October 20, 2008 – 4:32 am

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London 2008 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Wembley Arena, London, October 16, 2008. From TV broadcast.

Oasis have just released their seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul. Stephen Trousse, in his review of the album in Uncut magazine, wrote: “When Liam leers ‘Love is a time machiiiiine’ on The Shock Of The Lightning, it’s almost as though the act of keeping faith with your teenage passions could keep you young…

“The first half of Dig Out Your Soul… may be the most thrilling half hour of music they’ve mustered since their second album. Bag It Up could be a sequel to the Fall’s take on Mr Pharmacist – a ramshackle speedfreak racket… Both The Turning and Waiting For The Rapture ride along on grinding monotone riffs, pitched somewhere between the blunt frustration of Raw Power and the desperation of Gimme Shelter. Running straight into the short, sharp Shock Of The Lightning, this is a terrific sequence – urgent, wired, alive for the first time in ages.”

For detractors of the group, this is like why bother flogging a dead horse. A reader, JD, posted this on the internet: “When you have a country that’s produced the Beatles, Stones, Who and Clash, why so much love for this band? I really don’t get it - average at best with no original sound…”

Instead of opening the show with their new single, The Shock Of The Lightning, Noel Gallagher and company performed Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, the first track on their debut album, Definitely Maybe, from back in 1994. This was followed by Lyla, the first single from 2005’s Don’t Believe The Truth. Hmmm…

But to be fair, the lads did run through six of the 11 tracks from the new album. And the band’s in top form, exquisitely rocking the night away, and especially delighting the fans with the older hits. Certainly, one for the memory… and for the scrapbook. A fine start to their continuing world conquest ambitions then.

Thanks to announced who extracted the tracks from a TV broadcast and shared them on the Dime site. Thanks too to lalesa2000 who shared the artwork.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.Disc 1
Track 01. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Track 02. Lyla
Track 03. The Shock Of The Lightning*
Track 04. Cigarettes & Alcohol
Track 05. The Meaning Of Soul
Track 06. To Be Where There’s Life*
Track 07. Waiting For The Rapture*
Track 08. The Masterplan
Track 09. Songbird

Disc 2
Track 10. Slide Away
Track 11. Morning Glory
Track 12. Ain’t Got Nothin’*
Track 13. The Importance Of Being Idle
Track 14. I’m Outta Time*
Track 15. Wonderwall
Track 16. Supersonic
Track 17. Falling Down*
Track 18. Champagne Supernova

* Tracks featured on Dig Out Your Soul.

Click on the link to order Oasis‘ Dig Out Your Soul.

  1. 8 Responses to “OASIS - LONDON 2008”

  2. Overrated, talentless scum.

    By Unifaun on Oct 22, 2008

  3. Hey wee fauny face,It’s ok,calm down.You don’t have to secretly like them and make a big show of yourself.Chillout and hipity hopity back to your quiet little woodland and listen to all the birdies twitter…..Ha..Ha
    Tell me wee faun, Have you seen Bambi lately?
    That was the last time apart from your comment here that I cried with laughter…Ha..Ha..Ha
    Rock & Roll Digs Out My Soul You Know!!!!

    By Mummy Here on Oct 23, 2008

  4. Message to the above: Unifaun.
    Talentless scum?
    What talent have you got?
    Have you got £100 million in the booty?
    That’s talentless scum for you, get a grip moron.

    By Martin on Oct 24, 2008

  5. @ Martin: to have 100 million in the booty is definitely NOT a sign of talent. just look at all the banksters.

    Oasis have been great, now they still are o.k.
    Or maybe even a little bit more than that.

    By Walter on Oct 24, 2008

  6. Can’t we all just get along.

    By Bill on Oct 25, 2008

  7. Ya, if you don’t like the band, why would follow a link here just to diss them? Too much time on yer hands? Need a hobby? Come on, Oasis makes some people feel good, and I’m one of them.

    By Yukon on Nov 2, 2008

  8. PS where’s the “Don’t Look Back in Anger”? *sigh*

    By Yukon on Nov 2, 2008

  9. Great late-period Oasis show. It may not be Knebworth in 1996, but I am impressed with it.

    By Russell on Jun 23, 2012

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