2000 was not a good year for Oasis. Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher both had broken marriages, their fourth album Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants was released to a lot of negative reviews and reception and then there was the disastrous Wembley gigs that the band did where Liam was absolutely horrible towards the crowd and his performance was lacklustre at that gig, to say the least. Nonetheless, even in that period of darkness came some light. There were still some good songs of theirs, despite the fact that the band were in a terrible spot at the time. This single release of the song of the same name, hopefully, is a good listen given the bad circumstances of the time and the fact that the bank was nearly at a breakup point. Let’s hear these songs regardless.

Who Feels Love? is an interesting song, to say the least. Beginning with some reversed sounds, tabla drums and launches into a truly glorious sounding piece of music, this is fantastic from a textural point of view. This is no doubt one of the better Oasis songs from this period of time. Noel Gallagher allegedly wrote this piece after visiting some Buddhist temples in Thailand and was inspired by that vibe. Go figure. Liam Gallagher’s singing here isn’t perfect, but it fits the song very well. His voice has had better days though and sounds quite raspy as a result. In any case, the tune is majestic and different, or appalling, depending on how you feel about it. The 1990s were well and truly over by this point, and Oasis used some songs such as this one as an excuse to move on from previous efforts. Still, it is a mega wonderful and psychedelic journey through sound. Noel Gallagher wasn’t doing drugs by this point, which is ironic. The solo section in particular sounds truly amazing and allegedly took around six months to mix it all. A great piece of music to hear, and just mindblowing in its own way. Also, it is great music to hear when in a reflective mood, and never bores one throughout its six minute length. One of the most interesting tunes that Oasis delivered, this is cool to hear. The outro is very reminiscent of Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles. Nice work, it has a ghostly conclusion to completion.

One Way Road begins with birds chirping, heavily processed mid-pickup position guitars that launch into a very melancholy sounding song. The lyrics present are super depressing but still, this is a very good song to hear. Nonetheless, this is really cool and is a totally underrated Noel Gallagher piece. Noel also sings this one, pointing to the fact that brother Liam couldn’t sing as well as previously by this point. This whole tune sounds extremely Psychedelic. A wonderful piece of music, but something that sounds like it comes from a very moody place. All in all, this is a decent listen for what it is. A nice and varied listen, the electric guitar playing in particular sounds really nice, with some varying tones and sounds that are crunchy. The song ends with the birds chirping as this fades out. Very Pink Floyd like.

Helter Skelter is a cover of the legendary song by The Beatles on their own White Album. It begins with some interesting volume swells, manic guitar playing and Noel Gallagher singing with some slight distortion on his vocals. To be fair, this is a good cover but it lacks some of the inspiration and energy that made early Oasis how good that they were. It’s only a cover, but this is merely filler really. Still, it does sound really awesome and lively at times and is a loud and powerful listening experience. Noel proves himself a worthy singer, yet regardless, this is not a really inspiring or great cover. It’s just filler really. The second half has a messy sounding guitar led solo section, which could have been cut down a bit. Nonetheless, it’s okay for what it is. Some of the screaming here by Noel is super manic. A really interesting listen nonetheless, Oasis has always looked up to The Beatles. The outro is rather long though, and it is a bit of a drag really. At least it isn’t dull or boring. The outro with some spacey keyboard sounds and Alan White’s drumming is redeeming, however.

This is a very short listening experience just over 15 minutes long. The original tracks here are solid gold Oasis and are up there in overall terms of top-notch quality Oasis. The last song, being a cover, is a real drag to hear and both has too much going on and is too long. Still, some may disagree with that. Overall, this is a nice single from the era that is worth hearing from time to time. Should you listen to it? Yes, especially if you are a big Oasis fan but some people may be put off by this release.

Interesting and varied.