Why no leaks from Mel B?

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Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby SpiceWonderland » 01 Dec 2016, 08:59

Given that Mel B made multiple attempts to record an album on and off since 2008, I'm surprised none of it has leaked, given all the other girls have had material get out in the past couple years. We got Whose Is It, but Mel has had considerable less material leak out than the other girls, despite knowing recording plenty in the past decade. Think it'll ever happen? (leaks, not a release)
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby mad_ad » 01 Dec 2016, 11:38

I think she's recorded a lot less than we think.

I always got the impression she recorded the minimum required - i mean just one b-side from the Hot era??
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby NearlyCivilized » 01 Dec 2016, 16:14

I want more Mel B music!
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby rusty_nail » 01 Dec 2016, 16:27

mad_ad wrote:I think she's recorded a lot less than we think.

I always got the impression she recorded the minimum required - i mean just one b-side from the Hot era??


Yeah. This.

I'm not sure Mel has the patience to record a ton of material. The only other song we seem to know of from the Hot era is I've Got My Eye on You.

Granted, Mel always tended to get the man of her life heavily involved in her material. So. I suppose it's possible there are some Jimmy Gulzar influenced songs from 1999 that never saw the light of day. But. I tend to side with the idea that her team hired a group of high profile producers and used literally every song they gave her.

Beats me how many songs she ended up recording post-reunion. She was supposedly working with some high profile people then. But...I guess they just run a tighter ship that hasn't let any of it slip out. Everything from Elliot Kennedy's vault seems to get out there eventually, so I guess we can safely assume she never did any solo work with him...
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby PeruvianSpice » 01 Dec 2016, 17:41

Wonder why she never released any material she recorded from 2008 onwards...

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As far as I remember, there's not b-side from the "Hot" era
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby MAD » 01 Dec 2016, 18:11

Because she has never worked with Eliot Kennedy as solo artist. :grin:
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby SpiceWonderland » 01 Dec 2016, 18:43

PeruvianSpice wrote:Wonder why she never released any material she recorded from 2008 onwards...

Well, she said a producer or someone working on the songs with her ended up in jail, so she wasn't able to complete them and had to start over. Then she did Lip Lock and whatever else she may have been working on at the time.
MAD wrote:Because she has never worked with Eliot Kennedy as solo artist. :grin:

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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby PeruvianSpice » 01 Dec 2016, 18:48

Oh... I think I remember those "jail" rumours/comments...

Wonder why she didn't release it going with another Company/producer or whatever job had that "jail" person.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby Javi » 01 Dec 2016, 20:52

mad_ad wrote:i mean just one b-side from the Hot era??

The 'Hot' era had no b-sides. 'Sophisticated Lady' was the b-side to 'Word Up', that was a stand alone single for the Austin Powers movie and wasn't even included on the album.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby FarAway » 02 Dec 2016, 00:33

From what I remember, she recorded some songs in 2008 but wasn't allowed to use it due to some legal battle. Then she went to record Lip Lock to try to gain some interest in her as a singer, but didn't really get the good feedback, then all the talents shows started to happen and she always gets good feedback from those, so she probably never recorded anything again (until FOML that is).

I also agree that she doesn't seem to have to patience to record a lot of songs and work from there. I mean, For Once In My Life was written, recorded and released in one week.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby dentistologo » 03 Dec 2016, 02:58

rusty_nail wrote:
mad_ad wrote:I think she's recorded a lot less than we think.

I always got the impression she recorded the minimum required - i mean just one b-side from the Hot era??


Yeah. This.

I'm not sure Mel has the patience to record a ton of material. The only other song we seem to know of from the Hot era is I've Got My Eye on You.


If i remember well, there was a song rumoured that was called "Finger me", which was very sexual (as the title itself says)... Don't know if were just rumours or not
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby BootyliciousJosh » 03 Dec 2016, 21:53

She recorded a cover of Prince's 'Alphabet Street' if I remember correctly.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby ep7210 » 04 Dec 2016, 13:34

BootyliciousJosh wrote:She recorded a cover of Prince's 'Alphabet Street' if I remember correctly.


I think her version was actually played at the back of her Flava documentry
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby *Rick* » 04 Dec 2016, 15:13

ep7210 wrote:
BootyliciousJosh wrote:She recorded a cover of Prince's 'Alphabet Street' if I remember correctly.


I think her version was actually played at the back of her Flava documentry


Wasn't it in "Vodoo Princess" documentary?
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby ep7210 » 04 Dec 2016, 16:02

*Rick* wrote:
ep7210 wrote:
BootyliciousJosh wrote:She recorded a cover of Prince's 'Alphabet Street' if I remember correctly.


I think her version was actually played at the back of her Flava documentry


Wasn't it in "Vodoo Princess" documentary?


Maybe in both? I'm sure I heard it from Flava where she recorded Feel so Good
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby NearlyCivilized » 04 Dec 2016, 16:15

What are these Flava & Voodoo Princess documentaries of which you speak? I've never heard about them.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby do-it » 04 Dec 2016, 17:15

rusty_nail wrote:I tend to side with the idea that her team hired a group of high profile producers and used literally every song they gave her.


Yes, I think this is the most likely scenario. Perhaps if Melanie had waited till after the third Spice Girls album to release her own album she'd have had the chance to record a few more songs and then do some editing/quality control by selecting only the very best songs.

If there *are* any unreleased songs recorded before her voice became so badly damaged from smoking then I would absolutely love to hear them.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby Amaranthine18 » 05 Dec 2016, 05:37

Exactly. Victoria has tons of unreleased songs. How come Mel B doesn't have any?
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby BootyliciousJosh » 05 Dec 2016, 06:05

Songs we know of are:
Hot era:
Alphabet Street
I've Got My Eye On You
Finger Me (rumored)

Post-Hot:
Lip Lock (live performance)
Whose Is it? (leaked demo)

One off singles:
Word Up
For Once In My Life

I'm sure she recorded several songs for LASOM/the kitchen album. And part of me *thinks* she recorded a few songs with Max Beesly (he wrote/produced 'Step Inside').

We know she recorded songs during It's A Scary World and I think she started again post FOIML.

SpiceWonderland wrote:Well, she said a producer or someone working on the songs with her ended up in jail, so she wasn't able to complete them and had to start over. Then she did Lip Lock and whatever else she may have been working on at the time.

I think it was Scott Scorch? Those who don't know him, he produced Xtina's 'Dirrty'.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby PeruvianSpice » 05 Dec 2016, 17:35

I wonder, if it was a producer, she could've hired a new one. It's' not like she was prevented from touching those songs... didn't she?
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby Rafael_XCX » 05 Dec 2016, 19:44

mad_ad wrote:I think she's recorded a lot less than we think.

I always got the impression she recorded the minimum required


Not true. :nono:
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby SpiceWonderland » 05 Dec 2016, 23:03

PeruvianSpice wrote:It's' not like she was prevented from touching those songs... didn't she?

From what she told us (so take with a grain of salt), she wasn't allowed to use anything they worked on together until it was sorted.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby PeruvianSpice » 06 Dec 2016, 03:21

Wonder what happened then... I just wished she went on released them
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby ...FunkyFresh... » 06 Dec 2016, 03:25

PeruvianSpice wrote:I wonder, if it was a producer, she could've hired a new one. It's' not like she was prevented from touching those songs... didn't she?


the tracks recorded with Scott were in contract with him. Therefore taking those songs to someone else would result in Mel being sued. I believe Scott at the time was filing bankruptcy(?) so anything involving his career is put on indefinite hold. No telling what all she recorded, but I wasn't a big fan of "Whose Is It?" especially after hearing Mel's version is just 1 of like 4 he used with other acts.
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Re: Why no leaks from Mel B?

Postby PeruvianSpice » 06 Dec 2016, 04:40

...FunkyFresh... wrote:
PeruvianSpice wrote:I wonder, if it was a producer, she could've hired a new one. It's' not like she was prevented from touching those songs... didn't she?


the tracks recorded with Scott were in contract with him. Therefore taking those songs to someone else would result in Mel being sued. I believe Scott at the time was filing bankruptcy(?) so anything involving his career is put on indefinite hold. No telling what all she recorded, but I wasn't a big fan of "Whose Is It?" especially after hearing Mel's version is just 1 of like 4 he used with other acts.


Thanks for the info.

WOW; poor Mel. And poor Scot... he worked with Xtina...
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