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Definitely Maybe [Remastered] [Deluxe Edition] [With Book] [Box]
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Album: Definitely Maybe [Remastered] [Deluxe Edition] [With Book] [Box]
# Song Title   Time
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
1)    Columbia [White Label Demo]
2)    Cigarettes & Alcohol
3)    Sad Song
4)    I Will Believe - (live)
5)    Take Me Away
6)    Alive
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] - (alternate take, live)
14)    Whatever
15)    (It's Good) To Be Free
16)    Half the World Away
1)    Supersonic [Live at Glasgow Tramshed] - (live)
2)    Rock 'N' Roll Star
3)    Shakermaker [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
4)    Columbia [Eden Studios Mix] - (mix, remix)
5)    Cloudburst
6)    Strange Thing
7)    Live Forever [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
8)    Cigarettes & Alcohol [Live at Manchester Academy] - (live)
9)    D'Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman? [Live at Manchester Academy] - (live)
10)    Fade Away
11)    Take Me Away [Live at Manchester Academy] - (live)
12)    Sad Song [Live at Manchester Avademy] - (live)
13)    Half the World Away [Live, Tokyo Hotel Room] - (live)
14)    Digsy's Dinner [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
15)    Married with Children
16)    Up in the Sky [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
17)    Whatever [Strings]
 

Album: Definitely Maybe [Remastered] [Deluxe Edition] [With Book] [Box]
# Song Title   Time
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
1)    Columbia [White Label Demo]
2)    Cigarettes & Alcohol
3)    Sad Song
4)    I Will Believe - (live)
5)    Take Me Away
6)    Alive
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] - (alternate take, live)
14)    Whatever
15)    (It's Good) To Be Free
16)    Half the World Away
1)    Supersonic [Live at Glasgow Tramshed] - (live)
2)    Rock 'N' Roll Star
3)    Shakermaker [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
4)    Columbia [Eden Studios Mix] - (mix, remix)
5)    Cloudburst
6)    Strange Thing
7)    Live Forever [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
8)    Cigarettes & Alcohol [Live at Manchester Academy] - (live)
9)    D'Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman? [Live at Manchester Academy] - (live)
10)    Fade Away
11)    Take Me Away [Live at Manchester Academy] - (live)
12)    Sad Song [Live at Manchester Avademy] - (live)
13)    Half the World Away [Live, Tokyo Hotel Room] - (live)
14)    Digsy's Dinner [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
15)    Married with Children
16)    Up in the Sky [Live Paris In-Store] - (live)
17)    Whatever [Strings]
 
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Performer Notes
  • Oasis: Liam Gallagher (vocals); Noel Gallagher (guitar, background vocals); Paul Arthurs (guitar); Paul McGuigan (bass); Tony McCarroll (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Anthony Griffiths (background vocals).
  • Producers: Oasis, Mark Coyle, Dave Batchelor.
  • Engineers include: Anjali Dutt, Dave Scott, Roy Spong.
  • Personnel: Liam Gallagher (vocals); Noel Gallagher (guitar, background vocals); Paul McGuigan (bass guitar); Tony McCarroll (drums).
  • Audio Mixers: Owen Morris; Mark Coyle.
  • Audio Remasterer: Ian Cooper .
  • Recording information: BBC Manchester (02/1994); Eden Studios, London (02/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (02/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (02/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (02/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (02/1994); Manchester Students' Union (02/1994); Paris (02/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (02/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (02/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (02/1994); Tokyo (02/1994); BBC Manchester (04/07/1994); Eden Studios, London (04/07/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (04/07/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (04/07/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (04/07/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (04/07/1994); Manchester Students' Union (04/07/1994); Paris (04/07/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (04/07/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (04/07/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (04/07/1994); Tokyo (04/07/1994); BBC Manchester (06/1994); Eden Studios, London (06/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (06/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (06/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (06/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (06/1994); Manchester Students' Union (06/1994); Paris (06/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (06/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (06/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (06/1994); Tokyo (06/1994); BBC Manchester (06/1994-07/1994); Eden Studios, London (06/1994-07/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (06/1994-07/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (06/1994-07/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (06/1994-07/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (06/1994-07/1994); Manchester Students' Union (06/1994-07/1994); Paris (06/1994-07/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (06/1994-07/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (06/1994-07/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (06/1994-07/1994); Tokyo (06/1994-07/1994); BBC Manchester (09/16/1994); Eden Studios, London (09/16/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (09/16/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (09/16/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (09/16/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (09/16/1994); Manchester Students' Union (09/16/1994); Paris (09/16/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (09/16/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (09/16/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (09/16/1994); Tokyo (09/16/1994); BBC Manchester (09/1994); Eden Studios, London (09/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (09/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (09/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (09/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (09/1994); Manchester Students' Union (09/1994); Paris (09/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (09/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (09/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (09/1994); Tokyo (09/1994); BBC Manchester (12/18/1994); Eden Studios, London (12/18/1994); Glasgow Cathouse (12/18/1994); Glasgow Tramshed (12/18/1994); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (12/18/1994); Maison Rouge Studios, London (12/18/1994); Manchester Students' Union (12/18/1994); Paris (12/18/1994); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (12/18/1994); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (12/18/1994); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (12/18/1994); Tokyo (12/18/1994); BBC Manchester (12/1993); Eden Studios, London (12/1993); Glasgow Cathouse (12/1993); Glasgow Tramshed (12/1993); Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland (12/1993); Maison Rouge Studios, London (12/1993); Manchester Students' Union (12/1993); Paris (12/1993); Pink Museum Studio, Liverpool (12/1993); Porter Street Studio, Liverpool (12/1993); The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX (12/1993); Tokyo (12/1993); BBC Manchester (1993); Eden Studios, London (1993); Glasgow Cathouse (1993).
  • Photographers: Johnny Hopkins; Michael Spencer Jones ; Jamie Fry; Brian Cannon ; Paul Slattery; Jason Rhodes.
  • Definitely Maybe begins with a statement of aspiration, as Liam Gallagher sneers that "tonight, I'm a rock & roll star" -- the words of a bedsit dreamer hoping he'd break out of those four walls and find something greater. Maybe all he could muster is a fleeting moment of stardom as he sings in front of a fleet of amps pushing out power chords, or perhaps he'd really become a rock & roll star; all that matters is he makes the leap. This dream echoes throughout Oasis' debut, a record which takes the dreams of its listeners every bit as seriously as those of its creators. Both the artist and audience desire something greater than their surroundings, and that yearning gives Definitely Maybe a restlessness that resonates. Certainly, Oasis aren't looking to redefine rock & roll here; they'd rather inhabit it. They scour through the remnants of the past three decades to come up with a quintessentially British rock & roll record, one that swaggers with the defiance of the Rolling Stones, roars with the sneer of the Sex Pistols, thieves from the past like the Happy Mondays, and ties it all together with a melodicism as natural as Paul McCartney, even if Definitely Maybe never quite sounds like the Beatles. All the Fab Four comparisons trumpeted by the brothers Gallagher were a feint, a way to get their group considered as part of the major leagues. Soon enough, these affirmations became a self-fulfilling prophecy -- act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act, as it were -- but that bravado hardly diminishes the accomplishment of Definitely Maybe. It is a furious, inspiring record, a rallying cry for the downtrodden to rise above and seize their day but, most of all, it's a blast of potent, incendiary rock & roll. Soon after its release, Noel Gallagher would be hailed as the finest songwriter of his generation, an odd designation for a guy drawn to moon/June rhymes, but his brilliance lies in his bold strokes. He never shied away from the obvious, and his confidence in his reappropriation of cliches lends these bromides a new power, as do his strong, sinewy melodies -- so powerful, it doesn't matter if they were snatched from elsewhere (as they were on "Shakermaker" or the B-side "Fade Away"). The other secret is of course Noel's brother, Liam, the greatest rock & roll vocalist of his generation, a force of nature who never seems to consider either the past or the present but rather exists in an ever-present now. He sometimes sighs but usually sneers, shaking off any doubt and acting like the rock & roll star Noel so wanted to be. This tension would soon rip the group apart but here on Oasis' debut, this chemistry is an addictive energy, so Definitely Maybe winds up a rare thing: it has the foundation of a classic album wrapped in the energy of a band who can't conceive a future beyond the sunset. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.55) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.190) - "...Heavier on guitar than Suede or Blur, they're the heavier outfit. And with youth's blithe arrogance, they see the world solely in black and white..."

Q (12/99, p.82) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."

Q (10/01, p.92) - Ranked #11 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"

Q (6/00, p.76) - Ranked #24 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"

Q (10/94, p.122) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...their collective gift: superheated, brazen guitar married to wonderfully daft and striking lyrics delivered with guttersnipe self-possession. A rutting mess of glam, punk, and psychedelia..."

Alternative Press (11/94, p.92) - "...yet another young, thrusting, white guitar band, a perfect hybrid of the Stone Roses' sun-kissed pop sense and Happy Mondays' thuggish laddishness..."

Melody Maker (8/27/94, p.37) - Bloody Essential - "...Oasis might last as long as the Smiths or shine as brightly and briefly as Suede..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.67) - Ranked #5 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Scintillating."

Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.51) - Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...full of fire. [Oasis] didn't just seize the day, they shagged it senseless and then took it out boozing."

NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #1 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'

NME (Magazine) (8/27/94, p.35) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Oasis have encapsulated the most triumphant feeling....Yeah, that good..."
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