Saturday, 5 March 2016
Spice Girls : Selected Solo Works
When it came to work outside of the Spice banner, not all of the Spice Girls did it for me. The two Mels fared the worst. Mel B, as the one who seemed most in love with all things R&B, thus set off on a fairly unsuccessful solo career which did nothing more than offer mediocre attempts within the genre - a pointless exercise when the likes of Destiny‘s Child already existed. Mel C, as the avowed indie girl, should have been the one who walked away from the band with the most kudos, but after an ill-advised “punk” set at the V Festival, ended up indulging in a career that seemed most successful, chart wise, when she went down the dance route, but which again, music wise, offered up only so-so offerings within a genre where quality music is usually very difficult to get right. Put it this way, she didn’t do a “Blue Monday” or “The Model”.
It was the remaining trio who made the best Spice-related solo records, mainly because none of them ventured too far off the pop path with which they had made their mark. They too all experienced varying levels of success, and as I type this, neither Geri, Vicky or Emma are officially “currently inbetween" albums. So this blog, which nabs it’s subtitle from a Frankie Valli boxset BTW, could well be, forever more, the definitive list of the best Spice solo efforts.
By jumping ship whilst the band were still an ongoing concern, it was Ginger who thus made the first real solo outings outside of the trio, following a one-off Mel B effort and a Mel C collaboration with Bryan Adams. 1999’s “Look At Me” was a real statement of intent, a big booming Shirley Bassey-esque piece of pomp. A limited edition version of the CD single featured postcards using stills from the promo video, in which Geri took on different personas - “Bitch”, “Sister”, “Vamp” and “Virgin”. It dented the top 5 and showed that, despite having been subjected to much grumbling about her vocal skills in the past, Geri potentially had the staying power to rival her former group in the charts.
Seen by some of us not just as Ginger, but also as “Sexy Spice”, EMI decided to play up on Geri’s slightly vampy image on the next single, the flamenco romp of “Mi Chico Latino” - Geri sashayed around the video in a skimpy bikini, and the two CD Single editions issued both utilised images of Geri’s ’sultry beach’ look. From this release onwards, EMI generally decided to really kick out bonus chunks of B-side material, with new recordings adorning the first CD edition, and remixes the second. More or less every Geri single subsequently issued on EMI followed a similar path.
“Chico” was the second of four singles lifted from Geri’s debut LP, “Schizophonic”, issued in the summer of 1999. As it’s title suggested, it was issued in two different covers - a white, angelic sleeve, and a red, devilish sleeve. In America, Capitol issued the CD in a boxset edition, housed in an oversized black box with the “white” version of the album, a keyring, and a VHS containing the “Look At Me” video and an interview, housed in the same basic sleeve as the “Look At Me” single. Sales wise, “Schizophonic” - at last count - had sold more copies than the Spice Girls sole LP without her, “Forever” - further proof, potentially, that the Spice Girls minus Geri weren’t quite really the Spice Girls.
In 2001, with her former band by now having gone on an indefinite hiatus, Geri continued to have the last laugh by returning with a hi-camp, and hugely successful, cover of “It’s Raining Men”, the first release from her second LP “Scream If You Wanna Go Faster”. It was also featured in the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” movie, which possibly helped it shift more units, alongside EMI’s continued ’double CD’ approach to Geri’s singles. As with most Geri 45s, promo 12 inch copies were pressed in a different sleeve with a barrage of remixes. What these promos also offered up regularly were full length remixes, which usually had to appear in edited form on the commercially released singles due to timing restrictions. I have several Geri promos, but probably not enough to offer an authoritative view on the subject, but the potential is there for these releases to be looked at in more depth.
I seem to recall that the weekly inkies hated the “Scream” LP, but from what I can remember, it’s nothing disastrous. Certainly, the title track - issued as the next single - was another piece of gloriously hi-energy hyper pop, and was further proof that as huge as the Spice Girls had been, Geri had shown how an individual member could prove to be just as big outside the group. She plugged the LP at 2001’s “Party In The Park”, where she paraded round onstage in a bodysuit and not much else, furthering the “Sexy Spice” image.
After a third single from the LP, “Calling”, got no further than number 7, Geri was reportedly unhappy at it’s “failure” and stepped away from the world of pop. EMI, it seems, must have been disappointed with the sales of the last album, although it had gone top 5, because when Geri - now performing as “Geri” and not “Geri Halliwell” - returned in 2004, she was on a new label, a sister EMI imprint called Innocent, home to the likes of Billie and Spice-esque Liverpudlians Atomic Kitten.
The comeback single on her new label was the bouncy disco romp of “Ride It”, which acknowledged the fetishistic fascination that was starting to occur as regards the vinyl comeback, by being the first commercially released Geri solo release to appear as a 12” Picture Disc. With the two track CD single now also part and parcel of UK releases, Innocent issued one of the CD editions as a “2 for 1” hits release, with “It’s Raining Men” as the flipside, a trick they also pulled with Atomic Kitten at one point. Remixes of the A-side adorned the second CD and 12” releases.
With the next single being a reasonably seductive, and semi raunchy, piece of saucy pop called “Desire”, complete with an equally amorous video, Innocent decided to issue a DVD single rather than a slab of vinyl this time around, and the video was dutifully included on the disc, along with the clip for “Ride It” - a still from the "Desire" promo was used on the front of this edition. Again, remixes (of both old and new material) adorned the CD editions, with one of the CD versions featuring a shot of Geri in a skimpy nightshirt, another attempt at “sexing up” the release, I think.
Now, I am not sure how it then all went wrong. But I will admit, having bought everything by this lady up till this point, I decided to wait for the new album to ’drop in price’ before I bought it. Trouble is, it seems I wasn’t the only one, because by the time I did pick up my copy, “Passion” had entered and disappeared from the UK charts overnight, charting at a lowly 41, with sales of barely 5,500 copies - making “Climate Of Hunter” look like “Sgt Pepper” in terms of success. It brought a premature end to Geri’s career - plans for her first ’proper’ tour were shelved, and “Passion” became the final release by Geri on the label. And indeed, Spice reunions notwithstanding, her final release at all. Since 2005, Geri has been seen hanging out with rich businessmen, getting married, and becoming a kids author. She probably doesn’t need to work ever again, as she was co-credited on a large number of the songs that she recorded, but I really do love Geri - and seeing her pop up now and again as a guest judge on something like “The X Factor” is a bit of a downer, really. There was some one off, download only, Australian single in 2013, but as we all know, downloads don’t count.
Schizophonic (CD, EMI 521 0092, red or white p/s)
Schizophonic (Cassette, EMI 521 0094)
Schizophonic (MiniDisc, EMI 521 0098)
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (CD, EMI 533 3692)
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (Cassette, EMI 533 3694)
Passion (CD, Innocent CDSIN 19)
Look At Me (LP Version)/(Mark!s Big Vocal Mix Surgery Edit)/(Terminalhead Remix)/(Video) (CD1, EMI CDEMS 542, with 4 free postcards, digipack sleeve)
Look At Me (LP Version)/(Mark!s Big Vocal Mix Surgery Edit)/(Terminalhead Remix)/(Video) (CD2, EMI CDEM 542)
Look At Me (LP Version)/(Mark!s Big Vocal Mix Surgery Edit)/(Terminalhead Remix) (Cassette, EMI TCEM 542)
Mi Chico Latino/G.A.Y./Summertime/Mi Chico Latino (Video) (CD1, EMI CDEMS 548)
Mi Chico Latino (Original Version)/(Junior Vasquez Main Pass Edit)/(Charlie Rapino 12” Version)/(Claudio Coccoluto The Coco Club Mix) (CD2, EMI CDEM 548, in unique “Bikini” p/s, some/all copies list wrong track listing on disc)
Lift Me Up (Album Version)/(Metro Edit)/(Almighty Edit)/(K Klass Phazerphunk Mix) (CD1, EMI CDEMS 554, in “Car” p/s + poster)
Lift Me Up/Live And Let Die/Very Slowly/Lift Me Up (Video) (CD2, EMI CDEM 554)
Bag It Up/These Boots Are Made For Walking/Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps/Bag It Up (Video) (CD1, EMI CDEMS 560)
Bag It Up (LP Version)/(D-Bop’s Chocolate Vocal Edit)/(Trouser Enthusiasts’ Edit)/(Yomanda Edit) (CD2, EMI CDEM 560, unique p/s)
It’s Raining Men/I Was Made That Way/Brave New World/It’s Raining Men (Video) (CD1, EMI CDEMS 584)
It’s Raining Men (Album Version)/(Bold & Beautiful Glamour Mix Edit)/(Almighty Mix Edit)/(D-Bop’s Tall And Blonde Mix Edit) (CD2, EMI CDEM 584, unique p/s)
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster/New Religion/Breaking Glass (CD1, EMI CDEMS 595, “Good Geri” p/s)
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (Album Version)/(Sleaze Sisters Anthem Mix [Edit])/(Rob Searle Remix [Edit])/(Burnt Remix) (CD2, EMI CDEM 595, “Evil Geri” p/s)
Calling/Getting Better/Destiny/Calling (Video) (CD1, EMI CDEMS 606)
Calling (Album Version)/(WIP ‘Couer De Lion’ Edit)/(Metro 7 Inch)/(Mauve’s Factor 25 Mix)/(Mareeko Remix Edit) (CD2, EMI CDEM 606, unique p/s)
Ride It (Radio Version)/It’s Raining Men (CD1, Innocent SINCD 69)
Ride It (Radio Version)/(Hex Hector 7” Mix)/(Ian Masterson Extended)/(Maloney Remix) (CD2, Innocent SINDX 69, different p/s + 4 free postcards)
Ride It (Hex Hector 12” Mix)/(Full Intention Mix) (12” Picture Disc in clear sleeve, Innocent SINT 69)
Desire/Lift Me Up (K Klass Phazerphunk Edit) (CD1, Innocent SINCD 75)
Desire (LP Version)/(Bimbo Jones Remix (Vocal))/(Shanghai Surprize Remix) (CD2, Innocent SINDX 75, unique p/s)
Desire (Video)/Ride It (Video)/Desire (Behind The Scenes Footage - Video)/True Love Never Dies (DVD, Innocent SINDVD 75, unique p/s)
Note: several of the singles above were also issued on Cassette, often replicating the tracks from the CD1 editions - the disadvantage being that those CD1 releases usually had the video on as well, making them a more worthwhile purchase. I have had real trouble trying to get CD Roms to play recently, suggesting the technology hasn’t survived, so you may find, the cassette singles might be worth a punt if you find one, on the basis the video may not play properly anyway if you go for the CD version instead. Possibly. Same goes for some of the Emma releases detailed later in this article.
It seems sort of strange, given that for many she was the “least musical” of the band, that Victoria Beckham is now one of the most famous women in the world. Being married to a handsome and famous footballer helps, but I still find it incredible that Victoria gets on the cover of magazines all the time still, despite having “retired” from celebrity a few years back to become a fashion designer - put it this way, she gets in “Heat” magazine more often than Tom Ford does.
Vicky’s solo career probably seemed like an unlikely event - after all, this was the woman who doesn’t seem to actually be on the band’s first single at all - but, despite it being a quite brief period, Vicky’s solo years produced some really quite excellent material. She seemed to be able to transfer the R&B influences from the band’s past into quite good solo material in a way that Mel B, for some reason, simply couldn’t do.
Victoria started her solo career with what could have been a one off. She was invited to sing on a 2-step garage tune called “Out Of Your Mind” by a group called True Steppers, Dane Bowers from Another Level was also invited to hide away in the background. It was typically high energy, and despite coming from a genre which simply just had the one tune, by inviting an actual popstar to sing on it, gave it a more mainstream feel, meaning that as a piece of pop music, it was actually quite thrilling.
Of course, when the single stalled at number 2, the press had a field day - Beckham was already very famous at this point, and for her to have a “flop record” was tabloid heaven. Insult to injury was added when the record that beat her to number 1 was another dance/pop collab, as the chart topper that beat her was Spiller’s “Groovejet”, featuring vocals from the one time vocalist of Indie-poppers Theaudience, Sophie Ellis Bextor. Vicky’s biggest gig had been Wembley Stadium, Theaudience’s was the University of London Union.
Nevertheless, a number 2 hit is better than a number 3, and Vicky decided a solo career was not beyond her capabilities. With Spice now on hiatus, she signed a solo deal with the label (Virgin) and returned in the autumn of 2001 with the shuffly dance-pop of “Not Such An Innocent Girl”. In a presumably unrelated throwback to the dual-cover release of Geri’s debut, she was featured on the cover of “Smash Hits” in the run up to it’s release, with one cover featuring Vicky looking innocent, and another cover featuring her looking not so innocent. The single went top 10, and was issued on 12” and DVD, with new flipsides and remixes spread across the formats.
Her self titled album was issued in October 01, also entering the top 10, but selling in relatively modest numbers. The image shown above is of the striking front cover, promo copies were also issued in a completely different sleeve, which for such a photogenic character, interestingly featured no photo of Vicky at all. Instead, the “VB” logo was enlarged to fill the entire cover. “Out Of Your Mind” was not included on the album.
The acoustic strum of “A Mind Of It’s Own” was issued as the next single, but with the single not being particularly remix-able, the B-sides from the CD edition were hawked around all of the other formats as well, as there was simply no other material available. This could potentially have had some effect on the sales figures, but in the end, it too dented the top 10. Like Geri, there was no solo concert performances - indeed, of the trio we are looking at here, mimed TV plugs and the odd guest spot seemed to account for all “public appearances” - but interestingly, she did perform an album track called “IOU” when she was invited to promote the LP on the “Parkinson” TV chat show.
With sales and chart positions nowhere near the levels Vicky had attained during Spice Fever, she was dropped from Virgin, and by 2003, had signed a deal with Telstar. As the most famous of all the Spice Girls, Beckham had attracted the attentions of US record producer Damon Dash, and they began working on an album of R&B and Hip Hop inspired material, under the working title of “Come Together”. Telstar heard the results, and were unimpressed - there was some worry, it seems, as to how they could market such an American sounding album which everybody knew was by somebody as British as they come.
Beckham then recorded an entirely new album called “Open Your Eyes”, which toned down the R&B side and returned her to her “pop” roots. Once it was finished, Vicky was reportedly unhappy with the whole thing, and Telstar now had, in the vaults, enough material for a double album, but seemingly were unsure which bits of it should see the light of day.
In late 2003, they issued a double A-sided single which combined a song each from both the sessions, apparently as a tester to see which song the public liked more. The idea, apparently, would then be to put together an album using material from the preferred session. “This Groove” / “Let Your Head Go”, in my opinion, is the best Spice-solo release of them all. The former is a fabulous, beat driven piece of smoothly crafted R&B, with some absolutely delicious vocals from our Vic, the latter a slightly hyper-manic pop romp, complete with equally psychotic promo video - for a woman always viewed as being dour and miserable, the clip showed she could do ludicrousness and comedy quite well. The single did pretty good, and Beckham, for so long derided as the Spice Girl who either couldn’t, or didn’t want to, sing, seemed to be on the verge of a highly credible, and potentially exciting, musical comeback.
And then it all collapsed. Telstar had gotten into the habit of giving huge advances to acts who then couldn’t help them recoup their money, and it seems as though the amount of money spent on the (two) album(s) was the final straw, and the label went bankrupt in 2004. Beckham and Dash fell out, and Beckham’s music career stalled to an undignified halt. Part of the Telstar deal was the release of a DVD and VHS ’rockumentary’ about David and Victoria called “The Real Beckhams”, about their recent relocation to Spain, and the two promo clips filmed for the single were tagged on as bonuses to the release. The documentary even came with a personalised catalogue number showing it as the second release by Vicky on the label (VHSVB2, for the video version for example), but once the label went under, it brought Vicky’s pop career to an end. She did get involved in the Spice reunions, and for a while continued to dabble in the world of celebrity whilst not saying whether or not a return to the solo career was on the cards (most memorable thing from this period was the Calvin Klein shoot, Google it if you have been living under a rock since 2005) but by the end of 2013, with her fashion designer career starting to fly, Vicky eventually started to talk about her pop career in the past tense. Ten years on from the Telstar debacle, it was finally officially all over.
Victoria Beckham (CD, Virgin CDV 2942)
Victoria Beckham (Cassette, Virgin TCV 2942)
Out Of Your Mind (Radio Edit)/(10 Degrees Below Vs X Men Vocal Mix)/(10 Degrees Below Dub) (CD, Nu Life 74321 782942, with insert)
Out Of Your Mind (12” Mix)/(10 Degrees Below Vs X Men Vocal Mix)/(10 Degrees Below Dub) (12“, Nu Life 74321 782941, unique p/s, with insert)
Out Of Your Mind (Radio Edit)/(10 Degrees Below Vs X Men Vocal Mix) (Cassette, Nu Life 74321 782944)
Not Such An Innocent Girl/In Your Dreams/Not Such An Innocent Girl (Sunship Mix Feat. MC RB) (CD, Virgin VSCDT 1816)
Not Such An Innocent Girl (Video)/(Robbie Rivera’s Main Mix)/(Sunship Dub Feat. MC RB) (DVD, Virgin VSDVD 1816, unique p/s)
Not Such An Innocent Girl (Robbie Rivera’s Main Mix)/(Robbie Rivera’s 3AM Dark Mix)/(Sunship Mix Feat. MC RB)/(Sunship Dub Feat. MC RB) (12”, Virgin VST 1816, in unique die cut sleeve)
A Mind Of It’s Own (Remix)/Always Be My Baby/Feels So Good (CD, Virgin VSCDT 1824)
A Mind Of It’s Own (Remix)/Always Be My Baby/Feels So Good (Cassette, Virgin VSC 1824)
A Mind Of It’s Own (Video)/Always Be My Baby/Feels So Good/Victoria “Behind The Scenes” at the Video Shoot (Video) (DVD, Virgin VSDVD 1824, unique p/s)
This Groove (Radio Mix)/Let Your Head Go (Radio Mix) (AA-side CD1, Telstar CDVB 1)
Let Your Head Go (Jakatta Remix)/This Groove (Para Beats Remix)/Let Your Head Go (Radio Mix)/This Groove (Radio Mix) (AA-side CD2, Telstar CXVB 1, unique p/s)
Baby’s solo career seemed to stick the closest to the Spice template. Her career mostly followed the more mainstream pop sound of the group, with occasional flashes of more esoteric, and sonically odd, bouts of future-pop.
Rather strangely, she launched her career whilst the band were still an ongoing concern, with a dance-pop crossover effort, after she contributed vocals to a cover of “What I Am”, recorded by Tin Tin Out. It wasn’t a banging club effort, like Vicky’s debut, but more a shuffly bit of funk-pop, although it was still subjected to some remix treatment. It was a big hit, with some formats technically being issued as a AA-side, as another of the band’s collaborations (with singer Wendy Page) was used to bolster the single’s track listing.
It was eventually, several years later, tagged on as a bonus track to Bunton’s debut LP, 2001’s “A Girl Like Me”. The opening track, “What Took You So Long?”, was issued as the ‘official’ lead single from the album, and showed the breezy, semi-acoustic pop that would characterise the LP. It went to the top of the singles chart, whilst the album went top 5. Critical reaction was mixed, with some feeling that Bunton’s attempts at making a Spice-sounding record seemed like a bit of a waste.
“Take My Breath Away”, issued as the follow up single, had a promo video that recalled Geri’s beach antics for “Mi Chico”, possibly as an attempt to sex up Bunton’s image, and get her away from the whole “Baby Spice” thing. A further piece of shameless record company shenanigans was conducted by issuing said video on a DVD single release. A Tin Tin Out remix was issued as one of the b-sides, I guess, as a bit of a thank you present.
Multi formatting continued with the bouncy pop of “We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight”, although this didn’t help the single go any higher than number 20. Bunton then shifted labels from Virgin - like Beckham, she had been signed to the label as part of the Spice connection - to 19 Records, releasing her first single on the label in 2003.
That single, “Free Me” (credited simply to “Emma“, despite the fact I can think of another solo “Emma“ from the dim and distant past), showcased a slightly more vibrant sounding Emma, and was a decent trailer for the second album of the same name. Of all the Spice-related solo efforts, this is probably the standout. Unashamedly influenced by 60s pop, Motown and soul music, it’s arguably better than any of the three albums she issued as part of the group itself, with a sound that was both simultaneously grown up, but also as catchy as hell.
Future singles showcased moments of pop genius, that easily gave new kids on the block, Girls Aloud, a run for their money. “Maybe” was a glorious hi-energy romp of ’sophisti-pop’ (I got that genre from Wikipedia, I don’t think it actually exists), whilst the following “I’ll Be There” was an equally stunning piece of retro glamour-pop (I invented that one). Last single was arguably the best, the slightly psychotic, bossa nova swing madness of “Crickets Sing For Anamaria”. All of this was being done whilst Bunton was being presented as a stylish pin up-esque siren, none of the lollipop sucking from the Spice days, the album, it’s singles and accompanying photoshoots all attempted to showcase a new look, more “adult”, Bunton.
In 2006, Emma took part in BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing”. Often used by a celeb slightly past their sell by date to try and re-invigorate their career - albeit in a fabulously fun Saturday Night TV manner - Bunton decided to use it instead to plug her new LP, another retro-sounding effort called “Life In Mono”. The first single from the album, a cover of “Downtown”, killed several birds with one stone - it also included Bunton’s co-stars from the TV show in the promo video, and was also that year’s official ’Children In Need’ single. The second CD featured covers of Cilla Black‘s “Something Tells Me” and “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” (also covered, years before, by Geri), another nod to the direction of the retro-pop sound Bunton was now starting to excel at. The new look “sex symbol” image was still in situ - she appeared as a sexy French maid in the video, whilst the “Life In Mono” cover featured an almost-FHM style cover, with Bunton, in saucy over the knee socks, giving the camera the ’come on’.
But the album stalled for some reason. The flipsides were included as (selected) bonus tracks on the Special Edition release (although, there was actually no “not special“ edition), but even this was not enough to get the album to go any higher than 65 in the charts. The LP didn’t get nearly enough the same level of acclaim as “Free Me”, and Bunton’s solo career was suddenly stalling in the same way Geri’s had done 12 months previous. A second single, an edited “All I Need To Know”, was issued in February 2007, although I remain convinced it was withdrawn from sale. I am sure I was buying Bunton’s singles religiously at the time, but it took me until quite recently to pick up a copy - which itself was a promo stickered edition at that. Copies do seem to be scarce, either way, because like the album, it was a relative flop, stalling at number 60 - despite being issued in the download age, it disappeared soon after. By the end of the year, the Spice reunion was underway and Bunton’s often brilliant solo career was quietly shunted into the sidelines.
A Girl Like Me (CD, Virgin CDV 2935)
A Girl Like Me (Cassette, Virgin TCV 2935)
Free Me (CD, 19 Records 986615-8)
Life In Mono (CD, Universal 1718300)
What I Am (Radio Version)/(Gangstarr Remix) +1 (CD, Virgin VCRD 53)
What I Am (Radio Version)/(Gangstarr Remix) +1 (Cassette, Virgin VCRC 53)
What I Am (Gangstarr Remix)/(Groove Chronicles Remix) +1 (12”, Virgin VCRT 53, unique p/s)
What Took You So Long?/(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind/Merry-Go-Round/What Took You So Long? (Video) (CD, Virgin VSCDT 1796)
Take My Breath Away (Single Mix)/Close Encounter/Take My Breath Away (Tin Tin Out Mix) (CD, Virgin VSCDT 1814)
Take My Breath Away (Single Mix)/Close Encounter/Take My Breath Away (Tin Tin Out Mix) (Cassette, Virgin VSC 1814)
Take My Breath Away (Video)/Invincible/Take My Breath Away (Tin Tin Out Mix) (DVD, Virgin VSDVD 1814, with 4 postcards)
We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight (Radio Mix)/(3AM Mix)/Let Your Baby Show You How To Move (CD, Virgin VSCDT 1821)
We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight (Radio Mix)/(3AM Mix)/Let Your Baby Show You How To Move (Cassette, Virgin VSC 1821)
We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight (Radio Mix)/Let Your Baby Show You How To Move/We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight (Video) (DVD, Virgin VSDVD 1821, unique p/s, with 4 postcards)
Free Me/Who The Hell Are You/Free Me (Full Intention’s Freed Up Mix)/(Video) (CD1, 19 Records 980747-2)
Free Me/Tomorrow/Free Me (Full Intention’s Sultra Mix) (CD2, 19 Records 980747-3, unique p/s, with 3 postcards)
Maybe/Don’t Tell Me You Love Me Anymore/Maybe (Bini And Martini Club Mix)/(Video) (CD, 19 Records 981278-5)
I’ll Be There/So Long (CD1, 19 Records 981626-7)
I’ll Be There/Takin’ It Easy/I’ll Be There (Europa XL Vocal Mix)/(Bimbo Jones Vocal Mix)/(Video) (CD2, 19 Records 981626-8, different p/s)
Crickets Sing For Anamaria (Radio Edit)/Eso Beso/So Nice (Summer Samba)/Crickets Sing For Anamaria (Element’s Cricket Dance On Tequila Booty Mix) (CD1, 19 Records 986682-6)
Crickets Sing For Anamaria/Maybe (Latin Version) (CD2, 19 Records 986685-6, blue p/s)
Downtown (LP Mix)/(Element Remix) (CD1, Universal 1717347)
Downtown/Something Tells Me (Something’s Going To Happen)/Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps/Downtown (Video) (CD2, Universal 1717348, unique p/s)
All I Need To Know (Single Edit)/Midnight And Martinis (CD, Universal 1723657)