To mark the release of the 20th Anniversary edition of Oasis’ iconic ‘Definitely Maybe’, Amazon.co.uk takes its homepage back to 1994.
Amazon.co.uk has recreated 1994 on its music homepage, releasing rare early videos of British rock band Oasis to celebrate the release of the 20th Anniversary edition of their record-setting debut album, Definitely Maybe.
As a celebration of a turning point in British music, visitors to Amazon.co.uk will be transported back to 1994, when Oasis first arrived on the music scene. They will be able to see who topped the charts 20 years ago, as well as find out about ‘new and future releases’ from the likes of Beastie Boys, Manic Street Preachers, Prodigy and Pulp.
Three Oasis videos will be available in the Amazon Artist Lounge, including live performances of Digsy’s Dinner and Live Forever from the 1994 Sony Music Conference in Glasgow. There is also one of the band’s first interviews, in which Noel and Liam talk about their plans for global domination.
The live tracks Digsy’s Dinner and Live Forever are also available to download as a free EP in the UK.
“1994 was a pivotal year for British music, when a number of today’s most celebrated artists and bands first caught the public’s attention. What better way to celebrate than to offer our customers a ticket back to the ‘90s and exclusive access to this rarely seen, early Oasis footage” said Director of Amazon EU Digital Music, Steve Bernstein.
“Back in 1994 few could have predicted the impact Oasis, Blur, Pulp and others would have on the UK music scene, from the birth of Britpop to the record-breaking concert at Knebworth, a gig that has entered into rock legend. We’re delighted to be able to offer customers the re-mastered version of Definitely Maybe to celebrate the impact these bands have had on UK music.’
The new re-mastered version of Definitely Maybe includes rare and unreleased tracks and is available in four formats: CD, vinyl, deluxe CD and a six CD limited edition box set and to download.
Bonus content on the album includes unreleased acoustic versions of Live Forever and Shakermaker, single Whatever, a demo of the rare song Strange Thing, a recording of Sad Song taken from a show at Manchester Academy and an early demo of Half The World Away.