“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
Big Brother Recordings have announced special activity to celebrate the silver anniversary of ‘Definitely Maybe’, the iconic Manchester band’s landmark debut album.
To mark the anniversary on August 29, original content from the era will be made available throughout August – visit www.oasisinet.com for details and follow #DefMaybe25. In addition, two limited edition vinyl formats will be released – a picture disc via the band’s online store and a silver coloured LP available at retail from August 30. Listen to the album and pre order the vinyl here
Originally released on August 29, 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 went seven times platinum in the UK while selling over five million copies worldwide. The four singles – ‘Supersonic’, ‘Shakermaker’, ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol ‘ are established classics while 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.
‘Definitely Maybe’ frequently appears on ‘best album of all time’ polls and is widely considered to be the best debut album ever made. A quarter of a century on from its release, it’s songs sound as fresh and relevant as they did in 1994.