23 September 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...



"Little By Little" is a song by British rock band Oasis, first released as the sixth track on their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry. On September 23rd 2002, it was released with "She Is Love" as the first (and, so far, only) double A-sided single by the band, peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Chart Noel Gallagher provides lead vocals on both tracks, which he also wrote.

"Little By Little" was perhaps the most controversial song on the album, receiving mixed reviews from those who felt it was a classic example of an upbeat Oasis anthem and those who felt it was a twee, patronising, sycophantic melody. Regardless of this, the song managed to peak at number two in the UK charts based largely on the publicity garnered by the song.




















The promo video to the song featured a guest role by Robert Carlyle. The cover art for the single is an homage to Robert Indiana's LOVE artwork.



She Is Love

"She Is Love" is a song by British rock band Oasis, first released as the ninth track on their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry. In September 2002, it was released with "Little by Little" as the first double A-sided single by the band, peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was written about Noel Gallagher's girlfriend Sara McDonald and is a light, acoustic song about being in love.

Gallagher claims it was written in the Buckingham Gate Hotel in London, and that it took 30 minutes to complete. The band commissioned British fashion art director Rachel Thomas to make a promo video for the song. However, the resulting film, a mix of animation and live action, has never been released on any format.

Track listings
7" RKID 26, CD RKIDSCD 26, 12" RKID 26T
"Little By Little" - 4:57
"She Is Love" - 3:11
"My Generation" - 4:05 (CD and 12" only)
"My Generation" was recorded live at the BBC's Maida Vale studios on January 20, 2000. The sleevenotes claim it was recorded on February 7, 2000, but this was the transmission date, not the recording date.

DVD RKIDSDVD 26
"Little By Little" - 5:02
"Little By Little" (demo) - 4:55
10 minutes of noise and confusion - pt three - 8:31
The third part of the "10 Minutes..." documentary looks behind the scenes of their sell out shows at Finsbury Park in London from July 5-7 2002.

German CD CDM 6730685
"Little by Little"
"My Generation"
"Columbia" (live)
"Columbia" was recorded live at the Barrowlands, Glasgow, on October 13, 2001.
"Little by Little" (live video)
CD-ROM video recorded live at Finsbury Park, London, on July 7, 2002.

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