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LET THE MEMORIES FLOOD BACK!
on 11 November 2007
Would there ever be a time a for a spice reunion? its true its pretty much formulated pop that was of a certain time and place! but oh what a time!
When the fivesome hit the music scene in the summer of 96 they where so fresh and in your face.."wannabe" wasnt a life-changing song vocally or lyrically but brought a breath of fresh air to the music scene...not just here but round the world! from schoolgirls to pop fans..to the parents and the odd grandparent..we all lapped it up!
we dressed up as our favourite spice...learnt the dance routines..sang along! this album will bring back so many memories!
the girls crafted pure pop and gave some great tracks...and marketed themselves to perfection! we had dolls, writing paper..even crisps!
although a lot of the songs are throwaway...the harmonies and blending vocals of all the girls from the strongest (mel c) to the weakest(geri)! to the dancing..but they gave great energy both live and on record!
you have the immense wonderful ballads "2 become 1" and "viva forever" the pure pop of "stop" and " who do you think you are" the dance workout "spice up your life" the sentimental slush of "mama" "goodbye" and the new single "headlines" and the great rnb floorfiller "holler"
apart from "headlines" the only new track is voodoo" which has a bit more ummph! but still fails to capture the glory of the heyday!
still every song will remind you of a special time or a crazy time. sort of what were you doing when this was out...where were you when you first heard this!
maybe a whole new generation will discover the girls! but i doubt it will be like like the abba revival as the sound has aged!
still buy this album and enjoy it for the pop perfection that it was and the way it changed/shook up the music scene! i cant wait for the concerts!!! got me tickets...and you just know it will be a great party!