New Roses singles

Elephant Stone 7 inch single 2009A series of 7 inch and digital download singles are being released in the run up to the album re-release.

The series will kick off on 6 July with Elephant Stone. It will be backed with The Hardest Thing In The World as a b-side. The digital download versions will also feature an additional bonus track, with ‘Untitled 1’  the first ‘new’ track.

The series will run to 5 singles, all of which will come with a 7 inch art print. A numbered collectors’ box will also be available to house them.

‘Official’ podcast launched

An official podcast from Sony has been launched in the run up to the re-release of The Stone Roses album. The series is set to run for 5 episodes with the first featuring new interviews with John Leckie and Clint Boon.

It’s worth checking out and I’m looking forward to the rest in the series.

Check it out on iTunes or access it via Feedburner.

20th Anniversary Legacy & Collectors Editions

Full details have been published about the special editions of The Stone Roses debut album, released to mark it’s 2oth anniversary.

On 10th August Sony Music re-release the classic album in 3 new formats.

Special Edition (1CD)

Re-mastered original album plus bonus track Fool’s Gold 9:53 (full length version)

BUY: The Stone Roses - The Special Edition

Legacy Edition (2CD & DVD)

The Stone Roses Legacy Edition

  • Re-mastered original album, The Lost Demos album + live in Blackpool DVD
  • Deluxe slipcase, hard-backed book packaging 28-page booklet including comments from Ian Brown, Reni, Mani, John Leckie, liner notes by John Robb + previously unseen photos of the band

BUY: The Stone Roses - Legacy Edition

Collector’s Edition (3CD, 3LP,DVD, USB, Book, 6 Art Prints)

The Stone Roses Collector's Edition

  • A super deluxe 12″ album folder, slipcased with embossing and gold foil.
  • Wrapped in classic John Squire artwork throughout.
  • Includes the re-mastered album, re-mastered Extras (including all AA’s and B Sides) PLUS album of lost demos (including one previously unheard track, Pearl Bastard)
  • 3 x 180 gsm heavyweight vinyls.
  • DVD of the legendary Blackpool gig from 1989, plus 6 promo videos
  • Lemon shaped USB containing all audio, previously unseen John Leckie home video footage of the recording of Fools Gold, promo videos, ringtones, wallpapers AND 5 previously unheard ‘Backwards’ tracks.
  • 48-page bound book, crammed full of unseen photos and brand new notes from the band, John Leckie, those involved 20 years ago and high profile fans of the album telling their stories of it, including Noel Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Tim Burgess, Bobby Gillespie and many more.
  • 6 x 12″ John Squire single art prints of I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums, Elephant Stone, Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection & Made Of Stone

BUY: The Stone Roses – Collector’s Edition

20th Anniversary Magazine Specials

There’s been a flurry of activity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Stone Roses début album.

Q, Uncut and Clash magazines have all published commemorative articles.

Update: NME released a collector’s edition on 18 April, recreating their classic Roses cover from 1989.

NME April 2009Clash April 2009Uncut 2009Q April 2009

Debut Album 20th Anniversary Reissue

A box set version of The Stone Roses‘ 1989 self-titled debut album, originally released in 1989, is set to be released later this year – the album’s 20th anniversary. A smaller, ‘legacy’ edition of the album, will also be released. The expected release date is June.
More information will be published when available.