Saturday, April 13, 2024

Oasis stream and release early Supersonic live recording for 30th anniversary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic debut single "Supersonic" this week (originally released on April 11, 1994), Oasis is sharing and releasing an essential early live recording of the song.

The kinetic live version of "Supersonic" was recorded at the Limelight, Belfast on September 4th, 1994, perfectly capturing the moment when Oasis were one of the most exciting new bands and poised on the brink of era-defining crossover success. Earlier that week, their seminal debut album “Definitely Maybe” had been released (August 29, 1994) and shortly before taking to the stage in Belfast, the band discovered the album had reached Number 1 in the UK Official Album Chart.

The fans who had traveled from all over Northern Ireland witnessed an unforgettable gig that would go down in local folklore.

"They took the stage in the Limelight, Belfast on Sunday 4th September,” recalls Limelight General Manager and booker David Neely. “It was a sellout, 500 people at the gig and tickets only £6.75! The Sunday of the week the debut album was released, the Limelight show was the right venue, for the right band at the right time. I remember around 6.30pm (in the dark days before mobile phones) that a call came into the office from Radio One, saying the band had just went to Number 1 in the album charts. It was a show that is now claimed by thousands that they were there - simply a show that is legendary in these parts."

Delivering a set full of attitude, the Manchester five piece transcended their early potential and fans' feverish expectations; Oasis were about to become one of the defining cultural forces of British Music.

Limited edition physical single formats are released to commemorate this landmark date - a replica of the original 1994 CD Single (including the white label demo version of "Columbia") and an individually numbered pearl colored 7" vinyl - out now on Big Brother Recordings; the single is also available in Spatial Audio on Apple Music.

Liam Gallagher will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Definitely Maybe” on a UK tour that will see the rocker perform the album – which led a wave of BritPop in the era – in its entirety for the first time ever.

The series will open in Sheffield on June 1; it features three nights in London and the band’s Manchester hometown, and two each in Glasgow and Dublin, among other dates.

Pick up your copy of “Definitely Maybe” and more Oasis music here.

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