Stone Roses’ Debut To Get Boxed Set Treatment

    The Stone Roses’ self-titled debut, a modern Madchester classic, will be re-released this summer – a novel idea for American fans, but old hat by now for the British who saw a 10th anniversary reissue in 1999. This June, however, The Stone Roses will be receiving a deservedly luxurious resurrection by becoming a boxed set for its 20th anniversary, featuring remastered sound by original producer John Leckie, as well as seeing a more modest Legacy Edition release for the budget concerned. The reissue does not have an official release date at this time and details have not yet emerged as to whether the boxed set will be released in the United States as well as in Great Britain. Hopefully, however, this edition will finally restore the glory of the original British version for American audiences by removing the stellar, yet album-intrusive “Elephant Stone” and “Fool’s Gold” from the American track listing and supplying them as bonus tracks on a separate disc, as well as adding some other mysterious goodies we will all just have to daydream about for now. [NME]