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General Steps Discussion

Discussion in 'Popstar discussions' started by andymc35, 15 May 2012.

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How would you like Steps to continue?

Original Album 4 vote(s) 80.0%
Christmas Covers Album 1 vote(s) 20.0%
Release nothing 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. andymc35 New Member

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    So the subject of new material has been rumoured for a while now and I've been keeping my fingers crossed for a new Steps album of original tracks (and maybe a few Dancing Queen/Chain Reaction style covers), but this talk of a Christmas covers album is so disappointing. It's limited to a few weeks in December, then it will be forgotten about.

    The only positive thing, I guess, is that Steps are going to continue. Although a flop Xmas album might bring the band to an abrupt end.

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    I never really got Steps (I wasn't living in the UK at the time) and find their music a bit too simple. However Christmas couldn't be camper with a Steps Christmas album, so I probably would enjoy a Yuletide single.
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    I find it a strange move considering in the first season of Steps Reunion, they were talking about moving in a more dance direction and that 'Dancing Queen' was more of a bookend to their older sound. If they want a future, I think they should reinvent their sound like Take That did. Spice Girls tried to capture their old sound with their new songs and well..... that kinda backfired....
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  4. silvan Administrator

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    I think I might have read on PopBitch they spoke to a few record labels, but none of them were interested. I personally can't really see them going modern, let alone 'edgy', so a Christmas album is quite a good idea, at least Christmas is camp as it stands :)
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  5. andymc35 New Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure there was something about Sony offering them a deal after the Ultimate album went to Number 1, but supposedly they were too indecisive about carrying on and the author was withdrawn. I'm sure Dean Piper mentioned it.

    I think Steps are past it as a singles band, but album sales wise I think they could still do well. A fusion of their cheesier pop past with some some more modern sounding dance tracks would work a treat. Boyzone & Take That are definitely good examples for them.

    I would still buy a Steps' Christmas album - I can already hear their version of Mariah's All I Want For Christmas.
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    It's difficult to judge how much the individual members want to carry this thing on, from the Sky series. How can you trust it? For all we know, they get on brilliantly. The show may lead you to believe otherwise, but the show also attempts to create tension about a tour that started ages ago!
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    Christmas covers just sounds awful. I never liked their covers as they always had the thinnest production. Their own stuff sounds fine. There is a groundswell of people that love cheesy pop and dance. I say they get a couple of decent writers in, get it produced by Ian Stephenson or someone and take a stand. I accept v difficult market wise as 10 year olds don't listen to steps-like bands now, they listen to Rhiannon and professor Green - so they need to think about their target market. Well there's me but other than that it is a tricky conundrum. Peter Andre sold fair few awful albums of back of his reality show....dunno. But not Xmas, please!!
  8. andymc35 New Member

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    Their newly recorded Dancing Queen track sounded typical Steps, so even if they recorded an album of retro pop sounding tracks, I would be more than happy. Surely Pete Waterman isn't up to much. Even one new Steps-PWL track would be heavenly.
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    My masterplan for them is to raid the mass of classic euro disco that was not a hit in UK. They can choose from thousands of amazing songs, modernise a bit but keep the gay eurodisco sound - couple of covers. Stick to their guns but go more gay and adult and pull along some non-gays with them. They could tour in Europe where originals were hits and where steps had a few hits. Then come back to UK and do a TV show to find a 6th step or some shit - they would have live material of the new songs so show could mostly focus on those rather than old stuff. Claire better stop f'ing whining though and Lee should a) be more entertaining and b) wear only speedos. 2 examples of fab eurodisco below. Note Joy are possibly the ugliest group ever so shut your eyes and listen!!

    CC Catch - Soul Survivor
    http://youtu.be/E1x0fbZ_i4E

    Joy- Touch by Touch
    http://youtu.be/d2n88xxoiNI
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    So what do you think?
    I've never been quite a fan of Steps...
  11. H.T. Member

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    Really like it!!!!!!
  12. silvan Administrator

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    one of my friends described is as 'if Steps would do a Bond theme, it would have sounded like 'Light Up The World'. It's a bit cheesy, but a lot better than what hey normally release.
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  13. andymc35 New Member

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    Light Up The World is at #43 on UK iTunes, so that has already way surpassed my expectations. I think it's quite tame for a Steps track though, I wish it had been a little more danceable. It's nice though, and I say that as a big Steps fan!

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