Oasis (1991-2009 Britpop)

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Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as the Rain, the group initially consisted of Liam Gallagher (lead vocals, tambourine), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums). Upon returning to Manchester, Liam's older brother Noel (lead guitar, vocals) joined as a fifth member, finalising the band's core line-up. During the course of their existence, they had various line-up changes, though the Gallagher brothers remained as the staple members.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year they recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with drummer Alan White, in the midst of a chart rivalry with Britpop peers Blur. Spending ten weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was also an international chart success and became one of the best-selling albums of all time. In addition, it stands as the fifth-best-selling album in the UK and the biggest-selling album in the UK of the 1990s. The Gallagher brothers featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1996, Oasis performed two nights at Knebworth for an audience of 125,000 each time, the largest outdoor concerts in UK history at the time. In 1997, Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now. It became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history.

However, the group's popularity declined. McGuigan and Arthurs left in 1999 as Oasis released Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). They were replaced by former Heavy Stereo guitarist Gem Archer and former Ride guitarist Andy Bell. White departed in 2004, replaced by Zak Starkey and later Chris Sharrock as touring members. Oasis released three more studio albums, Heathen Chemistry (2002), Don't Believe the Truth (2005) and Dig Out Your Soul (2008). The group abruptly disbanded after the departure of Noel Gallagher in August 2009.

As of 2009, Oasis had sold over 70 million records worldwide. They are among the most successful acts on the UK Singles Chart and Albums Chart, with eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. The band also achieved three platinum albums in the US. They won 17 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" for (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. They were nominated for two Grammy Awards.

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Live Demonstration Tape (extended)Oasis1
Take the Low RoadOasis1


1996…There and ThenOasis3


2008The Shock of the Lightning (Primal Scream remix)Oasis1


1994Definitely MaybeOasis4.4523
1995(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis3.8526
1997Be Here NowOasis3.3538
2000Standing on the Shoulder of GiantsOasis4.3512
2002Heathen ChemistryOasis415
2004Definitely MaybeOasis1
2005Don’t Believe the TruthOasis3.819
2008Dig Out Your SoulOasis4.413

Album + Compilation

1996(What’s The Story) Morning Glory? SinglesOasis41
1998The MasterplanOasis3.49
2006Complete Single Collection ’94–’05Oasis41
2006Stop the ClocksOasis4.158
2008Greatest HitsOasis42
2010Time Flies… 1994–2009Oasis48

Album + Live

19941994-06-24: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, UKOasis2
1995Live by the SeaOasis41
2000Familiar to MillionsOasis410
2007Lord Don’t Slow Me DownOasis4
2021Knebworth 1996Oasis4

Album + Remix + Mixtape/Street

2008OJAYZISCookin’ Soul, Jay‐Z vs Oasis12

Album + Demo

2014Original 1993 DemosOasis1


1994Live ForeverOasis3.54
1994Cigarettes & AlcoholOasis41
1995Some Might SayOasis44
1995Roll With ItOasis42
1995Morning GloryOasis42
1995Don’t Look Back in AngerOasis44
1996Champagne SupernovaOasis42
1997D’You Know What I Mean?Oasis45
1997Stand by MeOasis51
1997All Around the WorldOasis55
1997D’You Know What I Mean?Oasis1
1997Stand by MeOasis1
1998Don't Go AwayOasis41
1999Go Let It OutOasis46
2000Who Feels Love?Oasis43
2000Sunday Morning CallOasis43
2002The Hindu TimesOasis45
2002Stop Crying Your Heart OutOasis45
2002Little by Little / She Is LoveOasis48
2005The Importance of Being IdleOasis42
2005Let There Be LoveOasis44
2007Lord Don’t Slow Me DownOasis42
2008Falling Down (Chemical Brothers remix)Oasis41
2008The Shock of the LightningOasis44
2008Falling DownOasis46
2020Don’t Stop… (demo)Oasis5

Single + Compilation

1996The Singles Collection: Limited Edition, Volume 1Oasis1

Single + Live

2021Live Forever (live at Knebworth)Oasis3
2021Champagne Supernova (live at Knebworth)Oasis3

Single + Remix

2008The Shock of the Lightning (Primal Scream remix)Oasis1
2009The Turning (Chew Fu Refix)Oasis1

Single + Audio drama

2008I’m Outta TimeOasis45


1996Wonderwall EPOasis51
2006Stop the Clocks EPOasis52
2009Boy With the BluesOasis1

EP + Live

2009iTunes Festival: London 2009Oasis1

EP + Remix

2009Falling Down (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind)Oasis1

Other + Interview

Oasis InterviewsOasis1

Broadcast + Compilation


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