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The Stone Roses

Stone RosesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 27, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: August 27, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Silvertone Records
  • ASIN: B0000004V2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,185 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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Some albums really can change the world, and in 1989 this was one of them. The psychedlic dance extravaganza that was The Stone Roses ushered in the era of Madchester, baggy trousers, Kangols, and the Hacienda. From the magnificent protracted opening of "I Wanna Be Adored" (where, for once, the arrogance wasn't overdone) to the dying seconds of "Fools Gold," every note was perfect. Jon Squire's guitarwork was a thing of magic, a new hero for a new age, Ian Brown sang with gusto, and the rhythm section had paid attention during the second summer of love (1988 version). Essential. --Chris Nickson

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102 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh no. June 22, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
People are starting to bash this CD. Please, they are all wet! This CD is PERFECT. EVERY second of this CD is absolutely amazing. Melodic, timeless(!!!), uplifting, thirst-quenching, day-breaking, love-making, soul saving. The guitar playing is flawless (see: JAMMING last 5 minutes of I Am The Resurrection). The airy vocals of Ian Brown (heard throughout). The driving bass (Fool's Gold/I Am The Resurrection) and ecstatic drums (She Bangs the Drums, This Is The One, Fool's Gold). There is not one dud in the whole group. I have listened to this CD HUNDREDS of times and it still makes me feel like life is perfect (although it is far from it).
If you like pop music. If you aren't a crabby, contrarian. (fragmented sentences for dramatic effect. ;) ) If you LOVE great tunes, BUY THIS CD and enrich your life. You'll thank me for gushing like this when you experience this work of genius. I am not being generous, I am being honest.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable and Mindblowing June 13, 2005
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Someone said it earlier and it is completely true - this album gets better and better after every listen. It is a truly rewarding experience to listen to this album, whether it is your first time or your hundredth (which I am approaching). As others have mentioned, this was the album that paved the way for Oasis, the Verve, Pulp (to a degree), Radiohead (also to a degree), Blur, and many other of the so-called "Brit Pop" bands.

"I Wanna Be Adored" may be the greatest opening track ever and then there is the sheer brilliance of "Waterfall" running into "Don't Stop" (they play a part of "Waterfall" backwards). Ian Brown, John Squire, Reni, and Mani came together one day and for that moment, they laid down some music that was never going to be equalled, no matter how hard they tried. "Second Coming" (which was a belated 5 year follow-up) is solid but no where near the album that "The Stone Roses" is. But how could it have been? "The Stone Roses" was an album to perfection.

Everyone who is into rock music or just music period needs this album in your collection. You don't have a serious collection without this one. I own over 1100 CDs and if I had to choose 5 albums to save from a fire, this one is there along with "A Tribute to Jack Johnson" by Miles, "Ultimate Blue Train" by Coltrane, "Animals" by Pink Floyd, and "Disintegration" by The Cure. Buy it today if you don't own it already.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Burned bright and briefly February 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Stone Roses were one of those bands who burned brightly... and all too briefly. Thankfully their presence has been long-lasting -- the music of their self-titled first album still lingers long after the breakup of the band. They captured lightning in a bottle, even if their first album's musical perfection was their downfall.

After the panoramic, rumbling buildup of "I Wanna Be Adored," the Roses catch you with rollicking, infectious rock songs and psychedelic trips. While sticking to strong pop melodies and rock instrumentation, the Roses manage to experiment around a bit -- the delicate "Waterfall" is literally turned backwards and replayed, in a song that is almost as good as the original.

The true rock rebellion shows in "Bye Bye Bad Man" with protests concerning French student riots ("Every backbone and heart you break/We'll still come back for more") and an acid-tinged anti-royalist song. Finishing up the unalloyed brilliance is the bitter, complicated "I Am the Resurrection," and the melodic "Fool's Gold" -- two of the best songs on the album.

The Stone Roses spread their influence far in this album -- there are soft ballad-like melodies, whirling psychedelic trips, and rock that rises, crests and slowly sinks. Expect your heartbeat to rise and sink with it -- because this music has a richness and depth that most rock music cannot even begin to equal.

John Squire's guitar riffs are flexible and fluid; it sounds like this guy was reinventing guitar licks all on his own. His shimmering guitar riffs of "Waterfall" are truly magnificent. The deep basslines will drawn you in whether you like it or not, as will Reni's outstanding drumming. Everything culminates in a wild, dense psychedelic mass in the overwhelming "I Am the Resurrection.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT ALBUM WITH WORTHWHILE EXTRAS September 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Two discs-59 and 64 minutes each approximately. There is a DVD included with this set,consisting of live footage from 1989 and six videos of a number of the tracks from the original album. The packaging is nice-a quadruple-fold out,with the three discs snapped in plastic keepers. The booklet has a number of good color photographs of the band members. There are also several pages on the band and its music by Ian Brown and Gary "Mani" Mounfield,plus an overview by John Robb. On my copy of their first album from a number of years ago,there's a finished track,"Elephant Stone",that's not listed on this current release,except in different form as a demo. This,and other singles/early tracks can be found on other releases such as "The Complete Stone Roses" album,although a number of tracks are shortened in length. Another fine collection is "Turns Into Stone",which contains fewer tracks but they are full length. A lot of other tracks are also on the limited edition box set,which contains (among a lot of other stuff) another disc of tracks. Likewise,on the current release,"Fools Gold" is listed on the back of the package,but not on the inside,under the disc,with the other tracks. There is also a "surprise" at the end of the demo disc. Fifteen tracks are listed,but the CD player lists twenty. There's nothing until track twenty-enjoy!

The original album is considered to be one of the best albums of all time ( in Britain) by a number of critics and fans. And for good reason. It came out at just the right time. A combination of bits of acid house,punk,pop,and a bit of psychedelia mixed together-it was the perfect sound for the times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Published 12 days ago by edm
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Record, Just Not This Version Of It
If you've never heard The Stone Roses' debut album, any version will suffice to blow your mind and make you wish for more. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert E. Greenlaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great, clean new version of a classic album
Published 3 months ago by Theochogokin
3.0 out of 5 stars 20th Anniversary Remaster But No Elephant Stone
Beware - the 20th anniversary remaster of the sumptuous Stone Roses album does not include the song Elephant Stone.
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Published 4 months ago by W. W. Sperger
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great album!
I bought this album when it first came out twenty years ago. Maybe it's nostalgia but I think It's aged quite well.
Published 6 months ago by Tom Arvetis
1.0 out of 5 stars Excellent music, awful vinyl condition
This is not a rating of the music. This is and will always be a 5 star album, but the condition of this "new" Sony vinyl deserves 1 star or less if I could give it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by William B.
5.0 out of 5 stars New believer...
Have not had the chance to hear this band really from I bought the "best of" and listened to it in my car. They are good as you have read the reviews...
Published 7 months ago by Almighty Jammer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music , flawed recording
This is a group I had never heard of until researching "best of " albums. Their rock and roll style is inventive. Read more
Published 9 months ago by audiofool
5.0 out of 5 stars From the seeds of greatness.
This is the album that started it all. Everything you've heard about The Stone Roses, it all was/is/remains well deserved. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M. Swint
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfy customer from Singapore
Vinyl came on time and the quality of the vinyl was exceptional. I'm really enjoying the record and reliving my youth. Great job!!!
Published 11 months ago by Royston
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This Album is G-A-R-B-A-G-E!
You have Disturbed on your wish list... your opinion on music no longer matters...

[edit] AND Limp Bizkit... wow you must suck at life. Just leave. please..
Jan 4, 2007 by Jonathan P. Devine |  See all 19 posts
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