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Here's a closer look at the soon to be released Oasis Documentary Lord Don't Slow Me Down shot during their DBTT World Tour. This clip features a one minute out take of a brand new song with Noel Gallagher on vocals!
HERE’S the album cover for Stop The Clocks, the definitive OASIS collection compiled by the band.
SIR PETER BLAKE, the artist behind THE BEATLES’ famous Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sleeve as well designing memorable covers for rockers including IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS and PAUL WELLER., came up with the distinctive design.
Oasis have kindly offered five dartboards based on Sir Peter’s design, five sets of Oasis darts and five signed Stop The Clocks albums to my lucky winners.
For a chance to win, just email a list of all Oasis’s No1 singles to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday. The first five entries picked out will be the winners.
The greatest hits set "Stop the Clocks," coming Nov. 21 via Epic, will have to satisfy the appetites of Oasis fans for awhile, according to guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher. The band is also without a label, having fulfilled its worldwide deal with Sony Music.
"There's no plans to do anything," Gallagher says of future Oasis recording. "Saying that, there's no plans not to do anything, either. We're not like other bands in that respect. We're masters of our own destiny and take these things one album at a time. The last time we sat down and planned an album, it turned into 'Don't Believe the Truth,' and that took three years to record."
Those sessions, however, yielded plenty of songs; Gallagher notes that of 11 leftover tracks, "there's seven that are good and four that are really great, so we could put an album out tomorrow if we wanted."
But don't count on it. Instead, Oasis plan to focus on "Stop the Clocks" -- named after an unreleased Gallagher song -- which features 18 hits and favorites from Oasis' 12 years of recording, including the B-sides "Acquiesce" and "Half the World Away." Gallagher says he was approached about including some new songs on the album as well, but that he opted not to "because it takes the focus away from what you're actually trying to say with a retrospective."
Gallagher promises that a boxed set and other unreleased and archival material will one day come out of the Oasis vaults. He also says Oasis won't be resigning with Sony, and the band is currently weighing its options for the future.
"I'd like to do something on our own, but it's a bit of a big step," he says. "It depends on what works best for all of us, really. [Oasis vocalist] Liam (Gallagher) will want the big advance of $900 million and be drinking champagne for the rest of his life. I, on the other hand, would rather put the records out and keep all the money. So I don't know which way we'll go."
On 13th November 2006 Oasis release a brand new collectors EP of classic songs. The EP is led by Acquiesce, for many the finest Oasis song never to be a single, and book-ended by The Masterplan, the master-ful b-side to 'Wonderwall' released a decade ago. Also included on the EP are never before heard recordings of Cigarettes and Alcohol and Some Might Say, that were unearthed during the mastering of the forthcoming Best Of album.
The EP is available only as a one-off collectors edition CD and Double gatefold 7" including an exclusive sheet of stickers:
Acquiesce Cigarettes and Alcohol (demo version) Some Might Say (live in 1995, venue unknown) The Masterplan
The Stop The Clocks EP is a preview from the first ever Oasis Best Of collection, released on 20th November. Stop the Clocks is an eighteen-song journey through a decade-plus defined by Oasis. It is imbued with the sort of wilfulness that has helped make Oasis the favourite band of millions worldwide and its running order - singles, b-sides, album tracks - chosen by the band themselves.
The Oasis star says they're 'up there with Primal Scream'
Noel Gallagher has declared Kasabian to be right "up there with Prodigy and Primal Scream" following their stunning NME.COM 10th birthday team-up.
Speaking exclusively in this week's NME the Oasis leader, who put in a special guest appearance for hit single 'Club Foot' and 'The Doberman' at London's KOKO last week (September 12), said he thought the band were "gobby little fuckers" when they first surfaced.
However once Noel had seen them live he thought "they were the fucking business" and he now considers them to be among Britain's best.
"They're up there with Prodigy and The Primals," he explained. 'Screamadelica' is the definitive guitar dance record, it's not even indie dance or any of that shit, and The Prodigy did it with 'Breathe'. Kasabian are there now, and they're making music which is unique."
The Oasis guitarist also revealed that because of both bands' hectic schedules, the NME.COM tenth birthday bash was the only night they were able to team up.
He added: "There was only one night when we were in town together...as luck would have it, it was the NME night, so we thought 'Brilliant, let's do it!'."
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The lucky winner will have their video featured on the official Oasis website and screened to millions on Trouble TV. You will also win signed artwork, the full Oasis back-catalogue and be invited to a fan screening of "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" in Glasgow, Manchester or London.
Memebers of the official Oasisinet.com website can login at oasisinet.com/stoptheclocks and checkout some sneak previews of the soon to be released Oasis film 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' documenting the DBTT world tour. The flash driven page also features some cool graphics and wallpaper downloads!
Nothing new for die hard fans but this was posted on contactmusic today:
British rockers OASIS agreed to release a Greatest Hits album later this year (06) to escape their recording contract with Sony. STOP THE CLOCKS will hit shops in November (06) - an 18-track combination of their biggest singles and unreleased B-Sides - just months after the WONDERWALL band vowed not to release a Best Of until after their split.
Just last December (05), songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER insisted the band would only release a B-sides album this year - not Greatest Hits - and attacked bands who cash in with such albums. He said, "This is from the horse's mouth. We will only do a Best Of when we split up. The only thing we've got in the pipeline next year will be another B-sides album. "I never understood the MANICS (MANIC STREET PREACHERS) and BLUR putting out Best Ofs. "It's kind of saying that whatever you're gonna do from there on is not gonna be your best. We'll put out a Best Of when we stop. "No Best Of or singles album until it's done and dusted." But he now adds, "We were kinda forced into it, but we're going to give it our best shot."
Kasabian have stormed NME.COM's tenth birthday celebrations in London tonight (September 12).
The band were joined by pal Noel Gallagher on guitar for 'Club Foot' and 'The Doberman'.
The set proved a special one for the Leicester band as they tore through highlights from their two albums, 2004's eponymous debut and recent chart-topper 'Empire'.
Crowd favourites included stomping glam opener 'Shoot The Runner', the epic 'By My Side' and set closer 'L.S.F.'.
They also played new Serge Pizzorno-fronted album track 'British Legion' for the first time ever live.
Speaking afterwards to NME.COM frontman Tom Meighan said: "It's a really great little venue, I'm really buzzing. It's an honour to play the party."
He added that getting the Oasis leader to play with them had being a real highlight: "He just came down, we did a run through at soundcheck and he's got it all straightaway. It's strange to think he's playing with us, but he's a friend of ours now, so it all felt so natural."
Gallagher was just happy to praise the band, simply asking NME.COM, "How good was that?"
'Shoot The Runner' 'Reason Is Treason' 'Sun/ Rise/ Light/ Flies' 'Cutt Off' 'Empire' 'Me Plus One' 'By My Side' 'Butcher Blues' 'Last Trip' 'Processed Beats' 'British Legion' 'The Doberman' 'Club Foot' 'The Stuntman' 'L.S.F.'
Supergroup Oasis are said to be planning a series of TV appearances to promote their upcoming greatest hits album. Unfortuneatly, vocalist Liam Gallagher has had a bit to say about appearing on early morning breakfast television.
"Cant we just record a batch of special promo's? I hate getting up that early.'"He is quoted in saying. Poor boy.
Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero has admitted he was lured to join Manchester City by Oasis star Noel Gallagher.
"I've been here 14 years and have a strong bond," he said. "I owed it to the Agnellis [the owners]. I couldn't leave the Old Lady like this.
"Noel Gallagher did ask me to go to Manchester because we're friends through music. I dee-jay and we have the same record label. He gave me my gold disc and came to the World Cup semi-final. He's my lucky mascot."
After much speculation Oasis announce the final track listing for their definitive collection Stop The Clocks.
Unlike most albums of this nature, Oasis have sat down and undertaken the almost impossible job of picking what they consider to be their finest moments ever. So Stop The Clock is imbued with the sort of wilfulness that has helped make Oasis the favourite band of millions of people worldwide and its running order will no doubt provoke equal parts adulation and bar discussions from the millions of Oasis fans worldwide. Could it ever be any other way? Oasis have been at the helm of the world's music scene for over ten years and, on 20th November 2006 the first ever Oasis retrospective will draw together the years of multi platinum albums, Number One singles and, unique to Oasis, instantly familiar B sides into one 18 track double album entitled Stop the Clocks.
So here it is. The tracks as chosen by the band themselves - the songs they believe encapsulate their remarkable career to date.
Rock n Roll Star Some Might Say Talk Tonight Lyla The Importance of Being Idle Wonderwall Slide Away Cigarettes & Alcohol The Masterplan Live Forever Acquiesce Supersonic Half The World Away Go Let It Out Songbird Morning Glory Champagne Supernova Don't Look Back In Anger
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Stop The Clocks selections confirmed
Oasis have finally confirmed the tracklisting for their forthcoming best of album.
The songs for 'Stop The Clocks', released on November 20, was selected by the band themselves and had previously been kept secret.
This led to much speculation as to what would appear on the album - and several incorrect lists emerged.
However, the group have now announced their true selections.
The 'Stop The Clocks' tracklisting is:
'Rock 'N' Roll Star' 'Some Might Say' 'Talk Tonight' 'Lyla' 'The Importance Of Being Idle' 'Wonderwall' 'Slide Away' 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' 'The Masterplan' 'Live Forever' 'Acquiesce' 'Supersonic' 'Half The World Away' 'Go Let It Out' 'Songbird' 'Morning Glory' 'Champagne Supernova' 'Don't Look Back In Anger'
The band are also set to release their first film, 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down', around the record's release.
For more information on the best of and the film see this week's NME, out nationwide from September 13.
UK Tabloid The Sun claim to have the scoop on Oasis' trip to Japan next week :
Oasis ... band on the re-run
September 06, 2006
I HEAR OASIS are to re-release the single Acquiesce in time for the launch of their greatest hits album.
Sources tell me that, despite not being happy at putting out the album, they have agreed to re-record the track. The band are flying out to Japan next week to film the video. Then, after just a couple of days, they will return to London to finish it off.
U2 did a similar thing with Sweetest Thing.
They re-recorded the track to tie in with their Best Of CD in 2002.
Some Might Say Oasis are ripping off someone else’s
U2 frontman Bono has such a penchant for giving career advice to up-and-coming bands, there's a name for it: the 'Bono Talk.' Now, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher appears to be cutting in on the Irishman's turf, having helped the Killers overcome their nerves during the writing of their second album, 'Sam's Town.'
"I talked to Noel about it," singer Brandon Flowers tells AOL. "I was really afraid before I went into the studio. He brought up that he already had [Oasis'] second album written when they went in to make it. He was just a machine."
Flowers, a longtime fan, relished the encouragement. "I kind of immersed myself in it," he says. "We stayed for 14 hours every day. I never worked so hard at anything in my life.
"They talk about the sophomore slump, and I really feel for bands that go through it, because there is a lot of pressure if you've had any success."
The experience taught Flowers a lesson he now passes on. "As soon as we finished 'Hot Fuss,' we were thinking about this album. That's one bit of advice I would give to anybody -- no matter how great you think you're doing, you can be doing better."
John Mayer never has been shy about adopting various styles or experimenting with different forms of music.
So we asked Mayer what he thinks of the following quote from the always opinionated Noel Gallagher of Oasis:
"I don't want to challenge my audience because they're friends of mine," Gallagher told the Toronto Sun's Jane Stevenson last winter. "I don't want to be like f---in' saying to them, 'Well, I'm on a musical journey, come along if you want, but it might go a bit jazzy.' It's, like, we make Oasis music, man, and you all know what it sounds like."
Mayer doesn't really agree with that philosophy ... or does he?
"First of all, that's a great quote," Mayer says. "My approach is different, but only slightly different.
"I would not say to people, 'I'm going to change, and you have to come whether you want to or not.' But I can build side projects that, already inherent to them, are their own disclaimer."
For example: A blues-influenced CD was released in 2005 under the name "the John Mayer Trio." It did not do as well commercially as Mayer's solo work, but he never expected it would.
"If it doesn't say John Mayer, and only John Mayer, on it, you may not like it if you liked my other records," Mayer says. "Or you may.
"You have to learn how to change the things people want to hear. You have to challenge people sometimes, because listeners aren't aware of their consumption until they have consumed too much. A listener doesn't know, 'I'm feeling myself getting sick of this.' They just eat, eat, eat, and then vomit."
Later in the conversation, Mayer brought up Oasis again.
"By the way, my quote about Noel Gallagher is that I think Oasis is fantastic," Mayer says. "I love it when he puts down other bands. I would think if you were in a band that he put down, you would be kind of honoured.
"And in terms of their antics, the Gallagher brothers (Noel and Liam) are like professional wrestling. They're not really hitting people over the head with a real trashcan, but it's really fun to watch. It's great theatre. It's fake blood. It's kind of like Alice Cooper with a microcassette recorder."
Owen Morris and Marcus Russel sang on Live Forever
OASIS may have grabbed the top spot for the world's greatest song under false pretences - because the chorus had to be sung by the producer when the GALLAGHER brothers failed to be up to the job. The rockers' hit LIVE FOREVER, from their 1994 debut album DEFINITELY MAYBE, was voted the best track of all time by readers of British music magazine Q last month (AUG06). But the main refrain had to be sung by producer OWEN MORRIS and the band's manager, when it transpired that NOEL and LIAM simply couldn't reach the notes. He says, "Liam couldn't hit the high notes in the chorus. "Noel wasn't the greatest singer back then, and so the line, 'You and me are gonna live forever' was actually sung by me and MARCUS RUSSELL, the band's manager."
The Coral are recording the follow-up to 2005's 'The Invisible Invasion' at Noel Gallagher's studio in Buckinghamshire.
According to an announcement on the band's official forum, The Coral began recording at Gallagher's studio in Wheeler End on August 30.
The band are set to begin mixing what they've so far recorded, though it is not yet known how close the album is to completion.
The site explains: "The lads have gone down to Noel Gallagher`s studio in Wheeler End, Bucks. They are doing a week of recordings that may be used on the new album. I've heard a coulple of tracks that they recorded in London and to me they sounded great but i think the lads want to iron out a few creases in the mixing and stuff. This follows a stint recording at London's RAK Studios."
The Coral's new album will be the band's fourth full-length record.