Oasis' first ever retrospective, 'Stop The Clocks' was curated by the band themselves and features the hits, fan favourites and iconic B-sides, all lavishly packaged.
Having spent 10 months on the road in support of the 2 million selling album 'Don't Believe The Truth', 'Stop The Clocks' was released as Oasis took a well earned sabbatical prior to starting work on new material.
This first ever retrospective draws together 12 years of multi-platinum albums, number one singles, and, unique to Oasis, instantly familiar B-sides and album tracks into one amazing 18 track album. Unlike most other 'best of' albums, the tracklisting has been painstakingly chosen by the band; the songs they believe encapsulate the most memorable moments of Oasis.
Contains a 32 page deluxe booklet.
Terrace anthem heroes or rock plagiarists: how will history judge Oasis? Well, if a band's Greatest Hits is their dispatch to the ages, Stop The Clocks
-- a two CD collection that spans the ins and outs of their career from debut single "Supersonic" to 2005's sixth studio album Don't Believe The Truth
- suggests that whether you believe they lost their way in a blizzard of cocaine around the time of 1997's Be Here Now
or put their first foot wrong the day Liam first put crayon to paper as lyricist -- at their best they're quite simply at the top of their game. First up, a run-through the early stuff: band manifesto "Rock'n'Roll Star', their first chart-topper "Some Might Say", and its B-side, the acoustic, Noel-sung "Talk Tonight". In such context, later efforts like "Lyla" and "Go Let It Out" lack the obvious hunger of what came before, but they demonstrate exactly why Oasis got as huge as they did: their affinity for the stomping, Slade-derived swagger and runway-width choruses just perfect for filling stadiums and football fields. Fans who shelled out for Oasis' B-sides compilation The Masterplan
might feel mugged by the decision to reprise four tracks here, but a genuine Oasis Best Of wouldnt seriously work without the presence of "Acquiesce". Live forever? These songs just might. --Louis Pattison