The Stone Roses ‎– The Stone Roses

Silvertone Records ‎– ORE LP 502
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Album contains an inner sleeve with band photos on one side, John Squire artwork 'Waterfall, Detail. 1988 Oil on Canvas' on the other.

UK first pressing with embossed gold lettering on front cover.

Manufactured in EEC.

℗ & © 1989 Silvertone Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 013705 116513
  • Barcode (String): 5013705116513
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): ORE LP 502 A2 [SNA logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): ORE LP 502 B2 [SNA logo]

Other Versions (5 of 158) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88985434322 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition) Silvertone Records, Sony Music 88985434322 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
PMC 5062 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(Cass, Album) Silvertone Records PMC 5062 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
1184-2-J The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(CD, Album, Lon) Silvertone Records 1184-2-J US 1989 Sell This Version
1184-2-JX The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(CD, Album) Silvertone Records 1184-2-JX Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
ORE CD 502 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses(CD, Album) Silvertone Records ORE CD 502 UK 1989 Sell This Version


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July 1, 2018
A timeless masterpiece that provokes the popular question - who's listening to it in the year 20--? I know I do.


June 16, 2018
Just added this version as it has been discussed on these comments recently .


May 14, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

The version sitting in front of me should be this first (embossed) edition.

The Matrix/Runout is as follows;
Side A : (etched) EX ORE LP 502 A2 (stamped) SNA Logo (etched) DF1 [-situated below ORE-]
Side B: (etched) ORE LP 502. B2 (stamped) SNA Logo (etched) EX

Can anyone else confirm their matrix numbers with reference to text/logos other than the etched ORE LP 502.



April 15, 2018
I've been given this information by an Ebay seller called Rod who's knows his stuff. Hope it helps:

The A2/B2 means first pressing from 1989 with black and red labels, but 4 versions were made.

All these versions were pressed in 1989:

1. The 1st press is Embossed Shiny Gold Lettering, A2/B2, Black Red Labels

2. Flat Gold Lettering, A2/B2, Black Red Labels

3. Embossed Gold Lettering, A2 88-8 B2 88-9, white Silvertone Labels

4. Then there is another one that has the A2/B2 matrix , but has Matt Brown (not Gold), Black Red Label, some sites say this was released in 1990, where the matrix of A2/B2 means 1989. This one has a Brits Award sticker for 2/1990 as the band were up for best newcomer.

After that there were no further UK issues until 1991 with the 2 x 12" Remaster.



December 16, 2017
I purchased this record the day it was release. It is as described here but without the embossed front sleeve. There had to be none embossed copies sold at first release time as I have one. I am having to sell it as a 1990 re-issue which is incorrect.


May 2, 2017
My version is like this, with all the labels and everything, but the name on the cover isn't embossed. Is mine a version not here yet?


June 24, 2016
This is another album I heard through my older sister first, not long after it was first released. My first impression was that it sounded so catchy, but atmospheric at the same time, like just impressions of pop songs. I was also naive enough to think that 'Elizabeth My Dear' was written about an ex-girlfriend.
John Squire, no matter how lauded over the years, has never been given the rating he deserves. His work on this album is Jimmy Page quality in it's layering his song composition. Reni and Mani are a perfect duo as rhythm section, and even though he sounds off key at times Ian Brown's delivery and swagger make him one of the best front men of all time.
This is of finest debut albums of it's era. It's important that to have it your collection, it should be a vinyl copy, not another format. Much like Dark Side of the Moon and many albums released a decade or so before, the whole record works as a composition of it's own. Listening to side A & side B in sequence is part of how the songs work together and play off one another.
Listen to the whole thing at once. You'll want to start a band and throw paint on everything you own.



May 28, 2015
Yellow, 180gram, double vinyl remastered reissue coming in July 2015 from Light In The Attic records. REJOICE.


March 14, 2015
thanks guys, i never herd this music


May 1, 2014
what the what ? this was not released in '88 was it ?? The current NME has it down as the 1st of May, 1989 (25 years ago to the day today). other people have said March or April of '89. how come there are such conflicting dates kicking about ?!