Not long before Definitely Maybe hits 25, and on the day its best remembered single Live Forever reaches that milestone, some special events have been announced to mark the silver anniversary of Oasis‘ seminal debut album.
For collectors, there’ll be more vinyl editions of the album to get hold of; limited picture disc and silver coloured LP, while what’s being described as ‘original content from the era’ is to be shared throughout this month.
“Like all classic debut albums ‘Definitely Maybe’s opening gambit sets out a master plan,” Live4ever’s 20th anniversary feature on Definitely Maybe reads. “Tonight, and every night, they’re Rock ‘N’ Roll Stars; living, breathing all we naively believe that to stand for.”
“Long before record deals Rock ‘N’ Roll Stars on the dole queue, Rock ‘N’ Roll Stars stuck on their father’s construction site, Rock ‘N’ Roll Stars playing to an empty room in Leeds save for a confused patron behind the bar.”
“Its genesis goes even further back, to a teenage Liam Gallagher eyeing up the moves of The Stone Roses‘ Ian Brown, discovering a dormant love for music he just had to act upon. ‘I can do that’, whispered the unshakable ego of one with a truly great frontman about to burst out from within.”