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Oasis to release rare material for Definitely Maybe 20th anniversary

1 of 1 Happier times. Sort of . . .
Happier times. Sort of . . .

Oasis will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Definitely Maybe, by releasing a re-mastered edition of the album which will include two discs of B-sides and rare tracks.

It has also been revealed that there will be "a series of major events to celebrate this milestone" which will be announced next week, leaving fans living in hope that a reunion may still be on the cards.

Speaking about the release of Definitely Maybe in 1994 Noel Gallagher said: “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 May 19 as well as a CD and box set, complete with two discs of B-sides and rare tracks from the Definitely Maybe era.

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.

XFM.com reports that record label Big Brother will release a limited edition re-mastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12" single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl on April 12 to coincide with Record Store Day.

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.

The full track listing for the deluxe album is:

DISC ONE - THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
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 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)                             
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 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)

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