- Audio CD (September 8, 2009)
- Collector's Edition edition
- Original Release Date: September 8, 2009
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: Extra tracks
- Label: Sony Legacy
- Run Time: 202 minutes
- ASIN: B002EE583O
- Average Customer Review: 339 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,562 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
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'Legacy Edition'. Limited three disc (two CDs + DVD) containing the original album plus a bonus disc of Lost Demos and a DVD containing an entire live performance plus music videos. Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition of the classic debut album from the Manchester quartet, originally released in 1989. 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 landed on many Top Ten lists for that year. Though the band never realized the same triumphs on their second and final album, repercussions of their debut album's classic pop songwriting and bright riffs could be heard well into the next decade.
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Well, if you like amazing beats, beautiful harmonies and melodies, LOOK NO FURTHER. Like me writing a review will add something that no one else here has...I still had to rave about this CD pseudo-publicly. Every single song is 5 stars, but my favorite is the epic raver, "Fool's Gold" where I believe the BritPop boom chug chugga-a-chug chug beat originated. The bass line popping in and out driving you mad... I can't even form complete sentences writing about this CD. Enjoy this CD for the masterpiece it is. It's worth 10x what Amazon is charging.
To me, The Stone Roses is an original band; however, I'm surprised that I rarely hear anyone mention the Simon & Garfunkel influences in their music. Specifically, of course, "Elizabeth My Dear" which is the melody of "Scarborough Faire" (which really isn't technically a Simon & Garfunkel original), but a little more abstractly, "Bye Bye Badman", which suggestively leads into "Elizabeth My Dear". Everytime I hear "Bye Bye Badman" I'm reminded of middle/early years Simon and Garfunkel harmonies and melodies. This isn't alone the only influence I hear, but it is a strong one.
Long live The Stone Roses!!!
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.