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Mvnl

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They are really cute!
If there'd be Funko's for all my favourite acts I'd probably collect the hell out of them.

Offtopic: does anyone know why In Your Arms Tonight appeared on so many of their Best Of's? It was just an album track, right?
 
They are really cute!
If there'd be Funko's for all my favourite acts I'd probably collect the hell out of them.

Offtopic: does anyone know why In Your Arms Tonight appeared on so many of their Best Of's? It was just an album track, right?
It was Chilli’s favorite off the album, or so I’ve read in one of the promo interviews.
 
It’s the same with Kick Your Game, although the comes from a much more iconic album so it makes sense. And they preformed Kick Your Game live so much that it probably would’ve been the fifth single had the era gone any further.

I always felt like In Your Arms Tonight should’ve been the second single over Hands Up. In Your Arms Tonight was much more in line with what R&B radio was playing at the time (Neptunes compared to Babyface who’s peak was in the ‘90s). I think the inclusion of that over Hands Up (which has never been on a TLC greatest hits to my knowledge) was a little bit of revisionist history, but I’m not mad about it because it’s how it should’ve been anyway. Along with the fact that Dear Lie was never included on any compilations, even ones that have random album tracks on them. Like they want to forget that single happened.
 
I just know that Lisa would be FUMING to see they went on to honor a song in which she was replaced by Vic-E whereas I’m Good At Being Bad gets paid dust.
 
Along with the fact that Dear Lie was never included on any compilations, even ones that have random album tracks on them. Like they want to forget that single happened.
So do I (we?)!
I hate that single... It's unbelievable considering so many potential material.
 
So do I (we?)!
I hate that single... It's unbelievable considering so many potential material.
I love the song on its own, but it's still one of the most baffling single choices ever. They really dropped the ball with the FanMail era after "Unpretty," but considering the label drama and Left Eye being already over it, I guess it's not that surprising it went south.

I'm still hope the "Shout" remix featuring Enrique Iglesias leaks one day.
 
So I found a weird variant of Now & Forever today, still sealed. It has "I'm Good at Being Bad" listed in place of "Come Get Some," and "No Scrubs (Rap Version)" is listed as 3:59, which is the approximate running time of the full rap version (the Now & Forever edit runs 3:38 with an early fade). "Whoop De Woo" has its time listed as 0:00 (obvious error there) and "Turntable" is considered a bonus track.

Turns out, it's a mispress, and the audio is exactly the same as every other release. The booklet and disc list the correct tracks. Even more curious, the back cover says "Made in Mexico" but the disc says "Manufactured in US." I remember when Now & Forever first came out in Europe, a lot of sites listed "I'm Good at Being Bad" as track 14, but I never saw a version of the album with it. I presume when they decided to add "Come Get Some," that was the track they chose to swap out (which would explain "Come Get Some" being placed before the 3D tracks). In terms of "No Scrubs," my guess is that they planned to use the four minute version, but they probably lost the original source for the uncensored version because it wasn't commercially released.
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The barcode matches the newer pressing of the album, so I don't think it's an early press. But I'm guessing that this was the original track listing and in some record label error, they used this back cover instead of the proper one when they repressed it. It's a shame because I really thought I had found a copy with "I'm Good at Being Bad" and the full "No Scrubs" on it!
 
So I found a weird variant of Now & Forever today, still sealed. It has "I'm Good at Being Bad" listed in place of "Come Get Some," and "No Scrubs (Rap Version)" is listed as 3:59, which is the approximate running time of the full rap version (the Now & Forever edit runs 3:38 with an early fade). "Whoop De Woo" has its time listed as 0:00 (obvious error there) and "Turntable" is considered a bonus track.

Turns out, it's a mispress, and the audio is exactly the same as every other release. The booklet and disc list the correct tracks. Even more curious, the back cover says "Made in Mexico" but the disc says "Manufactured in US." I remember when Now & Forever first came out in Europe, a lot of sites listed "I'm Good at Being Bad" as track 14, but I never saw a version of the album with it. I presume when they decided to add "Come Get Some," that was the track they chose to swap out (which would explain "Come Get Some" being placed before the 3D tracks). In terms of "No Scrubs," my guess is that they planned to use the four minute version, but they probably lost the original source for the uncensored version because it wasn't commercially released.
4kA9SGf.jpg

The barcode matches the newer pressing of the album, so I don't think it's an early press. But I'm guessing that this was the original track listing and in some record label error, they used this back cover instead of the proper one when they repressed it. It's a shame because I really thought I had found a copy with "I'm Good at Being Bad" and the full "No Scrubs" on it!
This is rather rare. Looking back now, the radio mix of Girl Talk for me is indeed the only reason to buy the compilation. The audio quality is vastly enhanced in TLC20 though.
 
This is rather rare. Looking back now, the radio mix of Girl Talk for me is indeed the only reason to buy the compilation. The audio quality is vastly enhanced in TLC20 though.
It's not even the proper radio version. It's inexplicably re-recorded (the only one on the compilation like that). "Damaged" is an alternate mix, but it's the original recording at least.
 
It's not even the proper radio version. It's inexplicably re-recorded (the only one on the compilation like that). "Damaged" is an alternate mix, but it's the original recording at least.

Wait was it re-recorded only? I just thought they lowered some instrumentals to boose Lisa’s raps and spoken adlibs?
 
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