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Turns into Stone

Turns into Stone
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Compilation album by
Released20 July 1992
ProducerJohn Leckie, Peter Hook
The Stone Roses chronology
The Stone Roses
Turns into Stone
Second Coming
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Turns into Stone is a compilation album by English rock band The Stone Roses, released in 1992. It consists of early singles and B-sides that did not feature on their self-titled debut album. The compilation reached number 32 on the UK album chart.

The album's release was surrounded by controversy[citation needed], as the Roses were in the middle of a legal battle with their then-record label, Silvertone. An injunction prevented the band from releasing any new material for several years afterward, during which Silvertone re-released many singles, including two separate versions of "Fools Gold", and releasing stand-alone singles from the first album that were not intended to be singles (such as the edited version of "I Am the Resurrection" featuring a drum machine instead of Reni's distinctive drumming).

Despite this, the album is seen in a positive light by Roses fans because it collects the extended versions of many of their best-known non-album songs onto one CD, before a best-of compilation was even available.

The title of the album is taken from the final lines of One Love: "What goes up must come down/Turns into dust or turns into stone".

In August 2009 the album's tracks were remastered by John Leckie and included as "The B-sides" on the 20th anniversary collectors edition re-release of The Stone Roses self-titled debut album and the remastered album went on to be released separately in September 2012 by Sony Music.

Track listing

  1. "Elephant Stone" (12" version) – 4:53
  2. "The Hardest Thing in the World" – 2:39
  3. "Going Down" – 2:46
  4. "Mersey Paradise" – 2:44
  5. "Standing Here" – 5:05
  6. "Where Angels Play" – 4:15
  7. "Simone" – 4:24
  8. "Fools Gold" (12" version) – 9:53
  9. "What the World Is Waiting For" – 3:55
  10. "One Love" (12" version) – 7:45
  11. "Something's Burning" – 7:50

Catalogue Numbers

  • LP: Silvertone ORE LP521
  • LP: Music On Vinyl MOVLP628 (180g Remaster)
  • LP: Modern Classics Recordings MCR 915 (2 x 180g Remaster)
  • CD: Silvertone ORE CD521
  • CD: Silvertone Records / Sony Music 88725467042 (2012 Remaster)
  • Cassette: Silvertone ORE C521


  1. ^ "Explore: Madchester (Top Albums)". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  2. ^ Allmusic review

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