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A New Documentary Presenting Stone Roses’ Legendary Spike Island Concert is Coming

Previously, only 10 minutes of video of that show was available

Stone Roses quickly made a name for themselves with their first album and some great live shows.

Now, a full video recording of The Stone Roses‘ Spike Island gig has been unearthed. As NME reported, up to three hours of footage, including show preparations and the soundcheck, shot by a crew member at the time is set to be used for a forthcoming documentary showing the 1990 concert in full for the first time. Previously, only 10 minutes of video of that show was available.

Now, Martin Cornell, who was a crew member at the time, has told BBC News that he filmed the whole concert from the scaffolding tower in the middle of the crowd.

He said: “I didn’t know that they’d pulled their cameras. I didn’t know that they weren’t videoing it. I was just there as an independent, working for my boss, basically, on a health and safety tip on my day off, and I had a camera. Nobody else did.”

After the gig, he said he packed the tape away and forgot about it.

Since then freelance journalist Matt Mead contacted Cornell and is now helping to plan the documentary with director and producer Paul Crompton who will use the footage alongside other material such as interviews, 300 unseen photos, and unheard audio of the band’s pre-show press conference.

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