2006 Japanese Limited Edition issue containing 25 CD singles with every single release from April 1994's 'Supersonic' through to December 2005's 'Let There Be Love' totalling a mighty 89 classic tracks.
For American audiences, the phenomenal worldwide success of Oasis was a little puzzling. That's because they only had part of the picture – unless they were hardcore fans, they didn't hear nearly three albums of material released on B-sides and non-LP singles. Critics and fans alike claimed that the best of these B-sides were as strong as the best moments on the albums, and they were right. None of the albums had a song that rocked as hard as "Fade Away" (cleverly built on a stolen melody from Wham!'s "Freedom"), "Headshrinker," or "Acquiesce." There was nothing as charming as the lite psychedelic pastiche "Underneath the Sky" or the Bacharach tribute "Going Nowhere"; there was nothing as affecting as Noel Gallagher's acoustic plea "Talk Tonight" or the minor-key, McCartney-esque "Rockin' Chair," nothing as epic as "The Masterplan." Most bands wouldn't throw songs of this caliber away on B-sides, but Noel Gallagher followed the example of his heroes the Jam and the Smiths, who released singles where the B-sides rivaled the A-sides. This meant many American fans missed these songs, so to remedy this situation, Oasis released the B-sides compilation The Masterplan.
After the ludicrous props (Rolls Royce, clock, phone box) that cluttered the stage of their uncomfortable Be Here Now tour, the year 2000 saw Oasis wisely dispense with the theatrics and concentrate on being the world's greatest stadium pub rock band. And so, with just three mammoth video walls for company, they toured the stadia of the world. Big as the video screens were, there was little to see. Instead the drama, tension and entertainment of the Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants tour lay in just two simple things: the band's straight-ahead rock and Liam Gallagher's mouth. Joyously, fine examples of both were recorded when they played Wembley Stadium. Musically, Oasis make good their claims to be the biggest and the best, with "Supersonic", "Shakermaker", "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and "Live Forever" rocking like the pub classics they are. As for Liam, Familiar To Millions wouldn't be half the album it is had his inane ramblings, brotherly abuse and audience taunts been edited out. That's where the real live atmosphere lies. That, and the humbling sound of 70,000 voices singing as one the choruses of "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back In Anger".
The most shocking thing on Oasis' Familiar to Millions concert DVD isn't the evident friction between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher it's the astounding chops of the entire band. This concert film catches Oasis at a 70,000-plus Wembley Stadium gig in the summer of 2000, playing titanic rock as if their very lives (not just their careers) depended on it. Noel Oasis' bearded, vitriolic lead vocalist nearly steals the show from his songwriting guitar-hero brother, Liam, snarling one minute, then hotwiring each song with his wailing pipes.
Wasting no time in the wake of the Gallagher brothers sudden 2009 implosion, Sony released the deluxe Time Flies 1994-2009 retrospective in the summer of 2010, just in time for the 15th anniversary of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? The driving idea behind Time Flies is to collect all 27 of Oasis’ British A-sides, a simple idea that would seem to fit one of the great singles band, but sticking to the singles winds up leaving many great songs behind, including their manifesto “Rock & Roll Star,” “Champagne Supernova,” the lovely “Talk Tonight,” and Noel and Liam’s duet “Acquiesce,” among many tremendous B-sides…
Recorded Live at Southend Cliffs Pavillion 4/17/95. At five in the morning, lagged up in his Southend hotel room, Noel Gallagher turned to a friend and said, 'It was only a year ago when we put out our first single!' It was a statement that forcefully brought home the huge phenomenon that is oasis. Feisty, contrary, belligerent, highly talented and music-fixated to an almost unhealthy degree, Noel's uniquely crafted songs, aligned with Liam Gallagher's inimitable vocals and a devastating wall of sound, have swept all before them, rightfully triggering a huge response from those who know the real deal when it comes along. And that's only the records.
11-track CD album featuring versions of Oasis classic by the likes of The Dilemmas, Hipster, The Itch, Twist, The Persuaders, and more.
A collection of 8 CD, which includes all the studio albums by English rock band Oasis at the moment, and 1 maxi-single.
Great songs, exclusice interviews, the sights & sounds of Oasis at their very, very best!Earls Court. London & Maine Rd., Manchester.
Four record breaking nights, 120,000 people, a whole world of possibilities at the heart of the hurricane. If you were there, here's the memories to go with the tingles. If you weren't, just get a load of what you missed. Live Forever