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The Spice Girls, as well as their managers and songwriters, are nothing if not clever, and Spiceworld, the group's second album, illustrates exactly how sharp they are. Conventional wisdom dictates that Spiceworld should be a weak facsimile of Spice, which itself featured a handful of great singles surrounded by filler. Conventional wisdom, in this case, is wrong -- Spiceworld is a better record than its predecessor, boasting a more consistent (and catchier) set of songs and an intoxicating sense of fun. Instead of merely rewriting Spice, Spiceworld consolidates and expands the group's style, adding Latin flourishes ("Spice Up Your Life"), kitschy blues ("The Lady Is a Vamp"), and stomping, neo-Motown blue-eyed soul in the vein of Culture Club ("Stop"). The girls -- Mel C. in particular -- are actually turning into good vocalists, and each song plays to their strengths, giving each Spice a chance to shine. Best of all, each song has a strong melody and a strong, solid beat, whether it's a ballad or a dance number. It's a pure, unadulterated guilty pleasure and some of the best manufactured mainstream dance-pop of the late '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/1997
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724384511128
catalogNumber: 45111

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spice Girls   Primary Artist
Snake Davis   Flute
Kick Horns   Brass
Milton McDonald   Guitar
Matt Rowe   Keyboards
John Themis   Acoustic Guitar
Magnus Fiennes   Keyboards
Geri Halliwell   Vocals
Paul "Tubbs" Williams   Bass
Shawn Lee   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Steve Lewison   Bass Guitar
Melanie B.   Vocals
Melanie C   Vocals
Victoria Adams   Vocals
Emma Bunton   Vocals

Technical Credits

Anne Dudley   String Arrangements
Kim Wilson   Composer
Pete Davis   Programming
Stephen Hussey   String Arrangements
Matt Rowe   Composer,Programming,Producer
Steve Sidwell   Orchestral Arrangements
Mark Tucker   Engineer
Adrian Bushby   Engineer
Mike Higham   Programming
Jeremy Wheatley   Producer,Engineer
Spice Girls   Composer
Jake Davies   Engineer
Paul Hicks   Engineer
Clifford Lane   Composer
Magnus Fiennes   Programming
Robbie Kazandjian   Engineer
Absolute   Producer
Mary Wood   Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Composer,Producer

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