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The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses – out August 10th

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

On 10th August, 2009, twenty years to the day from the moment when four Manchester musicians stepped on to the stage of the Blackpool Empress Ballroom for what would become a legendary gig, Sony Music re-release the classic album that is ‘The Stone Roses’ in 4 brand new formats.

The Collector’s Edition of this landmark UK album features a fully re-mastered version of the album by original producer John Leckie and Ian Brown, alongside a number of bonus discs, unseen footage, extra tracks and interviews with high profile fans.

The full DVD of that legendary Empress Ballroom show is enclosed whilst Disc 2 delivers a complete set of re-mastered B sides and non album A sides including such favourites as ‘Mersey Paradise’, ‘Elephant Stone’, ‘Fools Gold’, ‘What The World Is Waiting For’ and ‘One Love’.

And most importantly, the third CD features ‘The Lost Demos’, previously unheard and much sought after selection of the band’s early recordings of the album tracks B side single tracks, plus the never before heard track ‘Pearl Bastard’.

Whilst three heavyweight vinyl’s collate the material across 6 sides.

More unheard and unseen material comes in the form of five backwards tracks and John Leckie’s personal home movie ‘Up at Sawmills: The Making of Fools Gold’, which are contained on a Lemon shaped USB – in homage to the album’s iconic sleeve art.  The DVD in this collection features the legendary Blackpool gig itself, plus six of the promotional videos made during this period

A 48 page bound book within the Collector’s Edition features a number of unseen images of the band and new interviews with the members of the band, including a poem and sketch by Reni exclusively for the collection, as well interviews from high profile fans including the likes of Noel Gallagher, Peter Hook, Mark Ronson, Glasvegas and many others, and also those who were involved, including super producer John Leckie himself.

The Collector’s Edition also includes 6 John Squire 12” card art prints.

A Legacy Edition of the album, featuring the re-mastered album, The Lost Demos and the Blackpool Live DVD will also be made available on 10th August, plus there will be a further reduced 1CD Special Edition, which will contain the re-mastered album plus the full 9:53 version of ‘Fools Gold’ bonus track, presented in a new gatefold digipack.

On top of this there will also be a limited edition Gatefold Vinyl re-issue that will contain the re-mastered LP on heavyweight vinyl plus a bonus white label 7” of ‘Pearl Bastard’

THE STONES ROSES – 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘THE STONE ROSES’

THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

CD 1 – The Stones Roses (20th Anniversary Re-Master)
I Wanna Be Adored – She Bangs The Drums – Waterfall – Don’t Stop – Bye Bye Bad Man – Elizabeth My Dear – (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister – Made Of Stone – Shoot You Down – This Is The One – I Am The Ressurection

CD 2 – The Extras (20th Anniversary Re-Master)
Elephant Stone (12” Version) – Full Fathom Five – The Hardest Thing – Going Down – Guernica – Mersey Paradise – Standing Here – Simone – Fools Gold (Full Length) – What The World Is Waiting For – One Love (Full Length) – Something’s Burning (Full Length) – Where Angels Play

CD 3 – The Lost Demos
I Wanna Be Adored – She Bangs The Drums – Waterfall – Bye Bye Badman – Sugar Spun Sister – Shoot You Down – This Is The One – I Am The Resurrection – Elephant Stone – Going Down – Mersey Paradise – Where Angels Play – Something’s Burning – One Love – Pearl Bastard

DVD
The entire legendary Blackpool Empress Ballroom show plus videos for the five Silvertone singles.

The Book
48 page bound soft back book containing unseen images, brand new band interviews, interview with John Leckie, and high profile fans including Noel Gallagher and Peter Hook.

DVD
Blackpool Live
1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. Elephant Stone
3. Waterfall
4. Sugar Spun Sister
5. Made of Stone
6. She Bangs The Drums
7. Where Angels Play
8. Shoot You Down
9. Going Down
10. Mersey Paradise

Videos
1. Waterfall
2. Fools Gold
3. I Wanna Be Adored
4. One Love
5. She Bangs The Drums
6. Standing There

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ian Brown announces UK live dates and new album details

Ian Brown

Ian Brown

Ian Brown has announced that he will play two live  dates – in Oxford and Wolverhampton – later this month.

Brown will play at the Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on August 25 then at the Oxford O2 Academy on August 26. Before heading to the Main Stage at the Reading And Leeds Festivals (August 28-30).

He will release a new single, ‘Stellify’, on September 21, then a new album, ‘My Way’, on September 28.

Track List

Stellify
Crowning Of The Poor
Just Like You
In The Year 2525
Always Remember Me
Vanity Kills
For The Glory
Marathon Man
Own Brain
Laugh Now
By All Means Necessary
So High

The Stone Roses’ 1989 self-titled debut album will be reissued on August 10.

Look out for more dates to be announced soon…

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Ian Brown avoids giving his kids pocket money

Ian Brown

Ian Brown

One of the worst things about being a parent has to be pocket money.

Seriously, dishing out that so-called “pocket money” on a weekly basis must be a real drag.

 You just know the kid is going to blow it, wasting your hard-earned cash on choclotte, crisps, computer games and god knows what other junk.

Ian Brown has found a novel way to avoid this painful ritual.

“My kids… have started selling posters of me on eBay,” Brown recently told The Quietus. “They get me to sign them and then sell them online for £10. It saves me having to give them [pocket] money!” 

He comment while attending Mick Jones’s Rock N Roll Public Library earlier this week, where Brown said he was impressed by the the Clash guitarist’s collection of memorabilia.

He said he has “loads of Roses stuff at home” and that perhaps he should do a similar exhibition.

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment