Spice Girls

Wasn’t he responsible for all the Steps remasters and their megamix video? Interesting that Universal were clearly paying attention to the Steps anniversary but fell far short.
Yes. The 20 Year Steps campaign has been so much fun thanks this person going through all the tapes, and working the teams and labels that made them in the first place.

I think he should've done the Spice Girl and Madonna back catalogue campaigns
 
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What is up with Victoria‘s face in the lyrics video though?

Especially when she sings her solo lines and you see her in the tv ddd.
 
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Looks like Victoria's skirt wasn't edited for the t-shirt, but is photoshopped longer for the picture disc.
 
Glad I got the Spice and Spiceworld vinyls when they were reissued a few years back.

As these 25 issues have been so underwhelming.

If there's nothing in the vaults (which I find it hard to believe) why not invest in a few new remixes? Give us something... is there anything on there that's not on YouTube?
 
The messiness of excluding the album version of Step to Me. The versions from the Pepsi single could've/should've been a standalone digital EP. So we're still missing three versions from digital.
 
I just listened to the Step to Me streaming version and while I'm not sure it's been remastered, I'm picking up on a slight left field pan on the vocals which I don't remember picking up on before.
 
Another inside arm Photoshopping error… this time on the picture disc.
I think this one stems back from the initial vinyl release in 1997. They reused the 1997 assets for the vinyl reissue so probably just took this photo from that. But I guess it's not like they had 25 years to fix it or anything.
 
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It's fascinating (and frustrating) to watch these reissues come together. Not just for the Spice Girls, but in general. We're a forum of music historians and collectors. We know about every remix, edit, b-side, and unreleased demo. For the last few years or so, we're seeing the records that made us be given commemorative treatments like Spiceworld 25 and therefore will have strong opinions on how they should be handled.

I'm genuinely curious about who owns what when it comes to the rollout. I imagine different artists have different levels of involvement, but who is ultimately responsible for deciding on the tracklist? You would think there would be a research phase where they comprehensively compile everything that should be considered. If publishing rights cooperate, it's kind of baffling why anything would be left off. Surely this album won't be reissued again. If it is, maybe it's in a box set with the other albums and there's an opportunity to ensure completion then but otherwise, doubtful.

Isn't the primary audience fans? The die-hards who will care about bonus material? You may get some general public interest but these are fan service releases more than anything. If you're able to, why wouldn't you give them everything if the goal is revenue?
 
A side note after all the disappointment with the anniversary editions:

I just listened to Jessie Ware’s “Free Yourself” and realized it would have been a great comeback single for the Spice Girls. It’s like a more sophisticated version of their playful disco songs. I imagine Emma and Mel C on the first verse, Geri and Victoria on the second verse and Mel B on the pre-chorus.
 
I kind of expected this to be a drab release track wise but even the vinyl is horrid. I hate that they’ve sucked all the color from the letters. I’m most disappointed that there aren’t individual covers for each girl this time, that was basically what made it special for me during the Spice reissue.
 
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