Oasis have revealed that their classic 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe' will be reissued to mark its 20th anniversary in May.
With 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of its original release, Definitely Maybe will be the first reissue in the series, out 19th May. (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory and Be Here Now will follow later this year.
Also available to order now from www.oasisinet.com on cassette for a limited period only is Original 1993 Demos, a replica of the legendary demo cassette handed out by the band before Oasis were signed. An incredibly rare rock artefact - only 8 copies were made in its original form - Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle has written new sleeve notes for this release.
Additionally, especially for Record Store Day on Saturday April 19th, Big Brother will release a limited edition re-mastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12 inch single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl.
Definitely Maybe: Chasing The Sun Edition
Definitely Maybe was originally released in August 1994 and was an immediate critical and commercial smash. 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 classic 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’.
Every brand new edition includes a re-mastered version of the original album. The deluxe CD and super deluxe box set include two CDs including all the B-sides plus rare and unreleased Oasis tracks from the Definitely Maybe era, plus their huge Christmas single from 1994, Whatever. The deluxe box set format comes with new sleeve notes by respected rock critic Neil McCormick.
Highlights of the bonus content include:
• Previously unheard live acoustic versions of Live Forever and Shakermaker from a Paris in-store gig around the time of the release of Definitely Maybe
• Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo Hotel Room): an early and intimate version of this Oasis classic, recorded in Noel’s Gallagher’s hotel room in Tokyo in 1994 by Mark Coyle
• Strange Thing (Demo) from the Original 1993 Demos cassette
• Sad Song (Live at Manchester Academy) a previously unheard recording
• Whatever (Strings): recorded on a portable cassette machine at Maison Rouge Studios by Mark Coyle
Special Edition 3 x CD:
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
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
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
3. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
4. Strange Thing
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
B1. Take Me Away
B2. I Will Believe (Live)