The Very Best of The Stone Roses

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The Very Best of The Stone Roses
Greatest hits album by The Stone Roses
Released 4 November 2002
Recorded 1987–1994
Genre Madchester
Length 78:36
Label Silvertone
Producer John Leckie, Peter Hook, Simon Dawson, Paul Shroeder
The Stone Roses chronology
The Remixes
(2000)
The Very Best Of The Stone Roses
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 5/5 stars[2]
Stylus Magazine A+[3]

The Very Best of The Stone Roses is a compilation album released by Silvertone Records in 2002. It features most of their singles plus album tracks including "Breaking into Heaven" and "This is the One", all of which were remastered for this album.[4] It charted at #19 in the UK and spent nine weeks in the Top 75.

The Very Best of is a fairly comprehensive compilation in that it gathers all the Stone Roses' best known tracks. The tracklisting was decided upon by band members.[4] The previous compilation The Complete Stone Roses had been criticised for not including material from the group's second album, whilst including inferior edits and alternative versions of many songs.[citation needed]

Not only does the compilation contain six songs from their 1989 debut but the album is structured to open and close with the same songs in their album versions. It was re-released in 2012 following their reunion when it reached 20 in the charts. As of July 2012 it has sold 552,577 copies in the United Kingdom.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Wanna Be Adored" – 4:53
  2. "She Bangs the Drums" – 3:50
  3. "Ten Storey Love Song" – 4:23
  4. "Waterfall" – 4:39
  5. "Made of Stone" – 4:16
  6. "Love Spreads" – 5:47
  7. "What the World Is Waiting For" – 3:51
  8. "Sally Cinnamon" – 3:25 [A]
  9. "Fools Gold" – 9:54 [B]
  10. "Begging You" – 4:53
  11. "Elephant Stone" – 4:51 [C]
  12. "Breaking Into Heaven" – 6:59 [D]
  13. "One Love" – 3:35 [E]
  14. "This Is the One" – 5:00
  15. "I Am the Resurrection" – 8:13
Notes
  • A^ Original 12" version
  • B^ 12" version sometimes referred to as "Fool's Gold 9.53"
  • C^ 12" version
  • D^ New edit of the album version that omits the lengthy build up
  • E^ 7" version of the single

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