Oasis: new album artwork revealed


Oasis, ‘Stop The Clocks’, 2006. The artwork was devised by Sir Peter Blake who also designed the cover art for Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepperâ


Oasis, ‘The Masterplan’, 1999. The B-sides album reached Number 2 in the UK, going on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. The album cover is a photograph by James Burns and inside microdot artwork was designed by Brian Cannon who has worked closely with Oasis.


Oasis, ‘Heathen Chemistry’, 2002. The picture was taken on 13 February 2002 at Paris’ Gare de Lyon metro station, where the band were changing trains.



Oasis, ‘Be Here Now’, 1997. The album cover was shot at Stocks House in Hertfordshire and features the band surrounded by an amalgam of props taken from the BBC storeroom in West London. According to the band, the props have no specific meaning apart from aesthetic appeal.


The artwork for Oasis’ new album ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ has been revealed exclusively to NME. To celebrate, here we look back at the band’s previous album sleeves, starting with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’, from 1995. The street depicted is Berwick Street in Soho. The man walking towards the camera is Sean Rowley (of ‘Guilty Pleasures’ fame); the man walking away from it is album producer Owen Morris.


Oasis, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, which will be released on October 6 2008. The artwork is by collage artist Julian House, who also designed the award-winning sleeve for Primal Scream’s ‘XTRMNTR’. For the full story on the album, check out the new issue of NME, on sale Wednesday July 15.