OMG ALL SAINTS REFORM

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Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a few questions that i need to know...

piscesboy, Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What are they going to call this album then?

How about...

We're Only Doing This To Pay The Mortgage

I fucking hate All Saints - except for Pure Shores and Black Coffee, but I bet they didn't have much to do with those.

klee (klee), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shaznay wrote 'em both, William Schnorbitz produced.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

have they actually reformed or is this pure harvell-bait?

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

will the spice girls reform ?

AleXTC (AleXTC), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a little from Column A...

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i hated the spice girls, they were always the indie pop ironist's pop group of choice.

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you know, PERFECT POP kind of thing.

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

all saints were amazing! their greatest hits cd = start to finish brilliance. 'war of nerves' is such an underrated gem.

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i agree with lex!

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

here is where we count down to deletion tho :-(

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whatever happened to Orbit anyway? One minute he was everywhere, and the next he was nowhere.

Cosmetic surgery?

Marcel Gallingez (Marcel Gallingez), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 16:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

William Ferrari!

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also underrated - melanie blatt's solo single 'twentyfourseven' which is basically nicked off the artful dodger album except blatt's vocals are even better, all golden and creamy. oh the golden age of two-step!

and 'never ever' remains one of the most heartbreaking songs i've ever heard - i remember lots of people dissed it because it was subservient and unfeminist but that was WHY it was so heartbreaking.

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

?

StanM (StanM), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"a few questions that i need to know... "

.... Not only will your answers keep me sane
But I'll know never to make the same mistake again
D'OH!

Melanie Blatt (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i really liked the spice girls (and without any irony even at my worst popism times). they had great singles (never heard the albums, though).
"say you'll be there", "who do you think you are", "spice up your life", ("wannabee" i liked less).
anyway, just mentionning those brings back sweet memories... haven't heard these in years. i'm gonna DL them right now !

AleXTC (AleXTC), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'll hold down anybody to the floor until they ADMIT that "Never Ever" is as GOOD as the SHANGRI-LA's BEST!!!

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i liked "never ever" too. but to be honest i don't remember it well. gotta DL it together with the spice girls...

AleXTC (AleXTC), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 17:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this makes me so happy.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 18:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think I heard and All Saints track once, and I think I liked it.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one for the sticker

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Never Ever" sucks like the diseased offspring of a whore and a vacuum cleaner.

Dan (You All Just Like Teh Titties) Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

("Pure Shores" is where it's at!)

Dan (Dreamy Plus Titties) Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i judge this thread...

cancer prone fat guy (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...worthy.

cancer prone fat guy (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

now i see

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

http://blog.yam.com/thisiskt/31886be9.jpg

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 20:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All Saints were magnificent, but I don't know if I am delighted at this alleged reforming - how many reformed bands have come close to former glories? It might just be depressing.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 21:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I, for some odd reason, went into a phase where I listened to "Never Ever" every morning for two weeks (and this was only 2 months ago)... I'm kind of excited.

Tape Store (Tape Store), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 21:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I remember seeing them perform "Never Ever" on SNL, and they were all seated on stools. I guess this was to contrast their "serious" style with the Spice Girls...?

sovietpanda (sovietpanda), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 22:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Saints & Sinners is a really great album. I wish William Orbit had produced more pop music after that - he was starting to get good at it!

Sugababes' Three sounds a lot like a kinda sequel to Saints & Sinners to me.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 23:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"I'll hold down anybody to the floor until they ADMIT that "Never Ever" is as GOOD as the SHANGRI-LA's BEST!!!"

Ok matey, I'm game, ready when you are....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 10:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Never Ever samples Steely Dan ergo it is gd (exception to this rule = super furry fucken animals)

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 10:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what *did* happen to william orbit?

The Man Without Shadow (Enrique), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 11:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shaznay's solo album had some moments on it.

BARMS, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 11:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i liked all saints "under the bridge" and appleton.

retrogurl, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

martin otm - pop groups reforming years after their prime are never a good idea unless (eg take that) they're just going to remind us of old hits rather than do new material

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

sounds kinda... rockist to me, lex and mart.

The Man Without Shadow (Enrique), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the empirical evidence backs us up henry! my stance stems from the fact that not one reformed pop group has had anything like the force of their original incarnation. i mean ffs listen to last year's bananarama singles compared with 'cruel summer'!

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'Love Bites' and 'Move In My Direction' are better than anything they did between '86 and splitting up tho.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm having a think.

The Man Without Shadow (Enrique), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That Archies reunion is pretty key.

BARMS, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 12:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Human League were good on reform! And I heard nice things about The Bangles' recent album too.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 22:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"I Know Where It's At" also sampled SD.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Thursday, 26 January 2006 01:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All saints are recording their 3rd album now (If you don't count All Hits) And their new single is due to be released June/July, and the album a short while (month or so) after that.
I CANT WAIT!
My fave all saints songs are, Never ever, Under the bridge and war of nerves.
Hope the info helped :)

Saint or Sinner?, Monday, 6 February 2006 11:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it helped big.

The Man Without Shadow (Enrique), Monday, 6 February 2006 11:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
WOAH

the classic sounds of the seventh of january 1998 (Enrique), Monday, 2 October 2006 21:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

have they actually reformed or is this pure harvell-bait?

-- Theorry Henry (miltonpinsk...), January 24th, 2006.


a little from Column A...
-- Sororah T Massacre (stevem7...), January 24th, 2006.

hang on, hang on, hang on. surely this was ALL harvellbait?

it's happened, *now*, but... this was a joeks thread? hence the WOAH. i haven't heard more than 25 seconds of the newie.

the classic sounds of the seventh of january 1998 (Enrique), Monday, 2 October 2006 21:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
'Chick Fit' is good!

vita susicivus (blueski), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 22:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it may well become my favourite All Saints single (i never got round to hearing the new album but now want to).

vita susicivus (blueski), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 22:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha 'rock steady' was totally a grower. love it now.

lex pretend (lex pretend), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 22:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

album got slated, didn't it, but i actually really enjoyed it.

mark e (mark e), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 22:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha 'rock steady' was totally a grower. love it now.

totally

vita susicivus (blueski), Wednesday, 17 January 2007 22:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
shockah

shame, I like both singles from the album a lot. i still find it a bit odd that initial excitement re comeback alone can land 'rock steady' in the top ten but it doesn't extend to a follow-up hit which is just as good if not better.

blueski, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 17:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but then it's worked out just fine for Take That (whose second single off the album is also better than the first imo), tho All Saints were popular but hardly in the same league as TT - seems that nobody really cares for this relatively 'edgier' pop.

blueski, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 17:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it's faintly depressing to think that the pleasantly unimaginative stuff all saints are/were doing now is "edgier" than anything!

i realised last week that i really, really love 'rock steady' though.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 17:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

golly, even I love 'pure shores'!

unfished business, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 17:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'chick fit' sounded relatively novel to me, maybe just the beat...i expect it's ripping off 'favela funk' or something tho

blueski, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 17:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

kissy sell out' s rmx of chick fit *roxx*.

pisces, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 18:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The chorus of Chick Fit reminds me a lot of Pure Shores. Funny how a band whose major successes have come from ballads release two upbeat tracks for their "comeback". Oh, and a TERRIBLE video too.

musically, Tuesday, 6 March 2007 22:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Why is this the only all saints thread i could find? Mel Blatt and Shaznay Lewis both had this weird nasally bell-tone in their voice that I have never heard any other singer having.

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

kissy sell out' s rmx of chick fit *roxx*.

This was like the anthem for me and my friends in 2008. One of the best remixes of the decade!

Tuomas, Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqCsIQL0mw0

Tuomas, Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just been remembering how amazingly sexy Mel Blatt is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol1TmiDdF9c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OeSz8orwm4&feature=related

Both quite good tunes as well.

A brownish area with points (chap), Sunday, 14 November 2010 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Being the deprived American that I am, I only ever heard Never Ever a total of two times during its chart run in the United States. It was a good track but I guess we had enough of girl groups after the Spice Girls came and went. Shame. I'm still upset that we totally missed the boat on UK Garage and the awesomeness that was Mis-Teeq. We did get Cleopatra, though.

That's not a "laugh track", it's an audience and you're in it. (MintIce), Sunday, 14 November 2010 18:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

They came at ya, I take it.

Harry Boors (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 14 November 2010 19:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

gotDAMN this group was amazing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsXysqIQiWA

Y Kant Max Read (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 01:53 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

New album Red Flag coming in April. Exciting!

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:56 (two years ago) Permalink

listened to Pure Shores the other day, such a fantastic track, great atmosphere and perfect 90s/orbit vibe, best thing he's done apart from Ray of Light that I know of

doubt the reunion will be about anything like that though

niels, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:16 (two years ago) Permalink

did not realize Shaznay had written the hits though!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaznay_Lewis
intriguing...

niels, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah..

Mark G, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this. I'm hoping they can keep up their record of never releasing a bad single.

Can't believe it's already 10 years since the last album.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:11 (two years ago) Permalink

i only have the 'all hits' and 'studio 1' albums.
just dropped 'all hits' on, and damn, i am enjoying it.
given i have that one, do i need 'saints and sinners' as i have never picked it up !

mark e, Thursday, 28 January 2016 19:11 (two years ago) Permalink

Saints & Sinners is worth picking up. It's not the masterpiece it should have been after Pure Shores and Black Coffee but it's enjoyable. Surrender is another William Orbit produced song that is really gorgeous and should have been the fourth single.

The news of the reunion has made me finally give the Appleton album a go. I'm surprised how good it is. Going to give Shaznay's album a listen now.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 1 February 2016 19:22 (two years ago) Permalink

a friend actually got me S&S as a present today, looking forward to hearing it.
and yeah, the appleton album was not that bad from what i remember.
will dig that out and try it again.

mark e, Monday, 1 February 2016 20:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Just finished the Shaznay album. It really isn't up to much apart from the two singles.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 1 February 2016 20:03 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWVHWBzoERY

this is shaping up to be my most anticipated album of the year

boxedjoy, Saturday, 2 April 2016 15:17 (two years ago) Permalink

This album comfortably outstripped my expectations. The second half goes to some really unexpected places.

Jeff W, Sunday, 10 April 2016 22:00 (two years ago) Permalink

It's certainly not perfect but there are a few keepers here. Puppet on a String is my favourite of the songs that weren't available before the album release.

art baengels (monotony), Monday, 11 April 2016 00:03 (two years ago) Permalink

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH HOLY FUCK AND IT'S ON SPOTIFY!!!!

guys remember the time Shaznay had braces in the "Never Ever" video omg

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 11 April 2016 00:47 (two years ago) Permalink

I wasn't that impressed at first but after a few listens I'm really into it. The second half is really strong. Pieces is a gorgeous closer and one of the best thing they've ever done.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 11 April 2016 02:10 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

The reunion tour was getting a rapturous reception in Glasgow last night and deservedly so. They don't seem to hate each other any more - quite the opposite - which really helps.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 8 October 2016 07:42 (one year ago) Permalink

All Hits is one of my 5 favourite albums

Har-@-Iago (wins), Saturday, 8 October 2016 09:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah its amazing that they've yet to release a single that isn't brilliant.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 8 October 2016 10:44 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

new single isn't brilliant, but it's not bad
https://open.spotify.com/track/7tKIbc8mTigKJ58L7wbHMY?si=CGmokCa7QhaMc_DAk_A7_Q

niels, Friday, 8 June 2018 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Bump

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:45 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This is another really good album from them, although I kind of wish they'd done the whole thing with William Orbit based on how great the songs with him are. I remember thinking the exact the same thing about Saints & Sinners. After All is everything I wanted from them collaborating again.

kitchen person, Saturday, 28 July 2018 03:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, is it just me or is Don't Look Over Your Shoulder exactly the same song as Midnight by Jessie Ware?

kitchen person, Saturday, 28 July 2018 03:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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