is a greatest hits
collection by British all-female pop group
the Spice Girls
. It is also their first album to be released in seven years and is supported by an accompanying world tour
. It received a physical release worldwide throughout November 2007, except for the United States
where it received a limited release on November 6, 2007 and a full release on January 15, 2008. Billboard
. Accessed January 8, 2008.
The plan to reform and release a greatest hits had long been speculated by the media,Finn, Natalie. E! Online
, June 8, 2007. but its planned release was first confirmed by Melanie Brown
in June 2005. Speaking just before a planned reunion for Live 8
(that never actually materialised due to Brown's contractual agreements in L.A.
), she stated: "We'll get back together because we all want to. I know everyone is up for it. There is going to be a greatest hits album and we've got loads of new songs that nobody has heard yet
." When the Spice Girls reformed in 2007, Melanie Chisholm
said to a journalist that EMI had planned a greatest hits album, so the girls found it appropriate to go on the Return of the Spice Girls tour.
The album features two new songs, one... Read More