While rumors of an impending Oasis reunion swirled Tuesday on the Internet, the announcement that came Wednesday morning was newsworthy, albeit disappointing to fans who bought into the hype:  the band will re-release its first three albums:  “Definitely Maybe,” “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory” and “Be Here Now.”  Each rerelease will be remastered and feature bonus content, including rare and unreleased recordings, according to a press release, and will be available in various formats.

The first in the “Chasing The Sun” series, as Big Brother Records is calling it, will be “Definitely Maybe,” set for a May 20 street date.  The band’s 1993 “Demos” cassette is also available “for a limited time only” and only through www.oasis.net.  Additionally, 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.

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 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.


Special Edition 3 x CD:

Disc 1

Rock ‘n’ Roll Star


Live Forever

Up In The Sky



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)


Fade Away

Listen Up

I Am The Walrus (Live Glasgow Cathouse June ’94)


(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:



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


B1. Take Me Away

B2. I Will Believe (Live)

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