This is all a bit funny really. We've been sent a statement from Ignition Management who manage Oasis regarding their new album. Sounds to us like a pr stunt gone wrong. Anyway, here's the statement...
The MP3s of Oasis tracks in circulation on the net appear to be illicit recordings (probably made with a hidden Walkman or similar device) of early mixes of the tracks for the band's new album, which were made some time ago.
The recordings are of very poor quality and are not of the final album mixes. We hope anyone who has downloaded the tracks enjoys them but does not take them as any indication of the finished album which has come a long way since these recordings were made. In particular we would ask that music journalists do not use these tracks as the basis for album reviews as they are a very poor substitute for the finished record.
When's all said and done it's about the songs, not the quality of the recordings, surely? What do you think?