Keisha's verse on "I'm Alright" just sounds like she was maybe unsatisfied with her previous take and just re-recorded it (similar to "Red Dress"). To me it sounded a bit subtle on the demo, but after a couple listens of this one it sounds fine. Siobhan's verse sounds a bit different too for the first few lines, and the chorus is more solid as you can better hear each of their placings. And they treated Mutya's (and Keisha's) ad-libs in a way that helps them settle into the track much better.
Siobhan's middle eight in I Lay Down where it becomes surrounded by Ghosts-y synths is maybe the most beautiful thing she's ever written or sung, across any of her solo of Sugababes work. Just astonishing.
I didn’t listen to many of the leaks so this is basically all new to me. A great collection of tracks, I’m happy for them that it got an official release.
Love In Stereo was one of the only leaks I’d listened to and kept coming back to. I wish they could have included it here (surely Bananarama using it shouldn’t have stopped them putting theirs out too?!).
Love this surprise from the girls. They've done a lot for the fans to make up for the lost time.... The Lost Tapes release at xmas and the wrapping paper, those are jokes for the inner circle. These girls pay attention.
I prefer the new version of Summer of '99, just surprised that Siobhan co-wrote. It feels like a nod to About You Now. The new vocals of Keisha on i'm allright are an improvement, on the leaks it sounded she had a cold...
Just love the body of work as a whole.
Let's just hope that some of the other traks (too in love, love in stereo, light up) show up on some release in the future.
But I'm sure that the girls are testing the water with this release and will head back to the studio to create more magic!