The Masterplan

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The Masterplan
Compilation album of B-sides by Oasis
Released 3 November 1998
Recorded 1994–1997
Genre Britpop
Length 66:28
Label Creation
Producer Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher
Oasis chronology
Be Here Now
(1997)
The Masterplan
(1998)
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 9/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[3]
Q 4/5 stars October 2000

The Masterplan is a compilation album by the English rock band Oasis, comprising B-sides which never made it onto an album. The album was originally intended for release only in areas such as the United States and Japan, where the tracks were only available on expensive European import singles. It was first released in late 1998. The Masterplan reached number 2 in the UK[4] where it went platinum,[5] and number 51 in the United States. However, it did reach the Top 20 in various charts around the world, going on to sell two million copies.[6] Four songs from the album appear on the 2006 compilation album Stop the Clocks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Noel Gallagher, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Single Length
1. "Acquiesce"     "Some Might Say"/"Roll with It" 4:24
2. "Underneath the Sky"     "Don't Look Back in Anger" 3:21
3. "Talk Tonight"     "Some Might Say"/"Wonderwall" 4:21
4. "Going Nowhere"     "Stand by Me" 4:39
5. "Fade Away"     "Cigarettes & Alcohol"/"Whatever" 4:13
6. "The Swamp Song"     "Wonderwall" 4:19
7. "I Am the Walrus" (live) John Lennon, Paul McCartney "Cigarettes & Alcohol" 6:25
8. "Listen Up"     "Cigarettes & Alcohol"/"Whatever" 6:21
9. "Rockin' Chair"   N. Gallagher, Chris Griffiths "Roll with It"/"Morning Glory"/"Wonderwall" 4:35
10. "Half the World Away"     "Whatever" 4:21
11. "(It's Good) To Be Free"     "Whatever" 4:18
12. "Stay Young"     "D'You Know What I Mean?" 5:05
13. "Headshrinker"     "Some Might Say"/"Roll with It" 4:38
14. "The Masterplan"     "Wonderwall" 5:22

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Top 25 Albums[7] 11
Finland Lista Top-40[8] 32
French SNEP Albums[9] 20
German Media Control Charts[10] 33
Irish Albums Chart[11] 68
Japan Oricon[12] 5
Norway Topp 40 Albums[13] 18
Sweden Albums Top 60[14] 20
Switzerland Albums Top 100[15] 40
Netherlands Mega Album Top 100[16] 55
UK Albums Chart[4] 2
US Billboard 200[17] 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Masterplan at AllMusic
  2. ^ "NME Album Reviews – The Masterplan". Nme.Com. 27 September 1998. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Barney Hoskyns (17 November 1998). "The Masterplan | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "OASIS | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Oasis"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Oasis" (PDF). Warner Music Group. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Oasis – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". lescharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Oasis". irishcharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "オアシスのCDアルバムランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Oasis – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 August 2013.