Stop the Clocks Special Edition, CD+DVD
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Oasis has come at the end of its contract with their label, and when told that a "best of" was going to be issued whether the Gallagher brothers liked it or not, Noel Gallagher took it upon himself to come up with the band's first career-spanning compilation. Initially it was going to include several new songs (including "Stop the Clocks"), but then that changed too (although the album title stuck) when all was said and done, we are left with this beautiful mess.
"Stop the Clocks" (2 CDs, 18 tracks, 86 min.) brings a selective sampling of some of Oasis greatest hits and best known tracks, including its US breakthrough hit "Wonderwall", which still sounds as fresh today as when it came out more than a decade ago, but also "Champaign Supernova", "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "Acquiesce", originally a B-side but it has become one of Oasis' best known and beloved songs. Nothing wrong with the music as such on this compilation. It's what is NOT on here that is the problem: Noel tries to rewrite history and conveniently ignores the "Be Here Now" album ENTIRELY, hence no "D'You Know What I Mean", "Stand By Me" or "All Around the World", all huge hits; other early-era classics MIA include "Shakermaker", "Whatever" and "Roll With It", and even latter day hits such as "The Hindu Times", "Little By Little" and "She Is Love" are conspicuously absent. I guess I could have understood Noe's approach if this was a single CD compilation, but it is not. Can someone explain to me why, at a mere 86 min. over 2 CDs, all those hits and classics are not on here?Read more ›
There are no new songs on here, so die-hard fans will need a good reason to purchase this as they already own all these songs on CD. Well the reason is for the bonus DVD, which includes live footage, an interview, photo galleries and a bonus trailer.
The interview with Noel and Liam goes for 40 minutes and describes the songs on the album, why they were chosen and how the album came about. It also features footage of the band over the years and the changes they have gone through with different band line-ups. I actually had to watch with sub-titles as the thick mancunian accents are hard to understand in some places.
There are two live songs. Fade Away from the chicago metro way back in 94, and the excellent champagne supernova from the history making live show at knebworth in 1996. Also included is the film trailer for 'Lord don't slow me down'.
All other fans of the band who don't wish to buy all the albums will find this to be a worthy purchase as it definitely does include the best 18 songs from the band. It includes songs like Some might say, Wonderwall, Slide Away, The Masterplan, Live Forever, Morning Glory and Don't look back in anger.Read more ›
Clocks delivers a retrospective of Oasis's bumpy career thus far. To no surprise, most of the songs, which were all compiled by the Gallaghers themselves as songs that, according to them, encapsulate their band's best contributions to modern rock over the past decade, are from their first two albums: Rock 'n Roll Star, Live Forever, Supersonic, and Slide Away from the 1994 breakthrough debut Definitely Maybe; Some Might Say, Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, Morning Glory and Champagne Supernova from the 1995 mega hit follow-up What's The Story Morning Glory. Other classic hits include the UK number 1 hit Go Let It Out from 2000's dud Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, the Liam penned ballad Songbird from 2002's subtle Heathen Chemistry, and the UK number 1 hits Lyla and Importance of Being Idle from 2005's solid Don't Believe The Truth. The boys even manage to thrown in 4 great b-sides, which sound better than most of the singles they've released to date: the brilliantly written acoustic ballad Talk Tonight, the sentimental The Masterplan, the arena rocker Acqueisce, and the stunning Half The World Away.Read more ›
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If i think to listen good music, inmediately to my brain say LISTEN OASIS!! for me is the best band,unfortunetely this band is disoluted, but they leave a lot of music, i reccomend... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Hector M. Montemayor
Oasis' song catalog is such that Noel Gallagher SHOULD have added that third disc to "Stop the Clocks. Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by R. Jones
First off let me say that I am not the biggest Oasis fan. I like 'em, just not obsessively.
For me this collection (if you watch the DVD, we are told over and over to not call... Read more
one of the best oasis cds
. the bonus dvd is one of the greatest oasis interviews
I have seen. this is a must-have for true oasis fans. Read more
You should have this if you want a fast review of Oasis music and history.
It's a great compilation.
The DVD is really good. Read more
the songs that were chosen by noel gallagher are all great oasis songs. the interview of noel & liam gallagher was excellent as well. Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by Stephen Laviera
What more can I say than this is classic oasis. It's a must have for any oasis fan. Oasis are the best band and all their music rocks!Published on January 7, 2008 by anna4oasis
Best CD is always 'not bad'.
But I don't like this DVD. not enough.