missing sugababes singles….

The new sugababes greatest hits album is *amazing*

shame its a greatest hits really. even the two new songs are both good singles. ‘so good to be gone’ sounds a bit like a rachel stevens disco stomper.
‘New Year’, ‘Soul Sound’, ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ (which was a double A-side with ‘Stronger’) and ‘Follow Me Home’ are all missing.

WTF?!?!?!?! – two of them there songs are two of the best singles they have ever done! new year and soul sound are just beautiful.

the worst thing about it? the album is only 58 minutes long. that leaves approximately 22 minutes of free space on an 80 minute CD or 16 minutes on a “normal” 74 minute CD…

track lengths are as follows:

new year – 3:50
soul sound – 4:30
angels with dirty faces – 3:47
follow me home – 3:58

thats a total of 16 minutes and 5 seconds. i think we can stretch a 74 minute CD by 5 seconds without causing too much incompatibilty with audio cd players (seeing as pretty much all will play the 80 minute CDR variants)

so, again, i ask WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!
what were the record company thinking? maybe it’s something to do with them moving from London records to Island? If this is the case, why are ‘Overload’ and ‘Run for cover’ included on the CD?

I just don’t get it. they could have made the perfect singles collection, instead its a little bit half-arsed. It’s going to be repackaged and released in the US as the first sugababes album over there. this doesnt explain why the songs are missing though… if they wanted to trim it down so US audiences dont get bored with a 74-minute long album, then whats stopping them? they are repackaging it, why not just press it in the US and let us have the full version?

does anyone have an explanation? or at least a theory?