It's them at Knebworth

Dearly departed Manchester indie giants Oasis have unveiled the cover art for their new singles collection.

Try as they might, Oasis cannot escape the shadow of Knebworth. The crucible of British rock music, the band took over the vast arena for two enormous era defining shows in the summer of 1996.

Perhaps the peak of their fame, the shows on August 10th and 11th saw a combined crowd of 250,000 descend on the area.

Millions applied for tickets, with Oasis blasting through their seminal early period to delighted fans. Later issued on VHS and DVD, the shows have become part of the Oasis legend.

Which is perhaps why a shot from the show has been chosen to adorn 'Time Flies' the band's new (posthumous) singles collection. Charting their rise, troubled middle period and return to prominence the album tells one of modern British rock's most riveting stories.

The tracklisting for the album has already been confirmed, with a special DVD version of the album containing a visual record of the band's career. Famed for their distinctive promo videos, the disc allows fans to wander down memory lane.

Featuring 26 of the band's singles 'Time Flies' is due to be released on June 14th. Oasis of course split last year with Liam Gallagher forming a new group with the remains of the Manchester icons.

Noel Gallagher, meanwhile, has gone down the solo route playing two shows at the Royal Albert Hall. His opening track? '(It's Good) To Be Free'.

Oasis are set to release 'Time Flies' on June 14th.

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