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Saturday 27 December 2014

Liam Gallagher: Don't buy reissues

Liam Gallagher is distancing himself from the Oasis reissues
Liam Gallagher is distancing himself from the Oasis reissues

Liam Gallagher has urged fans not to get the reissue of Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe.

The remastered version, which will be released to mark the group's 20th anniversary in May, will include rare and unreleased recordings, and will be the first record to be re-released, with What's The Story (Morning Glory)? and Be Here Now to follow later.

The former Oasis singer, who now fronts Beady Eye, tweeted: "HOW CAN YOU REMASTER SOMETHING THATS ALREADY BEING MASTERED. DONT BUY INTO IT. LET IT BE LG X."

Liam also confirmed that he has parted ways with Beady Eye's manager Scott Rodger.

"LIAM GALLAGHER IS NO LONGER REPRESENTED BY SCOTT RODGER OR QUEST THE END," he wrote.

Scott Rodger, who also represents Arcade Fire and Paul McCartney, told NME: "Beady Eye are one of the last great British rock bands. It has been a pleasure to have worked with them on this album campaign. They are in complete control of their future as a band with many exciting new projects on the horizon.

"We've just about reached the end of the BE album cycle and it's the right time for the band to make a change. Our paths will cross again in the future I'm sure. I wish them continued success in everything they do."

The Definitely Maybe album, coming out on May 19, will be issued in various formats including a box set and a three-CD version, which also includes songs from the demo. In addition there are live acoustic versions of hits such as Live Forever.

Oasis came to an end in 2009 after guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher quit the line-up, after years of friction with his brother Liam, the group's singer.

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