The Spice Girls celebrated the release of the deluxe reissue of their debut album on Friday (Oct. 29) with an updated version of the video for their breakthrough hit “Wannabe.” The revamp visual was created by Tom Burden of the We Are GROWNUP design studio and it highlights the song’s legendarily upbeat lyrics by having them float in balloon letters in the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, the original location for the iconic 1996 original video.
Each Girl — Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary and Sporty — are represented by their own unique fonts, with Sporty’s tracky pants bubbles bouncing down the hall alongside Scary’s animal print letters. The 25th anniversary edition of Spice, Spice25, comes as a two-CD set inside a hardback book, as well as in cassette and vinyl versions and an exclusive remastered Apple music edition of the original in Dolby Atmos.
In a statement announcing the set last month, member Emma (Baby Spice) Bunton said, “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!!!”
The collection curated by the group features bonus tracks, b-sides and previously unheard recordings including a Dave Way alternative mix of breakthrough hit “Wannabe,” a 7-inch radio mix of “Say You’ll Be There,” an orchestral take on “2 Become 1” and the 12-inch Unlimited Groove mix of “Love Thing.”
Check out the revamped “Wannabe” lyric video below.