Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - Vinyl LPStone Roses - The Stone Roses - Vinyl LP - SONY MUSIC CMG / SONY - 88843041991
The Stone Roses formed in 1983 and released a handful of singles on several different labels. The band came from Manchester, where the so-called Madchester movement was centred. Despite not considering themselves part of this scene, their eponymous début brought them nationwide success along with such Madchester groups as Inspiral Carpets and Happy Mondays.
The Stone Roses recorded their self-titled debut album with John Leckie, a producer who had worked with Pink Floyd on Meddle. It was released by Silvertone, a division of Zomba Records created to work with "new rock" acts. The album was recorded primarily at Battery Studios in London, with additional sessions at Konk and Rockfield Studios.
The band played several high-profile gigs supporting the album, including one at what was regarded as the centre of the "Baggy"/"Madchester" scene, Manchester's The Haçienda nightclub. The Stone Roses' 1990 Spike Island gig, organised by the band and attended by over 27,000 fans, also holds a formidable reputation. Critics have frequently labelled it the 'Woodstock of the baggy generation'.
In 2006, British Hit Singles & Albums and NME organised a poll of which, 40,000 people worldwide voted for the 100 best albums ever and The Stone Roses was placed at No. 7 on the list. In 2010, The Stone Roses won the Mojo Classic Album award. Upon announcing the award, Mojo noted how the band 'managed to sum up an era and to create a piece of work that also transcends the time in which it was made', before asking 'Is there a more iconic British album of the last two decades?'
Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - Vinyl LP Track Listing
1. "I Wanna Be Adored"
2. "She Bangs the Drums"
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"
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