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I can’t see there being a Forever 25, despite it being the era with potentially the most outtakes. The vinyl reissue a few years back was quite deluxe as far as their vinyl packaging goes, and I don’t think the demand is there, especially waiting 3 years from now to release it.

What I could see, however, is a Goodbye 25, or a Holler 25 single release, and them tacking the demo of WOMAN onto that. It would mean the fans will finally stop asking for it and they’d probably sell as many 12” picture disc singles as they’d sell for a full Forever 25 vinyl, for way less effort.
 
Since I don’t have any of the Pepsi CDs, there is a decent amount of material on the second disc that makes it worthwhile for me. It would have been nice to see something a bit more unexpected, but I’ll take the new Morales Remix Edit (5:52) as the big surprise. That makes three edits now under the same name including the 3:46 and 4:01 edits from promos.

Discogs says that the Morales Remix Edit on the US promo CD and 12" is 3:46, but there's also this 4:00 version that I prefer to the abrupt intro of the 3:46 version. Is it even official?



Also - the Morales Remix that was on the CD single and currently on digital/streaming is technically an edit too, as the version on the UK/European promo vinyls is a full 2 minutes longer at 9:29
 
Who wrote this?!

Together with some timeless remixes, a search of the archives revealed a previously unreleased version of "Viva Forever - John Themis Ambient Mix" is named after the much in demand Australian-born guitarist who later co-wrote Emma Bunton's April 2001 solo No. 1 "What Took You So Long."

That’s like saying “the Morales remix of Stop is named after the DJ who had a top ten hit with Needin’ U”

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The intro to the live version of 'Move Over' gives me goosebumps and is essential. So, of course they've cut it!

Too Much (Live In Toronto, July 1998)*
Viva Forever (Live In Manchester, April 1998)*
Spice Girls Party Mix*

- those are the genuinely "unreleased tracks" on this.

Also we'll know it's a YouTube rip for 'Stop' (live from Madrid) if it has the same clipping the upload footage had.
 
It's understandable that they are reluctant about demos and outtakes being released, I totally get and respect that! But if you care enough to do something the least you could do is to actually make this a coesive collection of things that are already out there but out of catalog and/or hard to find.

Why left b-sides out again? Maybe they think some are trash but they were released in the past so what's the point? The live tracks... Is it hard to make a "Spiceworld Live" set insted of just some tracks from different shows?

Also, don't call a new edit of a old remix a new track. If you don't want to give us that don't try to sell your product as such!
 
They wanted to release a live album back then so they must have something recorded, right? They should have just bundled that with the reissue.

We know they have Birmingham but it seems they more have than that given the content on Spiceworld 25. On reflection the live tracks on this release would be the perfect tease for a full Spiceworld Live 25 release next year. They could easily do a 2CD, 2LP and double cassette of Birmingham with a super deluxe boxset containing the full Istanbul concert as a bonus, there's scope for some cute extras depending on licensing - Stop live on TOTP (from tour), Viva Forever live/mimed on TOTP (from tour), Step To Me & Sisters live on TFI Friday.

Add to that a limited run of t-shirts and hoodies (bastardised wrong-font logo and photoshopping errors mandatory) and you've got a whole era right there.
 
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We know they have Birmingham but it seems they more have than that given the content on Spiceworld 25. On reflection the live tracks on this release would be the perfect tease for a full Spiceworld Live 25 release next year. They could easily do a 2CD, 2LP and double cassette of Birmingham with a super deluxe boxset containing the full Istanbul concert as a bonus, there's scope for some cute extras depending on licensing - Stop live on TOTP (from tour), Viva Forever live/mimed on TOTP (from tour), Step To Me & Sisters live on TFI Friday.

Add to that a limited run of t-shirts and hoodies (bastardised wrong-font logo and photoshopping errors mandatory) and you've got a whole era right there.
That would be far too much effort for them.
 
Mel C is accepting gifts prior to the Q&A tonight in NYC, should my gift be a list of our ideas? Hahahaha

I think it's clear from how she's been speaking about it that the label has the control on this whole release - only the die hards will buy a full live album release and I doubt that the margins are worth it.

I'm happy about "Step To Me" finally being on streaming and I'll just leave it at that haha
 
Who else has been blasting Step to Me all night?

Mel Bs rap is so amazing. How she went from delivering raps like this to the ones that sit on Forever is mind blowing. This is so natural in its flow, the Right Back at Ya and Weekend Love ones are forced.
Playing it right this moment. I truly love this, such a bop and glad this released at least is finally making thia readily available at last.
 
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