Editors' Notes Singles and B-sides blessed with the majesty of the Roses’ remarkable debut album. For a band who struggled so long to make their second LP, The Stone Roses squandered plenty of pop magic as B-sides during their imperial period. “Standing Here”, “Going Down” and “Mersey Paradise” could all have made that debut without compromising its greatness. The latter encapsulates the Mancunians at their best: infectious, adventurous and–with its easily misheard refrain “River cools where I belong”–provocative. However, 1989 single “Fools Gold” remains their finest nine minutes, a scintillating fusion of acid-house escape and mesmeric funk.

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