Oasis / “Live Forever” acoustic from “Definitely Maybe” reissue


Here’s a preview of an acoustic version of Live Forever, Oasis‘ third single. The original version of the track is of course from Definitely Maybe and this acoustic version will feature on the 3CD edition, super deluxe edition and as part of a digital download on the 2LP vinyl edition.

Definitely Maybe is reissued on 19 May 2014.

Limited 6-disc Super Deluxe Box set


3CD Special Edition


2LP Vinyl Edition (with full bonus CD content digital download)

4 responses to Oasis / “Live Forever” acoustic from “Definitely Maybe” reissue

  1. Adey UK says:

    I would pay £110 for the super deluxe but only if it had enough audio/ video content to justify the extra outlay (full academy gig/ chicago metro dvd/ safety copies of studio masters etc.) im sure a lot of people would agree- especially those of us who are interested in more media and not duplicates on vinyl that we are nevsr going to play

  2. Adey UK says:

    Just been listening to the live forever live version- im sure i have it already but its mislabled as the demo version on creation sampler cd

  3. Paul Sinclair says:

    Hi David – please don’t take anything personally. I can assure you your comments just got me thinking about people’s attitudes. You’re right, you didn’t say you were being ‘forced’ to do anything but as I said in the newsletter many people do say that on this very blog.

    It’s disappointing that you think the complete rip-off that is the Oasis box is an example of “how music should be released”.

    On the one hand you’re saying it’s unacceptable for YOU to be baited by a £35 2CDs, 2DVDs set within a book (Ian Anderson’s set), but Big Brother Records should be applauded for trying to tempt fans with a £110 box set that offers no new audio or video!?

    Your comment in the Ian Anderson post: “why can’t ALL the available audio be released in cheaper versions ” is rather naive, to say the least. The answer is that if record companies did that no one would buy the pricier deluxe editions because there is no reason to. People primarily want extra audio, extra video and naturally labels exploit that. For example if you pay £50 for one of the fine McCartney deluxe books, you expect to get something exclusive other than just the book (good though the books are).

    You seem to want amazing value for yourself – ‘all the audio’ for £15 and terrible value for the consumers that do enjoy splashing out on deluxe sets, with nothing extra. Surely a more sensible approach is spreading it out over a a number of well-priced sets. That’s exactly what the Ian Anderson releases do.

    The decline of physical packaging will be RAPID if labels are not allowed to create higher margin products. But people will not buy the higher margin products (I”m talking about box sets between £30 to £80) if there is not a proper incentive to do so and that means unique audio content or video content.

    You’re right, this probably demands a whole separate post. I may do this in the next few days.


  4. David says:

    I am going to use this article to respond to your weekly newsletter which completely misrepresented what I said on a different thread because this Oasis project is a good example of how music should be released.

    In this instance ALL the audio is being released in the £15.99 package and if you want the vinyl that too is available separately. If you want all the themed merchandise on top of that you have the option of paying the ridiculous £109.99 for those extras. In this instance it is an OPTION because ALL the audio is available in the cheaper format and that makes a nice change from maybe missing out on one disc of extras because of overpricing.

    I consider creating an oversized ‘deluxe’ book or box purely to convince the consumer that the bundled ephemera is worth paying premium prices for a con, especially when it is the only way to get one disc of extra content in some cases.

    I was also not impressed that you put the word forced in quotation marks in your newsletter when referring to my comment as I never once used that word or intimated that was I how I felt. I said that the Anderson set was ‘cheap’ (quote) and was not using that example as an offender when it comes to filling boxes with junk to charge premium prices for the extra discs people are interested in. I merely said I didn’t feel it was right.

    Your car analogy is also wrong and does not counter the argument against overpricing and baiting.

    Why don’t you re-p0st my comment in a new thread and ask how people actually feel towards certain boxes and the pricing strategy? Do they want all the crap or do they just want ALL the audio/video in better designed and cheaper packages?

    It isn’t about price it is about how it is presented.

    I was happy to buy the Dylan box at £120.99 because it is a good price for all the albums in one place. If it had cost £200 and included one disc of impossible to get elsewhere material and a badge and t-shirt I would not have touched it because that is basically how others are operating and it is wrong.

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