NEWS: Oasis confirm deluxe edition of 'Definitely Maybe' for 20th anniversary... 2

NEWS: Oasis confirm deluxe edition of ‘Definitely Maybe’ for 20th anniversary…

To celebrate the twentieth year since the release of their debut album, Oasis will be re-releasing their first three studio albums over the course of 2014. All three albums have been meticulously remastered and will be released, in chronological order, with a carefully selected collection of rarities (including ALL of those incredible B-sides) and additional tracks culled from Oasis label Big Brother Recordings and the band’s own archives.

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“As part of the reissue series, named ‘Oasis: Chasing The Sun’, ‘Definitely Maybe’ will be released on the 19th May, with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ and ‘Be Here Now’ to follow later in the year. Each album will be made available as a special edition 3 CD set, heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and extremely limited deluxe box set (including both formats plus a 56 page hard back book, bonus 7” and exclusive memorabilia) as well as standard CD and digital formats.


Original 1993 Demos, a replica of the demo cassette handed out by the band before they were signed is also being made available for a limited period. Additionally, especially for Record Store Day on Saturday April 19, Big Brother will release a limited edition re-mastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12 inch single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl.


Regarded as the biggest musical phenomenon since The Beatles (indeed, nothing as big has happened since), in their 14-year recording career Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide, had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 singles and seven No.1 studio albums.


Definitely Maybe was originally released in August 1994. The fastest-selling debut album ever (at the time), it went seven-times platinum in the UK (over 2 million copies), and sold 5 million worldwide. Containing the debut single Supersonic, released April1994, and subsequent singles Shakermaker, Live Forever, and Cigarettes & Alcohol, Definitely Maybe frequently appears on ‘best album of all time’ polls, including a No.1 placing in a 2008 Q Magazine/HMV poll of the Greatest British Albums.”


Tracklisting below…


Special Edition 3 x CD:
Disc 1 
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star 
2. Shakermaker 
3. Live Forever 
4. Up In The Sky 
5. Columbia 
6. Supersonic 
7. Bring it on Down 
8. Cigarettes & Alcohol 
9. Digsy’s Dinner 
10. Slide Away 
11. Married With Children 

Disc 2 
1. Columbia (White Label Demo) 
2. Cigarettes & Alcohol (Demo) 
3. Sad Song 
4. I Will Believe (Live) 
5. Take Me Away 
6. Alive (Demo) 
7. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman? 
8. Supersonic (Live) 
9. Up In The Sky (Acoustic) 
10. Cloudburst 
11. Fade Away 
12. Listen Up 
13. I Am The Walrus (Live Glasgow Cathouse June ‘94) 
14. Whatever 
15. (It’s Good) To Be Free 
16. Half The World Away

Disc 3
1. Supersonic (Live At Glasgow Tramshed) 
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Demo) 
3. Shakermaker (Live Paris in-store) 
4. Columbia (Eden Studios Mix) 
5. Cloudburst (Demo) 
6. Strange Thing (Demo) 
7. Live Forever (Live Paris in-store) 
8. Cigarettes & Alcohol (Live At Manchester Academy) 
9. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman? (Live At Manchester Academy)
10. Fade Away (Demo)
11. Take Me Away (Live At Manchester Academy)
12. Sad Song (Live At Manchester Academy)
13. Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo hotel room)
14. Digsy’s Dinner (Live, Paris in-store)
15. Married With Children (Demo)
16. Up In The Sky (Live Paris in-store)
17. Whatever (Strings)

Original 1993 Demos cassette

Side One:
1. Cloudburst
2. Columbia
3. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
4. Strange Thing

Side Two:
1. Bring It On Down
2. Married With Children
3. Fade Away
4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Supersonic 12 inch single, Record Store Day limited edition

Take Me Away
I Will Believe (Live)



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