Best known for their UK smash debut album, the eponymous The Stone Roses, the band has taken their reunion a step further by allowing longtime fan and acclaimed director, Shane Meadows, intimate access into their world.
In North America, Syndctd Entertainment released The Stone Roses: Made of Stone theatrically Nov. 6. The DVD and Blu-ray editions come out on Dec. 3 via MVD.
Featuring never-before-seen footage, a cameo by Liam Gallagher, as well as rare glimpses into personal moments between bandmates, Meadows brings unparalleled access to the record-breaking, sell-out tour and reunion concerts that took place in the spring and summer of 2012. The film culminates in three homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park, in front of 220,000 fans.
BAFTA award-winning director Meadows, a lifelong fan of the band, says "I know what it's like to miss out on a Stone Roses gig and I know that a lot of the North American fans have been waiting to view this film since the summer, so I'm just glad we can finally share the film with them all. Throughout filming, my love for the music has just grown and grown and to be party to watching something grow is a real privilege. What I saw in those first rehearsals blew my mind, and yet when I returned a month later it was even better.”
The impact of the band’s 1989 debut album has increased exponentially over time, inspiring musicians around the world, and creating a music culture that retains its influence across fashion, politics and art to this day.
NME named the album the “Best British Album of All-Time.” In 2009, to commemorate the twentieth year anniversary, Silvertone/Legacy re-released the classic album The Stone Roses in four new formats, for fans across the world.