Oasis’ first three albums are being re-released this year, starting with the now-20 years old Definitely Maybe on May 19th. However, not everyone is happy about the reissues, including one of the band’s key members.
Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher took to Twitter last weekend to slam the reissues, saying “HOW CAN YOU REMASTER SOMETHING THAT’S ALREADY BEEN MASTERED. DON’T BUY INTO IT. LET IT BE.” (The capital letters are courtesy of Gallagher himself.) Gallagher then followed it up with a joke at the expense of former Oasis bassist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, who played on the album.
The move is a surprising one from Gallagher, who had previously expressed interest in re-uniting the band to celebrate Definitely Maybe‘s 20th anniversary. Then again, given Gallagher’s propensity to talk smack about anyone and anything, perhaps this latest outburst isn’t that surprising.
Liam’s brother and former bandmate Noel Gallagher, for his part, has remained silent on the subject of the reissues, but he has said that he has no interest in reuniting Oasis under any circumstances.
The deluxe reissue of Definitely Maybe comes out on May 19th. Deluxe reissues of the band’s second and third albums, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now, will follow later in the year.