- Released: October 27, 1992
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
TURNS INTO STONE is a collection of B-sides from UK singles, seven of them previously unreleased in North America.
The Stone Roses: Ian Brown (vocals); John Squire (guitar); Gary Mounfield (bass); Reni (drums).
Producers: John Leckie, Peter Hook, The Garage Flowers.
THE STONE ROSES was one of those albums that defined a cultural moment-especially in the Roses' native England, where their music was the soundtrack for 1989's now-legendary summer of raves and Ecstasy. When the quartet released the classic, nine-minute single "Fool's Gold," mixing jangling/droning, psychedelic-tinged guitars with a slinky organ-and-bass groove and hypnotic percussion, it was like the world was theirs for the taking. Sadly, the Stone Roses lost their momentum in an unfortunate, protracted legal battle with their label, Silvertone Records, and never got the chance to build upon this amazing point. 1992's TURNS INTO STONE collects "Fools Gold," the extended mix of "Elephant Stone," and a handful of b-sides and EP tracks onto one convenient disc. Though the music is extraordinary, there's no escaping the sense that this was just a stopgap release.