- 20 Sep 23
To celebrate the silver anniversary of rock tastemakers Oasis’ The Masterplan, Gallagher and crew are set to release new formats of the album featuring collector’s editions, remastered audio, limited-edition double vinyls and more.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ '98 release The Masterplan, the band announced today the forthcoming release of the B-sides album’s reissue. The remastered album will feature collector’s editions and remastered audio, with new formats made available including CD, cream cassette, and limited-edition double vinyl formats – heavyweight silver, green and black, marble and black.
The reissue of Oasis’ silver singles record is announced today via Big Brother Recordings Ltd, due November 3.
With remastered audio taken from the ‘Chasing The Sun’ reissues – available for the first time as one collection – The Masterplan is a collection of notable, era-defining B-sides. Their first three albums are centred on the record: Definitely Maybe (1994), (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995), and Be Here Now (1997).
The 14 tracks are equally cherished by rock fans, following in the shadows of influential artists The Smiths and The Jam, who also paid great mind to their B-side singles. While it’s no controversial statement to put forth the greatness of Oasis as a legendary record-producing band, it’s also true that the group relied equally on their memorable singles.
The album also includes several record-setting Oasis songs like ‘Acquiesce’ and ‘Half The World Away.’ Noel Gallagher has referred to title-track ‘The Masterplan’ as “one of the best songs he has ever written,” a singular statement worthy enough to turn heads in the direction of a modern remaster.
The Masterplan also includes ‘Talk Tonight’ , the solo acoustic recording by Noel, plus ‘Stay Young ', ‘Listen Up’, ‘Going Nowhere’, ‘Fade Away’ and ‘Rockin’ Chair.’
Upon its ‘98 release, The Masterplan charted at No.2 in the UK Official Album Chart UK, selling roughly 122,000 copies in its first week. It has since gone on to receive triple platinum certification and has sold over 3M copies internationally.
Pre-order formats and listen to The Masterplan below. Check out the album trailer here!
01 Acquiesce (Remastered)
02 Underneath The Sky (Remastered)
03 Talk Tonight (Remastered)
04 Going Nowhere (Remastered)
05 Fade Away (Remastered)
06 The Swamp Song (Remastered)
07 I Am The Walrus – Live Glasgow Cathouse June ‘94 (Remastered)
08 Listen Up (Remastered)
09 Rockin' 39; Chair (Remastered)
10 Half The World Away (Remastered)
11 (It's Good) To Be Free (Remastered)
12 Stay Young (Remastered)
13 Headshrinker (Remastered)
14 The Masterplan (Remastered)