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Stop the Clocks is a compilation album by the English rock band Oasisreleased on 20 November The "retrospective collection" is an track double album with the featured songs chosen by Noel Gallagher ; however, it does not actually include their song " Stop the Clocks " after which the album is named.
Noel Gallagher has gone on record before on numerous occasions saying that the band wouldn't release a greatest hits album unless they were about to split up. Gallagher then explained that he insisted that it had to be a 'best-of' because he felt a compilation of the best singles, album tracks and B-sides would produce a stronger album than a compilation of singles.
To address some fans' concerns that the release of a greatest hits album was a sign that the band were about to finish, based on some of Noel Gallagher's previous comments, the press release for the album confirmed that they are merely taking "a well earned sabbatical prior to starting work on new material, destined for similar levels of success in the Robert Palmer - Discipline Of Love / Dance For Me. As such, this is not a full stop, but merely a time out; a dream set list, and a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll.
Gallagher stated in an episode of MTV's Gonzo that the album would be more for future generations, as Gallagher himself became interested in artists such as The Beatles through compilation albums. To celebrate the release of the album, the band unveiled their first full-length film — Lord Don't Slow Me Downshot during the Don't Believe the Truth world tour, from May to Marchthe film was shown in November around the world in selected picture houses, theatres and cinemas to winners of fans competitions and the press.
It was also broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. According to Blake, he chose all of the objects in the picture at random, but the sleeves of Sgt. Pepper's and Definitely Maybe were in the back of his mind.
He claims, "It's using the mystery of Definitely Maybe and running away with it. Blake also revealed that the final cover wasn't the original one. The album debuted at number two in the UK charts selling over 50, copies in its first day of release andin its first week of release, surprisingly not selling enough to knock off the top spot to Acquiesce - Oasis - Stop The Clocks Love Albumby Irish boy band Westlife.
By the end of the year Stop the Clocks had soldcopies in the UK making it the 7th biggest selling album of the year. It also debuted at number 89 on the US Billboardstarting with 18, units sold. The album does not feature any material from Be Here Now. When the release of Stop the Clocks was first announced in Julyspeculation was rife that the unreleased song of the same name would be included on the record as a bonus track.
Gallagher also confirmed that the title was chosen to sum up what was described in the initial press release as being "merely a time out; a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made Acquiesce - Oasis - Stop The Clocks continue to make to rock 'n' roll. Gallagher revealed to Billboard that he was approached about including some new songs on the album as well, but that he opted not to "because it takes the focus away from what you're actually trying to say with a retrospective.
Gallagher told NME in September that he picked the tracks on the album, Acquiesce - Oasis - Stop The Clocks there were about Senor Limpio - Corrosion Of Conformity - Live Volume The Movie (DVD) songs that "should be on there, but aren't".
He admitted that he had had arguments with people about the track listing but that "someone has to pick the track listing, and I've picked it and that's the end of it. But that must mean we're pretty good, if people are arguing about what's not on it, it's brilliant! During an interview on Radio 1 in Octoberand later during a question and answer session with The SunLiam Gallagherwho got a songwriting credit with his " Songbird ", claimed that he was happy with the tracks Noel had selected for the album, although he said that he would have liked "Rockin' Chair" and " D'You Know What I Mean?
In the special boxed edition of Stop the Clocksat the end of the 'Lock the Box' interview, when Liam was told "Whatever" was not included in the track listing, he exclaimed, "Thank fuck for that. An edited version of the untitled eleventh track from What's the Story Morning Glory? Along with the regular track album, a limited edition set with a bonus DVD was also released. It is encased in a gatefold digipak with a slipcase designed to preserve the set.
With orders from HMV. At Best Buy stores, the regular two disc version of the album was packaged with the Stop the Clocks EP as a bonus disc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album by rock band Oasis. For their song of the same name, see Stop the Clocks song.
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