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Work In Progress (CDLC links coming soon) http://i66.tinypic.com/dqn3sz.png Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995. Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with drummer Alan White, in the midst of a chart rivalry with Britpop peers Blur. Along with Suede, Pulp, Blur and others, Oasis came to be regarded as one of the major bands of the Britpop movement and the Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997 Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now (1997), and although it was the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album's popularity tapered off quickly, but not before selling 8 million copies. McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 as the band released Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). After their departures, they were replaced by former Heavy Stereo guitarist/frontman Gem Archer and former Ride guitarist/frontman Andy Bell. Their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry was released in 2002. In 2004 drummer Alan White left the band leaving them as a four-piece with addition of the Who drummer Zak Starkey as recording and touring unofficial fifth member and found renewed success and popularity with Don't Believe the Truth (2005). Following the recording of the band's seventh album Dig Out Your Soul in May 2008, after being made official member duiring sessions, Starkey departed the band and with Chris Sharrock as touring member, Oasis did their last tour as a collective band. During the tour the brothers' increasingly deteriorating relationship ultimately led to Noel Gallagher announcing in August 2009 that he would be leaving the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance. The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye until breaking up in 2014, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. As well as singing in Mancunian accents and references to British culture in their lyrics, Oasis were influenced by British guitar bands from the past. They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won seventeen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009 Oasis have sold over 70 million records worldwide. The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts Definitely Maybehttp://i64.tinypic.com/mtqfyg.jpg Released 29 August 1994 Recorded December 1993 – April 1994 Definitely Maybe was an immediate commercial and critical success in the UK, having followed on the heels of singles "Supersonic", "Shakermaker" and "Live Forever". It is their only full album to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll. Definitely Maybe went straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart on initial release. It was the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK when it was released and went on to be certified 7× Platinum (2.1 million+ sales) by the BPI. Definitely Maybe marked the beginning of Oasis' success in America, selling over one million copies there, despite only peaking at 58 on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide and brought widespread critical acclaim. The album helped to spur a revitalisation in British pop music in the nineties and was embraced by critics for its optimistic themes and supposed rejection of grunge music of the time. Definitely Maybe is regarded as a seminal record of the Britpop scene, and has appeared in many publications' 'best of' lists. The album is also popular among audiences: in June 2006, NME magazine conducted a readers' poll in which it was voted the greatest album of all time. Strialdave89898989 http://i63.tinypic.com/25qrp81.gif http://i63.tinypic.com/r2jfo8.gif http://i68.tinypic.com/1z582yw.gif http://i64.tinypic.com/vsi1q1.gif http://i63.tinypic.com/35n52t4.gif http://i65.tinypic.com/281ev12.gif http://i64.tinypic.com/2ypjlat.gif http://i65.tinypic.com/5aq78x.gif http://i64.tinypic.com/2wgr85u.gif http://i64.tinypic.com/e9he6x.gif http://i66.tinypic.com/2qdyko9.gif (Whats The Story) Morning Gloryhttp://i63.tinypic.com/axmvz6.jpg Released 2 October 1995 Recorded March 1995, May–June 1995 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by English rock band Oasis, released on 2 October 1995 by Creation Records. It was produced by Owen Morris and the group's guitarist Noel Gallagher. The structure and arrangement style of the album were a significant departure from the group's previous record Definitely Maybe. Gallagher's compositions were more focused in balladry and placed more emphasis on huge choruses, with the string arrangements and more varied instrumentation on the record contrasting with the rawness of the group's debut album. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was the group's first album with drummer Alan White, who replaced Tony McCarroll. The record propelled Oasis from being a crossover indie act to a worldwide rock phenomenon, and according to various critics, was a significant record in the timeline of British indie music. The band's most commercially successful release, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? sold a record-breaking 347,000 copies in its first week on sale, spent 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and reached number four in the US Billboard 200. Singles from the album were successful in Britain, America and Australia: "Some Might Say" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" reached number one in the UK; "Champagne Supernova" and "Wonderwall" reached number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, with "Wonderwall" also topping the Australian and New Zealand singles charts. Although a commercial smash, the record received initially lukewarm reviews from mainstream music critics; many contemporary reviewers deemed it inferior to Definitely Maybe, with the songwriting and production particular points of criticism. In the ensuing years, however, critical opinion towards the album reversed, and it is now generally considered a seminal record of both the Britpop era, and the 1990s in general. Over several months in 1995 and 1996, the band performed an extensive world tour in support of the album. The most notable of the concerts were two Knebworth House performances in August to a combined crowd of 250,000 people. At the 1996 Brit Awards, the album won Best British Album. At the 2010 Brit Awards, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was named the greatest British album since 1980. It has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, and appears on several lists of the greatest albums in rock music. As of July 2016, it is the UK's fifth best-selling album of all time, having sold over 4.7 million copies. Hello Roll With it Wonderwall Dont Look Back In Anger Hey Now Some Might Say Cast No Shadow She's Electric Morning Glory Champagne Supernova Be Here Nowhttp://i64.tinypic.com/5c0qih.jpg Recorded 7 October 1996 – 2 April 1997 Released 21 August 1997 Be Here Now was highly anticipated by both fans and music critics. Oasis' management company, Ignition, were aware of the dangers of overexposure, and before release sought to control the media's access to the album. The campaign included limiting pre-release radio airplay and forcing journalists to sign gag orders. The tactics resulted in the alienation of both the press and many industry personnel connected with the band, and fueled large-scale speculation and wide publicity within the British music scene. On the first day of release, Be Here Now sold over 424,000 copies, becoming the fastest-selling album in British chart history, while initial reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Retrospectively, however, the album is viewed by many music journalists and fans and by most members of the band as over-indulgent and bloated. Q magazine, which gave the album a five-star review on its release, admitted in 2007 that Be Here Now is often thought of as "a disastrous, overblown folly—the moment when Oasis, their judgement clouded by drugs and blanket adulation, ran aground on their own sky-high self-belief." The album's producer Owen Morris said the recording sessions were marred by arguments and drug abuse, and that the band's only motivations were commercial. As of 2008, the album had sold eight million copies worldwide. D'ya Know What I Mean My Big Mouth Magic Pie Stand By Me I Hope, I Think, I know The Girl In The Dirty Shirt Fade-in Out Dont Go Away Be Here Now All Around The World It's Getting Better (Man!!) All Around The World (reprise) The Masterplanhttp://i63.tinypic.com/6xvloo.jpg Recorded 1994–97 Released 3 November 1998 The Masterplan is a compilation comprising B-sides which never made it onto an album. It was released on 3 November 1998. The album was originally intended for release only in areas such as the United States and Japan, where the tracks were only available on expensive European import singles. The Masterplan reached number 2 in the UK where it went platinum, and number 51 in the United States. However, it did reach the Top 20 in various charts around the world, going on to sell at least 3 million copies. Four songs from the album appear on the 2006 compilation album Stop the Clocks. This is the last album of Oasis to be released under the Creation label. Acquiesce Underneath The Sky Talk Tonight Going Nowhere Fade Away The Swamp Song I Am The Walrus (live) Listen Up Rockin' Chair Half The World Away (It's Good) To Be Free Stay Young Headshrinker The Masterplan Standing On The Shoulders Of Giantshttp://i63.tinypic.com/2h3rn76.jpg Recorded April–August 1999 Released 28 February 2000 Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants is the 16th fastest selling album in UK chart history, selling over 310,000 copies in its first week. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants has been certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and has sold around 208,000 copies in the US. In 1999, the year preceding the final release of this album, Alan McGee closed Creation Records and Oasis had lost two founding members (Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan) and hired new producer Mark "Spike" Stent to replace Owen Morris. The album is a modern psychedelic record complete with drum loops, samples, electric sitar, mellotron, synthesizers and backward guitars, resulting in an album more experimental with electronica and heavy psychedelic rock influences. Songs such as "Go Let It Out", the Indian-influenced "Who Feels Love?", and the progressive "Gas Panic!" were a departure from the band's earlier style. Fuckin' in the Bushes Go Let It Out Who Feels Love? Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is Little James Gas Panic! Where Did It All Go Wrong? Sunday Morning Call I Can See a Liar Roll It Over Familiar To Million'shttp://i67.tinypic.com/o6a33n.png Recorded 21 July 2000 at Wembley Stadium, London Released 13 November 2000 Familiar to Millions is the first live album by Oasis, It was recorded at Wembley Stadium on 21 July 2000. It debuted at No. 5 in the UK charts with 57,000 copies sold in the first week. To date Familiar to Millions has sold around 310,000 copies in Britain alone (Platinum), about 70,000 copies in the U.S. and an estimated 1 million copies worldwide. The album was initially released simultaneously on six formats: DVD, VHS, double CD, double cassette, triple vinyl, and double MiniDisc. Fuckin' In The Bushes Go Let It Out Who Feels Love? Supersonic Shakermaker Acquiesce Step Out Gas Panic! Roll With it Stand By Me Wonderwall Cigarettes & Alcohol Don't Look Back In Anger Live Forever Hey Hey My My Champagne Supernova Rock N Roll Star Helter Skelter Heathen Chemistryhttp://i68.tinypic.com/4zzw5e.jpg Recorded October 2001 – March 2002 Released 1 July 2002 Heathen Chemistry was written and recorded with a back-to-basics sound with a more rock feel to it; the more crude and simple sound differs from the musical grandiosity of their previous records, Be Here Now (1997) and Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000), being more comparable to their early work. Heathen Chemistry is notable for being the first Oasis album recorded with guitarist Gem Archer and bassist Andy Bell, who both joined the band after work on previous album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants had been completed. It would also prove to be last album to feature the band's longtime drummer, Alan White, who left in early 2004, with Noel Gallagher claiming White's commitment to the band was not adequate. He was effectively replaced with Ringo Starr's son, Zak Starkey. The album was released to generally mixed reviews from critics. The name "Heathen Chemistry" was taken from a second hand T-shirt that Noel had stumbled across. The album has sold 4.5 million copies. The Hindu Times Force Of Nature Hung In A Bad Place Stop Crying Your Heart Out Songbird Little By Little A Quick Peep (Propabaly) All In The Mind She Is Love Born On A Different Cloud Better Man Don't Believe The Truthhttp://i66.tinypic.com/kedphj.jpg Recorded November 2004 – March 2005 Released 30 May 2005 Don't Believe the Truth reached number one in the UK Albums Chart with first week sales of just under 238,000, and is the 32nd fastest selling album ever in the UK. The album entered the US charts at number 12, with 65,000 copies sold in the first week, the highest any Oasis album had reached there since 1997's Be Here Now, although its chart stay was brief. Don't Believe the Truth went triple platinum in the UK in the first week of 2006 (900,000+ sales), and in the US has sold more than 200,000 copies. Every member of the band contributed to the writing of tracks for the album, and the album is the first where all duties were divided between the band members. On some of the tracks regular bass player Andy Bell handled guitar, while Gem Archer and Noel Gallagher contributed bass to other songs. Don't Believe the Truth is the first Oasis record to feature the drumming of Zak Starkey who, while not an official member of Oasis, performed and toured with them following the departure of longtime drummer Alan White. The album received positive reviews from critics and many cited it as Oasis's best album in a decade. Liam Gallagher also had a larger impact on the album by his developing songwriting. Noel has said that this album is his favourite of Oasis' last four, because all members have contributed to it. This, he claims, has given it a different feel from a typically Noel-written Oasis album.The band embarked on a massive worldwide tour that started off at the London Astoria for their Don't Believe the Truth Tour, visiting 26 countries and playing to 3.2 million people at a total of 113 concerts. This resulted in the making of Lord Don't Slow Me Down, a film later released on DVD. To date the album has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. Turn Up The Sun Mucky Fingers Lyla Love Like A Bomb The Importance Of Being Idle The Meaning Of Soul Guess God Thinks Im Abel Part Of The Queue Keep The Dream Alive A Bell Will Ring Let There Be Love Dig Out Your Soulhttp://i66.tinypic.com/2ibm4cl.png Recorded August 2007–March 2008 Released 6 October 2008 Dig Out Your Soul was recorded between August and December 2007 at Abbey Road Studios, and January and March 2008 at The Village Recorder. The album spawned three singles. The first single, "The Shock of the Lightning", was released shortly before the release of the album, on 29 September 2008. In promotion of the album, the band embarked on a world tour, debuting in Seattle at the WaMu Theater, and continuing for eighteen months. In 2009, the tour concluded (due to Noel Gallagher quitting the band) with major dates at some of the UK's biggest stadiums, notably the new Wembley Stadium, Sunderland's Stadium of Light and Edinburgh's Murrayfield. They also performed three hometown shows at Manchester's Heaton Park. Bag It Up The Turning Waiting For The Rapture The Shock Of The Lightning I'm Outta Times (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady Falling Down To Be Where There's Life Aint Got Nothin' The Nature Of Reality Soldier On Singles extrashttp://i64.tinypic.com/iz1343.png Recorded 1991 - 2008 Alive (8-track demo)D'Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman? I Will Believe" (live) Bring It on Down" (live) Cloudburst Whatever It's Better People Round Are Way Step Out Angel Child Hero (I Got) The Fever My Sister Lover Sad Song Fade Away" (Warchild version) Let's All Make Believe (As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell Helter Skelter One Way Road Carry Us All Full On Just Getting Older Idler's Dream Thank You for the Good Times Shout It Out Loud My Generation (You've Got) The Heart of a Star Eyeball Tickler Won't Let You Down Pass Me Down the Wine The Quiet Ones Sittin' Here in Silence Lord Don't Slow Me Down Those Swollen Hand Blues Cum On Feel The Noise You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Merry Christmas Everybody