Noel Gallagher, the iconic musician behind Oasis, recently revealed his exciting plan to release previously unheard alternative takes from the band’s groundbreaking album, ‘Definitely Maybe’. Obviously, fans are seething and chomping at the bit to ensure this happens.
In an interview with Spin, as reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, Gallagher discussed his intention to remix Oasis’ acclaimed follow-up record, ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ However, he firmly emphasized that these projects should not be mistaken for an imminent reunion.
Gallagher’s revelation of stumbling upon master tapes containing alternative takes from the ‘Definitely Maybe’ sessions adds an element of intrigue and excitement to Oasis fans. These forgotten recordings, mislabeled and kept in the Sony vault for the past three decades, present a treasure trove of previously unheard material. Gallagher expressed his enthusiasm, stating that there is “some interesting stuff” among the recordings. However, he humorously noted that releasing them would essentially mark the fifth reissue of the album, in a tongue-in-cheek nod to Oasis’ tendency to revisit their past successes.
While Gallagher had initially contemplated remixing Oasis’ third studio album, ‘Be Here Now’, he ultimately abandoned the idea. He cited dissatisfaction with the sound and the length of the songs, particularly the track “D’You Know What I Mean?” Gallagher’s decision to leave the album untouched stemmed from a realization that it was better to preserve the original sound. However, he expressed a desire to remix (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? due to his dissatisfaction with its sound, leaving the door open for a potential future project if circumstances align.
As always, discussions surrounding an Oasis reunion inevitably arise in interviews with Noel Gallagher. Unsurprisingly, he reiterated his firm stance against a reunion with his brother, Liam. Gallagher firmly believes that Oasis achieved everything it set out to accomplish and more during its heyday. He views Oasis as a moment in time, and those who missed out must come to terms with it.