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    Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:35:21

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    Oasis fans, good news! There's a lot to take in here, regarding reissues.

    Big Brother Recordings will reissue Oasis' classic albums in chronological order as part of the new Chasing the Sun series. Each album has been remastered and available with rare and exclusive bonus content.

    With 2014 marking the 20th anniversary of its original release, Definitely Maybe will be the first release in the series. It's out May 20. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now will follow later this year.

    Also available to order now from shop.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 artifact - only eight 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 19, Big Brother will release a limited edition remastered 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.

    Every brand new edition includes a remastered 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. All editions come with new sleevenotes 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 instore 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 Coil

    Track Listing:

    Special Edition 3 x CD:
    Disc 1

    Rock 'n' Roll Star
    Shakermaker
    Live Forever
    Up In The Sky
    Columbia
    Supersonic
    Bring it on Down
    Cigarettes & Alcohol
    Digsy's Dinner
    Slide Away
    Married With Children

    Disc 2

    Columbia (White Label Demo)
    Cigarettes & Alcohol (Demo)
    Sad Song
    I Will Believe (Live)
    Take Me Away
    Alive (Demo)
    D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
    Supersonic (Live)
    Up In The Sky (Acoustic)
    Cloudburst
    Fade Away
    Listen Up
    I Am The Walrus (Live Glasgow Cathouse June '94)
    Whatever
    (It's Good) To Be Free
    Half The World Away

    Disc 3

    Supersonic (Live At Glasgow Tramshed)
    Rock 'n' Roll Star (Demo)
    Shakermaker (Live Paris in-store)
    Columbia (Eden Studios Mix)
    Cloudburst (Demo)
    Strange Thing (Demo)
    Live Forever (Live Paris in-store)
    Cigarettes & Alcohol (Live At Manchester Academy)
    D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman? (Live At Manchester Academy)
    Fade Away (Demo)
    Take Me Away (Live At Manchester Academy)
    Sad Song (Live At Manchester Academy)
    Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo hotel room)
    Digsy's Dinner (Live, Paris in-store)
    Married With Children (Demo)
    Up In The Sky (Live Paris in-store)
    Whatever (Strings)

    Original 1993 Demos cassette

    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

    Supersonic 12 inch single, Record Store Day limited edition

    A:Supersonic
    B1. Take Me Away
    B2. I Will Believe (Live)

    Anyone plan to chase the sun with Definitely Maybe?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.14.14



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