Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection

octophone

robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
49,877
Given that the Greatest Hits is a dead art in 2019 with only those 3CD "Gold" collections doing any numbers, this has still done very well. Her (adopted) National Treasure status is cemented now.
 

lolly

Rowena? From Kuwait?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
159,139
I don't think any of the Gold ones are doing real numbers - none of them seem to have any staying power. Still, how many other acts are even bothering to release GH now?

I imagine Queen's GH (and that's before we consider the movie soundtrack), ABBA Gold and Bob Marley's Legend will outsell all of them quite easily. Again.
 

octophone

robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
49,877
I don't think any of the Gold ones are doing real numbers - none of them seem to have any staying power.

Well, none of them have any streaming clout at all. On sales, the Belinda Carlisle one is #3 and its the one that has the most chance of sustaining so far. But yeah, GHs are a thing of the past.
 

Ag

User
Joined
Aug 3, 2009
Messages
207,717
Location
Your womb
1. Into the Blue
2. I Was Gonna Cancel
3. Chocolate
4. Did It Again
5. Some Kind of Bliss
6. Word is Out
7. If You Were With Me Now
8. Its No Secret
9. Freemasons Megamix (I Should Be so Lucky, What Do I Have to Do?, Hand on Your Heart, Better the Devil You Know, Shocked, Step Back in Time, Confide in Me, On a Night like This, Your Disco Needs You, Spinning Around, Love at First Sight, Can't Get You out of My Head, Slow, The One, All the Lovers, Dancing)
 
Last edited:

Iguana

So throw the beauty on the fire
Joined
Jan 17, 2008
Messages
26,392
Location
Between war and denial
"Oh shit, we forgot Into The Blue."

"Ah crap."

"It's ok, bung it on an extra disc."

"What, like after everyone has already bought it so they have to buy another copy?"

"Of course. Oh and I know what will make the fans really want to buy it again: I Was Gonna Cancel!"
 

lolly

Rowena? From Kuwait?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
159,139
"Oh shit, we forgot Into The Blue."

"Ah crap."

"It's ok, bung it on an extra disc."

"What, like after everyone has already bought it so they have to buy another copy?"

"Of course. Oh and I know what will make the fans really want to buy it again: I Was Gonna Cancel!"

While this is ALL QUITE TRUE, I know I'll be SPUNKING SNOWFLAKES when I get my hands on it
 

lolly

Rowena? From Kuwait?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
159,139
And I haven't bought the original, for this very reason :D
 

FetchFugly

closing in again
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
Messages
18,978
I Was Gonna Cancel :D

It's No Secret :D

And poor old Finer Feelings still ain't good enough to make the cut.
 

octophone

robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
49,877
No, bollocks to any "megamix", not biting. But the DVD/live album thingy looks more promising, price depending (cos, srsly, who needs the CDs?)
 

Sheena

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
124,987
The Amazon listing which prompted talk of the Step Back In Time reissue has been deleted!

I wish they’d do a third disc so they could be properly comprehensive and whack any remixes on a fourth. It’s surely going to be a fan only purchase ANYWAY by this point...
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2019
Messages
1,158
That cover is fucking RANK.

Is it some sort of painting (:D)?

There’s a look of Jill Tyrell (the original, not the Peter Kay fictionalist) in one of her lovely Beauty By Jill promo pics. I’m not sure whether that warrants a :disco: or a :side-eye:
 

Kalabaliken

Pop Precision Since 1978
Joined
Jun 27, 2012
Messages
24,092
Location
Glasgow
So there's still some omissions from her singles even with those extra tracks:

Finer Feelings, Where Is The Feeling, Better Than Today are the glaring ones. The former two for sure over I Was Gonna Cancel and It's No Secret. I thought she LIKED Finer Feelings. I mean, the single version is even produced by Steve Anderson who she's consistently worked with since.
 

FetchFugly

closing in again
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
Messages
18,978
So there's still some omissions from her singles even with those extra tracks:

Finer Feelings, Where Is The Feeling, Better Than Today are the glaring ones. The former two for sure over I Was Gonna Cancel and It's No Secret. I thought she LIKED Finer Feelings. I mean, the single version is even produced by Steve Anderson who she's consistently worked with since.

Giving You Up as well, an actual top ten hit. A few oddities would have been nice as well (SKIRT) but the rest of the charting singles, maybe one more from Golden (Music's Too Sad) and then a shorter megamix would have been quite straightforward.
 

Sheena

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
124,987
Giving You Up as well, an actual top ten hit. A few oddities would have been nice as well (SKIRT) but the rest of the charting singles, maybe one more from Golden (Music's Too Sad) and then a shorter megamix would have been quite straightforward.

No one needs a megamix anyway. Full Freemasons mixes of certain songs would be much more fun...
 

Jark

gave ur love away
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
42,447
Location
Ams
Still no Giving You Up? Fuck this shit!

And no new artwork either? What's the actual incentive to buy here? It's just completionism which is really taking the piss out of hardcore fans. I'm actually a bit against these multicopy purchase tactics constantly used by BMG.
 

octophone

robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
49,877
If they want a second dip, they need to go for one of those 4 disc book packages but they've already spunked that format on the original release.
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2019
Messages
1,158
Who even LISTENS to megamixes? Andrea Berg always insists on including them on her deluxe edition albums but then every song sounds more or less the same anyway so it’s basically just one long song (which I never bother listening to) :side-eye:
 

lolly

Rowena? From Kuwait?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
159,139
They are very big on the WOO GARY DAVIES radiogram show
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2019
Messages
1,158
Only because it gives him more time to disappear to the lav for a flick through his maquillaged twink pics I should imagine :side-eye:
 

octophone

robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
49,877
They are very big on the WOO GARY DAVIES radiogram show

Sorry, hang on, Gary Davies still has a radio show? *Googles* Blow me down, on Radio 2 as well...AND doing stand-ins! Well, you live and learn.
 

lolly

Rowena? From Kuwait?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
159,139
Yes, he took that show over from Sara Cox. Obviously THRILLED for her promotion, but that's one lousy exchange.
 

Ag

User
Joined
Aug 3, 2009
Messages
207,717
Location
Your womb
I don't mind the odd megamix. I like the Saturdays one and the Corona one is a real good treat.
 

FetchFugly

closing in again
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
Messages
18,978
I see the three disc version is up on Amazon now with the same leaked tracklist, so there go any hopes for some last minute improvements.
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2006
Messages
8,758
I see you can now get a Step Back In Time watch for a mere £450 in her store. In fairness it’s a Bamford watch, but I think I’ll pass.
 

lolly

Rowena? From Kuwait?
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
159,139
Chatting and performing (a 'special version' of Slow, apparently) on Graham Norton on November 22nd.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom