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Very Best of the Stone Roses

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  • Audio CD (March 18, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B00008MHAE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,530 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Leading a classicist renaissance in rock, the Stone Roses sparked the "Madchester" scene in '89, lighting a fire that would be kept lit by the likes of Oasis. Their first comprehensive anthology has key cuts from The Stone Roses and Second Coming plus their best one-offs: Waterfall; Love Spreads; Fools Gold; One Love; Made of Stone; Elephant Stone , and nine more!

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What the world is waiting for September 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Normally I wouldn't recommend buying a best-of compilation for a band whose proper albums are readily (and cheaply) available, but this particular disc has two things going for it:

One, the track selection is impeccable. Of course there are additional songs that could have been included, but CDs only hold 80 minutes and it is impossible to quibble with any of the tracks that made the cut. It also works great as an album; the tracks are sequenced smartly and flow smoothly for a satisfying listen with no awkward transitions.

Two, the remastered sound is jaw-droppingly great compared to the original CDs. I am talking night-and-day difference; you don't need to be an audiophile to appreciate it. This CD makes the original albums sound like hissy, worn-out cassette tapes in comparison, and in fact it's hard to go back and enjoy listening to them once you've heard this.

For those two reasons, this CD is what I usually reach for when I want to hear some Stone Roses. Until "The Stone Roses," "Second Coming," and "Turns into Stone" are remastered with acceptable sound quality, this CD is the best way to experience the Stone Roses, despite some great material not included on the compilation.

Oh yeah, and the music itself is spectacular! These songs are ground zero for Britpop; a must-hear for any fan of Oasis, Blur, or great rock music in general. Buy this now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Without a doubt the one to get for Americans March 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I agree with a lot of the comments made below, especially waiman. I had the first CD years ago as I've always loved the British scene, but never had their early singles or the 2nd CD. When I looked into it, there was quite the discussion in both review sections between this and the Complete Stone Roses as to which one was the better compilation. First off, this one sounds far better and if you like to listen to your CDs on a decent home theater or car stereo there is no choice. Ever make a CD mix with other CDs and throw in something from the first CD or Complete? You will notice the drop in quality. Secondly, this one has Love Spreads which, at least in Chicago, was their big hit on MTV and radio. People tend to remember the "she's my sister" video when thinking about the Roses, at least people I've met and tried to convert. That's good in a way... this compilation has the song and will introduce the casual music fan looking for it to their superior sound from earlier work. It basically has all the essentials... I bought it on Amazon, and now own every Stone Roses CD including Garage Flowers so it truly converted me. Yes, it would have been nice to have some of the B-sides, especially Mersey Paradise, Going Down and Where Angels Play, but I'm hard pressed to think of a track that would be dropped to make room. Some may say anything from Second Coming, but I like the fact that this CD is TRULY Complete. Also, in my opinion only, the Very Best of has the superior version of Elephant Stone. You will play this CD over and over and not get sick of it if you like upbeat, positive anthems. It was actually incredible that most of these songs were from their first CD... they sounded like a band that had totally perfected their sound. Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic remastering job July 11, 2004
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What the previous reviewers have said about the excellent remastering job on this compilation is an understatement. The remastering is easily 10 times better sonically than the original and 100 times better than "The Complete Stone Roses" on Silvertone which sounds terrible next to the standard first CD or this compilation. I'd also wager that John Leckie (producer/engineer of the best Roses material) actually remixed "She Bangs the Drums" with more background vocals and better reverbs/outboard gear...it sounds like an actual remix-check it out...it's that good!
This band is easily one of the best English bands of all time. There's a reason why fellow musicians and the critics continually rate the first Roses CD as one of the top 10 English rock CDs ever released.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you only buy one stone roses CD..... March 26, 2003
Format:Audio CD
....then it may as well be this one.
A best of for a band that only made two albums does not really make much sense and this would appear to a be a milking exercise to get every last dollar out of this short lived but great band.
The debut album itself is an indispensable classic and much of that album is rightly included here. The second album suffered from a huge weight of expectation and a long delay in release due to never ending litigation with the record label. The resulting album ' The Second Coming' is not as bad as detractors would have you believe but still pales next to its predecessor, with much of it sounding like a poor man¡¦s Led Zep. ¡¥The Second Coming¡¦ had its moments (Ten-Storey Love Song, Breaking Into Heaven, Begging You and Love Spreads), which, happily, are included here, though a couple in edited form (no bad thing to be honest).
A few excellent non-album tracks completes the package and despite the cynical whiff of marketing surrounding this release, the compilation is a hugely enjoyable listen with a well thought out song order giving a natural flow to the music. The one downside is the rather gushing liner notes, which demonstrate the dangers of putting such things in the hands of an obsessive fan.
Best Tracks: I Wanna Be Adored; I Am The Resurrection; Fools Gold
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but not familiar with these versions
Geat value from a great band but many of the versions of these singles must be the original releases because they are not like the ones on the Complete Stone Roses (which I know... Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. Izbicki
3.0 out of 5 stars Songs are awesome, recording not so much.
The music is great, but the cd recording isn't that great of quality. it sounds muffled, like it was recorded outside.
Published 5 months ago by swtpsn
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT STARTING POINT FOR A NEW STONE ROSES FAN & MUST HAVE FOR A...
VERY BEST OF THE STONE ROSES is a compilation of their debut & the long-awaited (at the time) "Second Coming". Read more
Published 7 months ago by Karen D.
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL.
Wow. My favorite record of 2010! Yeah, I know, I'm an Old Guy. I must have been busy. If you're catching up on your decades this is a Top Pick. Read more
Published on November 5, 2010 by OLD GUY.
3.0 out of 5 stars Great music, terrible remaster
This disc was mastered at near maximum volume, so the music is distorted. I compared these songs with my old Silvertone discs (compensating for volume) and the damage was obvious. Read more
Published on November 3, 2009 by P. Couture
5.0 out of 5 stars Another sweet collection of sound
Love this album. It has all the favorites and it's one of my favorite albums. My favorite is "Second Coming", so this one is probably comes close to a tie. Read more
Published on November 13, 2008 by Jesse
5.0 out of 5 stars When Manchester Bangs the Drum
Probably the best collection of the Roses music that is readily available. What a terrible shame that they crashed and burned so rapidly, but that's rock and roll. A great record.
Published on August 8, 2008 by Russell D. Melling
5.0 out of 5 stars Impeccible. You can't go wrong with purchasing this disc
When I first heard of the Stone Roses, it was about the time Oasis debuted Definitely Maybe. A friend of mine who raved about Oasis at that time gave me the Stone Roses discs for a... Read more
Published on July 30, 2008 by Time Will Tell
5.0 out of 5 stars "THIS is the one!"
I wrote a positive review of the other "greatest hits" album, but that was before I read a review, then listened to this album. Read more
Published on May 24, 2008 by Allan Ostermann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Talent-music was actually as good as the hype
If you love music you will love this album.
It hits you at a level at both mind and heart that is impossible to explain yet easy to love. Read more
Published on August 16, 2007 by Ian
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