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A hidden gem
on 28 June 2000
We all (should) know that the Stone Roses eponymous self-titled debut album, is without a doubt the equivalent to music of what God means to the church, however this is almost as good. It isn''t an actual album, however it may as well be with the quality of material involved. Every song is a classic. It starts off with the pounding rocker 'elephant stone', which has one of the best openings to a song and album ever, and is then followed by three light and melodic tunes, that pave the way for possibly the best song on this CD- 'standing here'. Ian Brown proves that he can sing quite well on this track over squires' sweeping guitar riffs before launching into one of the greatest and most heart-rending endings of all time. 'Where angels play' takes a psychedelic turn before the dreamy feedback of Simone. This is placed perfectly before the full length version of 'Fools Gold' which kicks in with that lolloping breakbeat rythm of Wreni's drums, Mani's sweeping basslines, and Squire's funk-driven guitar. They carry on in the same vein over the final three tracks ending with the dreamy 'Somethings burnig'. An essential purchase, especially for any Roses fan.