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This Re-mastered 20th Anniversary Edition of Oasis' classic 1994 debut album, 'Definitely Maybe', includes rare and previously unreleased recordings. The album is the first in the Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings.
"In 20 years time, people will buy Definitely Maybe and listen to it for what it was. Thats what is important. -Noel Gallagher, August 1994. Remarkably confident words from a guitarist on the eve of his bands debut album release. But Oasis were always certain in their abilities and the public were just as clear the five-piece were on the right track. Lets get the statistics out of the way. On its release in August 1994, Definitely Maybe sold a record-breaking 86,000 copies in its first week, the highest first-week sales for a debut album in Britain. It has since gone on to sell 5 million around the world. Over the course of their eight albums until disbanding in 2009, Oasis sold over 70 million albums. More importantly, the songs sound as fresh and relevant today as they did 20 years ago. A hunger to escape will always sound vital, especially if its sung as mesmerically as Liam Gallagher and written with the urgency of Liams older brother Noel. Its four singles Supersonic, Shakermaker, Live Forever and Cigarettes And Alcohol are established classics. Even more impressively, songs that were never released outside of the albums confines such as Rock N Roll Star and Slide Away also remain anthems and radio staples known to every generation of music fan.
Bonus content from the CD version is available as limited time free download with this vinyl edition. Bonus content includes the band's single "Whatever", unheard acoustic versions of "Live Forever" and "Shakermaker" - recorded in Paris, an early demo of "Half the World Away' - recorded in Noel Gallagher's Tokyo hotel room, a demo of the rare song "Strange Thing" and a live recording of "Sad Song" show at Manchester Academy.
"They scour through the remnants of the past three decades to come up with a quintessentially British rock & roll record, one that swaggers with the defiance of the Rolling Stones, roars with the sneer of the Sex Pistols, thieves from the past like the Happy Mondays, and ties it all together with a melodicism as natural as Paul McCartney..." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Part of Big Brother Recordings' Chasing The Sun Series
Includes download code for album
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. Rock 'n' Roll Star
3. Live Forever
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Up In the Sky
3. Sad song
LP 2 - Side 3:
2. Bring It On Down
3. Cigarettes & Alcohol
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Digsy's Dinner
2. Slide Away
3. Married With Children