Brand New ~ Sealed! Limited Edition LP Pressed On Clear 180 Gram Vinyl! Includes Inner Sleeve & Download Code.
Some albums hold the blueprint for something bigger than can be contained on twelve inches of vinyl; the self-titled debut album by The Stone Roses is one of them. It’s a record that shaped the next two-and-a-half decades of British music.
Released in 1989, The Stone Roses was a fusion of rock music and the nascent rave scene in the group’s native Manchester. Falling squarely in that point of transition, The Stone Roses created guitar music that made people dance, fostering the baggy scene that paved the way to Britpop and Manchester’s next mega band, Oasis.
Musically, it’s a mix of the grandiose and the intimate, containing songs so forceful and emotive they’ve become terrace anthems (“This Is The One” is Manchester United’s walk-on music) alongside introspective tracks like the anti-monarchy madrigal “Elizabeth My Dear.” In “Waterfall,” there are cascading guitar lines that describe its title like musical onomatopoeia, and in “Made Of Stone” and “She Bangs The Drum,” there are perfect pop songs too. Most significantly, there are songs in which the band etch their own myth in earth-rumbling basslines and grandiose statements: “I Wanna Be Adored,” which opens the album, and “I Am The Resurrection,” which closes.
This is your chance to discover the album for the first time or to own it in its most beautiful presentation yet!
I Wanna Be Adored
She Bangs The Drums
Bye Bye Bad Man
Elizabeth My Dear
(Song For My) Sugar Spin Sister
Made Of Stone
Shoot You Down
This Is The One
I Am The Resurrection