Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
The metal of the medal in a medley
Even though it (sort of) copied its layout AHM's successor did not top the charts, but instead it brought Floyd on the brink of greatness, just behind the bend. For some reasons, Meddle doesn't suffer of the same controversy than AHM did, which is rather strange, because it if has much higher and outstanding peaks, it is also much less even, because the lows on this album are simply awful. With that bizarre yet fascinating Hypgnosis artwork of mixing an ear and waterdrops on rippling the surface of calm waters, Meddle has not only a weird unnatural name, but the album was released in early 71 like its predecessor with the name and title on the cover, something that Crimson or Zep were also doing with success.
After the ludicrous props (Rolls Royce, clock, phone box) that cluttered the stage of their uncomfortable Be Here Now tour, the year 2000 saw Oasis wisely dispense with the theatrics and concentrate on being the world's greatest stadium pub rock band. And so, with just three mammoth video walls for company, they toured the stadia of the world. Big as the video screens were, there was little to see. Instead the drama, tension and entertainment of the Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants tour lay in just two simple things: the band's straight-ahead rock and Liam Gallagher's mouth. Joyously, fine examples of both were recorded when they played Wembley Stadium. Musically, Oasis make good their claims to be the biggest and the best, with "Supersonic", "Shakermaker", "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and "Live Forever" rocking like the pub classics they are. As for Liam, Familiar To Millions wouldn't be half the album it is had his inane ramblings, brotherly abuse and audience taunts been edited out. That's where the real live atmosphere lies. That, and the humbling sound of 70,000 voices singing as one the choruses of "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back In Anger".
2006 Japanese Limited Edition issue containing 25 CD singles with every single release from April 1994's 'Supersonic' through to December 2005's 'Let There Be Love' totalling a mighty 89 classic tracks.
A collection of 8 CD, which includes all the studio albums by English rock band Oasis at the moment, and 1 maxi-single.
After producing and playing some of the best music of the 60's and 70's, Jim Messina kept going with his solo recording career. All the talent and technique that made Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins and Messina so great, shows up here in Jim's solo work…