Oasis may be a defunct band, its perennially sparring co-vocalists/embittered brothers Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher forging ahead with solo careers of their own, but the legacy the Britpop band left behind can’t be denied.
1994’s Definitely Maybe is one of the most successful albums in history, and was the fastest-selling debut album in the UK upon its release.
That record is now 25 years old — or, it will turn 25 on August 29, the 25th anniversary of its original release. A day later, on August 30, a special 25th anniversary edition of the album will be released. Pre-orders for the limited anniversary picture disc are up now at Oasis’ official site, plus this album synopsis:
This August marks the 25 year anniversary of Oasis’ iconic debut album. Originally released on August 29th 1994, ‘Definitely Maybe’ was the fastest-ever selling debut album in the UK at the time, and marked the point when Oasis became a cultural phenomenon. The album is widely considered to be the best debut album ever made and a quarter of a century following its release, it’s songs sound as fresh and relevant as they did in 1994.
This August we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Definitely Maybe’ & we want you to be part of it!
Share your photos, videos & memories using #DefMaybe25 and join the Oasis fans community on the brand new official ‘Definitely Maybe’ Facebook group: https://t.co/b4yJfsaCDP pic.twitter.com/ozP4bpV0ZL
— Oasis (@oasis) August 8, 2019
‘Definitely Maybe’ includes the classic singles ‘Supersonic’, ‘Shakermaker’, ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’.
This exclusive limited edition vinyl picture disc is released on 30th August – pre order now.
1. Rock & Roll Star
3. Live Forever
4. Up In The Sky
6. Sad Song
8. Bring It On Down
9. Cigarettes & Alcohol
9. Digsy’s Dinner
10. Slide Away
11. Married With Children
Additionally, the official Oasis site has been updated with a variety of nostalgic press clippings from the original album, tabloid photos, and other memorabilia that truly captures the essence of what was one of the biggest albums of its era, from one of the generation’s most successful bands.
As for that endless rumor mill suggesting Liam and Noel bury the hatchet and get back together for a special tour … here’s hoping it happens, despite all odds.