Everything is coming up Roses
‘The greatest album of all time’ – NME
‘It is perfect’ – Noel Gallagher
On 10th August, 2009, exactly twenty years to the day from the moment when four Manchester musicians stepped on to the stage of the Blackpool Empress Ballroom for what would become a legendary gig, Sony Music re-release the classic album that is ‘The Stone Roses’ in 4 brand 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 Collector’s Edition of this landmark UK album features a fully re-mastered version of the 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 Empress Ballroom show is enclosed whilst Disc 2 delivers a complete set of re-mastered B sides and non album A sides for the band’s Silvertone singles, including such favourites as ‘Mersey Paradise’, ‘Elephant Stone’, ‘Fools Gold’, ‘What The World Is Waiting For’ and ‘One Love’. And most importantly, the 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’. Whilst three heavyweight vinyl’s 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 itself, plus all 6 of the promotional videos made during this period
A 48 page bound book within the Collector’s Edition features a host of unseen images of the band and brand new interviews with the members of the band, including a poem and sketch by Reni exclusively for the collection, as well interviews from high profile fans including the likes of Noel Gallagher, Peter Hook, Mark Ronson, Glasvegas and many others, and also those who were involved, including super producer John Leckie himself. 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’
A Legacy Edition of the album, featuring the re-mastered album, The Lost Demos and the Blackpool Live DVD will also be made available on 10th August, plus there will be a further reduced 1CD Special Edition, which will contain the re-mastered album plus the full 9:53 version of ‘Fools Gold’ bonus track, presented in a new gatefold digipack. On top of this there will also be a limited edition Gatefold Vinyl re-issue that will contain the re-mastered LP on heavyweight vinyl plus a bonus white label 7” of ‘Pearl Bastard’
In addition to all of this, the five classic singles, ‘Elephant Stone’, ‘Made Of Stone’, ‘She Bangs The Drums’, ‘Fools Gold’ and ‘One Love’ will be released as re-mastered 7”’s, and on iTunes, weekly throughout July and into August, in the lead up to the album release.
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