The Stone Roses (May 1989)



THE STONE ROSES

10 / 10

Had The Beatles taken ecstasy, this is what they might have sounded like. If this album fails to move you, check for a pulse.

1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. She Bangs The Drums
3. Waterfall
4. Don't Stop
5. Bye Bye Badman
6. Elizabeth My Dear
7. (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
8. Made Of Stone
9. Shoot You Down
10. This Is The One
11. I Am The Resurrection

Format:
Released 2nd May 1989:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE LP 502, embossed LP)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE CD 502, CD)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE C 502, cassette)

Released July 1989:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1184-1-J, US LP)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1184-2-J, US CD)

Released November 1989:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE LP 502, LP)

Released 1989:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1184-1-J-RE, US CD reissue)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1184-1-JX, US longbox CD reissue)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1184-4-JX, US cassette)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone / Alfa, Alfa 29B2-47, Japanese CD)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 246 024-2 ZP, German CD)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE CD 502, EU CD)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone / BMG, 1184-1-JX RE, Australian CD)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone / Magic Stone Music, MED-137, Taiwanese CD)

Released 1990:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone / Seoul Records, SRPR-223, South Korean LP)

Released September 1991:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE Z LP 502, LP reissue)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE Z CD 502, CD reissue)
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE Z C 502, cassette reissue)

Released February 1994:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone / BMG, BVCQ-629, Japanese CD reissue)

Released 3rd March 1997:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE CD 502, CD reissue)

Released 1999:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE MD 502, EU MiniDisc)

Released October 1999:
The Stone Roses 10th Anniversary Edition (Silvertone, 0591242, enhanced CD)

Released 26th June 2001:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 0511652CD, CD reissue)

Released 15th December 2001:
The Stone Roses 10th Anniversary Edition (Silvertone / Cutting Edge, CTCZ 30021-2, Japanese enhanced CD)

Released 2003:
Three essential tracks from The Stone Roses: Fool's Gold / I Wanna Be Adored / Elephant Stone (Silvertone, JDJ-40080-2, US CD promo)
Three essential tracks from The Stone Roses: Fool's Gold / I Wanna Be Adored / Elephant Stone (Silvertone, JDAB-40080-1, US 12" promo)

Released 2004:
The Stone Roses (Silvertone, ORE CD 502 / 051 165-2, CD reissue with white lettering)
The Stone Roses (BMG, BMG PUB052, EU CD Publisher's Promo)

Released August 2009:
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 88697430852, CD)
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 88697430902, 2CD/1DVD)
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 88697430302, 3CD/3LP/1DVD/1USB box)
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 886975461110, LP plus bonus 7" single)

Released September 2009:
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 886975606320, US CD)
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 886975606221, US 2CD/1DVD)
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 886975770922, US 3CD/3LP/1DVD/1USB box)
The Stone Roses (Sony Music/Silvertone, 886975461110, US LP plus bonus 7" single)

UK chart position: #32; #19 (December 1989 re-release); #23 (April 1995 re-entry); #9 (July 2004 re-entry); #19 (October 2005 re-entry); #5 (August 2009 re-entry)

Artwork details:
'The Stone Roses' artwork is from 'Bye Bye Badman' (1988), oil on canvas, 31" x 26.5"


Front cover of debut LP.

In 2003, the NME voted it the greatest album of all time (and best British album of all time in 2006). In June 2004, The Observer rated it the best British album of all time, after compiling the views of one hundred newspaper staff and musicians. Q magazine editors and readers have rated it:

- #29 greatest British album of all time (June 2000)
- #7 greatest album of the magazine's lifetime (October 2001)
- #6 greatest album ever (February 2006), following previous polls in which it was placed at #4 (February 1998) and #7 (January 2003)
- #5 best record of the '80s (August 2006)


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