Oasis' greatest splits?
13:30 26 July 2006
Oasis have sparked panic among fans they are to split after announcing they are releasing a greatest hits collection.
The band are bringing out a double album called 'Stop The Clocks', featuring their favourite tracks and flip-sides, on November 20.
The group - brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell and Gem Archer - have picked the 18 songs themselves. It is believed hit singles 'Supersonic', 'Wonderwall' and 'The Importance of Being Idle' will be included.
However, the announcement has sparked rumours among worried fans that Oasis are calling it a day, as Noel has insisted on several occasions the band would only release a greatest hits record if they were splitting up.
He said last year: "This is from the horse's mouth. We will only do a best of when we split up. I never understood Blur putting out best ofs. I mean, what's that all that about? It's kind of saying that whatever you're going to do from there on is not going to be your best. We'll put out a best of when we stop. No best of or singles album until it's done and dusted."
It is believed the album will also contain new song 'Stop The Clocks' - originally recorded for the band's last studio album 'Don't Believe The Truth' - as well as popular B-sides 'Acquiesce' and 'Half The World Away'.
Despite fans concerns, the band's spokesperson has insisted Oasis have no plans to split.
He said in a statement: "Having spent 10 months on the road in support of the two million selling 'Don't Believe The Truth', 'Stop the Clocks' is released as Oasis take a well earned sabbatical prior to starting work on new material. As such, this is not a full stop, but merely a time out."
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