Spotify Premium UK, Stone Roses Collector’s Edition

Last week, exactly twenty years to the day when four Manchester musicians stepped on to the stage of the Blackpool Empress Ballroom for what would become a legendary gig, Sony Music re-released the classic album that is ‘The Stone Roses’.

The Collector’s Edition features a fully re-mastered version of the album by original producer John Leckie and Ian Brown, alongside a host of bonus discs, unseen footage, additional tracks and interviews. Also included is the full DVD of that legendary Empress Ballroom show, a complete set of re-mastered B sides and non-album A sides for the band’s Silvertone singles, and most importantly ‘The Lost Demos’ – a previously unheard selection of early recordings of the album tracks B side single tracks.

On top of that, the Collector’s Edition features John Leckie’s personal home movie ‘Up at Sawmills: The Making of Fools Gold’, which is on a natty Lemon shaped USB – in homage to the album’s iconic sleeve art – together with a 48-page bound book with unseen images and brand new interviews with the members of the band and their fans.

So if you fancy getting your hands on the Roses’ definitive collector’s box set and are a Spotify Premium member, drop us a quick ‘why I should win’ comment on the blog and we’ll pick a winner on September 1st. Good luck!

Music catalogue updated with 229,221 tracks!

A couple of days ago we added 24,907 new albums – that’s 229,221 tracks in total!

With so much music having been added it simply wouldn’t be fair of us to pick out highlights… so here’s a somewhat random selection for your sensory pleasure:


We’ll be releasing a spreadsheet for this update early next week, so make sure to check back on this post then. It’s worth noting that as with every Spotify update, not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Have a great weekend – and enjoy!

Update: As promised, here’s the spreadsheet: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.