The Stone Roses, 'The Stone Roses'

News that The Stone Roses’ 1989 self-titled debut would receive a 20th anniversary reissue emerged a couple months back, but details finally are firm on the band’s plans to issue not one but three new editions of the peerless album this summer.

On Aug. 11, according to Pitchfork and the NME, Silvertone will continue its thorough flogging of the Roses’ limited catalog by releasing a single-disc “Special Edition,” a 2CD/1DVD “Legacy Edition” and 3CD/1DVD/3LP/USB drive “Collectors’ Edition” of the album often hailed as both the best debut of all time (in England, anyway) and the record that set the stage for Britpop.

The “Special Edition” will feature the full original album — remastered by singer Ian Brown and original producer John Leckie — on a single disc with the non-album single “Fools Gold” appended, as it has been on U.S. releases, but not “Elephant Stone,” which also was shoehorned onto past U.S. editions.

The “Legacy Edition” features that disc, plus a bonus disc called The Lost Demos — featuring 15 tracks, including the previously unreleased “Pearl Bastard” — and a DVD of the previously issued “Blackpool Live” concert film.

Finally, the “Collectors’ Edition” includes everything from the “Legacy Edition,” plus a third CD of non-album singles and b-sides such as “Elephant Stone,” “What the World is Waiting For” and “One Love.” Plus, it includes the debut album and the singles/b-sides disc spread over three vinyl LPs; a USB drive shaped like a lemon and filled with videos, ringtones and home video footage shot by Leckie during the recording of “Fools Gold”; a 46-page book of photos and recollections from the band; and six prints of the  John Squire artwork used for the album’s singles.

Tracklist: The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses: Collectors’ Edition

CD1: The Stone Roses
1. “I Wanna Be Adored”
2. “She Bangs the Drums”
3. “Waterfall”
4. “Don’t Stop”
5. “Bye Bye Bad Man”
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”
12. “Fools Gold”

CD2: The Lost Demos
1. “I Wanna Be Adored”
2. “She Bangs the Drums”
3. “Waterfall”
4. “Bye Bye Badman”
5. “Sugar Spun Sister”
6. “Shoot You Down” (1 version)
7. “This Is the One”
8. “I Am Resurrection”
9. “Elephant Stone”
10. “Going Down”
11. “Mersey Paradise”
12. “Where Angels Play”
13. “Something’s Burning”
14. “One Love”
15. “Pearl Bastard” (Previously Unreleased)

CD3: The B-Sides & Non Album Singles
1. “Elephant Stone”
2. “Full Fathom Five”
3. “The Hardest Thing”
4. “Going Down”
5. “Guernica”
6. “Mersey Paradise”
7. “Standing Here”
8. “Simone”
9. “Fools Gold”
10. “What the World Is Waiting For”
11. “One Love” (Full Length)
12. “Something’s Burning” (Full Length)
13. “Where Angels Play”

DVD: “Blackpool Live”
1. “I Wanna Be Adored”
2. “Elephant Stone”
3. “Waterfall”
4. “Sugar Spun Sister”
5. “Made of Stone”
6. “She Bangs The Drums”
7. “Where Angels Play”
8. “Shoot You Down”
9. “Going Down”
10. “Mersey Paradise”

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