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Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants by Oasis
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Having both become fathers since the release of 1997's BE HERE NOW, Liam and Noel Gallagher have cut back on the carousing and ironically made Oasis's fourth album the most psychedelic one to date. Overseen by Massive Attack/Bjork producer Mark "Spike" Stent, STANDING ON THE SHOULDER OF GIANTS, finds the larger-than-life sound of the Brothers Gallagher sprinkled with a light dusting of drum loops, samples, electric sitar, Mellotron, and backward guitar. As always, the Beatles continue to loom large as influences, particularly on the "Hey Jude"-like "Little James," Liam's songwriting debut. The track was written with Simple Minds' Jim Kerr and is dedicated to Liam's son. Elsewhere, the obvious Indian influence of "Who Feels Love" suggests "Dear Prudence" had George Harrison written it instead of John and Paul.

At different points, GIANTS finds Oasis flirting with the Madchester sound of the Happy Mondays and Stone Roses. "Gas Panic!" and "Roll It Over" point to the morning-after vibe of vintage Primal Scream while "Fuckin' in the Bushes" sounds like a lost Charlatans UK track. Despite all the experimentation, the lads from Manchester firmly hold onto their Brit-pop crown with thumping numbers like "Liar" and "Go Let It Out!"

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Fucking In The Bushes
  2. Go Let It Out
  3. Who Feels Love?
  4. Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is
  5. Little James
  6. Gas Panic!
  7. Where Did It All Go Wrong?
  8. Sunday Morning Call
  9. I Can See A Liar
  10. Roll It Over
Release date Australia
February 29th, 2000
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