Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Wonderwall / I Am the Walrus
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Redundant for fans, but you can't argue with this
Dave | United States | 04/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"By the time of the UK single release of "Wonderwall", Oasis were very much making it clear that they were a no-nonsense band when it came to b-sides with Noel Gallagher having a seemingly bottomless supply of terrific songs to unload. The thing though was that the b-sides, in general, were only being released in the UK. That said, this "Wonderwall" EP which was released in the US was a great bargain. Of course, it's got the classic title track from "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?". In addition to this, it gives a taste of their excellence when it comes to b-sides--"Round Are Way", with its bluesy harmonica and horns, is a rousing feel-good tune which is also on the UK "Wonderwall" single; "Talk Tonight" is a tender acoustic ballad sung by Noel from the UK "Some Might Say" single; "Rockin' Chair" is a yearning mid-tempo pop-rocker from the UK "Roll With It" single; & the disc ends with the smoking live cover of "I Am The Walrus" from the UK "Cigarettes & Alcohol" single. All that said, for any serious Oasis fan who already owned all the UK singles, this is basically a redundant release. Additionally, "Talk Tonight", "Rockin' Chair", & "I Am The Walrus" all turned up on the 1998 b-sides collection "The Masterplan", although the latter track was apparently edited. Still, this 5 track EP offered about a half hour's worth of superb music, and I believe the list price was $6.49 which made it a great deal, and additionally, it perhaps served the useful purpose of making people realize Oasis had a LOT more to offer than just what was on the actual albums. I also want to point out a couple things that TOTAL diehard fans will notice--the version of "Talk Tonight" on here features someone (Noel?) making a comment regarding batteries that doesn't appear on the UK "Some Might Say" version (!); also, the version of "Rockin' Chair" on here just starts as opposed to fading in the way it does on the UK "Roll With It" single."
Can't go wrong with this one
GreenJester | Indiana, USA | 06/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard these tracks while browsing in a Musicland store in the mid-90's; picked up the disc and brought it home the same day. If you can think of an album as a novel, then this is one heck of a good novella--short but incredible. Wonderwall - you've likely heard already. Good song.Round Are Way - plays over the credits of "A Life Less Ordinary," and oddly left off that movie's soundtrack. Great, powerful track. Talk Tonight - Quiet, acoustic... full of something like loneliness but, I wouldn't call it a depressing song. Just much more mellow. Lyrically and musically, I like it.Rockin' Chair - somewhere inbetween the tempo & sound of Round Are Way and Talk Tonight is this little number. Another beautiful performance. Listen to me, lol. I don't even own any other Oasis albums. But this little collection just stuck with me.I Am The Walrus - I heard this version before I ever heard the Beatles' original. This performance is epic--pure electric guitar madness. It seems to go on forever, looping and vibrating like some great machine busting its gears. Just fantastic.You won't regret this. Get a copy. (Hey Amazon--you should be paying me for this kind of endorsement, ya know that?)signed,A Music Lover"