Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oasis Release Noel Solo Acoustic Gig Via iTunes

Picture from the HAD Archive

We're generally skeptical of the iTunes DRM-encased monolithic ridiculousness, but there are times when we make exceptions. Specifically, when iTunes has something we can't get anywhere else, and we want it really, really, badly. Case in point: The new Oasis live record Dreams We Have As Children.

You may recall that a while back we mentioned the disc was being given away in UK papers. We were a tad jealous, to say the least. Well now the band has done the rest of the world a solid, and made the disc available via iTunes. Granted, you have to pay $11.99 to snag it, but the upside is a 16-track album that looks to kick some massive ass.

Specifically, it's a Noel-fronted solo acoustic show that's got something for everyone. B-sides, the hits, new songs, old songs. In short, it's killer. For even sometimes-fans, we gotta say this is gold. And, for those haters out there (you know who you are), it still might be worth checking out: Oasis songs take on a totally different quality with Noel singing, and in our opinion, a better one. You may find yourself digging it more than you think.

Oasis - Dreams We Have As Children Tracklist
1. (It's Good) To Be Free
2. Talk Tonight
3. Fade Away
4. Cast No Shadow
5. Half The World Away
6. The Importance of Being Idle
7. The Butterfly Collector
8. All You Need Is Love
9. Don't Go Away
10. Listen Up
11. Sad Song
12. Wonderwall
13. Slide Away
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
15. Don't Look Back In Anger
16. Married With Children