In 1992, Oasis were an up-and-coming live act in Manchester, with a small following, but no signs of a record contract. Realising their potential, Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher contacted Tony Griffiths of the Liverpool band The Real People. The two had met on a North American tour with the Inspiral Carpets, on which The Real People had been the opening act and Gallagher had worked as a roadie. Gallagher asked him if Oasis could use their studio to produce a professional sounding demo which they could then send to record companies. Griffiths and his brother Chris claim to have taught the band a lot about recording songs during that period. Around a dozen songs were recorded at the studio at Dock Road, Liverpool in Spring 1993, of which six songs ended up on the final Live Demonstration Tape. The versions of "D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?" and "Married With Children" were recorded at the home of co-producer Mark Coyle
This is a project that's been on and off for a few months. I've had a download of the original Live Demonstration Tape for quite sometime and decided it would be great to clean-up the audio and hopefully improve the sound. I actually finished that in March but then I managed to get hold of a FLAC rip of the Precreation Blues bootleg. Just as I was pondering whether to scrap my oringinal work and start again with this new source I got wind that Oasis were going to release (in limited numbers) a remastered verison of the cassette tape as a promotion for the reissue of Definitely Maybe.
I was able to download the Remastered Tape from here: http://rkid003.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/the-original-1993-demos-cassette.html Special thanks goes to them for making this and so much more available and of cource a massive thank you to the original uploader Freddie.
What is available here is a cleaned up version of the tape plus extras in 320kbps mp3 format.
Tracks 1 to 8 are all taken from the 2014 remastered, re-issue of the Live Demonstration Tape. Tracks 9 & 11 are sourced from a direct CD rip. Tracks 10, 12 - 18 are all taken from mp3 download.
01 - Cloudburst (Remastered)
02 - Columbia (Remastered)
03 - D'yer Wanna Be A Spaceman (Remastered)
04 - Strange Thing (Remastered)
05 - Bring It On Down (Remastered)
06 - Married With Children (Remastered)
07 - Fade Away (Remastered)
08 - Rock 'n' Roll Star (Remastered)
09 - Alive (Demo)
10 - Cloudburst (Alternative Demo)
11 - Columbia (Alternative Demo)
12 - Bring It On Down (Alternative Demo) - Preview Below
13 - Rock 'n' Roll Star (Alternative Demo)
14 - Alive (Alternative Demo)
15 - Must Be The Music (Rehearsal)
16 - Comin' On Strong (Rehearsal)
17 - Lock All The Doors (Rehearsal)
18 - Strange Thing (Rehearsal)