Critical reception of the album was generally positive. Many critics lauded Dig Out Your Soul as one of the strongest albums ever recorded by the band, and noted that “it seems Oasis have made something that can happily play alongside Morning Glory”. In the UK, the album sold 90,000 copies on its first day of release, making it the second fastest selling album of 2008, behind Coldplay’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. It debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 1, with first week sales of 200,866 copies, making it the 51st fastest selling album ever in the UK. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 in the US, with 53,000 copies sold. It is the highest chart position of any Oasis album in the US since 1997’s Be Here Now which debuted at number 2.
:: Info ::
Released: 6th October 2008
Highest Chart Position: Number 1 in the UK
Recorded at: January 2004 – February 2005 in London, England at Metropolis Studios, Olympic Studios, Strangeways Studios, and Wheeler End Studios and in Los Angeles, California at Capitol Studios and The Village.
Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7 written by Noel Gallagher
Track 5,9,11 written by Liam Gallagher
Track 8 written by Gem
Track 10 Written by Andy Bell
Produced and Mixed by: Dave Sardy.
Recorded at: Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios, London & Hillside Manor.
Second Engineer at Abbey Road at: Chris Bolster.
Second Engineer at The Village at: Ghian Wright.
Mixed at: The Village Recorder, Los Angeles.
Mastered by: Ian Cooper at Metropolis Mastering.
Zak Starkey & Noel Gallagher on Drums for tracks Bag It Up and Waiting For The Rapture.
Zak Starkey on Drums for tracks 2,4,5,6,7,8,9.
Noel Gallagher on Drums for track Soldier On.
Jay Darlington on Mellotron and electronics on Falling Down.
The National In-Choir on backing vocals on The Turning.
I’m Outta Time contains an excerpt from John Lennon interview with Andy Peebles for BBC Radio 1, first transmitted on 6th December 1980.
:: Oasis Are ::
Noel Gallagher-Lead Guitars & Backing Vocals
Gem Archer-Rhythm Guitar
Andy Bell-Bass Guitar