CD Review: Definitely Maybe (Remastered) – Oasis

Crazy as it might seem its 21 years since Oasis exploded onto the music scene with their debut (and some regard – still best) album Definitely Maybe.

Some might say (excuse the pun) that the album might not need revisiting, but as The Gallagher Brothers have frequently pointed out in various interviews over the years Oasis has rarely got much better than this, except it does.

While all 11 tracks including Rock and Roll Star , Shakermaker and Supersonic have been remastered, fans and collectors will also enjoy the two extra discs in this package which contain 33 demos, rarities, b-sides and live tracks including Half The World Away and their cover of The Beatles’ I Am The Walrus.

Among the cut and thrust of rock n roll and raw Brit pop  there are also the occasional surprises including the string version of Whatever which closes the collection. Classical Oasis anyone?

  • A version of this review by Andy Howells appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide during June, 2014.

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