“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.
Upon its release 25 years ago 'Definitely Maybe' became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK. The album went seven times platinum and sold over five million copies worldwide. It turned Oasis into superstars; a cultural phenomenon the likes of which hadn't been seen since the days of Beatlemania.
Oasis' music has a timeless appeal, their brand of rock n roll was stylistically a culmination of everything that had come before and their influence can be heard in every iteration that has followed. Each new generation has the delight of discovering their music for the first time, meaning the Manchester band continually add to their legion of loyal, borderline obsessive fans, despite having disbanded 10 years ago.
To celebrate the silver anniversary of 'Definitely Maybe' original content from the era is going to be made available throughout August, so make sure to follow #DefMaybe25 on social media and visit www.oasisinet.com for details.
Two limited edition vinyl versions will also be released on 30th August. The first is a double picture disc available through the band's online store and the second is a retail exclusive double LP on silver vinyl. You can listen, stream or pre-order the vinyl now at oasis.lnk.to/DefMaybeis25.
This August doesn't just mark the 25th Anniversary of 'Definitely Maybe' it also marks 10 years since Oasis officially split. To mark the ambivalent occasion we also decided to take a look back beyond the siblings at the heart and soul of Oasis and beyond their rivalry that has dominated discussions around the band for over two decades. We take a little look back at the other band members and their careers outside of Oasis...