The track starts softly, tricking you into turning up the volume dial, so that when it kicks in it blows your Adidas bucket hat off. So begins the song that made thousands and thousands of girls swoon in 1989, one of the top Indie anthems of all time, ‘I Wanna Be Adored.’ It’s the first track of Stone Roses’ first album.
It’s incredibly rare for one album to shape the 25 years of music following it. The Stone Roses’ self-titled debut (’89) is one of those albums.
Today we bring you a new deluxe double-vinyl pressing of the album remastered from the original tapes, printed on lemon yellow 180 gram wax, and housed in Stoughton gatefold “tip-on” jackets with the album title in gold foil.
You can tell a lot about a band by the songs they leave off their albums. Some of The Stone Roses most iconic songs were never included on either of their two albums. This missing bits, including ‘Elephant Stone,’ ‘One Love,’ and ‘Fools Gold’ can be found on the 1992 comp, Turns Into Stone.
Here we present it remastered from the original tapes, pressed onto 180 gram stone grey wax, with hand-numbered jackets and the album title in silver foil.
These Deluxe Edition first pressings are limited to 5,000 units for S/T and 4,000 units for Turns Into Stone. Get ‘em while they’re hot!”