- Audio CD (20 Nov. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: CD+DVD, Limited Edition
- Label: Big Brother
- ASIN: B000HC2MG6
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,599 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Stop The Clocks [2CD + DVD] CD+DVD, Limited Edition
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OASIS Stop The Clocks (2006 UK limited Special Edition 3-disc set comprised of a retrospective 2-CD album set which draws together 18 tracks which have been painstakingly chosen by the band from 12 years of multi-platinum albums number 1 singles instantly familiar B-sides and album recordings plus Bonus All Region PAL DVD containing previously unreleased Lock The Box interview with Noel & Liam live performances of Fade Away & Champagne Supernova plus Lord Dont SlowMe Down film trailer; presented in fold-out digipak sleeve housed in sealed card slipcase complete with a 32-page deluxe booklet & artwork by the legendary Peter Blake)
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
Top Customer Reviews
It's true that a lot of the songs feature on either Definitely Maybe or Morning Glory but when you listen back to those albums they do stand above the likes of Be Here Now or Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Songs like Rock N' Roll Star, Slide Away, Morning Glory and Champagne Supernova may not have been single but their always highlights of going to see Oasis live. As for putting some B Sides on there you could put The Masterplan and Acquiesce on any of the albums and think they were the singles from the album.
It's true I do miss some of my own personal favourites like D'you know what I mean? and Stop Crying Your Heart Out but there are 18 quality tunes on there which make up for it. How many bands release paint by numbers greatest hits not many do it this way which is part of what makes Oasis the best band of a great era.
The bonus DVD is well worth the extra money. The 40 minute interview with Liam and Noel (well mainly Noel) is full of the kind of insight that makes the definitely maybe DVD a great watch. My personal favourite part is Champagne Supernova live at Knebworth with John Squire as it brings together parts of the two greatest Manchester bands of all time.Read more ›
Roll With It #2
D'You Know What I Mean #1
Stand By Me #2
All Around The World #1
Who Feels Love? #4
Sunday Morning Call #4
The Hindu Times #1
Stop Crying Your Heart Out #2
Little By Little #2
She Is Love #2
Let There Be Love #2
Their web site states: The tracks as chosen by the band themselves - the songs they believe encapsulate their remarkable career to date. For many though, omitting all these tracks (no less than 3 number one hits) is rather excessive. Actually, this track list would make most bands proud of their achievement. Usually when tracks are omitted on such greatest hits compilations, those are one or two songs the band just simply hate (case in point is the recent R.E.M. In Time compilation which skips Shiny Happy People) or more often minor hits or known album tracks.
This is not to say that the songs on this compilation are not superb, they are. There are simply so many left, including Whatever which has only been available as a single. This begs the question, why is there not a double CD version of this release? Well, actually this seems to be a double CD release with simply very few songs on each CD compared to the compilation norm.
we could argue all day about why All Around the World or The Hindu Times isn't on the tracklisting, and why be here now was overlooked completley, but the fact of the matter is that this isn't really for the hardcore fan who knows that strange thing is the only track from the original demo tape to not make it as a properly released song, or that it's a crime might actually be better than let there be love. But instead it is aimed at the person in the street who loves wonderwall, and the rest of (whats the story) morning glory, but thats about it. This collection is made with them in mind to get it and then be blown away by slide away or acquiesce, songs which any other band would have made there careers on.
so, if you're a hardcore fan with 8 different versions of live forever on itunes, then you may want this for the extras, but if you're the caual oasis fan who can't tell which one is noel and which one is liam, but you're scared of both of their eyebrows, then this could be the greatest introduction to the rock and roll stars that are oasis
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent album. Great compilation but I'm biased towards oasis anyway.Published 2 months ago by chris brookes