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The Masterplan is a collection of Oasis B-sides from singles covering their first three albums (Definitely Maybe, (What's The Story) Morning Glory, and Be Here Now). The featured tracks and the track listing were decided from an online poll of Oasis fans in 1998.
First up: "Acquiesce" This is probably the most famous Oasis b-side out there and often played live. This song is fantastic, the combined vocal solos of both Liam and Noel Gallagher make this song magnificent. Noel's solo seems to sound better than Liam's, but nevertheless a beautiful song.
Track Two: "Underneath The Sky" Liam Gallagher sings. It sounds good, not as strong as "Acquiesce" but an upbeat and nice tune.
Track Three: "Talk Tonight" Noel with a beautiful guitar based song. This is something you would hear a street performer sing, the lyrics are sad, but the tune is relaxing. Great song.
Track Four: "Going Nowhere" Noel sings once again, and the song is another sad one, but there is a mix of brass and string to lighten it up. A nice soft listen.
Track Five: "Fade Away" After the first few chords you know this is from the Definitely Maybe era. Hard, pure rock from Oasis with a good amount of "Shoegazer" influence. Never fails to slam a good dose of energy into me.
Track Six: "The Swamp Song" If you liked the untitled filler tracks on Morning Glory and wanted the whole song, that's exactly what "The Swamp Song" is. It was originally a warm up song for recording sessions, and you can tell why. Nice hard guitar with even a mix of harmonica in it all.Read more ›
Yes, "Acquiesce" is an astonishing song--my personal favorite Oasis track, as I'm sure it is many other's. The other track here I was equally taken aback by was "Headshrinker", which boasts smidgens of a punk-rock feeling and an almost irritated sound in Noel's voice that can't be ignored when he's shouting 'I hope you don't regret today/for the rest of your lives'. But the sleeper track here has to be "Half The World Away", which is as relaxed as I recall Oasis ever being in a song. It's beautiful, it's smart ('my body feels young but my mind is very old') and possesses the single greatest handclapping performance in the history of music. I clap along every time I hear it; and I get the chills every time I hear it. "Underneath The Sky" seems to be another favorite.Read more ›
To me, at least, the highlights are: Acquiesce (a b-side to Some Might Say, check out the "Morning Glory" allusions), Headshrinker (sheer early-style Oasis rock), Fade Away, Listen Up, Rockin' Chair, Going Nowhere and of course Talk Tonight.
I remember reading once that Oasis fans got to vote on which b-sides would be on this album, but there are really great Oasis tracks missing on this compliation.
First and foremost, one of the greatest songs Oasis ever recorded was only ever released as a single: "WHATEVER" since this CD was released in the US, and Whatever was only ever available as an import, it would have been nice to put it on this CD - I think it would have gotten quite a bit of airplay and helped Oasis in the US even more.
The version of Listen Up on here is a shorter version that the one that appears as a b-side on the Ciggarettes and Alcohol single. IT's too bad, because a nice guitar solo is missing.
How on earth did these other b-side tracks not make it??? They are some of their best!!! ...Read more ›
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Without question the best collection of b-sides ever. The songs on this album are good enough to be most bands a-sides, which really proves Noel Gallagher's songwriting ingenuity!Published 14 months ago by Austin
Oasis! This album is a nice mix of b-sides. I also purchased the Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Musical Performances, Vol. 2 which has a live version of Acquiesce.Published on May 19, 2013 by Sam
The mastewrplan is a collection of B songs and previously unreleased material.These tracks are very good and is much better than some of the studio albums. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Rohit R
Thirteen of the fourteen cuts are brilliant, making this the third best Oasis album (after the first two). Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by M. Mastrogiacomo
The Masterplan is just a really good B side compilation album. If you are into Oasis, get it because you will love it, and if you are not into oasis, get it anyway because you... Read morePublished on May 21, 2011 by Kim
Don't expect this to be better than or the same as (What's the story) Morning Glory, Defintly Maybe or Heathen Chemistry, but it can compete with them. Read morePublished on July 12, 2010 by Ben Nicholson
Oasis were untouchable in the mid 1990's. At a time when Britpop was at its creative peak, bands like Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Suede, Radiohead and the Verve dominated the UK charts... Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by JLR
You know a album is good if you decide to review it 8 years after purchasing, actually i think it's more. Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Jay G.