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Spice Girls Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of Debut ‘Spice’LP With Deluxe Set

The Spice Girls will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Spice, with a deluxe edition of the collection.

Scheduled for an October 29 release, Spice25 will be available for purchase as a two-CD set inside a hardback book, as well as in cassette and vinyl versions and an exclusive remastered Apple music edition of the original in Dolby Atmos.

On Wednesday (9.01) the best-selling girl band of all time teased the release with a 7″ Radio Mix of “Say You’ll Be There” along with the following social media comments:

Emma (Baby Spice) Bunton said, “From the first wannabe baby steps to conquering the whole world with a team of Spices, thank you doesn’t seem enough to all of you who have supported us, followed in our footsteps, walked in our great big shoes and who have shared our dreams. It’s been 25 years of pure magic. Spice Girls forever!!!”

Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell chimed in with “To our diehard and loyal fans; without you there is no us – sending endless love and gratitude. Whoever you are, whatever your dreams – live them, be them. The Spice Girls motto is testament to that.”

Mel “Sporty Spice” C add, “25 years, wow! I have so many wonderful memories of writing, recording, promoting and touring this album and so many people to thank. This is the record that set us off on our incredible journey. A huge thank you to our fans and family all around the World. Thank you for always being there with your unrelenting support and making our dreams come true. My love and gratitude always.”

Mel “Scary Spice” B commented, “All I ever wanted was to be accepted and to make everyone around me – gay, straight, brown, black, shy or loud like me – to feel they can celebrate who they are and to be free to be themselves. All I hope – 25 years on – is that message has been heard loud and clear. It’s true that in the end love IS all you need so I thank everyone who has ever bought a Spice Girls record or stood in the rain to greet us or got dressed up in pink, in a tracksuit, a ginger wig, a leopard print catsuit or put on Vic’s iconic pout!”

Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham came of Spice Girls seclusion to say: “We couldn’t let 25 years pass without thanking the fans for their incredible support. There are so many people who have played a part in the success of the Spice Girls throughout the years, you know who you are and we thank you.”

Originally released on Nov. 4, 1996 the original Spice LP spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Official UK Album charts and more than a year in the Top 40, while hitting #1 on the Billboard 200 album charts on its way to selling 31,000,000+ copies worldwide.

The anniversary edition of the CD will feature six Spice Girls postcards with photos taken by Tim Roney in Paris in 1996. The collection will also come in a Zeotrope picture disc and limited-edition colored vinyl and cassettes (containing the audio from the original album only), with each Girl having a specific color that corresponds across the vinyl and cassette editions. In addition to their classics, the new collection will feature bonus tracks, b-sides and previously unheard recordings including a Dave Way alternative mix of breakthrough hit “Wannabe,” a 7-inch radio mix of “Say You’ll Be There,” an orchestral take on “2 Become 1” and the 12-inch Unlimited Groove mix of “Love Thing.”

Listen to the new mix of “Say You’ll Be There” …

… and check out the Spice25 track listing below.


  1. Wannabe (02:53)
  2. Say You’ll Be There (03:56)
  3. 2 Become 1 (Single Version) (04:05)
  4. Love Thing (03:39)
  5. Last Time Lover (04:11)
  6. Mama (05:05)
  7. Who Do You Think You Are (04:01)
  8. Something Kinda Funny (04:05)
  9. Naked (04:26)
  10. If U Can’t Dance (03:49)


  1. Wannabe (Dave Way Alternative Mix) (03:25)
  2. Say You’ll Be There (7-inch Radio Mix) (04:09)
  3. 2 Become 1 (Orchestral Version) (04:05)
  4. Mama (Biffco Mix) (05:49)
  5. Love Thing (12-inch Unlimited Groove Mix) (06:25)
  6. Take Me Home (04:07)
  7. Last Time Lover (Demo) (04:05)
  8. Feed Your Love (04:36)
  9. If U Can’t Dance (Demo) (03:36)
  10. Who Do You Think You Are (Demo) (03:49)
  11. One of These Girls (03:33)
  12. ‘Shall We Say Goodbye Then?’ (00:53)

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Author : Brad LeBeau

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