Manchester legends The Stone Roses are ramping up for the mammoth re-release of their 1989 debut album by reissuing five classic singles on 7-inch and producing a five-part podcast series this summer.
With The Stone Roses set for an expanded, multi-format reissue (details here) on Aug. 10, the band will release a limited-edition collectors’ 7-inch each week beginning July 6 with “Elephant Stone.” That’ll be followed by reissues of “Made of Stone,” “She Bangs the Drums,” “Fools Gold” and “One Love,” each backed by its original b-side (full tracklists below).
The digital releases of those singles each will carry a special bonus track, starting with “Untitled 1,” paired with the “Elephant Stone” release. Although details haven’t been announced, the other four singles presumably will use “Untitled 2” through “Untitled 5” as their bonus tracks (those are “previously unheard backwards tracks” that will be included on the lemon-shaped USB drive that comes with the massive The Stone Roses: Collectors’ Edition, shown above.)
The first of the 7-inch reissues also will come with a numbered box in which to store it and the next four records; the box also includes all five John Squire art prints for the singles.
As for the podcast series, four of the five installments have been released so far, and the set features new interviews with bandmembers Ian Brown and Gary “Mani” Mounfield, as well as producer John Leckie, New Order’s Peter Hook and members of Oasis, Inspiral Carpets, Mock Turtles and Primal Scream.
The podcasts can be downloaded either via Feedburner or iTunes.
Stone Roses 7-inch single re-issues:
A. “Elephant Stone”
B. “The Hardest Thing In The World”
A. “Made Of Stone”
B. “Going Down”
A. “She Bangs The Drums”
B. “Standing Here”
A. “Fools Gold” (4:15)
B. “What The World Is Waiting For”
A. “One Love” (3:35)
B. “Something’s Burning”
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