A1 Elephant Stone 4:48 A2 The Hardest Thing In The World 2:39 A3 Going Down 2:46 A4 Mersey Paradise 2:44 A5 Standing Here 5:05 A6 Where Angels Play 4:15 A7 Simone 4:24 B1 Fools Gold 9:53 B2 What The World Is Waiting For 3:55 B3 One Love 7:45 B4 Somethings Burning 7:50
Fans of Roses with all due respect we salute you!
The Stone Roses burst onto the U.K. indie scene during 1989, with their landmark debut "The Stone Roses", and their blend of dreamy & confident indie Rock, and summertime 60's styled jangle-pop pushed it to top of alot of critics end of year lists. And although the second album "Second Coming" failed to scale the heady heights of the first album, it had it's moments....which begs the question, "Why do you need this??". Well, it's a brilliantly compiled 'Best of', with various excellent B-side track added for inclusion, as well as Singles, that made up the bands brief output.
Ian Brown's perpetually downbeat vocals are in excellent form here. "You can't see the wolf in the trees," he murmurs ominously in the last song. John Squire's guitar riffs range from the soft undercurrents of "Something Burning" to the bright riffs of "The Hardest Thing in the World," and drummer Reni outdid himself with stuff like "Elephant Stone's" grand finale.