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Stone Roses re-release details announced

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 famous 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.

The full tracklisting's are:

CD 1 – The Stones Roses (20th Anniversary Re-Master)
I Wanna Be Adored – She Bangs The Drums – Waterfall – Don’t Stop – Bye Bye Bad Man – Elizabeth My Dear – (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister – Made Of Stone – Shoot You Down – This Is The One – I Am The Ressurection

CD 2 – The Extras (20th Anniversary Re-Master)
Elephant Stone (12” Version) – Full Fathom Five – The Hardest Thing – Going Down – Guernica – Mersey Paradise – Standing Here – Simone – Fools Gold (Full Length) – What The World Is Waiting For – One Love (Full Length) – Something’s Burning (Full Length) – Where Angels Play

CD 3 - The Lost Demos
I Wanna Be Adored – She Bangs The Drums – Waterfall – Bye Bye Badman – Sugar Spun Sister – Shoot You Down – This Is The One – I Am The Resurrection – Elephant Stone – Going Down – Mersey Paradise – Where Angels Play – Something’s Burning – One Love – Pearl Bastard

I Wanna Be Adored – She Bangs The Drums – Waterfall – Don’t Stop – Bye Bye Bad Man
Elizabeth My Dear – (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister – Made Of Stone – Shoot You Down – This Is The One – I Am The Resurrection

VINYL ALBUM 2 – Extras Part One
Fool’s Gold – What The World Is Waiting For
One Love (Full Length) – Something’s Burning (Full Length) – Where Angels Play

VINYL ALBUM 3 – Extras Part Two
Elephant Stone – Full Fathom Five – The Hardest Thing – Going Down
Guernica – Mersey Paradise – Standing Here – Simone

The entire legendary Blackpool Empress Ballroom show plus videos for the five Silvertone singles.

48 page bound soft back book containing unseen images, brand new band interviews, interview with John Leckie, and high profile fans including Noel Gallagher and Peter Hook.

All audio content
Five previously unheard backward tracks
Brand new Ringtones
Digital Booklet


CD 1
1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. She Bangs The Drums
3. Waterfall
4. Don't Stop
5. Bye Bye Bad Man
6. Elizabeth My Dear
7. (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
8. Made Of Stone
9. Shoot You Down
10. This Is The One
11. I Am The Resurrection

CD 2- The Lost Demos
1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. She Bangs the Drums
3. Waterfall
4. Bye Bye Badman
5. Sugar Spun Sister
6. Shoot You Down (1 version)
7. This Is The One
8. I Am Resurrection
9. Elephant Stone
10. Going Down
11. Mersey Paradise
12. Where Angels Play
13. Something's Burning
14. One Love
15. Pearl Bastard

DVD - Blackpool Live
1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. Elephant Stone
3. Waterfall
4. Sugar Spun Sister
5. Made of Stone
6. She Bangs The Drums
7. Where Angels Play
8. Shoot You Down
9. Going Down
10. Mersey Paradise


1. Waterfall
2. Fools Gold
3. I Wanna Be Adored
4. One Love
5. She Bangs The Drums
6. Standing There


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