Graham Clark, Music Features Writer

Albums: Spiceworld 25

Spice Girls - Spiceworld 25 (UMC/VIRGIN RECORDS )

Spice Up Your Life; Stop; Too Much; Saturday Night Divas; Never Give Up On The Good Times; Move Over; Do It; Denying; Viva Forever; The Lady Is A Vamp; Step To Me (7” Mix); Outer Space Girls; Walk Of Life; Step To Me (Demo Version); Too Much (Live In Toronto, July 1998)
Stop (Live In Madrid, March 1998); Move Over (Live In Istanbul, October 1997); Spice Up Your Life(Live In Arnhem, March 1998); Viva Forever (Live In Manchester, April 1998); Spice Up Your Life (Morales Radio Mix); Stop (Morales Remix Edit); Too Much (SoulShock & Karlin Remix); Viva Forever (John Themis Ambient Mix); Step To Me (Extended Mix); Spice Girls Party Mix

UMC/Virgin Records Catalogue Number 4549959

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spiceworld, the multi-million selling second album by the biggest girl band of all time - the Spice Girls have released a deluxe version of the album, which now comes with some live tracks, B sides, and a demo version of Step To Me, co-written by Sheffield musician and producer, Eliot Kennedy.

You would have to be a really big fan of the Spice Girls to warrant buying the album again for what is extra on the album, for apart from the live mixes, there is nothing much that has not been released previously.

After the huge success of their debut album, the girls released Spiceworld after the film of the same name which starred the group, shortly after they announced their debut tour. The songs on the album have aged well and sound as good as any pop song released today.

The four singles off the album are probably the ones which the casual observer might remember; Spice Up Your Life came with a Latin bossanova style, Too Much proved that the girls could come up with a dreamy ballad, Stop had a sixties influence whilst Viva Forever has become a Karaoke favourite.

Many of the dance community were probably unaware that they were dancing along to the Spice Girls when top remixers such as David Morales waved his magic wand over Spice Up Your Life making the song sound as if it had been recorded especially for the clubs.

Whatever your opinion is of the Spice Girls they definitely made the pop world a brighter place with their cheeky and confident attitude that brought Girl Power to the forefront with this new deluxe package emphasising what we really really want!