Oasis' big announcement wasn't a reunion then...
The Gallagher brothers won't be taking to to the stage again but lots of unreleased stuff is on the way later this year.
Scary and all as it seems, it is now 20 years since Definitely Maybe hit the shelves. Released in August 1994, the album instantly made Oasis the biggest band in the world and songs like Supersonic and Live Forever became anthems for anyone growing up in the 1990s.
Since then the band has been through a fair few members before eventually splitting for good in 2009 but a couple of cryptic posts on the band's official Twitter and Facebook pages yesterday raised hopes that a reunion was in the offing.
Sadly, that isn't going to happen but NME have confirmed that later this year a whole raft of new music will become available. A deluxe, re-mastered edition of Definitely Maybe will be released on 19 May as a CD and box set, complete with two discs of B-sides and rare tracks from the mid-90s.
Live acoustic versions of Live Forever and Shakermaker, demo tracks and more will be included, and that isn't the end of the Chasing The Sun re-issues either.
(What's The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now will also get special re-releases later this year and on April 19 a limited edition re-mastered replica of their debut 12" single Supersonic will come out on heavyweight vinyl, for the real hardcore collectors out there.
According to XFM, here is the full listing for the re-released album
DISC ONE - THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR
3. LIVE FOREVER
4. UP IN THE SKY
7. BRING IT ON DOWN
8. CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL
9. DIGSY’S DINNER
10. SLIDE AWAY
11. MARRIED WITH CHILDREN
DISC TWO - B-SIDES AND EXTRA TRACKS
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)
11. FADE AWAY
12. LISTEN UP
13. I AM THE WALRUS (LIVE GLASGOW CATHOUSE JUNE ‘94)
15. (IT'S GOOD) TO BE FREE
16. HALF THE WORLD AWAY
DISC THREE - UNRELEASED DEMOS, OUT-TAKES AND LIVE RECORDINGS
1. SUPERSONIC (LIVE AT GLASGOW TRAMSHED)
2. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR (DEMO)
3. SHAKERMAKER (LIVE PARIS INSTORE)
4. COLUMBIA (EDEN STUDIOS MIX)
5. CLOUDBURST (DEMO)
6. STRANGE THING (DEMO)
7. LIVE FOREVER (LIVE PARIS INSTORE)
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 INSTORE)
15. MARRIED WITH CHILDREN (DEMO)
16. UP IN THE SKY (LIVE PARIS INSTORE)
17. WHATEVER (STRINGS)
We reckon many fans will be disappointed that the lads aren't hitting the road again but some new-ish music is better than nothing, right?