On October 14th, it was National Album Day, and ahead of the release of The Masterplan’s 25th anniversary edition, Oasis fans were teased with the release of ‘Listen Up’ for a limited time online.
Originally released in 1994 as the B-side to ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’, ‘Listen Up’ has gone on to become one of the bands most popular B-sides.
The lyric video to the revamped version was available to view exclusively on the National Album Day website here.
It ramped up the excitement for the forthcoming release of the ionic 1998 B-sides album, and celebrated ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)’ officially being named the top two streamed albums from the 1990’s.
Both Liam and Noel Gallagher shared their thoughts on the accolades as part of a special Top 40 countdown with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday.
Noel commented: “I’m thrilled, but I wouldn’t say I was that surprised that ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ has been voted the most streamed album of the 90s – I still do have my faith in the taste of people in this country. I mean if you’ve got Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger on an album, you’re gonna be all right aren’t you.
“For certain people, it’ll be bringing back memories of their youth in the 90s and that brilliantly amazing decade we all lived through and then for the young people coming to it now, the songs deal with just the universal truths of life, and they will always be timeless.”
A spokesperson for National Album Day commented: “For many, Oasis’ music was era-defining, but it also remains as relevant and contemporary as ever, finding new audiences as the next generation of fans discover and enjoy their now classic songs.”
On November 3rd, Big Brother Recordings Ltd will release limited-edition collector’s formats to celebrate the silver anniversary of ‘The Masterplan’, including CD, cream cassette, and limited-edition double vinyl formats (heavyweight silver, green and black marble and black).
The album charted at No.2 in the UK Official Album Chart UK selling almost 122,000 copies in its first week of release in 1998.
‘The Masterplan’ is now certified triple platinum and has sold over three million copies worldwide.
The new formats feature remastered audio, taken from the ‘Chasing The Sun’ reissues – available for the first time as one collection.
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