Oasis exhibition to open in London

Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993–1997 will feature rare photos, memorabilia and artefacts from the last 20 years

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An exhibition of rare photographs, artifacts and memorabilia of Oasis' early years will open in London next month to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's debut single 'Supersonic'.

Titled Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993–1997, the exhibition will open at the the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London on April 11 and will run until April 22. It will be the first exhibition dedicated to the band. Entry is free.

Curated by photographer Lawrence Watson, the exhibition documents many of the band's now-legendary gigs, from Knebworth to Glastonbury to London's 100 Club, as well as the creation of their albums 'Definitely Maybe', '(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?' and 'Be Here Now'. It will feature previously unseen images from photographers Jill Furminovsky, Paul Slattery, Tom Sheehan, Kevin Cummins and Jamie Fry.

Also on display will be some of the instruments played on the band's early albums which have been loaned by band members themselves, as well as merchandise, artefacts from the album sleeves and rare video footage.

The exhibition is taking place to mark the reissue of the band's 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe'. A remastered version of the Manchester band's LP will be released on May 19 and will include rare and unreleased recordings. The reissue is the first in the new Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings, with Oasis' follow-up albums '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' and 'Be Here Now' to follow later this year.

The 20th anniversary edition of 'Definitely Maybe' will be available as a standard CD and digital download of the original album, a three-disc Special Edition version including the rare recordings and demos, a 12-inch vinyl LP featuring all the bonus CD content as a free download, and a Deluxe Box Set which features the LP and the CDs. It has also been revealed that the band will re-issue their debut single 'Supersonic' as a 12-inch vinyl to coincide with this year's Record Store Day on April 19.

The tracklisting for the three-disc Special Edition reissue of 'Definitely Maybe' is as follows:

Disc 1

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'


Disc 2

1. 'Columbia' (White Label Demo)
2. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' (Demo)
3. 'Sad Song'
4. 'I Will Believe' (Live)
5. 'Take Me Away'
6. 'Alive' (Demo)
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 1994)
14. 'Whatever'
15. '(It's Good) To Be Free'
16. 'Half The World Away'


Disc 3

1. 'Supersonic' (Live At Glasgow Tramshed)
2. 'Rock'N'Roll Star' (Demo)
3. 'Shakermaker' (Live Paris in-store)
4. 'Columbia' (Eden Studios Mix)
5. 'Cloudburst' (Demo)
6. 'Strange Thing' (Demo)
7. 'Live Forever' (Live Paris in-store)
8. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' (Live At Manchester Academy)
9. 'D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?' (Live At Manchester Academy)
10.'Fade Away' (Demo)
11. 'Take Me Away' (Live At Manchester Academy)
12. 'Sad Song' (Live At Manchester Academy)
13. 'Half The World Away' (Live, Tokyo hotel room)
14. 'Digsy's Dinner' (Live, Paris in-store)
15. 'Married With Children' (Demo)
16. 'Up In The Sky' (Live Paris in-store)
17. 'Whatever' (Strings)


The tracklisting for the 'Original 1993 Demos', meanwhile, is as follows:

Side One

'Cloudburst'
'Columbia'
'D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?'
'Strange Thing'


Side Two

'Bring It On Down'
'Married With Children'
'Fade Away'
'Rock'N'Roll Star'


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