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Oasis Exhibit Featuring Rare Photos, Artifacts to Open in London

Exhibit will go on display ahead of 'Definitely Maybe' reissue

Liam Gallagher and Noal Gallagher of Oasis
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March 13, 2014 11:40 AM ET

Oasis will be the subject of a new exhibit with rare photographs, artifacts and other memorabilia going on display in London ahead of the reissue of their landmark album Definitely Maybe, The Guardian reports.

"Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993 - 1997" will take place at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London from April 11th to the 22nd (the 11th also happens to be the 20th anniversary of their first single, "Supersonic"). The exhibit will cover the creation of their three massive albums – Definitely Maybe, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now – as well as the band's storied live sets at London's 100 Club and the big festival stages of Glastonbury and Knebworth.

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Vintage merchandise, instruments used by the band and rare early footage of Oasis will also be on display alongside never-before-seen photographs courtesy of Jill Furmanovsky, Paul Slattery, Tom Sheehan, Kevin Cummins and Jamie Fry.

The reissue of Definitely Maybe is set for release on May 19th and will include a re-mastered version of the album plus a slew of extras including rehearsal footage, live and acoustic versions of songs and even a copy of the band's original demo cassette. Oasis co-founder Liam Gallagher, however, doesn't seem to be a fan of the reissue, tweeting: "HOW CAN YOU REMASTER SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY [BEEN] MASTERED. DONT BUY INTO IT. LET IT BE."

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher's brother Noel seemed slightly more enthused about the reissue, though he also shot down the idea of an Oasis reunion around the re-release. "I'm proud of everything that we ever did," he said. "I mean, some songs are pretty shit, and there’s a couple of periods you'd rather forget, but I think on the whole… I think we made three great albums and four good ones, which is not bad out of eight. Kind of a 50 percent record. That’s pretty good, I think."

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