Oasis have released a previously unheard outtake of Columbia, which features on their upcoming Definitely Maybe 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.

The new Sawmills Outtake version of Columbia has been mixed by Noel Gallagher and Callum Marinho.  The track extends the original album version of the song to 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

Columbia was one of the first Oasis songs to be written and was originally released as a now legendary white-label 12″.

The upcoming 30th anniversary deluxe edition of Definitely Maybe features tracks from the abandoned original recording session at Monnow Valley Studios.  It also includes outtakes from the album recording session at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall.

Following signing their first record deal, Oasis decamped to Monnow Valley studios on the Welsh borders of Monmouthshire, to capture the kinetic energy of their live shows on record. At the time, the initial recordings felt overly technical and polished, failing to capture the essence of the band. The sessions were ultimately scrapped, and the band moved to the remote confines of Sawmills Studios in Cornwall to re-record the album. Eventually, with the addition of Owen Morris joining to complete the definitive mixes, Definitely Maybe was formed.

The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of Definitely Maybe feature brand new artwork by the original art designer Brian Cannon for Microdot and original sleeve photographer Michael Spencer Jones, plus new sleeve notes from Creation Records boss Alan McGee. The album also includes an unreleased demo version of Sad Song.

Definitely Maybe has sold more than 6.1 million copies globally and is the second most streamed album of the 90s in the UK.

Liam Gallagher’s Definitely Maybe 30th Anniversary Tour continues to run and is set to culminate in a home-town gig at Manchester’s Co-Op Live Arena.

When do Oasis release the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of Definitely Maybe?

Oasis release the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Editions of Definitely Maybe on 30 August 2024.  The new album is available to pre-order now on limited-edition deluxe 4LP and 2CD formats plus coloured vinyl.  It will also be available on limited edition blue cassette and digitally.