Oasis’ rise to success is documented in never-before-seen photos

Oasis’ rise to success is documented in never-before-seen photos

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They have barely spoken since splitting in 2009.But Oasis fans will get a chance to look back at the band’s incredible rise to success in never-before-seen photos for an exhibition unveiled on Wednesday  The exhibition at the h Club Gallery in London will feature the work of British photographer Michael Spencer Jones, and marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s debut album Definitely Maybe Dark: Oasis fans will get a chance to look back at the band’s incredible rise to success in never-before-seen photos for an exhibition unveiled on WednesdaySpencer Jones shot the cover for their debut album and was allowed full access to the Gallagher brothers in their pre-fame days as well as on their world tour in 1997 and 1998 The exhibition will include images taken during recording sessions at Rockfield Recording Studios in Wales and guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs’s front room, as well as various letters, scraps of paper and props from Spencer Jones’s myriad shoots with the band Also featured will be to-scale immersive mock-ups of the cover art of Definitely Maybe, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now – including the famous submerged Rolls-Royce featured on the front of the latter At odds: The famous brothers Liam (left June 2019) and Noel Gallagher (right July 2019) have barely spoken for over a decade after Oasis split in 2009 Epic: The exhibition at the h Club Gallery in London will feature the work of British photographer Michael Spencer Jones, who followed the band during their heyday Historic: The exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ debut album Definitely MaybeSpencer Jones said: ‘I am delighted to be exhibiting my work with Oasis at h Club London, especially the shots and artefacts fans will never have seen before ‘Seen from the digital matrix in which we now live, Oasis were the last gasp of air in the analogue age; the last great rock’n’roll band before Zuckerberg, before iPhones and before the internet began to shape and control our lives ‘I hope this exhibition gives fans a chance to pause and reflect and look back upon a time when the face and image of Britain was being revolutionised from below ‘ Throwback: Among the photos is an original version of the famous snap of Berwick Street in Soho, which formed the cover of their second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? Amazing: The images also show Liam and Noel in far happier times, before their 2009 split after a backstage brawl at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris Suave: After their breakout album, Oasis went onto become one of the quintessential bands of ‘Britpop’ era Throwback: The exhibition will include images taken during recording sessions at Rockfield Recording Studios in Wales and guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs’s front room Famous: The exhibition various letters, scraps of paper and props from Spencer Jones’s myriad shoots with the band The gallery’s chief marketing officer Michael Berg said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to be exhibiting Michael Spencer Jones’s brilliant work, which shaped Oasis’s image ‘It’s difficult to imagine Definitely Maybe without seeing a spinning globe in a living room, Be Here Now without a Rolls-Royce in a swimming pool, or Wonderwall without a girl in a picture frame – without Michael, Oasis may have been an entirely different band ‘Definitely Maybe was released on August 29 1994, earning critical and commercial success, and Oasis became one of the quintessentials bands of the ‘Britpop’ era in the 1990s   Classic: Also featured will be mock-ups of the cover art of Oasis’ first three albums, including the famous submerged Rolls-Royce featured on the front of the latter Historical: Definitely Maybe was released on August 29 1994, earning critical and commercial success Sensational: The two brothers are considered one of Manchester’s greatest music acts, and their music continues to be loved and respected But brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher famously clashed throughout their time in band, and famously split in 2009 after a backstage brawl at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris Since then the pair have barely spoken, and after pursuing solo music careers, they haven’t held back in publicly criticising the other Fans still hold out hope for a reunion 10 years on, but Noel and Liam have repeatedly stated that this is unlikely Masterplan 25: The Oasis Photographs runs from November 22 2019 until January 12 2020 Soon: Masterplan 25: The Oasis Photographs runs from November 22 2019 until January 12 2020

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