A full live album from the Spiceworld tour, would certainly be most welcome. Believe it when I see it though alas.
I think it is time for them to record 10 tracks and unleash a whole new album to tour with. It's time.
I've never heard the Themis Ambient version of Viva Forever before, just gave it a listen on YouTube, and it's lovely, but why would you remove the strings! They're simply gorgeous and make the song so emotive. I'd love a version with the strings added
I never knew Holler was performed at the 2000 Brits but wasn't shown on TV - the radio broadcast is inetersting. Poor Melanie C is struggling. I wonder if the footage exists.
Why did they perform it though. The single wasn’t out til October. Also performing it at their Christmas tour.
At her book event in LA last night, Mel C once again said the 'B-Sides are B-Sides for a reason' thing, but also said they were so busy recording Spiceworld that there was less material to draw from for SW25, and also that stuff was recorded on tapes so trying to get it to sound good is trickier.
P.S. Somebody shared with me that apparently Universal checked their archives for the existence of a Morales remix of Never Give Up on the Good Times and otherwise reached out to try and locate it, but couldn't find it. Therefore they've concluded that its existence is a myth. Of course feel free to take this with a pinch of salt, it's just what I've been told! Out of interest, where do the rumours stem from that it exists?
Maybe he was pencilled in but it never got finished once the plans were canceled (which I assume would’ve been around the time Geri left?).Couple of things, in the early 00s there was an industry DJ/remixers site and Morales remix for 'Never Give Up On the Good Times' was listed that's where I remember first reading about it. Also it makes sense he would've done it as he had remixed all of their up-tempo singles from 1997 onward and as we know 'Never Give Up...' was intended to be part of a double A-Side.
Maybe he was pencilled in but it never got finished once the plans were canceled (which I assume would’ve been around the time Geri left?).
I don’t know, the US didn’t get “Viva Forever”. Haha