Thursday 7 November 2019

#132 OASIS - Cabaret Metro, Chicago - 1994 (Flac)

25 years ago Oasis released their debut album 'Definitely Maybe.' To be exact on the 29th of August, 1994. Prior to this they had released three singles, all in 1994, Supersonic, Shakermaker and Live Forever, which was the first to break into the top ten of the UK singles chart. 

With the music press on board from the beginning, significantly the NME, who had interviewed them in April, just a week before the release of debut single, Supersonic. The band along with rivals Suede and Blur re-ignited a revival of interest in British guitar-based groups, after the dominance of US bands in the early 90's.

This show highlights a blistering performance taken from their first US tour, just before Tony McCarroll left the band. As was usual for Oasis it was a tour that would not run smoothly, Noel stormed off the tour in California forcing the cancellation of dates in Austin, Kansas, Dallas and Missouri. He finally re-joined the band in Las Vegas and after the show in Los Angeles, Ringo Starr declared that he was "Well impressed".

This is a perfect live complement of how the band sounded on their ascent to world-wide fame. The complete debut album track-list is performed live, less than two months after its release.  

Some classic brotherly rivalry is evident as Liam says “This one’s called Up In The Sky!” and Noel retorts “No it’s not, it’s called Bring It On Down!”

‘Definitely Maybe' frequently appears in high placings, on the many listings of greatest ever debut releases, which music magazines and web sites are fond of publishing.

The band:
Noel Gallagher - Guitar, Vocals
Liam Gallagher - Vocals, Tambourine
Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs - Guitar
Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan - Bass
Tony McCarroll - Drums


Original notes

The Cabaret Metro
Chicago, Illinois, USA
October 15, 1994

SBD / Audio courtesy of JBTV / ESK 6805
Source:  Label Promo > EAC v0.95 beta04 > WAV > mkwACT v0.97b1 > shn > River Past Audio Converter Pro 7.7.1 > FLAC

01  Rock 'n' Roll Star
02  Columbia
03  Fade Away
04  Digsy's Dinner
05  Shakermaker
06  Live Forever
07  Bring it on Down
08  Up in the Sky
09  Slide Away
10  Cigarettes & Alcohol
11  Married with Children
12  Supersonic
13  I Am the Walrus

This is from an 'Oasis Live' promo disc that we received here at the radio station in probably late '94 or '95, show is also on boots called 'Ode to the Walrus' , 'Supersonic' and 'Climbing The Sky'.  It's excellent sound from a promo sent from Sony.  Included are scans of the CD itself.  By all accounts it's a complete show

alternative artwork



  1. Thanks a lot!!!


  2. If it isn't included in the archive and right click is disabled how do people obtain the artwork?

    1. If you're using Chrome, you can click and drag the artwork into a new tab, then you can save it from there.

  3. The artwork wasn't originally included when I first acquired this. I located it and added a track list and provided some alternate work. But yes you are correct, because someone copied the blog and passed it off as their own I protected the art from being lifted off the blog something I had forgotten about.
    If you type Oasis 100 greatest bootlegs in the Google search engine and select images, you will see the artwork just click on it, choosing image and save as

    1. I'd forgotten you had had that problem! Here's what I found after asking the question...

      It's actually easier to obtain the artwork by right clicking and hitting OK on the 'Function Disabled' dialogue. Right click again, check the 'prevent this page from creating additional dialogues' and hit OK. The page will then behave as normal. (I'm using Firefox 29b).

  4. If right click is disabled, just turn off the java script...