Mancunians worldwide, honorary or otherwise, were sent into something of a tailspin yesterday when a message was posted on the band's official Facebook page teasing a big announcement for this morning. Had Liam and Noel put aside their differences to go on tour again? Or how about the much-touted Glastonbury headline slot that everyone seems to want Oasis to do? Well, it was neither of those things.
Some of you of a certain age might have noted that it's twenty years since the release of Oasis's debut Definitely Maybe and that's exactly what this morning's announcement concerned - a reissue of their breakthrough album, complete with rarities and unreleased tracks.
Among the extra material on the reissue is the band's single 'Whatever', unheard versions of 'Live Forever', 'Shakermaker' and other rare tracks like 'Half The World Away' (recorded in a Tokyo hotel room, too) 'Strange Thing' and 'Sad Song'.
The reissue will be released on May 19th with further reissues of What's The Story (Morning Glory)? and Be Here Now to follow later in the year.
It was also revealed that Oasis will re-release one of their most iconic tracks 'Supersonic' as a 12" vinyl for this year's Record Store Day on 19th April.