Oasis have released a brand new lyrical video for their song ‘Fade Away’ as the band celebrate the 25th anniversary of 1994 album Definitely Maybe.
The record, which was originally released on 29 August 1994 by Creation Records, arrived as the debut full-length LP from the band and catapulted them into the limelight. Becoming an instant critical and commercial success, the excitement around Definitely Maybe was ramped by the album’s pre-release singles of ‘Supersonic’, ‘Shakermaker’ and ‘Live Forever‘.
Widely regarded as a seminal entry of the Britpop scene, the Oasis debut propelled the band into stardom with an almost overnight effect. The record acted as the prolifically solid foundations for what was to come from one of Manchester’s most-loved bands.
One of the songs that spearhead the album, the Noel Gallagher-written ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol‘, was released in 1994 and offered a different, rougher element to their music. While the track succeeded in the charts, it’s B-Side, ‘Fade Away’ was slowly building a cult following among their fans.
Offering a slight punk element to their music, ‘Fade Away’ displayed an element of nostalgia between the Gallagher brothers as Liam sings: “the dreams we have as children” before they fade away.
As part of their anniversary celebrations, the official Oasis YouTube channel is remembering the track with a new video.
In other Oasis-related news, Noel Gallagher has revealed plans to sell his original Oasis masters to the highest bidder.
With calls for Noel and Liam to put their differences behind them and bring back Oasis, Noel has been pouring cold water all over those expectations by repeatedly exchanging insults with his sibling.
Having released all the Oasis material through Creation Records and Big Brother labels, Gallagher revealed that he is due to receive the full back-catalogue of masters in the coming years. Detailing further, Gallagher said the originals are “due to come back around to [him] in about four or five years.”
Noel, who created Sour Mash Records in 2001 and released his solo and High Flying Birds material though his own format, has admitted he holds no sentiment to the Oasis masters and will be shipping them off to the highest bidder at the earliest opportunity: “Trust me, I will be selling mine to the highest bidder. Well, what am I going to keep them for? So my kids can benefit? No, no, I’m gonna sell them,” he said.
Taking a more humorous approach, the Mancunian then joked: “I’m going to buy a plane, a yacht, I want a chimp with a top hat, and I’ll buy a rocket. And then I’ll leave the kids with the other stuff from the 2000s.”
See the full interview, below.