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The Very Best Of The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses Audio CD
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Meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat, the Stone Roses defined the British guitar pop scene of the late '80s and early '90s. After their eponymous 1989 debut album became an English sensation, countless other groups in the same vein became popular, including the Charlatans UK, Inspiral Carpets, and Happy ... Read more in Amazon's The Stone Roses Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Nov 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Silvertone Records
  • ASIN: B00006RY21
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,102 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. She Bangs The Drums
3. Ten Storey Love Song
4. Waterfall
5. Made Of Stone
6. Love Spreads
7. What The World Is Waiting For
8. Sally Cinnamon
9. Fools Gold
10. Begging You
11. Elephant Stone
12. Breaking Into Heaven
13. One love
14. This Is The One
15. I Am The Resurrection

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The Very Best of the Stone Roses is just what the world needs--another repackaging of the best of a band whose meagre album output (just two albums) inspired not only a whole host of indie rock bands across the UK, but also a generation of record company execs intent on making new money for old rope. To be honest, there's nothing to be found on The Very Best of the Stone Roses that doesn't already exist on the aforementioned albums--their seminal self-titled debut and their long-delayed (and inferior) follow-up The Second Coming. Granted, it's always a pleasure to hear some of this band's biggest songs, including "I Wanna Be Adored", "Made of Stone", "I Am the Resurrection", "Ten Storey Love Song" and "Love Spreads". However, all but the most die-hard Stone Roses completists will be hard pressed to justify shelling out their hard-earned money for some new John Squire artwork on the cover and a rare interview transcript in the liner notes. --Ted Kord

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UK definitive Best Of assembled by the four members, contains material from both Stone Roses albums (The Stone Roses and Second Coming), plus one-off tracks that featured on neither - something that was previously impossible because of long-running

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What the world is waiting for... 15 July 2007
By P. Philips VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Those of you who are criticising this as a "cash-in" are missing the point. The tracks on this CD have all been remastered from the original master tapes and as such are sonically far superior to the other Roses CDs, particularly the debut album and the earlier 'Complete Stone Roses' compilation. Both of these CDs sound flat and lifeless by comparison despite the wonderful music. As well as including most of the best tracks on the 1st.album, there's a number of non-album tracks like 'One Love','What the world is waiting for','Sally Cinnamon',etc.
'Elephant Stone' and 'I am the resurrection' are both the full-length versions too. Obviously a compilation like this isn't going to please everyone, but this really is wonderful timeless music.
All we need now are proper remasters of the debut, Second Coming, and also the Complete Stone Roses compilation.....
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exactly what it says on the label 18 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
If you're wondering which album to buy then dont falter in buying this one because this album satisfies from start to finish. This album has the full version of I Wanna Be Adored- one of their best tunes. There are few albums which dont disappoint at some point and this album stands out in the minority. If you're looking to complete your collection then this is a must buy or if you've never heard the Stone Roses before then this is all you'll ever need.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for all 16 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
Beautifully packaged and remastered version of the Stone Roses' best album tracks and their singles. Informative and attractive booklet with discography included.
Nothing new in terms of musical content but the ideal one-buy Stone Roses CD for your collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this IS the one... 21 Nov 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Roses' were truly the band of a generation, and much has been written to this extent, although I have no doubt they will still be mentioned in "greatest album/band ever" lists for years to come.
This a great summary of their best work, and has the extra value of being Re-mastered - i.e NOT QUIET anymore. The biggest criticism of the original debut album was that the sound quality was muffled, but John Leckie (the original producer) has gone back and put this to bed.
Any self-respecting music fan should already own these songs, but if you don't, BUY THIS NOW. You will not be disappointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best bands, ever! 23 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album is a must own for anyone who does not have either of the bands previous albums.
As mentioned in another review, several classic songs are omitted, primarily from the Second Coming album which is anything but "inferior".
The shortening of some of the songs is a shame in most cases, in the case of Breaking Into Heaven, however, it is probably for the best!?
If you have got the cash, I would recommend buying the original albums rather than this one. If, however, you don't want to shell out too much cash then this 'best of' would be well worth buying.
Be warned, though! You will probably end up buying the original albums aswell, just to see what you are missing out on!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What The World's Been Waiting For 5 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
At long last we finally have a "Best of" compilation from the greatest band of all time. Unlike "The Complete Stone Roses" this compilation includes tracks from The Stone Roses' triumphant yet somewhat underrated album "Second Coming".
The album opens in true Stone Roses style. The fantastic introduction to "I Wanna Be Adored" brings the same excited anticipation as sitting on an airport runway, waiting to begin what promises to be an experience of a lifetime. Indeed, this is what you get.
Fans of the Stone Roses will be pleased to see the best tracks from their "pop-rock" era (She Bangs the Drums, Waterfall, Sally Cinnamon) as well as their more mature, more classic rock tunes (Love Spreads, Breaking into Heaven). Of course the album had to include perhaps the best known and most undeniable nomination for a classic by the band, "Fools Gold".
The biggest disappointment about the album is that it can't last forever and therefore some magnificent tracks like Sugar Spun Sister, Tightrope and Mersey Paradise had to be omitted. The time constriction has also taken its toll on the Stone Roses' love for incredibly long tunes which had to be abbreviated, unfortunately.
The Stone Roses are no longer together so there is of course, no new material on this album. In the eternal quest by fans of the Stone Roses to own every recording by the band there will be a core of die-hard fans who will by this album for the sake of it. Having only recorded two albums (excluding Turns to Stone and the Garage Flower), anyone already owning Stone Roses material might be better off giving this one a miss if they want more Stone Roses for their money.
However, the Very Best of The Stone Roses is ideal for anyone who, for whatever reason, does not yet own anything by the band. This album would make a terrific addition to any CD collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The album is a brilliant with all songs classics.
Will be looking for further Stone Roses album purchases in the near future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best of them 21 May 2013
By Joe
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Im not the biggest Stone Roses fan but this is a great CD for anyone who is thinking of trying out the band. You will find at least 5 songs you'll like
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great band i discovered late on!..But never too late to appreciate it...
Published 5 days ago by Helen Hurst
5.0 out of 5 stars The UK's finest Band to date !!
Its the best of the Stone Roses, an absolute must for any album collection, Buy It, Try It, Love it.! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sean Blackmore
5.0 out of 5 stars best tunes ever
best band ever fantastic album this is the stones at there best like liam callagher said the two best things to come out of manchester are the stone roses and man utd
Published 1 month ago by Mr garner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value
Great value, got MP3 down load & the CD for a very good price.
Good fast service in posting out the CD & easy to down load the MP3,
Will highly recommend
Published 1 month ago by Janet redman
4.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
amazing, great condition and great sound couldnt of asked for better quality. Would recommend as its a great listen and a great present
Published 1 month ago by corine
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure class.
All the songs you know & love on one album.Been playing it for weeks since I bought it.Great to hear some of the less obvious songs too.
Published 1 month ago by Brett Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Remastering is outstanding!
You don't have to be a stereophile to notice - it's a glaring difference. Listening to She Bangs The Drums off their self-titled debut CD versus the same song on The Very Best Of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Henry Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars late to party
Not being a listener to the radio , or a watcher of tv musical programmes , I don't get to hear much new music , just the odd snatch here and there , which is what happened with... Read more
Published 3 months ago by kenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and simple!
Item was easy to order and the site was very user friendly. I chose to download the album onto my phone and it was simple to do and very quick. Read more
Published 4 months ago by miss kaleigh o'shea
5.0 out of 5 stars I think it's a great compilation of an amazing band.
It's really worth having it. Even the Second comming tracks sound better than in the original album. Go for it!
Published 4 months ago by Ana
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