The Masterplan (album)

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The Masterplan
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Compilation album of B-sides by
Released2 November 1998
Recorded1994–1997
Studio
GenreBritpop
Length66:27
LabelCreation
Producer
Oasis chronology
Be Here Now
(1997)
The Masterplan
(1998)
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
(2000)
Singles from The Masterplan
  1. "Acquiesce"
    Released: 24 April 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Sun-Times3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
NME9/10[5]
Pitchfork3.7/10[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[9]
Spin4.5/5 stars[10]

The Masterplan is a compilation album by English rock band Oasis, comprising B-sides which never made it onto an album. It was released on 2 November 1998. 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. The Masterplan reached number 2 in the UK[11] where it went platinum,[12] and number 51 in the United States. However, it did reach the Top 20 in various charts around the world, going on to sell over 2 million copies.[13] Four songs from the album appear on the 2006 compilation album Stop the Clocks. The Masterplan is the last album of Oasis to be released under the Creation label.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Noel Gallagher, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)SingleLength
1."Acquiesce" "Some Might Say" (1995)4:25
2."Underneath the Sky" "Don't Look Back in Anger" (1996)3:21
3."Talk Tonight" "Some Might Say"4:21
4."Going Nowhere" "Stand by Me" (1997)4:39
5."Fade Away" "Cigarettes & Alcohol" (1994)4:13
6."The Swamp Song" "Wonderwall" (1995)4:19
7."I Am the Walrus" (live, edited by almost 2 minutes)John Lennon, Paul McCartney"Cigarettes & Alcohol"6:25
8."Listen Up" (edited by 18 seconds) "Cigarettes & Alcohol"6:21
9."Rockin' Chair"N. Gallagher, Chris Griffiths"Roll with It" (1995)4:35
10."Half the World Away" "Whatever" (1994)4:21
11."(It's Good) to Be Free" "Whatever"4:18
12."Stay Young" "D'You Know What I Mean?" (1997)5:05
13."Headshrinker" "Some Might Say"4:38
14."The Masterplan" "Wonderwall"5:22

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • Mike Rowe – keyboards (4, 12)
  • Paul Weller – harmonica, lead guitar (6)
  • Nick Ingman – strings and horn arrangements (4, 14)
  • Owen Morris - bass (10), production

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Top 25 Albums[15] 11
Finland Lista Top-40[16] 32
French SNEP Albums[17] 20
German Media Control Charts[18] 33
Irish Albums Chart[19] 68
Japan Oricon[20] 5
Norway Topp 40 Albums[21] 18
Sweden Albums Top 60[22] 20
Switzerland Albums Top 100[23] 40
Netherlands Mega Album Top 100[24] 55
UK Albums Chart[11] 2
US Billboard 200[25] 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Masterplan – Oasis". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (10 January 1999). "Oasis, 'The Master Plan' (Epic)". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  3. ^ Diehl, Matt (9 November 1998). "The Masterplan". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert (2 November 1998). "There's Some A-Material in Oasis' 'Masterplan' B-Sides". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ Oldham, James (27 October 1998). "Oasis – The Masterplan". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  6. ^ Sandlin, Michael (13 November 2000). "Oasis: The Masterplan Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Oasis: The Masterplan". Q (169). October 2000.
  8. ^ Hoskyns, Barney (17 November 1998). "The Masterplan". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Oasis". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 598. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  10. ^ Marchese, David (October 2008). "Discography: Oasis". Spin. 24 (10): 76. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  11. ^ a b "OASIS | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Oasis"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Oasis" (PDF). Warner Music Group. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  14. ^ http://www.oasis-recordinginfo.co.uk/?page_id=1038
  15. ^ "Oasis – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  16. ^ [1] Archived 28 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". lescharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  18. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Oasis". irishcharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  22. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  23. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  24. ^ Steffen Hung. "Oasis – The Masterplan". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  25. ^ "Oasis – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

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