Did You Really Think Today’s Oasis Announcement Was Going to Be About a Reunion?

Seriously?  Did you have your hopes up over that teaser post on Facebook earlier in the week?  Did you read something into the fact that Beady Eye has seemed to disappear from the Coachella lineup?  No dice, sunshine.

What we got was an announcement regarding a 20th anniversary expanded edition of Definitely Maybe, which first appeared in stores August 30, 1994.  And for Oasis fans, it’s better than nothing.

Definitely Maybe: Chasing the Sun Series comes in several flavours, all due May 19:

 

  • Standard CD and digital download:  Remastered version of the original album.
  • Three-disc special edition:  Includes rare and unreleased tracks
  • A 12-inch vinyl LP version
  • A deluxe box set featuring both the CDs and the LPs.

Here’s a tracklisting for the three-CD set:

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 1994)
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)

And there’s more.  A replica of the “Supersonic” single will be released on Record Store Day (April 19).  And if you want to go really deep, a cassette replica of the original 1993 demos is available from Oasisinet.com.  Up until now, only eight of the original cassettes were known to exist.  That tracklisting is as follows:

Side One

‘Cloudburst’
‘Columbia’
‘D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?’
‘Strange Thing’

Side Two

‘Bring It On Down’
‘Married With Children’
‘Fade Away’
‘Rock’N’Roll Star’

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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