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Spice Girls (L-R) Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown (Mel B) pose for a photocall at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich ahead of their news conference later today on June 28, 2007 in London, England.

To celebrate 25 years since the release of their debut album, the Spice Girls will be releasing a deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks, b-sides and previously unheard recordings.

Curated by the group, Spice25 will be released on October 29 as a 2CD set inside an A5 hardback book. A variety of vinyl and cassette versions along with an Apple exclusive remastered edition of the original album using Dolby Atmos will be made available for fans.

Today (September 1), Spice Girls shared a version of ‘Say You’ll Be There’ with Judd Lander’s harmonica replaced by a saxophone solo.

Per NME, Mel B said about the anniversary, “All I ever wanted was to be accepted and to make everyone around me – gay, straight, brown, black, shy or loud like me – to feel they can celebrate who they are and to be free to be themselves. All I hope – 25 years on – is that message has been heard loud and clear. It’s true that in the end love IS all you need so I thank everyone who has ever bought a Spice Girls record or stood in the rain to greet us or got dressed up in pink, in a tracksuit, a ginger wig, a leopard-print catsuit or put on Vic’s iconic pout!”

Geri Halliwell added, “From the first wannabe baby steps to conquering the whole world with a team of Spices, thank you doesn’t seem enough to all of you who have supported us, followed in our footsteps, walked in our great big shoes and who have shared our dreams. It’s been 25 years of pure magic. Spice Girls forever!”

Spice was originally released in 1996 and went on to become the third biggest selling record of the decade, featuring tracks like “Wannabe,” “2 Become 1” and “Say You’ll Be There.” Earlier this year, unreleased song, “Feed Your Love’” was released as part of an EP to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut single “Wannabe.”

Emma Bunton, AKA Baby Spice, said she’s “sure” the group will tour again after the pandemic. “I’m dying to do it again,” Bunton said. “I’m waiting to see what’s going on in the world. You can’t book anything yet, so we’re waiting for that moment, but I’m sure that will happen when we can!”