Champagne Supernova – Helter Skelter ‎– 663344 1 – Australian Import CD


Not released in the UK but this version was released in Australia under the Helter Skelter label.

Features the radio edit 5 min 8 seconds and the album version 7 min 27 seconds. Also included as track 3 is the track Slide Away

“Champagne Supernova is written by Noel Gallagher. The seven-minute anthem is the closing track on the record-breaking album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. Though only released as a single in Australia, France and New Zealand in 1996, a music video directed by Nigel Dick was released to music channels and, as a result, the song received much television and radio airplay. The song was released in the U.S. as a radio single and enjoyed great success there, becoming the band’s second No. 1 single on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, becoming the band’s third top 40 single on that chart.





Creation for The Nation – CREFREE’97 – Audio Cassette


My first post on my new oasis collection blog is a very rare audio tape that I got free back in 1997 with an issue of NME magazine, it includes the Live Forever (Demo) which has never ever been given an official release on an oasis release.

The demo version of “Live Forever” begins with an acoustic guitar intro. While recording the album version, the record’s producer Owen Morris cut out this intro and replaced it with a drumbeat played by McCarroll. Morris further cut a second section in Gallagher’s guitar solo. Although Gallagher was upset, Morris felt the part had sounded “a bit like fucking Slash from Guns N’ Roses”.

It also features a track by another Oasis member, Andy Bell from his previous band Hurricane who were stablemates of Oasis at Creation back in the 90’s.