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Northern Star [Extra tracks]

Melanie C Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Aug 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004YMST
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,182 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Go!
2. Northern Star
3. Goin' Down
4. I Turn To You
5. If That Were Me
6. Never Be The Same Again
7. Why
8. Suddenly Monday
9. Ga Ga
10. Be The One
11. Closer
12. Feel The Sun
13. Never Be The Same Again (Single Edit) (feat. Lisa Left Eye Lopes)
14. I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix)

Product Description

Reissue of Sporty Spices smash debut with two additional tracks, remixes of the hit single Never Be The Same Again (Single Mix) and the future hit I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix). 2000 release. Standard jewelcase.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite albums 27 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
I had been thinking of buying this album for the last 2 years or so, but whenever I got round to it, I always saw something I thought was better and bought that instead. Besides, from listening to all the other Spice Girls' solo singles (which, apart from maybe some of Geri Halliwells, were all complete rubbish) it wasn't that high on my list of CD's to buy. So I saw it in the shops a coupla days ago on sale for 3, and thought, why not.
Now I wish I'd bought it earlier. It is just so good. Unlike the other Spice Girls who decided to play it safe with what all the other pop acts were doing, Melanie C decided to brave it with something very different, alternative even. It's hard to define her album, sort of alternative/rock/r'n'b/dance/pop. I find that Northern Star has a very similar quality to Madonna's 1998 album Ray of Light. Perhaps it's because William Orbit featured on both, but both albums have a unique sound that is somewhat dark and hypnotic. There is not one bland song on this album, and we all know bland music is the worst kind of music. Outstanding tracks include the emotion filled "Northern Star", the cool "Never be the Same Again", the beautiful "If that were me", the pumped up club anthem "I turn to you", the haunting "Feel the Sun" and the hardcore, full out rock'n'roll "Goin' Down" (which I didn't really like, but now am hooked!)
So, look past the "Spice Girl" and listen to the album without any thought of Sporty Spice. Fantastic listening guranteed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She is definetly a "Northern Star" 18 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is Melanie C's very first solo album! Riding on the back of the success of the huge smash hit "when your gone" with Brian Adams! Melanie has for the fist time opened up to the rest of the world! Here is a track by track guide of this great album:
1)Go!: To me this has a very seventies feel. Very guitar lead! Extremely up-beat. This song could easily have made a smash hit single! Much, much better live! 10/10
2)Northern Star: The albums title tarck is a ballad. And my oh my is it good! It was the 2nd single to be released from the album, and went to number four in the single charts, and was in the UK top 20 christmas charts for 1999. Shows her superb voice! 9/10
3)Goin Down: This was our introduction into melanie and reched number 4! Rocky and very catchy and gave her many new admirers, but the critics were quick to slate her for the new rock image! It was completely different from the Spice Girls and...she swears (BIG GASP)! 8/10
4)I turn to you: This was the first version. It is great, a dance song up-beat and very catchy! 8/10
5)If that were me: The homeless song on this album. It was the fith song to be lifted from the album! It is not great and contains the terrible lyrics that critics had a field day with: "I can't live without my phone/but you don''t even have a home!!" Shouldn't have been released 5/10
6)Never be the same again: One of the greatest songs I have ever heard. Again took Melanie in another direction. She went very RnB on this, as well as rap with the inclusion of TLC's Lisa "Leftt-eye" Lopez! fantastic. 10/10
7)Why: This song is quite dark and dingy. In all honesty I hate this song. This is clearly an experimental song and thank God it has stayed hidden on the album. Bad!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Northern Star contains so many brilliant singles that much of its content will be familiar to people already. But in my view, the album is a must-have not for the singles, but for the deliciously haunting "Why". Worth every penny for that song alone.
And if you find "Why" a bid maudlin, then Suddenly Monday directly after it will have you smiling again. Amazing that this really strong song was never released as a single - just shows the quality of the rest of the tracks.
Good luck Mel with your next album. I shall be first in the queue for it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellect First Solo Album!! 25 Dec 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I have always loved Mel C - but not the Spice Girls in general. I was really "grabbed" by Goin' Down - and although not blown away it made me look at her totally differently, and began to reveal her talent. Northern Star proved she can do excellent stuff without the Spice Girls (could she with them? I suppose Stop/Goodbye/Too Much??) But Never Be The Same Again is PURE GENIUS - pop & R&B & Left Eye!! What more could we ask for.
She is a rock chic with cool connections. The album (as said above) proves her sheer breadth of talent BUT!! I disagree with our Greek chum - Be the One is THE BEST TRACK EVER - picture yourself sad/alone/in Liverpool - this is just excellent. The melody, her voice - and when live - simply sublime!
Mel has now got to keep this up - she can't let the press get her down - she seems to be at the moment, ditch the scrawny footie wife and the blonde bombsite (possibly Mel B could get serious with R&B if she streches herself) BUT give up the girl act stuff - girl/boy bands DO NOT GROW UP - THEY SPLIT UP! FEEL THE HISTORY. MEL C CAN B A STAR!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my fave album! 5 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
YES if you have ever listened to this album you'd know this: IT IS DA BOMB!!! Every one of her tracks have something inside them, from "Northern Star" and "Feel the Sun", which are obviously about Melanie C's life, to "If that were Me" which is about homeless people. One of my favorites is "Suddenly Monday", which talks about someone with a mad crush on someone else (get this line: 'You make me high, I wish that you knew, I wish I could tell you" so typical for a crush eh). To sum all that up: BUY THIS ALBUM! IT'S AWESOME!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Belly dancing Music for dancing
I love this Cd as I was looking for some belly dancing music, I ordered some from a list in my syllabus book but didn't like it. Read more
Published 15 days ago by tibbles
4.0 out of 5 stars Mel C
I love this album, it is by far her best one and the route she should of stuck to with her other albums.
Published 3 months ago by M. C. Batson
5.0 out of 5 stars northern star mel c
This is a brilliant cd. A replacement for a copy that has been played and played but has got a little scratched.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars mel
I do rate this CD very highly indeed. Mel C is a great singer and all of the songs on this CD are brilliant!!. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. L. A. Morfitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice!
I was initially a bit hesitant about buying this album but with songs like I Turn To You on it, I'm glad I did.
Published 12 months ago by William
4.0 out of 5 stars Her best album...Maybe?
I had this CD when it first came out and loved it - Maybe it is nostalgia but listening to this again after a break of approx 10 years this still sounds great - Possibly her best... Read more
Published 12 months ago by James (UK)
1.0 out of 5 stars ..a little unfair..
..I'm wondering why in the product description I read:
MEL C Northern Star (1999 UK AUTOGRAPHED 12-track CD album picture sleeve. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Francesco
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay
I heard this album a number of years ago and loved it. Now got it on CD and I dunno why, but it doesnt seem as good. Its ok, easy to listen to, but not a grabber.
Published 13 months ago by Patrick
1.0 out of 5 stars NorthernSta- Melanie C
Bit unjust to rate/review as quickly returned. Had asked for it as have copy with 'Desert' cover and fancied the one shown here to add to my collection BUT the one received was the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Adrian John Horne
5.0 out of 5 stars Great record
I just wanna say thats its a great record by Melanie C. I'm a fan of her since the Spice Girls days and her music is just perfection. Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2011 by Tiago Heitelvan Malacarne
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