Big Brother Recordings Ltd.
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Also available on:
• 180 Gram Vinyl Record
• Preowned Vinyl Record
2LP / 2009 UK re-issue / sealed
25th Anniversary Edition silver vinyl on double LP!
Reissue of the classic debut album
Includes "Supersonic," "Live Forever" and "Shakermaker"
"In 20 years' time, people will buy Definitely Maybe and listen to it for what it was. That's what is important." Noel Gallagher, August 1994."
Remarkably confident words from a guitarist on the eve of his band's 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. Let's 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 more than 5 million around the world. Over the course of their eight albums until disbanding in 2009, Oasis sold more than 70 million albums.
More importantly, the songs sound as fresh and relevant today as they did when they were first released. A hunger to escape will always sound vital, especially if it's sung as mesmerically as Liam Gallagher and written with the urgency of Liam's 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 album's confines such as "Rock ‘N' Roll Star" and "Slide Away" also remain anthems and radio staples known to every generation of music fan.
|1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star|
|3. Live Forever|
|1. Up In The Sky|
|3. Sad Song|
|2. Bring It On Down|
|3. Cigarettes & Alcohol|
|1. Digsy’s Dinner|
|2. Slide Away|
|3. Married With Children|