Oasis – Chasing the Sun

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Big brother recordings to reissue the first three classic oasis albums. Definitely Maybe, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory & Be Here Now each remastered with bonus content including rare and unreleased recordings. The first in the Chasing the Sun series Definitely Maybe released May 20th.

Available on standard CD, Special Edition 3 x CD, 12″ vinyl LP (with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content), & Deluxe Box Set (including LP, Deluxe CD, exclusive 7″ & merchandise) Also available for a limited period original 1993’s demoscassette, available only from www.oasisinet.com

In their 14-year recording career Oasis sold over 70 million albums worldwide, had 22 consecutive UK Top 10 singles, 7 No.1 studio albums, but, more than that, they helped define a generation. Now Big Brother Recordings are to reissue the band’s 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, out 20th 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 artifact – 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 remastered replica of Oasis’s debut 12 inch single Supersonic on heavyweight vinyl.

INgrooves Music Group is handling the distribution in the U.S., with its artist services division INresidence overseeing marketing for the catalog.

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, and subsequent singles ShakermakerLive Forever, and Cigarettes & Alcohol, Definitely Maybe frequently appears on ‘best album of all time’ polls, including being listed as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time and a No.1 placing in a 2008 Q Magazine/HMV poll of the ‘Greatest British Albums.’

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 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 Toyko 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.

Tracklistings

Special Edition 3 x CD:

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 ’94)
  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)

Original 1993 Demos cassette

Side One:

  1. Cloudburst
  2. Columbia
  3. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?
  4. Strange Thing

Side Two:

  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

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

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