Stumbled across a nice little post over at the excellent music blog The Power of Independent Trucking.
He has for download a version of Elephant Stone which may be the original unreleased version which was produced by Peter Hook.
There’s no doubt that it sounds different from the various released versions but I don’t know if it is the Hooky produced version … it probably is though.
The origins of this version are interesting. Take one original 12 inch version of Elephant Stone. Re-reverse Full Fathom Five and you have yourself a nice new/old version of Elephant Stone.
Or just go here where all the work has been done for you.
Here’s a couple more adverts promoting the 20th Anniversary editions of The Stone Roses.
HMV has taken a different approach with their advert featuring a classic Ian Tilton photograph and lyrics from She Bangs The Drums. Quite effective I feel, but possibly would appeal more to an existing fan rather than the casual buyer.
The second is a larger variation of the advert posted yesterday.
Here’s a couple examples of the adverts appearing to promote the 20th Anniversary release.
The first is a quarter page colour advert from a tabloid newspaper and the second a full page colour advert that is appearing on the back cover of several major music magazines.
The 20th Anniversary edition of The Stone Roses album has charted at number 5 in the UK albums charts:
UK Top 40 Albums
Ian Brown and John Leckie discuss the remastering process for the 20th Anniversary edition of The Stone Roses album.
Some interesting anecdotes about the original recording sessions make this well worth checking out.
Video interview with Ian Brown and John Leckie.