Oasis mark 30 years of Supersonic with live version recorded in Belfast on night they topped the charts

The song was captured at The Limelight in 1994 on the same night Definitely Maybe went to number one

Oasis messing around prior to their Knebworth concert in 1996
The Manchester band have included a live track recorded in Belfast in the 30th anniversary re-release of their debut single. PICTURE: Stefan Rousseau (Press Association Images)

Oasis have re-released their debut single Supersonic to mark its 30th anniversary, with a rare live version recorded in Belfast featured as a ‘b-side’.

The live take of Supersonic, which appeared on streaming services at midnight today alongside the more familiar studio version, was captured in concert on Sunday September 4 1994, when the Manchester band made their Belfast debut at The Limelight on Ormeau Avenue.

The band learned that their newly released debut album Definitely Maybe had reached number one in the UK charts earlier that evening - the first of seven chart-topping records the Liam Gallagher-fronted group would go on to release.

David Neely, booker and general manager for The Limelight at the time, was there when Liam, Noel and co received the good news.

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“I remember around 6.30pm that a call came into the office from Radio One, saying the band had just went to number one in the album charts,” he says.

“The Sunday of the week the debut album was released, the Limelight show was the right venue, for the right band at the right time. It was a sell-out: 500 people at the gig and tickets only £6.75.

“It was a show that is now claimed by thousands that they were there – simply a show that is legendary in these parts.”

The full recording of the Belfast show has yet to surface among Oasis bootleg traders, but this official release does indicate that at least some of it was recorded for posterity by the band, who split up in 2009.

Liam Gallagher was recently back at number one with his collaboration with ex-Stone Roses man John Squire.

John Squire and Liam Gallagher
The eponymous debut from former Oasis singer Gallagher and The Stone Roses guitarist Squire outsold their closest competition three to one after raking in 39,400 chart units, according to the Official Charts Company. PICTURE: Official Charts Company//PA Wire (Official Charts Company//Official Charts Company//PA Wire)
The former Oasis leader will mark the 30th anniversary of their debut album Definitely Maybe with a tour this year

The former Oasis frontman, who continues to refute claims that they will reform to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut album, will instead be performing Definitely Maybe in full with his own band this summer.

The Definitely Maybe 30 Years tour includes Irish dates at Dublin’s 3Arena on June 23 and 24 and Belfast Vital on August 16, plus appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.