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This review is from: Stop the Clocks (Audio CD)
I have to say that I really enjoyed receiving this from my sister as a Christmas present. As you work your way through these tracks you really do start to remember why you liked Oasis in the first place. It sent me back to being fourteen all over again. The spikey energy of,"Definitely Maybe," is all in evidence here. I love the ebullient arrogance of,"Rock and Roll Star," the melodic ranginess of,"Live Together" and the truly beautiful emotionally charged,"Slide Away," where Liam's voice is probebly at it's most emotive.
It's great at last to see,"Asquiesce," on a compilation CD, a high octane rock and roll vocal interchange and one of the band's greatest songs. Noel gives one of his liveliest displays on the guitar here. Add to that the smooth, gentle,"Half a world away," also previously a b-side. All the other classic are here like,"Wonderwall," and for me the best song from the second record,"Morning Glory."
In my opinion things went seriously wrong after that and Oasis never possessed the necessary creative dexterity to be more than a two album band. This incendiary collection of tunes are a timely reminder of just how good the first couple of records were. I'm afriad I can't agree with the reviewer below. Oasis were a very relevant part of the British music scene in the nineties. They are also a great live band whereas Ian Brown sounds like a drowning cat when you see him in the flesh.