There are numerous reasons why I would suggest that someone should go out and buy this album. It's an import, rather difficult to come by, so it can be a little spendy. But it is well worth the price and the time you may have to wait in getting it in the mail. This cd single is about your only way of obtaining the beautiful and hard to find Sad Song. Sad Song was originally placed on the vinyl version of their debut album, Definitely Maybe. Since nobody has that over here in the states, most of us probably didn't know the song existed. I did, simply by seeing it performed live on different Oasis videos. This song is Noel Gallagher at his best, just him and his acoustic guitar. This song alone gives us good reason he included an acoustic set during Oasis shows for so long. The man has an ability to captivate an audience, by his wonderful guitar playing, and his awesome vocal abilities. I myself have been fortunate enough to see an acoustic set, and was blown away by it.
Track 1 - Don't Go Away, was supposed to have been the Wonderwall, part 2. But it didn't turn out that way, and the album it was placed on, "Be Here Now," never got nearly the credit it deserved. This is a well crafted song, with a Slide Away feel to it, and has one of the best Oasis moments in it, which is the acoustic outro at the end. Simply amazing, and beautiful. Still a favourite track of mine.. love it.
Track 2 - Cigarettes and Alcohol (Live), is vintage Oasis. A very raw, and straight forward song. Liam's vocals shine in this one, and the energy emitted from this performance is incredible. This is Oasis in their purest form, and gives the listener why these guys are such an incredible live band. The crowd is going crazy for this one, and rightfully so. One of their best 5 live songs ever, in my opinion.
Track 3 - Sad Song... well, I've already gone into this. Any true Oasis fan has to have this, and any non-Oasis fan would be better off having heard this great song. I'm not exagerating.
Track 4 - Fade Away (WarChild version) .. This song was recorded as part of a compilation benefitting children of the Kosovo War. What's so amazing about this track, is it's reversed from the original recording (found on the Masterplan). We have Noel taking over doing the lead vocals, and listen in there, cos that would be Liam doing the backing vocals. You get to hear the younger Gallagher doing some pretty impressive harmonizing. Very touching, and very sincere.. it's an incredible song.
All in all, I'd say this is the best Oasis single out there... and well worth the money it may require in obtaining it.