Spice Girls

Yes, I don't know if it would change anything being the single in 2007 (it was just too soon) but Voodoo is great (and so is Headlines).
 
Some posters said Voodoo was subpar a few pages ago and— they were wrong, folks.

If Voodoo was on Spice it would have been the third best non-single. If it was on Spiceworld, it would have been the second best non-single.

If it had been used instead of that ballad as the Greatest Hits single, they would have had another hit song and maybe would have recorded another album.

When a fan asked Mel C. at the NYC book signing about any new material, "Headlines" was brought up, to almost hysterical laughter. She said "It was alright..... it is a very beautiful song, but it's no "Goodbye" is it?"

I can't understand why the big girl groups go for ballads like this, as well as Girls Aloud.
 
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.
Melanie C's answer here speaks volumes. Universal Music Group doesn't care about the group's musical legacy to restore and master some of their unreleased demos. The Spice Girls are the best selling girl group of all time. You would think UMG would want to save demos from being lost to time on deteriorating tapes.

It's quite odd there are no demos on SW 25. One of the Absolute guys posted a work in progress album that had slightly extended versions of Move Over, The Lady Is A Vamp and NGUOTGT. Why didn't we get these on SW 25?
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Melanie C's answer here speaks volumes. Universal Music Group doesn't care about the group's musical legacy to restore and master some of their unreleased demos. The Spice Girls are the best selling girl group of all time. You would think UMG would want to save demos from being lost to time on deteriorating tapes.

It's quite odd there are no demos on SW 25. One of the Absolute guys posted a work in progress album that had slightly extended versions of Move Over, The Lady Is A Vamp and NGUOTGT. Why didn't we get these on SW 25?
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They probably weren't mastered, or good enough, or demo versions, or they 'lost them' / couldn't be bothered.
 
It was quite sad to read in Melanie's book about how there was less magic with the recording of Spice World because they were just so busy being popstars.
 
Melanie C's answer here speaks volumes. Universal Music Group doesn't care about the group's musical legacy to restore and master some of their unreleased demos. The Spice Girls are the best selling girl group of all time. You would think UMG would want to save demos from being lost to time on deteriorating tapes.

It's quite odd there are no demos on SW 25. One of the Absolute guys posted a work in progress album that had slightly extended versions of Move Over, The Lady Is A Vamp and NGUOTGT. Why didn't we get these on SW 25?
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I don't think the demos are "lost to time" given that they had a listening session and Melanie C referenced several unreleased demos, I think they've been transferred from tapes and there's been a stocktake of what there actually is in the archives, but there's obviously a conscious decision to give us absolutely nothing at this point. The extended versions would have been such an easy win for Spiceworld 25, but alas not.
 
Some posters said Voodoo was subpar a few pages ago and— they were wrong, folks.

If Voodoo was on Spice it would have been the third best non-single. If it was on Spiceworld, it would have been the second best non-single.

If it had been used instead of that ballad as the Greatest Hits single, they would have had another hit song and maybe would have recorded another album.

It's a terrible song, even if it had come out in 96 or 97 it would still be crap. The production is cheap, the repetitive structure, "party-laaaaa"... awful. It's truly the worst in their whole catalog.
 
“Voodoo” is very much a b-side level song. I feel like they’re aware of the reaction to “Voodoo” and that’s probably why we’ve gotten neither unreleased tracks nor a new album.

It was quite sad to read in Melanie's book about how there was less magic with the recording of Spice World because they were just so busy being popstars.
Which is funny because the magic is still there and strong on the record (except “Denying”).
 
As much as I'm curious to hear all the demos, I don't actually mind them having some quality control and not releasing them if the group doesn't want to. It's like with any work, I wouldn't want people to see all my rough drafts of presentations/projects etc.
 
I don't think Headlines and Voodoo are automatically indicative of what new material would sound like, because they weren't all together in the same room during the writing/recording process.
 
Unless all four of them decided to actually make the band active and not just a nostalgia tour every few years then the music just won’t be good, they’d need to spend time together to write and record it to get that magic and I don’t think they’re all committed to that.
 
Unless all four of them decided to actually make the band active and not just a nostalgia tour every few years then the music just won’t be good, they’d need to spend time together to write and record it to get that magic and I don’t think they’re all committed to that.

Personal opinion: 3 of them would be up to it.
 
Unless all four of them decided to actually make the band active and not just a nostalgia tour every few years then the music just won’t be good, they’d need to spend time together to write and record it to get that magic and I don’t think they’re all committed to that.
100%.

They need to get together and dedicate all their time and effort into it, which is why I doubt they’ll record anything new any time soon.
 
I don't think Geri has the "musical interest" that the others can have.

I disagree I think Geri has a ton of passion for music still. She was clearly disheartened by her album leaking and the underperformance of her last singles. Her Rainbow Woman stuff still showed she has it in her to make good material. It’s the getting it out there she struggles with particularly when her live performances are continually criticised.
 
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