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Even the Roses B sides are genius...,
This review is from: Turns Into Stone (Audio CD)
This compliation is the smartest buy of all the ones available (and there are several). You get the singles Elephant Stone (fantastic pop song), both sides of the One Love single and the full length version of Fools Gold with its B side, which was the peak of the Roses great career. It would be worth the asking price for Fools Gold alone, but you also get all the Roses Silvertone B sides. The Roses were so great even their B sides are superior to many other band's hit singles. How many other bands do you still hear their B sides played 10 years later in pubs and clubs?
What doesn't it have? It ommits the early single So Young and the Sally Cinnemon single (with B sides) which is a shame but this is a SILVERTONE compilation. It ommits the two "experimental" backwards tracks like Full Fathom Five, which are only the singles Made of Stone and Elephant Stone played backwards so it's no biggie. It is also missing the 7inch version of Elephant Stone (which I love). But if you buy this, the Stone Roses LP, and The Second Coming you will own just about all the Roses recorded output. And it's all great. Enjoy.