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The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary (LIMITED Collector's Edition)
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary (LIMITED Collector's Edition)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #3

Meshing simple, exceedingly catchy hooks with rhythmic beats, The Stones Roses led the UK's so-called "Madchester" scene straight into the U.S. with their eponymous debut. The Stone Roses achieved one of the most successfu...  more »

     
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All Artists: The Stone Roses
Title: The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary (LIMITED Collector's Edition)
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Legacy
Original Release Date: 1/1/1989
Re-Release Date: 9/8/2009
Album Type: Box set, Collector's Edition, Extra tracks
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaCD Credits: 6
UPCs: 886974303022, 886975770922

Synopsis

Album Description
Meshing simple, exceedingly catchy hooks with rhythmic beats, The Stones Roses led the UK's so-called "Madchester" scene straight into the U.S. with their eponymous debut. The Stone Roses achieved one of the most successful fusions of classic pop songwriting and acid house culture, and managed to snare fans from both genres. By the end of 1989, their debut had landed on many a top-ten list for that year; NME even declared it "The Greatest Album Of All Time." Ttwenty years from the moment when four Manchester musicians stepped onto the stage of the Blackpool Empress Ballroom for what would become a legendary gig, Silvertone/Legacy is set to re-release the classic album that is THE STONE ROSES in 4 new formats. Over two decades, the impact of the band's debut album has increased exponentially, inspiring musicians to form bands, marking a re-engagement of guitar music with the mainstream, and creating a youth culture that retains its influence across music, fashion, politics and art to this day. THE STONE ROSES: COLLECTOR'S EDITION features 3 CDs, 3 heavyweight vinyl LPs, the Blackpool Live DVD, a 48-page book, six 12x12 art prints by band member John Squire, and a lemon-shaped USB which includes all audio content including "Pearl Bastard," John Leckie's personal home video "Up at the Sawmill: The Making of `Fool's Gold'" along with the six promo videos made for the album, five previously unheard backwards tracks, digital booklet, ringtones and wallpaper of this landmark album features a fully remastered version of the UK album by original producer John Leckie and Ian Brown, alongside a host of bonus discs, unseen footage, additional tracks and interviews with high profile Roses fans. The full DVD of that legendary Blackpool Empress Ballroom show is included while Disc 2 delivers a complete set of remastered B-sides and non-album A-sides for the band's Silvertone singles, including such favorites as `Mersey Paradise', `Elephant Stone', `Fools Gold', `What The World Is Waiting For' and `One Love'. A third CD features `The Lost Demos', a previously unheard and much sought after selection of early recordings of the album tracks, B-side single tracks, plus the never before heard track `Pearl Bastard'. Three heavyweight vinyl LPs also collate the material across 6 sides. Further unheard and unseen material comes in the form of five backwards tracks and John Leckie's personal home movie `Up at Sawmills: The Making of Fools Gold', which are contained on a Lemon shaped USB - in homage to the album's iconic sleeve art. The DVD in this collection features the legendary Blackpool gig plus all 6 of the promotional videos made during this period. A 48-page book within the Collector's Edition features a host of unseen images and brand new interviews with the band, plus a poem and sketch by Reni exclusively for the collection, as well as interviews with super producer John Leckie and high profile fans Noel Gallagher, Peter Hook, Mark Ronson, Glasvegas and many others. This remarkable Collector's Edition also includes 6 John Squire 12" card art prints for the tracks `I Wanna Be Adored', `She Bangs The Drums', `Elephant Stone', `Fools Gold', `One Love' and `I Am The Resurrection'.
 

CD Reviews

The Reissue I've Waited YEARS For!!!
C. Havel | Brooklyn, NY USA | 09/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All I can say is that this reissue of one of the greatest records ever released by far exceeded my expections. If you're a vinyl addict, such as myself, and you LOVE this album, the box set is the only way to go. The audiophile that I am will not go into detail about the the subtle nuances you now notice in the remastering, but trust me, it got the much needed boost that was long overdue.

The heap of bonus tracks, the artwork, the DVD that was always of medicore quality prior to this release, are all great. As you can tell, I'm very happy with this release. My ONE-AND-ONLY recommendation would've been to have a higher quality audiophile grade vinyl pressing that stretched the length of the album over two records and not limited to one. Regardless, Mr. Brown and Co. did a wonderful job with the remastering and I recommend that anybody who loves this album to at least purchase the less expensive reissue and leave the box set for the completists, like myself."
ONE OF THE GREATEST DEBUTS, GETS ITS DUE. (5.0 stars)
Cary S. Whitt | Columbus,Ohio USA | 09/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hard to believe this is over 20 years old. Putting this remastered version of The Stone Roses on the stereo was instant heaven once again, only this time heaven looked, and sounded, even better.

First off I'll say that Ian and co. did a great job on the packaging. Giving this release some much needed heft (it is heavy) They not only boosted the demo tracks, LP's, booklet, art prints, and live dvd, but they did it in a very handsome package. The outer slipcase feels like a large clothbound novel, and even the lettering on the cover gets the gold stamped treatment. The real joy of course is the remastering of the debut record itself. This is not the standard rush and clip job here. Each track is handled with respect and care an album of this nature deserves. Sure the vinyl could have stretched out a bit into a double LP, but what you get is on 180, and plenty nice for anyone's picky ears. The live dvd looks and sounds better than it did, the demos (some of which even I hadn't heard till now) are amazing to hear. Again, each of the CD's levels sound great and these versions give a noticible level boost to any previous issues, all without sacrificing the quality of the mastering.

In short, if you love this record (it's in my all time top 25), then I can think of no better version to own than this one. Simply superb handling of this landmark debut record in every way.
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A true timeless classic album
Sh32echo | 09/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just received it this afternoon, great photos and interviews, what can you say about this record that has not been said. A true classic album."