Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

by OasisOasis


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Perhaps it had something to do with the disparaging comments George Harrison made about Oasis last year, but whatever the reason, the Gallagher brothers have elected to stop aping the Fabulous Four so blatantly and start seeking influence from some other fabulous rockers. Fortunately, Oasis have good taste, so whether they're borrowing from Slade, Primal Scream, Stone Roses, or Chemical Brothers on their new album, STANDING ON THE SHOULDER OF GIANTS, they do so in a way that expands their musical horizons and improves their sound. Songs like "Who Feels Love?" and "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" are awash with showers of droning, iridescent guitar, but even the most hypnotic passages overflow with nagging hooks. More significantly, the band has taken one foot out of the past and embraced the present, drawing from DJ culture on such songs as "Gas Panic!" to craft dense soundscapes with layered rhythms, groovin' drum loops, and whirring samples. And fortunately, Oasis haven't lost their sensitivity in the process, as they prove with numerous tear-jerkers, including "Little James" and "Where Did It All Go Wrong?", both of which resound with yearning vocals and melancholy melodies. Lyrically, STANDING ON THE SHOULDER OF GIANTS is Noel Gallagher's most mature offering -- reflective and surprisingly confessional. But whether lamenting damaged relationships or questioning the merits of fame, he ultimately returns to the words of his heralded mentors, who once proclaimed so wisely, "all you need is love": "I thank you for the sun, the one that shines on everyone who feels love/Now there's a million years between my fantasies and fears/I feel love" ("Who Feels Love?").

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2016
Label: Big Brother Recordin
UPC: 5055019600227
catalogNumber: 2
Rank: 3655

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oasis   Primary Artist
Linda Lewis   Background Vocals
P.P. Arnold   Background Vocals
Mark Coyle   Electric Sitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Paul Stacey   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Charlotte Glasson   Flute

Technical Credits

Paul Stacey   Engineer
Mark "Spike" Stent   Producer,Engineer
Liam Gallagher   Composer
Noel Gallagher   Composer,Producer,Art Direction
Simon Halfon   Art Direction,Collage
Jan "Stan" Kybert   Programming,Pro-Tools
Andrew MacPherson   Cover Photo

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