Legendary Manchester band The Stone Roses are to re-release five singles this summer as part of the band’s celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album.
From July 6th, one single will be released each week via vinyl and download. ‘Elephant Stone’ will come first, with ‘The Hardest Thing in The World‘ as a b-side. It will then be followed a week later by ‘Made Of Stone‘, with ‘She Bangs The Drums, ‘Fools Gold‘ and ‘One Love’ completing the set.
The album itself, which is regarded as one of the greatest British albums of all time, is also to be re-released in two forms on August 10th. A ‘collectors edition’ will come with various extras including CDs, DVDs, vinyls and artwork, while the ‘legacy edition’ will come with a bonus DVD of the band’s legendary Blackpool gig, along with a ‘Lost Demos’ CD.
The band have recently being subject to rumours that they are set to reform, but despite bassist Mani’s apparent eagerness to work with the band again, former guitarist John Squire has consistently denied it will happen.