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BuzzJack Music Forum _ Spice Girls and Solo _ Melanie C - Version of Me

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 29 2016, 07:06 PM



Just confirmed on Twitter by the lady herself.

If it's anything as good an album as 'The Sea' I am on board with this. Crazy to think she is now seven albums into a solo career!

Posted by: ___∆___ Aug 29 2016, 08:02 PM

So ready for this! Come and slay us once more Mel! yahoo.gif

Posted by: Martyn Aug 29 2016, 08:11 PM

Is that the cover? Or just a teaser?

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 29 2016, 08:29 PM

QUOTE(Martyn @ Aug 29 2016, 09:11 PM) *
Is that the cover? Or just a teaser?


More than likely a teaser going on other recent Instagram posts she's made!

Posted by: pippa Aug 29 2016, 08:42 PM

Welcome back. I know her album will under-perform like many of her others, but her albums are always worth purchasing.

Posted by: Jonjo Aug 29 2016, 09:00 PM

Something as epic as 'Burn' please!! *.*

Posted by: BeaverGotTrumped Aug 29 2016, 09:38 PM

Her Grunge Spice days really ruined ber career hey :/ I think ruining a career inpacts on musical quality too as the label isn't prepared to front the €

Posted by: ___∆___ Aug 29 2016, 09:44 PM

QUOTE(pippa @ Aug 29 2016, 08:42 PM) *
Welcome back. I know her album will under-perform like many of her others, but her albums are always worth purchasing.


I'm hoping the fact you need less than 2k in sales to go Top 40 plus the fact Melanie always does all the promo she can (Daytime TV, Magazines, Radio etc,) means that in chart position terms she should do well even though it will fade away quite quickly.

Posted by: Neil Aug 29 2016, 10:04 PM

QUOTE(BeaverGotTrumped @ Aug 29 2016, 10:38 PM) *
Her Grunge Spice days really ruined ber career hey :/ I think ruining a career inpacts on musical quality too as the label isn't prepared to front the €


She's released on her own label for over 10 years.

I always find that I like one of her albums, then don't like the next, then I like the one after etc... So seeing as though Stages was a complete non-event for me, I should like this one!

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 29 2016, 10:07 PM

I was about to say Mel's self released all her music for the last 10 years.

The Sun have Tweeted there is a comeback interview with her in the Bizarre column tomorrow in which she apparently berates the notion of the whole Spice Girls GEM thing.

Posted by: ___∆___ Aug 29 2016, 11:25 PM

QUOTE(ThePensmith @ Aug 29 2016, 10:07 PM) *
I was about to say Mel's self released all her music for the last 10 years.

The Sun have Tweeted there is a comeback interview with her in the Bizarre column tomorrow in which she apparently berates the notion of the whole Spice Girls GEM thing.


Hope she's not going for column inches regarding the GEM thing, she didn't want to be part of it which is totally fine but she can't berate the other girls for doing so or as a way of saying thank you to the fans who 20 years on are still supporting!

Posted by: Jaÿ Aug 29 2016, 11:47 PM

wub.gif Finally! To think it's already been 5 years since Melanie's last (proper) studio album. ohmy.gif

It seems she's been exploring different sounds for this album, judging by who's she been working with (for instance, Sons of Sonix) so it'll be interesting to hear the results and if she deviates quite far from her usual pop/rock sound. Very much looking forward to hearing the single that precedes the album release. Not expecting any sort of success from a single, but like ___∆___ says, I hope she achieves a decent album chart position.

~

Here's a new Melanie C article, which she's written herself: http://www.thelovemagazine.co.uk/posts/6886/a-good-sport-mel-c-aka-sporty-spice-tells-love-about-fame-therapy-and-why-she-won-t-be-joining-the-spice-girls-reunion She talks about deciding not to be a part of a Spice Girls reunion.

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 30 2016, 07:15 AM

QUOTE(___∆___ @ Aug 30 2016, 12:25 AM) *
Hope she's not going for column inches regarding the GEM thing, she didn't want to be part of it which is totally fine but she can't berate the other girls for doing so or as a way of saying thank you to the fans who 20 years on are still supporting!


Lest we forget, she was the one in 2007 who was point blank about not wanting to do it then. I've read the interview Jay just posted. A lot of what she says is sensible and measured, not "berating" as Dan Wootton made out (what even is the point of that man?).

But whilst part of me agrees with what she said about the Olympics in 2012 being hard to ever top, part of me also thinks "Yes, but who's to say it wouldn't work as a four or three?". It's been a quartet before.

I think this is going to be an interesting album certainly. As has been cited the recent Sons of Sonix collaboration was a move forward for her from her usual sound. If it gets good promo and with the way album sales are these days she'll easily be looking at a top 40 album.

Posted by: vibe Aug 30 2016, 10:06 AM

I can't wait for this album !! I am surprised she is releasing it after the spice saga, when she does promo all they will ask her about is why she is not doing the reunion!

I'm a huge fan and hope for some solo shows very soon.

I can fathom how the 3 spices can do a live show without her ? She sings all the adlibs etc ....

Posted by: Jaÿ Sep 4 2016, 02:40 AM



1. Dear Life
2. Escalator
3. Anymore
4. Something for the Fire
5. Version of Me
6. Numb (Sons of Sonix & Melanie C)
7. Room for Love
8. Unravelling
9. Loving You Better
10. Our History
11. Blame

October 21st!

Posted by: Liаm Sep 4 2016, 04:37 AM

I don't pay much attention to Mel aside from a few tunes from her singles catalogue but The Sea was actually really really good, so I shall have to take a listen to what comes out of this era! I'm not a huge fan of Numb so hopefully that isn't indicative of the whole album.

Posted by: Voodoo Sep 4 2016, 01:49 PM



Can Tuesday come already? w00t.gif

Posted by: ___∆___ Sep 4 2016, 02:30 PM

Yes!! Get that single launch on R2 Melanie heart.gif Loving 'Numb' but that seemed to slip by unnoticed by everyone but guessing that was more of a buzz release for the album?

Posted by: Jaÿ Sep 6 2016, 09:14 AM


Posted by: buzz_person Sep 6 2016, 10:28 AM

I really like this, especially the chorus.

Posted by: mr_pmt Sep 6 2016, 10:36 AM

I like this a lot!

Posted by: jakewild Sep 6 2016, 10:45 AM

can't sigala just stick her on a record and get her BACK

that LOVE interview was cuteee

Posted by: JosephStyles Sep 6 2016, 03:54 PM

Really good! ohmy.gif If this was by Zara Larsson or Dua Lipa it would be a hit I'm sure. Didn't expect to like this so much!

Posted by: ThePensmith Sep 6 2016, 06:26 PM

Loving the single! Very current in its production...will definitely pre-ordering the album smile.gif

Posted by: Liаm Sep 6 2016, 06:39 PM

It is very Carly Rae/Dua Lipa, a good direction for her! It's current but it doesn't feel too forced or too much of a departure <3

Posted by: Regina Sep 6 2016, 06:41 PM

I miss Rock Mel but this is still good.

Posted by: Jonjo Sep 6 2016, 06:52 PM

Lahhhhv itttt. Gaga's wig is not safe *.*

It reminds me of Poli's 'If Love Was A Crime'! Just more synthier.

Posted by: vibe Sep 6 2016, 09:04 PM

This is such a great song !!!

I hope the album does have a goin down / beautiful intentions track in it !

Posted by: ___∆___ Sep 6 2016, 11:25 PM

Another solid pop song from Melanie - The reaction to the song on social media seems to be positive too. Really hope she has a successful era.

On another note is always wondered how Mel continues to self release - it's not like she is constantly touring and generates lots of revenue that way, she has not had a sizable hit album since self releasing (Although has had some big hit singles in Europe).

Posted by: ___∆___ Sep 6 2016, 11:33 PM

Getting that iTunes relevance!! heart.gif

arrow up.gif 72 Melanie C - Anymore
arrow up.gif 109 Melanie C/Sons Of Sonix - Numb


Posted by: vibe Sep 7 2016, 12:29 PM

She is loaded she was a spice girl !!
They wrote their own tracks , toured the globe three times.

Plus she has never spent her money on cars and mansions or got married / divorced .

Posted by: pippa Sep 7 2016, 01:07 PM

Mel's first album and and that era of singles were huge. Follow up albums were not as successful in the UK but she has has had good success in Europe. I would think money from all of this and the millions she would have made from the Spice Girls is more than enough to fund her albums. I have no doubt she has other sources of income such as public appearances and possible property investments. I would doubt she has any financial worries as she appears to have always been very sensible with her fortune.

On a music note, good to see her make the top 100 itunes, she deserves so much more as yet she has released extremely solid material that is worthy of doing much better, i hope her album can at least crack the top 40.

Posted by: Inna Selez Sep 7 2016, 04:46 PM

"Anymore" track is dope. I still think she is most talented from "Spice girls". One thing she could be more popular now if she signed with any big music label. But maybe Mel C wants to be more free in music and time on her own label.

Posted by: pippa Sep 8 2016, 01:06 PM

I doubt many big labels would sign based on the success she has achieved outside her debut. I too agree she is by far the most talented Spice Girl and i wish she could have a far bigger solo career.

I believe she should join the Spice Girls for the reunion and use it as a platform to promote her own material as part of the deal.

Posted by: ___∆___ Sep 8 2016, 05:03 PM

QUOTE(vibe @ Sep 7 2016, 12:29 PM) *
She is loaded she was a spice girl !!
They wrote their own tracks , toured the globe three times.

Plus she has never spent her money on cars and mansions or got married / divorced .


Aware of all of the above but essentially her 'Red Girl' label is a business venture that is designed to make money. She always spends on videos, promo and in the early day released multiple physical formats for seemingly little return - Just wondered if she runs it as a continuous loss making business as an album spending 1 week in the charts at #53 and no hit single I doubt generates a lot of income.

Posted by: slowdown73 Sep 9 2016, 03:53 AM

Love the new single anymore. Great tune. I also really liked her last album, the sea.

Posted by: vibe Sep 10 2016, 01:00 PM

She is holding listening party's which features a 40 minute live set on the 10th and 11th of October.

I'm going on the 10th - u can buy tickets at underthebridge.com

Posted by: pippa Sep 12 2016, 01:16 PM

Some tv promotion would help her immensely, i would hope she has some lined up.

Posted by: Juranamo Sep 13 2016, 08:51 AM

Wow, 'Anymore' sounds like a big hit! So good. 😍 Shame Radio 1 and Capital won't touch it with a barge pole. 😰

Posted by: ___∆___ Sep 15 2016, 12:11 AM

'Anymore' 8 track remix EP now available to pre-order and is released on September 23rd. Glad this is being 'properly' pushed as a single - I'm sure Mel will have some promo for the single and album lined up too.

Posted by: Voodoo Oct 1 2016, 02:43 PM

A limited-edition CD single is now available to pre-order from Melanie's official website. It is released on the same day as the album (October 21st).

Tracklist:

1. Anymore
2. Anymore (Seamus Haji remix)
3. Anymore (At Night HiFi remix)
4. Anymore (Full Intention dub mix)





In other news, Anymore has been A-listed by Radio 2! w00t.gif

Posted by: slowdown73 Oct 1 2016, 06:05 PM

I've preordered the cd single but none of the remixes are great.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Oct 2 2016, 10:33 AM

She was incredible at G-A-Y last night.

Setlist:
Anymore
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Never Be The Same Again
Think About It
I Turn To You
When You're Gone
Cheap Thrills

Posted by: Voodoo Oct 2 2016, 03:27 PM

QUOTE(KWEEN_DEE @ Oct 2 2016, 01:33 PM) *
She was incredible at G-A-Y last night.

Setlist:
Anymore
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Never Be The Same Again
Think About It
I Turn To You
When You're Gone
Cheap Thrills

And here are some pictures:












Posted by: vibe Oct 2 2016, 05:36 PM

I was there and she was fantastic !!

Posted by: ___∆___ Oct 2 2016, 07:24 PM

Queen of the gays heart.gif

Posted by: slowdown73 Oct 3 2016, 10:16 PM

She looks amazing!!

Posted by: Jonjo Oct 13 2016, 09:51 PM



Great interview. I love how real she is. It's why she's always been the best Spice Girl to me. wub.gif

Posted by: ThePensmith Oct 14 2016, 09:37 PM

Great interview with Mel! "Anymore" fast becoming one of the best singles of this quarter for me. Will definitely be investing in the album!

Posted by: Jaÿ Oct 14 2016, 10:48 PM

Extended version of the above interview wub.gif



'Anymore' at #28 in the radio airplay chart this week!

Posted by: vibe Oct 16 2016, 04:04 PM

I went to her mini gig last week.

The song dear life was the highlight of the album.

Posted by: ___∆___ Oct 16 2016, 06:09 PM

QUOTE(Jaÿ @ Oct 14 2016, 10:48 PM) *
'Anymore' at #28 in the radio airplay chart this week!


Fantastic airplay support - I wish that was translating into sales and streams though nocheer.gif Gives me hope this album might debut high though.

Posted by: Voodoo Oct 17 2016, 01:33 PM

UK tour dates have just been announced! w00t.gif


Posted by: Mikee1981 Oct 18 2016, 01:02 PM

I'm Really liking 'Anymore' I've always been a fan of Mel but dont think anything will ever top her debut solo but I am looking more forward to this than to the release of Gaga's new offering which I didnt think I would ever say

Posted by: vibe Oct 19 2016, 12:26 PM

I got VIP tickets for London

Posted by: Voodoo Oct 22 2016, 09:29 AM

So... how is the album, guys? happy.gif

I'm loving this album. Melanie's vocals and lyrics on this album are phenomenal. And not to mention the immense production! My top 5 songs would be Dear Life, Unraveling, Escalator, Room for Love and Loving You Better. wub.gif

Posted by: vibe Oct 22 2016, 05:20 PM

I'm really enjoying the album.

It's not full of uptempo pop tracks !! But is so sophisticated and great lyrically.

My fav tracks are dear life , escalator and our history .

Posted by: vibe Oct 22 2016, 05:26 PM

Blame is also one of my faves

Posted by: ___∆___ Oct 24 2016, 03:10 PM

#11 in yesterday's mids so hope it can stay Top 20 and be her first to do so since 'Reason'.

Kind of wish she'd released a few weeks ago and snatched a Top 10 when any old randomer was making it.

Posted by: vibe Oct 24 2016, 06:08 PM

Number 14?today

Posted by: Martyn Oct 24 2016, 09:54 PM

I am going to say 23 on Friday.

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Oct 25 2016, 01:03 AM

I hope it stays top 20 but if it manages to do so it will be tight.

Posted by: ___∆___ Oct 28 2016, 04:15 PM

#25 nocheer.gif However the fact she's returned to the Top 40 after her last 3 albums failed to do so is an achievement. Just hope we don't have a 25-OUT chart run.

Posted by: pippa Oct 28 2016, 05:26 PM

I am disappointed it missed the top 20 but on reflection in comparison to her last albums it has done well, not only did it achieve a higher peak it more importantly has higher opening sales. This said, i am slightly dreading what her position will be like next week.

Posted by: Martyn Oct 28 2016, 10:54 PM

QUOTE(pippa @ Oct 28 2016, 06:26 PM) *
I am disappointed it missed the top 20 but on reflection in comparison to her last albums it has done well, not only did it achieve a higher peak it more importantly has higher opening sales. This said, i am slightly dreading what her position will be like next week.



We've seen drops from the top 5 to nearly out the top 100 so I would like to think it be ok. However I'm sure the press will slate her!

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Oct 29 2016, 09:25 PM

Top 20 would have been lovely but its good to see her back in the top 40,hopefully she can get a 2nd week in the top 75.

The album made a number 94 debut here in Ireland this week cry.gif but at least it charted if nothing else.

Posted by: ___∆___ Oct 29 2016, 11:06 PM

Have to say I'm pleased she has managed to increase sales too as well as just chatting higher, VOM sold almost double what Stages did in its first week.


Posted by: vibe Oct 30 2016, 07:34 PM

What was the opening week numbers ?

Posted by: Martyn Oct 30 2016, 08:23 PM

QUOTE(vibe @ Oct 30 2016, 07:34 PM) *
What was the opening week numbers ?


4084

Posted by: Axeyman Oct 31 2016, 05:44 AM

Version of Me Debuted at #206 on the Australian albums chart and sold 135 copies.

Posted by: pippa Oct 31 2016, 02:36 PM

That is a disappointing result for Australia. It is wonderful to see her UK sales been almost double of her previous release.

Posted by: vibe Oct 31 2016, 05:09 PM

It's going to fall so hard this week sadly.

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 1 2016, 08:09 AM

Already out of the Top 100 on the first midweek update! Was kind of hoping it would at least be low Top 100!

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 1 2016, 08:09 AM

QUOTE(Axeyman @ Oct 31 2016, 05:44 AM) *
Version of Me Debuted at #206 on the Australian albums chart and sold 135 copies.


drama.gif 135 copies!!

Posted by: pippa Nov 1 2016, 03:15 PM

It is likely she will be around 110-120 in the UK this week mad.gif

Posted by: Voodoo Nov 1 2016, 06:42 PM

QUOTE(___∆___ @ Nov 1 2016, 10:09 AM) *
drama.gif 135 copies!!

It was released only digitally in Australia. Apart from that, 'Anymore' wasn't sent to radio stations and she didn't do press interviews with the Aussie media. It was a "soft release". So what did you expect exactly? huh.gif

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 2 2016, 04:02 AM

QUOTE(Voodoo @ Nov 1 2016, 06:42 PM) *
It was released only digitally in Australia. Apart from that, 'Anymore' wasn't sent to radio stations and she didn't do press interviews with the Aussie media. It was a "soft release". So what did you expect exactly? huh.gif


What did I expect exactly?! A non pompous reply would be a great start!

Posted by: vibe Nov 2 2016, 01:23 PM

114 this week so will fall further

Posted by: pippa Nov 2 2016, 02:00 PM

Likely now to miss the top 120 this week. cry.gif

Posted by: pippa Nov 4 2016, 12:46 PM

Do we know any of the sales totals for her last few albums, would 10,000 be a reasonable guess, as it now looks likely that will be the total amount this album will sell.

Posted by: Jaÿ Nov 4 2016, 09:06 PM

QUOTE(pippa @ Nov 4 2016, 12:46 PM) *
Do we know any of the sales totals for her last few albums, would 10,000 be a reasonable guess, as it now looks likely that will be the total amount this album will sell.

Sales here: http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=194963&view=findpost&p=5538241

10k might be a stretch, unless she gets to perform any future singles on TV (she didn't do this for Anymore).

Version of Me sold 4,084 in its first week, but in week 2 it's sold under 900 copies. 25-146 is its chart run, which is her steepest decline within the Top 200 to date, unfortunately. As ever for Melanie, it'll be an uphill struggle to try and revive it.

For anyone who is interested, Melanie C's album chart runs:


Northern Star
[1st Entry: 24/10/1999] 10-18-34-41-40-38-28-30-34-35-37-43-55-77-89-112-91-59-34-21-13-12-10-12-05-07-11-15-16-20-29-37-49-54-58-51-48-41-28-24-20-20-16-17-04-06-06-06-11-18-22-25-36-43-56-57-61-52-49-39-33-32-40-40-48-57-66-84-74-80-116-136-115-116-102-139-161-144-153-184-x
[2nd Entry: 20/05/2001] 171-192-x
[3rd Entry: 14/10/2001] 180-x
[4th Entry: 30/12/2001] 71-53-52-70-89-91-x
[5th Entry: 22/09/2002] 89-131-x
[6th Entry: 30/03/2003] 170-198-x
[7th Entry: 27/04/2003] 105-108-x
[8th Entry: 04/01/2004] 87-72-95-135-x
= 99 weeks in the Top 200

Reason
[1st Entry: 16/03/2003] 05-19-37-67-83-101-168-192-184-176-141-109-118-81-99-185-x
[2nd Entry: 28/12/2003] 198-109-100-145-x
= 20 weeks in the Top 200

Beautiful Intentions
[Entry: 17/04/2005] 24-53-91-136-x
= 4 weeks in the Top 200

This Time
[Entry: 08/04/2007] 57-97-200-x
= 3 weeks in the Top 200

The Sea
[Entry: 11/09/2011] 45-101-x
= 2 weeks in the Top 200

Stages
[1st Entry: 16/09/2012] 50-x
[2nd Entry: 02/12/2012] 151-x
= 2 weeks in the Top 200

Version of Me
[Entry: 28/10/2016] 25-146...
= 2 weeks in the Top 200

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 4 2016, 10:36 PM

Disappointing drop for the album after its initial success compared to her recent albums... Seems as though she will end up selling her usual amount. Really hope she manages to get a few more sales and has some promo in the future as it is a really good album.

Posted by: mr_pmt Nov 5 2016, 04:16 AM

QUOTE(___∆___ @ Nov 4 2016, 10:36 PM) *
Disappointing drop for the album after its initial success compared to her recent albums... Seems as though she will end up selling her usual amount. Really hope she manages to get a few more sales and has some promo in the future as it is a really good album.


There's only so many times you can express this crushing and sorrowful disappointment before realising these 90s starts aren't going to be the same powerhouse force they were in 2016.

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 6 2016, 01:59 AM

QUOTE(mr_pmt @ Nov 5 2016, 04:16 AM) *
There's only so many times you can express this crushing and sorrowful disappointment before realising these 90s starts aren't going to be the same powerhouse force they were in 2016.


90s 'starts' are not going to be the same powerhouse force they were in 2016?! huh.gif If you're going to criticize my posts maybe check yours actually make sense.

Posted by: Martyn Nov 6 2016, 10:19 AM

QUOTE(___∆___ @ Nov 6 2016, 01:59 AM) *
90s 'starts' are not going to be the same powerhouse force they were in 2016?! huh.gif If you're going to criticize my posts maybe check yours actually make sense.


Wow defensive much? He wasn't criticising your post. Also if the only response you can come up with is lol you spelt a word wrong, you've obviously got nothing to say about the actual point being made.

Posted by: vibe Nov 6 2016, 08:16 PM

Room for love needs to be the second single

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Nov 6 2016, 09:59 PM

Ya i agree, Room for Love needs to be the next single, i know it wont do much but its the song i think she should push.

Posted by: Jonjo Nov 6 2016, 10:26 PM

I listened to the album upon release week, it was alright in a "potential BJSC entries, which never come to fruition due to something better/stronger appearing" sort of way, but on the whole quite weak. sad.gif 'Anymore' was by far the strongest song on there.

Gutted at 'The Sea' going 45-101-OUT. That album deserved more. sad.gif

Posted by: Jaÿ Nov 6 2016, 10:45 PM

I'd say it's a grower, Jonjo!

Posted by: Voodoo Nov 9 2016, 08:49 PM



Yas! dance.gif

Posted by: pippa Nov 9 2016, 09:09 PM

Wonderful to see them push ahead with another single.

Posted by: Jaÿ Nov 9 2016, 10:57 PM

My favourite song on the album, so I'm obviously very pleased with this choice! *.*

Posted by: pippa Nov 10 2016, 03:06 PM

Rahaul, i must agree, her albums are always worth buying as they always have at least a few very good songs. That said, stages was her only album i can i dont like.

Posted by: vibe Nov 10 2016, 06:49 PM

Dear life is a strong track .

Posted by: Voodoo Nov 21 2016, 07:32 PM

Details on the new single have been revealed!

The music video is set to have its premiere in less than 48 hours.

QUOTE
Signed and unsigned CDs are available to pre-order from Melanie's online store.

Release Date: 16th December, 2016

Track List:
1) Dear Life
2) One Minute (Exclusive Bonus Track)
3) Something for the Fire (live from Under The Bridge)

Cover:

Posted by: pippa Nov 21 2016, 09:42 PM

I think i will treat myself to a signed copy.

Posted by: vibe Nov 23 2016, 01:12 PM

I've ordered two, the video is premiering sometime today .

She also signed to Sony music in Germany yesterday .

Posted by: Voodoo Nov 23 2016, 06:38 PM


Posted by: Jaÿ Nov 23 2016, 07:35 PM

I love the song so much. wub.gif Favourite from the album!

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 24 2016, 12:36 AM

Love the song and video - definite highlight from the album. I just hope that she gets some promo for it!

Posted by: run Nov 24 2016, 10:16 AM

http://chords.tv/.... Excellent choice as next single

Posted by: Voodoo Nov 30 2016, 08:12 PM

.

Posted by: Joe. Nov 30 2016, 09:13 PM

Screaming.

Posted by: Martyn Nov 30 2016, 11:17 PM

Some of those photos are iconic!

Posted by: BigMixer Nov 30 2016, 11:37 PM

the amount of pictures rotf.gif


Posted by: pippa Dec 1 2016, 03:30 PM

Great photos'. Do we know if she has any form of promotion lined up to promote the new single?

Posted by: mr_pmt Dec 1 2016, 07:01 PM

Botox + airbrushing in extreme measures =

Posted by: pippa Dec 1 2016, 09:21 PM

She still has aged very well and hasnt over done the reinvention ie plastic surgery, Botox etc.

Posted by: kinghov Dec 1 2016, 11:52 PM

this is beautiful.

Posted by: JosephCarey Dec 2 2016, 01:51 PM

Really like Dear Life heart.gif I still need to give this album a spin, both singles so far have impressed me!

Posted by: pippa Dec 2 2016, 02:57 PM

The album deserves so much more success but its most unlikely now.

Posted by: Voodoo Dec 3 2016, 01:10 PM



Finally! Now it is official! w00t.gif

'Version of Me' is set to be released in February 2017 in Germany, Switzerland & Austria in three formats: Standard CD, Deluxe Digipak & Download.

'Dear Life' will act as the first single from the album.

So excited for the upcoming promo in Germany. dance.gif

Here is the German press release:

QUOTE
MELANIE C UNTERSCHREIBT BEI 313 MUSIC
ALBUM RELEASE IM FEBRUAR 2017 BEI RCA DEUTSCHLAND/SONY MUSIC


Melanie C is back! Im Februar 2017 veröffentlicht der britische Superstar ihr erstes neues Studioalbum seit sechs Jahren in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz auf 313 Music/RCA Deutschland/Sony Music. „Version Of Me“ ist der insgesamt siebte Solo-Longplayer der 42-jährigen Singer-Songwriterin, deren Weltkarriere 1994 als Mitglied der Spice Girls begann. Neben der ersten Singleauskopplung „Dear Life“, enthält das Album weitere Highlights wie die besonders funkige Uptempo-Nummer „Anymore“, den furiosen R&B/House-Mix „Room For Love“, den epischen Titelsong „Version Of Me“ und den ungeschminkt ehrlichen Album-Albschlusssong „Blame“.

„Ich wollte ein Album machen, das ich mir selbst gerne anhören wollen würde“, erklärt Melanie C. „Ich bin keine Avantgarde-Künstlerin und das werde ich auch niemals sein. Ich schreibe Popsongs, aber mein Ziel war dieses Mal, jeden Aspekt innerhalb des Entstehungsprozesses anders anzugehen und kreativer zu sein was Struktur und Sounds angeht. Alles, was sich richtig anfühlte, wurde auch umgesetzt und durchgezogen. Ich bin so glücklich mit RCA Deutschland/Sony Music zusammen zu arbeiten und meine Beziehung zu 313 Music fortzuführen und bin gespannt, was mit ihrer langjährigen Erfahrung und Expertise zu erreichen ist. Nachdem ich das Team getroffen habe, ist es wunderbar zu wissen, dass wir die gleiche Begeisterung und Vision für mein neues Album teilen. Bei allen bisherigen Albumveröffentlichungen hatte ich schon immer eine wunderbare Zeit in GSA und kann es kaum erwarten, im Jahr 2017 endlich wieder zurück zu sein!“

Volker Neumüller (Geschäftsführer 313 Music): „Melanie C und 313 Music gehen nun schon viele Jahre einen gemeinsamen Weg und es freut mich sehr diese erfolgreiche Partnerschaft mit dem neuen, sehr persönlichen Album von Melanie C mit Sony/RCA fortsetzen zu dürfen und bedanke mich für das Vertrauen.“

Manfred Rolef (VP AOR Labelgroup GSA) dazu: „RCA Deutschland ist sehr stolz mit Melanie C einen internationalen Superstar unter Vertrag nehmen zu können. Ihr neues Album hat sehr großes Potential und ist zeitgleich ein fulminantes Comeback für den deutschsprachigen Markt.“

In ihrer Solokarriere, die 1999 mit dem Album „Northern Star“ seinen Anfang nahm, landete Melanie C mit „Never Be The Same Again“ und „I Turn To You“ in Großbritannien, mit „First Day Of My Life“ in Deutschland & der Schweiz und mit „I Turn To You“ in Österreich zahlreiche Nummer-Eins-Hits. Sechs ihrer Singles erreichten die Top Ten der UK Charts, ihre Solo-Tonträger verkauften sich weltweit über 12 Millionen Mal, in Deutschland erhielt sie insgesamt 5 Gold- und 2 Platin-Awards.

Das neue Album „Version Of Me“ von Melanie C inkl. der Single „Dear Life“ erscheint im Februar 2017 als Standard-CD, Deluxe-Digipak und Download.

Posted by: Frosty Xmas Baps Dec 3 2016, 03:07 PM

My god, her calves are so muscular!!


Calf Spice.

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 3 2016, 03:59 PM

Looking forward to the Deluxe Digipak!

Posted by: slowdown73 Dec 3 2016, 10:05 PM

I haven't got this album yet. It was actually on my Christmas list but I will wait now and see what the German Deluxe Digipak offers. Hopefully some extra tracks/remixes not featured on the UK version.

Posted by: Voodoo Dec 6 2016, 08:34 PM

Melanie has performed a live rendition of 'Breath Me' (originally penned & sung by Sia) for the Jools Holland Show on Radio 2.

Here it is for your listening pleasure:



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Posted by: Voodoo Dec 13 2016, 07:40 PM

Melanie shared a stage with Years & Years yesterday:




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Posted by: ___∆___ Dec 26 2016, 01:36 AM

'Version Of Me' physical is part of the Amazon sale and only £2.99 - Currently just outside of the overall Amazon Top 100 chart, would love it to snatch a 2nd week officially in the Top 100.

Posted by: Jonjo Dec 27 2016, 08:18 PM

Also £2.99 in HMV!

Posted by: ___∆___ Dec 27 2016, 11:14 PM

Such a great price reduction! Really hope it picks up some casual sales from this - £2.99 is the perfect price point for people to 'take a chance' on it.


Posted by: pippa Dec 28 2016, 02:54 PM

If the low price doesnt get her some sales, nothing will mad.gif

Posted by: ___∆___ Dec 28 2016, 03:04 PM

QUOTE(pippa @ Dec 28 2016, 02:54 PM) *
If the low price doesnt get her some sales, nothing will mad.gif


Can't believe it's as low as £2.99 - Shame she didn't reduce the iTunes version for a week too, also it would help if she had a tiny bit of support for 'Dear Life'.

Posted by: vibe Dec 28 2016, 09:33 PM

Such a bargain for 2.99

Order your copies !!!!

Posted by: ___∆___ Dec 28 2016, 11:58 PM

QUOTE(vibe @ Dec 28 2016, 09:33 PM) *
Such a bargain for 2.99

Order your copies !!!!


Currently out of stock on Amazon! Hope it's picked up some sales in HMV and can sneak back into the Top 100.

Posted by: ★ Jay ★ Jan 5 2017, 09:06 AM

Dear Life added to Radio 2's playlist, it's on the B List. biggrin.gif

The "Limited Deluxe Edition" for Germany will be released on Friday 17th February and include 2 discs, the track list isn't revealed yet though.

Posted by: Inna Selez Jan 5 2017, 08:05 PM

Check the video guys!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7640780/victoria-beckham-mel-c-2-become-1-spice-girls-reunion-video

Posted by: Voodoo Jan 6 2017, 11:25 AM

QUOTE(★ Jay ★ @ Jan 5 2017, 11:06 AM) *
The "Limited Deluxe Edition" for Germany will be released on Friday 17th February and include 2 discs, the track list isn't revealed yet though.

The German Deluxe Version of Me comes in a digipak format. It includes an exclusive new track ('Hold On'), a 20 pages booklet, a bonus CD (4 new live recordings, 6 remixes & the B-Side 'One Minute') & 3 exclusive Polaroids autographed by Melanie. cheer.gif



CD 1:
01. Dear Life
02. Escalator
03. Anymore
04. Something for the Fire
05. Version of Me
06. Numb (feat. Sons of Sonix)
07. Room for Love
08. Unravelling
09. Loving You Better
10. Our History
11. Blame
12. Hold On (feat. Alex Francis)

CD 2:
01. Dear Life (Live at Ronnie Scott's)
02. Version of Me (Live at Ronnie Scott's)
03. Something for the Fire (Live at Ronnie Scott's)
04. Never Be the Same Again (Live at Ronnie Scott's)
05. Anymore (At Night HiFi Remix)
06. Anymore (Full Intention Dub Mix)
07. Anymore (Seamus Haji Remix)
08. Dear Life (Grant Nelson Radio Edit)
09. Dear Life (Grant Nelson Dub)
10. Dear Life (Reuben Keeney Extended Mix)
11. One Minute

Posted by: ___∆___ Jan 7 2017, 02:32 AM

Standard physical version back in stock on Amazon for £2.99 plus you get an MP3 version of it too heart.gif

Posted by: lewistgreen Jan 8 2017, 10:23 AM

Got this on to listen to right now, have to say it's quite a solid album! I wouldn't have bothered but I've really enjoyed Anymore and Dear Life recently so thought I'd give it a go.

Posted by: ___∆___ Jan 8 2017, 03:49 PM

Just realised the 'Dear Life' remix EP is now available - Just purchased and the remixes are ok, I was expecting better but pleased she is still actually bothering to give fans multiple versions etc.,

Posted by: Voodoo Jan 8 2017, 08:33 PM

This morning Melanie performed beautiful, acoustic renditions of 'Dear Life' & '2 Become 1' on The Michael Ball Show on Radio 2.

Listen back here:


Posted by: Voodoo Jan 27 2017, 03:16 PM

It has just been announced that Melanie will play Manchester Pride's Big Weekend this year. yahoo.gif

She will be joined on the line-up by Louisa Johnson & Sara Aalto.

http://bigweekend.manchesterpride.com/

Posted by: Simon. Jan 27 2017, 03:21 PM

I always feel careers are near the end when they do Manchester Pride sad.gif

Posted by: ___∆___ Jan 27 2017, 07:31 PM

QUOTE(Simon. @ Jan 27 2017, 03:21 PM) *
I always feel careers are near the end when they do Manchester Pride sad.gif


I think she is playing where she is wanted, let's face it to the general public she's not a crowd puller any more and hasn't had a significant hit album or single in years. It's not like she's fending off invitations to festivals and Jingle Bell ball.

Posted by: ___∆___ Jan 29 2017, 09:06 PM

Mel is going to be on 'Let It Shine' - Seems like she is performing an old song with the contestants, could give her back catalogue a small boost?

Posted by: introvert Jan 30 2017, 07:31 AM

QUOTE(___∆___ @ Jan 29 2017, 09:06 PM) *
Mel is going to be on 'Let It Shine' - Seems like she is performing an old song with the contestants, could give her back catalogue a small boost?


She's always been a good musician for me and I think her new "Let it Shine" journey is going to hit the board.

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 30 2017, 07:49 AM

Screaming at the prospect of her being a contestant. laugh.gif

Posted by: pippa Jan 31 2017, 09:34 PM

I understand she will perform her Bryan Adams duet with the contestant, When You're Gone.

Posted by: Voodoo Feb 3 2017, 05:08 PM

Melanie visited Radio Hamburg this week. Check out her live renditions of 'Firework' (Katy Perry cover) & 'Dear Life':






Posted by: Voodoo Feb 17 2017, 06:17 PM

I still can't get over the performance Melanie gave on Let It Shine. She was fantastic! wub.gif



Eight dates have been added to the European tour. It will include stops in:
The UK - Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Belfast
Ireland - Dublin
Germany - Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Switzerland - Zurich

And... The https://www.amazon.de/Version-Deluxe-Bonus-CD-handsignierte-Polaroids/dp/B01MY4O3U7/ is finally out today!

https://www.amazon.de/Version-Deluxe-Bonus-CD-handsignierte-Polaroids/dp/B01MY4O3U7/

Posted by: Jay 🙋🏻 Mar 18 2017, 04:48 PM

Melanie has a new single out, a duet with Alex Francis - 'Hold On'. Alex is James Bay's older brother!

https://itunes.apple.com/album/hold-on-feat-alex-francis-radio-edit/id1216213948?i=1216213955&v0=9990&ign-mpt=uo%3D1

Live performance video:

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Apr 2 2017, 04:01 PM

Mel appeared on a chat show here in Ireland last night, doing an interview and performed hold on with Alex Francis, it was acoustic but it was a lovely performance, i really hoped it would be in the iTunes top 100 here today but no sign of it, fingers crossed it will sell a few albums for her and she might re-enter the top 100 albums here as i would think it wouldnt take much sales to enter in the very low end of the chart.

When asked about the Spice Girls she didnt rule out them doing something together. She interviewed very well and got a great reception.

Posted by: JayBRUsalem Apr 4 2017, 11:51 PM

Her tour started in Glasgow yesterday, here's the set list:

Anymore
Escalator
Version of Me
Room For Love
Something For The Fire
Northern Star
Dear Life
Unravelling
Human [Rag'n'Bone Man cover]
Numb
Loving You Better
Never Be The same again
Our History
Blame
Say You'll Be There [Spice Girls]
Hold On
Think About It
I Turn To You

All 12 tracks from Version of Me, 4 of her older solo singles, a Spice Girls single & a cover of Human

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Apr 6 2017, 12:15 AM

She is really doing all the album songs which i can understand but i think she could drop one or two and replace them with other songs out of her singles.

Mel C is someone i think who needs to do a Greatest Hits, i know she has albums over different labels but a Greatest Hits would be lovely from her and a Greatest Hits tour is something id love from her with her solo material, i wudnt mind a Spice Girl song either. For Lets Go from her the Reason album is my favourite song by her from all her solo work but i doubt i will ever get to see her perform it. I always thought that should have beeen a single, Reason is still my favourite album by her.

Posted by: Tinasha Apr 6 2017, 07:52 AM

She should drop Human and do i Want Candy

Posted by: OVOSSR Apr 6 2017, 08:22 AM

yes we need more tune from her!!

Posted by: tommie Apr 6 2017, 01:51 PM

QUOTE(Feel_The_Fever @ Apr 6 2017, 12:15 AM) *
Mel C is someone i think who needs to do a Greatest Hits, i know she has albums over different labels but a Greatest Hits would be lovely from her and a Greatest Hits tour is something id love from her with her solo material, i wudnt mind a Spice Girl song either. For Lets Go from her the Reason album is my favourite song by her from all her solo work but i doubt i will ever get to see her perform it. I always thought that should have beeen a single, Reason is still my favourite album by her.


She only really has two albums on a different label - the rest of her deals she did with Red Girl records were licensing deals, so I imagine that she has control over all her singles from Next Best Superstar and forwards. The singles from her Virgin years shouldn't be too hard to license either I would think...

Posted by: Voodoo Apr 6 2017, 07:32 PM

QUOTE(Feel_The_Fever @ Apr 6 2017, 02:15 AM) *
For Lets Go from her the Reason album is my favourite song by her from all her solo work but i doubt i will ever get to see her perform it. I always thought that should have beeen a single.

Did you mean to write Let's Love?

Posted by: Voodoo Apr 8 2017, 02:40 PM

Don't miss this tonight! cheer.gif




Posted by: tommie Apr 8 2017, 07:29 PM

I think it starts in about 15 minutes, no?

Posted by: tommie Apr 8 2017, 08:24 PM

....

Posted by: vibe Apr 11 2017, 03:03 PM

I went to the London gig and I have to say I was impressed with many parts. The reinventions of NBTSA and ITTY were so god. Numb and Blame were my fav performances from the new album.

Because the new album is quite mellow and chilled and she played every track from it , as a gig I definitely missed the rockier songs that didn't feature .

Posted by: vibe Apr 11 2017, 03:04 PM

Her cover of human went down very well !

Posted by: ___∆___ Apr 14 2017, 11:50 PM

'Version of Me' (Deluxe) is getting a UK release on Friday and is currently on pre-order on iTunes.

Track Listing:

1. Dear Life
2. Escalator
3. Anymore
4. Something For The Fire
5. Version Of Me
6. Numb
7. Room For Love
8. Unraveling
9. Loving You Better
10. Our History
11. Blame
12. Hold On
13. Dear Life (Live)
14. Version Of Me (Live)
15. Something For The Fire (Live)
16. Never Be The Same (Live)
17. Anymore (Remix)
18. Anymore (Remix)
19. Anymore (Remix)
20. Dear Life (Remix)
21. Dear Life (Remix)
22. Dear Life (Remix)
23. One Minute

Posted by: Voodoo Aug 1 2017, 07:27 PM

Melanie is filming a music video for "Room for Love" wub.gif and she wants YOU to be part of it. w00t.gif

Want to be featured? Here's your chance! Click on the photo for all the details. wink.gif

http://melaniec.net/room-for-love/

Posted by: tommie Sep 7 2017, 07:36 PM

Did the Room For Love video ever get released?

Posted by: niki Sep 8 2017, 06:07 AM

QUOTE(tommie @ Sep 7 2017, 01:36 PM) *
Did the Room For Love video ever get released?


Not yet.

Posted by: StillJupiter Sep 10 2017, 05:24 PM

I'm really enjoying Room For Love! It's very modern, especially for an ex-girlband track and especially for a woman who must be in her 40s by now.

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Sep 17 2017, 03:09 AM

I also like Room for Love, but i still prefer the Hold on duet with Alex Francis.

Posted by: Blond 2.0 Sep 17 2017, 01:52 PM

I want Version of me the song to be a single it's so amazing

Posted by: Digitalsea88 Sep 22 2017, 03:17 AM

The entire album seems to have been pulled from Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and the like. Did I miss something? What happened?

Posted by: tommie Sep 22 2017, 08:18 AM

Maybe she's trying to push the physical stock of the album? laugh.gif

Posted by: Mr.X Sep 22 2017, 11:09 AM

It is still in the UK store

Posted by: Blond 2.0 Oct 18 2017, 02:15 PM

Do you guys think Room for love is the last single .

Posted by: Jay ☆ Oct 22 2017, 01:35 PM

^ I wonder! Personally, I'm not sure I see her going further with this era. I'm kind of surprised she's released Room for Love now actually, given how long it was since Hold On and the tour!

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This came out a year ago! ohmy.gif

A year on, what do you all think of 'Version of Me'? What are your favourite tracks? Are you happy with the singles run or not?

Posted by: Spiceboy Oct 22 2017, 11:11 PM

A year on the album has gone down in my estimations tbh. I love Melanie but I feel like the album is a bit of a chore to get through it's a bit ploddy. Some great moments and most tracks are good on their own but I get a bit bored after listening to half of it in one go. When it first came out I had it down as her 3rd best album but now I'd probably say it's my least favourite after Stages (although I don't think it is her weakest album as I do think the tracks are all strong on their own).

1. Northern Star
2. The Sea
3. Beautiful Intentions
4. This Time
5. Reason
6. Version Of Me
7. Stages

Posted by: sammy01 Oct 23 2017, 08:51 AM

I've always said as with the last 2 albums (I discount Stages exists) that her albums are 3 or 4 good tracks and then the rest is woe is me MOR shit. I could make a great 12 track album from TT, TS and VOM.

The positive from VOM is the production is better and more interesting, which is good but it just proves the songwriting and subject matter are the problems.

Posted by: vibe Oct 23 2017, 09:37 AM

Version Of Me is not her best work but it is still a solid album! I think after we heard Numb and Anymore we were all very excited bout the rest of the album . Melanie kept referring to it as her most electronic album so I was hoping for more upbeat material .

I think it's a shame Numb wasn't pushed more .

Anymore , Numb & Blame are my fav tracks .

I really hope we get to here Peter Vetesse production for Blame one day !!

Posted by: vibe Oct 23 2017, 09:40 AM

Oh and Hold On was a big mistake ! The only Melanie single that doesn't grip
me whatsoever . To think she spent money on this video ! This and Better Alone - worst single choices of her career when you compare to material that could have been chosen !

Posted by: Voodoo Oct 28 2017, 08:47 AM


Posted by: Spiceboy Oct 28 2017, 12:42 PM

QUOTE(vibe @ Oct 23 2017, 10:40 AM) *
Oh and Hold On was a big mistake ! The only Melanie single that doesn't grip
me whatsoever . To think she spent money on this video ! This and Better Alone - worst single choices of her career when you compare to material that could have been chosen !



I actually think hold on was a great choice and if it had been with Matt Cardle or James Walsh or someone who is actually a name out there (James Bay, James Arthur, Niall Horan, Chris Martin etc) it would have done a lot better as she would have had more opportunities to promote it which she simply doesn’t get on her own.

Posted by: vibe Oct 28 2017, 03:04 PM

^ no way

Posted by: sammy01 Oct 28 2017, 07:58 PM

Hold on is crap.

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