Time Flies 1994-2009 - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Brit Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Time Flies... 1994-2009
Photographers: Tom Woodcraft; Lawrence Watson; Jill Furmanovsky.
Wasting no time in the wake of the Gallagher brothers sudden 2009 implosion, Sony released the deluxe Time Flies 1994-2009 retrospective in the summer of 2010, just in time for the 15th anniversary of (What's the Story) Morning Glory? The driving idea behind Time Flies is to collect all 27 of Oasis' British A-sides, a simple idea that would seem to fit one of the great singles band, but sticking to the singles winds up leaving many great songs behind, including their manifesto "Rock & Roll Star," "Champagne Supernova," the lovely "Talk Tonight," and Noel and Liam's duet "Acquiesce," among many tremendous B-sides, "(What's the Story) Morning Glory" and "Champagne Supernova," to name a few. The latter is added to the U.S. version, since it was an actual hit in America (the U.S. version does not contain "Sunday Morning Call"), but it doesn't change the fact that Time Flies winds up missing more staples than it should.enough to make it miss the definitive designation it should carry. Nevertheless, Time Flies is a better overview than 2006's Stop the Clocks, of which it shares ten tracks (11 in the U.S. incarnation) and not just because it's more generous by a measure of almost ten tracks. Time Flies does a better job of rounding up the highlights from their patchy turn-of-the-millennium albums -- actually, it emphasizes Heathen Chemistry almost a bit too much, with its five tracks outweighing the number of selections from Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory -- and has space for selections from their smashing final album Dig Out Your Soul, including sneaking on "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," which makes its album debut here along with the 1994 Christmas single "Whatever." All that's enough to make this the Oasis comp of choice until the definitive collection comes around. [Time Flies is improved considerably in its deluxe edition which is the U.K. double-disc expanded by a third disc containing a concert from The Roundhouse in London on July 21, 2009 and a DVD containing all of the band's music videos with commentary. The live show was recorded just weeks before Noel and Liam's final blow-out and proves that the band was far from tuckered out; they still packed a wallop. But the DVD is the real news: of all the Brit-pop titans of the '90s, Oasis was the only one without a home video collection of their videos, and this has them all, including clips made for the U.S., and that's enough of a treat even without the tantalizing bonus of Noel and Liam commentary.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
- Country of Origin
- Big Brother
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Supersonic
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Roll with It
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Live Forever
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Wonderwall
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Stop Crying Your Heart Out
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Cigarettes & Alcohol
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Songbird
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Don't Look Back in Anger
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hindu Times, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Stand by Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Lord Don't Slow Me Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Shakermaker
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] All Around the World
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Champagne Supernova
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Some Might Say
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Importance of Being Idle, The
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] D'You Know What I Mean?
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Lyla
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Let There Be Love
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Go Let It Out
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Who Feels Love?
- [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Little by Little
- [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Shock of the Lightning, The
- [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] She Is Love
- [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Whatever
- [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] I'm Outta Time
- [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Falling Down
- Sony Music Distribution (
Rolling Stone (p.107) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'The Hindu Times' and 'Lyla,' from the last half of the ride, have the same crunch and gumption as early knockouts such as 'Supersonic' and 'Live Forever'..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "TIME FLIES is a fair representation of why they mattered....Oasis were a cultural force, one of the very few rock bands that altered the fabric of national life."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he singles from 1994's DEFINITELY MAYBE and 1995's (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? still sound like the instantly hummable, immaculately recorded work of outsiders who imagined themselves in their idols' shoes..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] handy place to nab all 27 Oasis' singles..."
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