Why was Emma offended by Virgin's offer to record a demo for second album?

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Re: Why was Emma offended by Virgin's offer to record a demo for second album?

Postby Rube » 22 Mar 2017, 11:47

*Babyboy* wrote:I have the first edition..... do you think I need to buy the updated one. What is about?


There are no updates on the second edition, not even the discography. The only thing that is different about it is the cover.
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Re: Why was Emma offended by Virgin's offer to record a demo for second album?

Postby mad_ad » 22 Mar 2017, 13:37

^ i thought they updated it with new bits at the end?Or am i thinking of the paperback versions of each girls autobiography?
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Re: Why was Emma offended by Virgin's offer to record a demo for second album?

Postby The Spice Girls » 22 Mar 2017, 13:49

Am not sure now, think there were some updated chapters and introduction by Simon?

http://forums.denden.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=214522
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Re: Why was Emma offended by Virgin's offer to record a demo for second album?

Postby BootyliciousJosh » 28 Mar 2017, 09:05

The Spice Girls wrote:I just came across this interview from FM era and in it Emma states interesting thing. Have a look:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/emma-bunton-bringing-up-baby-76018.html%3Famp

Two years ago, Bunton realised that her record label, Virgin, the company that launched both the Spice Girls and her own first stab at a solo career, had gone lukewarm on her future prospects. Despite the number-one success of her 2001 single "What Took You So Long", Bunton and Virgin decided it was time to part company; just as Mel B, Victoria Beckham and Mel C all had, despite also notching up numerous hits, including several number ones.

"They [Virgin] came to me and said, 'Let's do a demo thing for the second album.' And I thought, 'Hold on a minute.' Not a lot of people know this, but I actually walked away from it. We put so much into it, and when they don't give you that support anymore, it's quite heartbreaking," says Bunton. "I said, 'Thank you very much for the demo idea, but I want to take this where I know people are going to be right behind me and work as hard as I do.'"


Was it just because she felt like she was left alone, without the proper guidance and someone managing her career properly? Or did she mean something else? I always thought she was sacked but am not so sure right now.

I haven't read all the comments so forgive me if this was mentioned.

By the looks of it, maybe she had the motown/60s direction already in mind. Virgin knew how her last few singles flopped (as Geri and Melanie C had some good success) and wanted to play it safe so they were ready to hand her songs already in demo form, ready for her to record her vocals. And knowing Emma, she probably wanted to be all hands on this project and not take the easy route.

Lots of labels do this. They see an album or a few singles not charting, so they want/need a hit to make them look good or have a rushed follow up.
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Re: Why was Emma offended by Virgin's offer to record a demo for second album?

Postby ep7210 » 02 Apr 2017, 07:04

I think at the time they went solo they were still under contract of the SPice Girls with VIgin, that made them not allowed to sign to other compny. But then by the time they got dropped the spice girls had already split up and lost public interest, so Virgin can cut tie with them individually if they were losing money.

The girls must have high percentage of commission for their first solo album because of their SG status, but their solo project couldn't make such high profit with sales and the high commission...

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