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Turns Into Stone (24bt)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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David E. from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 5/1/2007...
This disc is an excellent compilation of B-sides and singles that the Roses put out 1989 - 1991. Excellent stuff here, especially for the BritPop lovers....
Complete reason to buy this cd
pete | Canada TO | 09/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another reviewer mentions buy "the complete stone roses" cd collection instead of buying this cd "turns into stone" WHY? Turns to Stones is a better choice for fans of Stone Roses, or for ANYONE considering buying or to experience REAL Stones Roses. To me this should have been an official cd release, because it has my favorite songs.The other cd "the complete SRoses" does contain 21 tracks, but and I say but doesn't compare. (I have both) NOTE see "the complete Stone Roses" cd for below referencesTracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,(skip6)and 7 are the only rare songs on the Complete Stones Roses cd. Songs made early in their career. They are demo like and only for DIE HARD fans who have to have them, or those who love the PEEL SESSIONS ...bland and hard to listen to personaly!!. Except 7, Full Fathom Five which is a song in reverse. TRACKS 6,9,11,14,15,16 (and maybe 18 deepending on version) can be found on the bands standout release from 1989(track 6 can be found on Turns to Stones, the 1989 versions are fare better) Also Track 16 "I am the resurection" is longer and sounds WAY better on the 1989 version(trk 11) at 8 min. IN FACT all these song sound higher pitched,tremble.Tracks 6,8,10,12,13,17,18,19,20,21 on (the complete..) can be found on "Turns into Stone" too. BUT... BUT that doesn't mean all things are equal! In fact the best songs are shorter and do not capture the essence of original S.Roses songs as they should be heard. Fools Gold is longer on "Turns to Stone" at 9.53 (compared at 4.15)One love is 7.45(3.40) and Something Burning is 7.50 (3.37).
The shorter songs leave me unsatified, cheated, and longer for more and not capturing the entire experience. (it would be like cutting the Doors song "the end" in half, you can use any example)"Turns into Stones" has an extra track 7 called "SIMONE" not found on the Complete Roses. An etheral track that fits with the album. In the end BUY the 1989 cd, and then buy TURNs into Stones, the only downfall would be having "Elephant stone" and "Fools gold" on both cds. In fact the only downfall on the cd is hearing Elephant stone on Truns to Stone, a bad early version."
PLEASE listen to Pete's Review
R. Johnson | Sweet Home Chicago | 01/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to Pete (below, from Canada) for his dead-on comparison of Turns to Stone and Complete Stone Roses. The very fact that 4 of the best Stone Roses songs are cut in half on the Complete Stone Roses, renders that CD almost worthless. The most awesome parts of the songs (arguably) are the parts they cut on The Complete Stone Roses. Yes, Sally Cinnamon is on there, but it's still not worth the cut in Fool's Gold, One Love, I Am The Resurrection, and Something's Burning. I apologize to the reviewer who recommends The Complete Stone Roses over this CD, but he's doing a disservice recommending that CD. Of course, us fans shouldn't quibble amongst each other, it's the stupid record companies that have hacked their music into so many incomplete versions and compilations.Contrary, however, to Pete, I think the mix of Elephant Stone on this CD is pretty darn good! It doesn't quite have the pounding rhythm effect of the "The Stone Roses" version, it is an interesting and enjoyable mix to my ears.I echo most other's recommendations in saying to buy "The Stone Roses", then Turns to Stone, then, if you love them like the rest of us, get "Second Coming" which is an above average and really enjoyable CD, but can't quite reach the heights of "The Stone Roses".Long live the Stone Roses."