I agree with 98% of all of this except for the part about Feed Your Love. I live for the RnB moments on the first album like Last Time Lover, Naked and the B-Side Take Me Home, so for me, Feed Your Love is top tier. I can see why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea though.Same, I think it definitely had potential from what we've heard. I feel like it was only abandoned before of the team they wrote it with, and wanted to distance themselves from the Old Guard.
What I find frustrating is if they put all the Forever unreleased material on iTunes tomorrow, it would outsell both the Spice and Spiceworld 25th Anniverary editions immediately, but we just know they'd never approve it.
It's always infuriated me that Mel said they didn't add more unreleased material because it wasn't good enough. If you've been a fan for 25 years, the wants of the fans are more important than the wants of the artist. It's for us, not them. The artist put out their vision of the album 25 years ago, and we loved it and are still listening to it now, so deserve to form our own opinion of unreleased material. That's the reward we get for sticking around. Likely Stories was ditched and that was loads better than Feed Your Love, which is proof we should have been given the opportunity to hear the others.
24 years wow. I still remember buying it from Our Price and the excitement was other level as it was the first spice related release since “Goodbye”.
In many ways it was the official spice follow up to Goodbye.
I still rate it a solid 10 like everything from Schizophonic.