Oasis Definitely Maybe 20th Anniversary: album to be reissued & rare tracks released
26 February 2014, 11:19 | Updated: 11 February 2015, 14:44
Definitely Maybe - that generation-defining debut album from Oasis - celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Radio X can reveal that there will be a series of major events to celebrate this milestone in British music.
In 1994, Noel Gallagher said of the record: “In 20 years’ time, people will buy Definitely Maybe and listen to it for what it was. That’s what is important."
A deluxe, re-mastered edition of the album will be released on 19 May as a CD and box set, complete with two discs of B-sides and rare tracks from the Definitely Maybe era.
As Noel said of the record 20 years ago: "It's about getting a bottle of cider with your mates, sticking on a Beatles album, talking shite, puking up, meeting strange girls and maybe having sex. It's about escaping."
OASIS DEFINITELY MAYBE ALBUM COVER
Highlights include previously unheard live acoustic versions of Live Forever and Shakermaker from a Paris in-store gig around the time of the album's release; an early version of Half The World Away recorded in a hotel room; and the track Strange Thing from the band's original 1993 demo tape.
It's the first in a set of reissues called Chasing The Sun, which will also see the albums (What's The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now get the same treatment later this year.
Additionally, in a special for Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April, Big Brother will release a limited edition re-mastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12" single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl.
The band's official website www.oasisinet.com has been relaunched today (26 February) with a whole host of rare material, audio and video… plus the chance to get hold of a limited edition of the original Oasis 1993 demo cassette.
There will be more announcements on Radio X next week, so keep listening and checking into Radio X.co.uk.
DEFINITELY MAYBE DELUXE ALBUM: FULL TRACK LISTING
DISC ONE - THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
3. Live Forever
4. Up In The Sky
7. Bring It On Down
8. Cigarettes & Alcohol
9. Digsy’s Dinner
10. Slide Away
11. Married With Children
DISC TWO - B- SIDES AND EXTRA TRACKS
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)
11. Fade Away
12. Listen Up
13. I Am The Walrus (Live Glasgow Cathouse June ‘94)
15. (It's Good) To Be Free
16. Half The World Away
DISC THREE - UNRELEASED DEMOS, OUT-TAKES AND LIVE RECORDINGS
1. Supersonic (Live At Glasgow Tramshed)
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Demo)
3. Shakermaker (Live Paris Instore)
4. Columbia (Eden Studios Mix)
5. Cloudburst (Demo)
6. Strange Thing (Demo)
7. Live Forever (Live Paris Instore)
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 Instore)
15. Married With Children (Demo)
16. Up In The Sky (Live Paris Instore)
17. Whatever (Strings)
The Definitely Maybe Chasing The Sun edition will be released on 19 May by Big Brother Recordings. It will be available as a standard CD and digital download, a Special Edition 3CD and digital download, 12” vinyl LP (with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content), and a Deluxe Box Set (including LP, Deluxe CD, exclusive 7" & merchandise)