Oasis release early live version of ‘Supersonic’ for song’s 30th anniversary

Oasis have released an early live recording of ‘Supersonic’ to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s iconic debut single.

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The newly unearthed performance took place at the Limelight in Belfast on 4 September 1994, and the band had discovered shortly before taking to the stage that night that their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ had reached Number One on the UK Albums Chart.

Now, that version of ‘Supersonic’ can be heard on limited edition physical single formats, including a replica of the original 1994 CD single, which also includes the white label demo of ‘Columbia’, and an individually numbered pearl coloured 7” vinyl. The singles are available here.

Check out ‘Supersonic (Live at the Limelight, Belfast, 1994)’ below:

The studio version of ‘Supersonic’ was recorded in one day at the Pink Museum Studio in Liverpool in late 1993, and released as the band’s debut single on 11 April 1994. It reached Number 31 on the UK Singles Chart.

David Neely was the booker at Belfast’s Limelight in 1994 and recalls the night Oasis played the venue. “It was a sell out 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,” he recalled.

“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.”

Earlier this week, former Oasis bassist Andy Bell commented that he thought the band would “probably” get back together at some point.

“Yeah, they probably will. I think yeah, they probably will do it,” he said. “I don’t think it looks likely right now, but life is long, isn’t it?”

Those words prompted a response from Liam Gallagher on X/Twitter, who wrote: “Andy Bell from Ride the shoe gazing phenomenon should really not be getting people’s hopes up it’s not big and it’s not clever LG x.”

He then replied to a fan who argued that Bell was “just saying what you’ve said a million times already” – referring to Gallagher’s comments on a possible Oasis comeback in recent years.

LG wrote: “I’ve never mentioned [an] Oasis reunion it’s over we must all really move [on] for our own mental health.”

Re-posting Liam’s message, Bell said: “Apologies! Didn’t mean to get anyone’s hopes up, nothing to see here! X.”

Oasis are set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ this year, but Noel Gallagher has ruled out a reunion to mark the milestone.

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However, Liam will be embarking on a special UK and Ireland tour that will see him perform the record in full. He’ll also showcase ‘Definitely Maybe’ in its entirety when he headlines Reading & Leeds 2024 in August.

Last October, LG claimed that Noel had been asked to participate in the UK/Ireland dates, but he “refused”.

Speaking to NME in 2020, Liam said an Oasis reunion was “gonna happen very fucking soon”, with Noel revealing in early 2023 that he would “never say never” to the idea. LG subsequently argued that his estranged brother had “done a lot of damage to Oasis as a brand”.

Noel, meanwhile, discussed a potential return for Oasis during an interview with NME last summer. He said he would “inevitably” be approached about a tour, but added: “There’s never really been a serious offer about ‘The Big O’ getting back together, but there you go.”

Liam Gallagher released a collaborative album with John Squire in March, with the duo having recently wrapped up a UK, Ireland and European tour.

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