Turns into Stone
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|Turns Into Stone|
|Compilation album by The Stone Roses|
|Released||20 July 1992|
|Producer||John Leckie, Peter Hook|
|The Stone Roses chronology|
Turns Into Stone is a compilation album by The Stone Roses released in 1992. It consists of early singles and B-sides that did not feature on their self-titled debut album. The compilation reached number 32 on the UK album chart.
The album's release was surrounded by controversy, as the Roses were in the middle of a legal battle with their then-record label, Silvertone. An injunction prevented the band from releasing any new material for several years afterward, during which Silvertone re-released many singles, including two separate versions of "Fools Gold", and releasing stand-alone singles from the first album that were not intended to be singles (such as the edited version of "I Am the Resurrection" featuring a drum machine instead of Reni's distinctive drumming).
Despite this, the album is seen in a positive light by Roses fans because it collects the extended versions of many of their best-known non-album songs onto one CD, before a best-of compilation was even available.
The title of the album is taken from the final lines of One Love: "What goes up must come down/Turns into dust or turns into stone".
In August 2009 the album's tracks were remastered by John Leckie and included as "The B-sides" on the 20th anniversary collectors edition re-release of The Stone Roses self-titled debut album and the remastered album went on to be released separately in September 2012.
- "Elephant Stone" (12" version) – 4:53
- "The Hardest Thing In The World" – 2:39
- "Going Down" – 2:46
- "Mersey Paradise" – 2:44
- "Standing Here" – 5:05
- "Where Angels Play" – 4:15
- "Simone" – 4:24
- "Fools Gold" (12" version) – 9:53
- "What the World Is Waiting For" – 3:55
- "One Love" (12" version) – 7:45
- "Something's Burning" – 7:50
- LP: Silvertone ORE LP521
- LP: Music On Vinyl MOVLP628 (180g Remaster)
- CD: Silvertone ORE CD521
- Cassette: Silvertone ORE C521