything un-released. They probably don't want them "out there". We'll have to wait until 5 die for Bowie/Prince-Style repackages

Perched to bop to "If It's Loving On Your Mind (2100 Remastered)" from hell.
 
The problem with these anniversary releases is it can be a bit of a double edged sword, we crave unreleased material, but when this is delivered there’s the danger of the songs not being very good, like, a lost 10/10 song seems to be expected from the vault but then the social media comments are “there’s a reason this wasn’t released, it should have stayed in the vault”, which is always a shame to see and quite ungrateful, but yeah, this is not really good enough in terms of content, like, why leave off existing b-sides? And leaving them all off the 2LP vinyl set is a huge question mark.
 
Unfortunately, they're probably holding the little extras that they have in the vaults for another deluxe re-release in the future. Which is frustrating... but that's the music business.
 
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