Thursday, May 24, 2012

In honor of the return of the Stone Roses to the stage, there is this lush and wonderfully illustrated package.

Really, how can you justify a greatest hits package when you've only done two proper albums? Well, the entirety of the first album and the better half of the follow-up make a wonderful group of songs and so it's more than justified.

This particular set makes excellent use of the art of John Squire, especially from his Jackson Pollock-inspired period.

Everyone in England (and wherever there are fans) is waiting to see if this "goes." The potential for everything to fall apart is there, but the rapturous reception for their free gig indicates that they are ready for the summer tour.

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