I made the short trip across to Manchester this afternoon for a look at the much talked about Oasis: Chasing The Sun exhibition. The exhibition features pictures and memorabilia from the band’s years between 1993 and 1997 including the release of their albums Definitely Maybe, What’s The Story Morning Glory and Be Here Now.
Some of Noel Gallagher’s guitars are on display, including his famous Epiphone Union Jack. There are several miscellaneous pieces of the band’s history too, such gig wristbands and tickets. The £17.50 ticket price for their Main Road gig in 1996 caught my eye, I paid £4.70 for a pint on my way back to the station.
Many photographers have written short pieces next to their images, talking about their relationship with the band from their formation as The Rain to their famous Knebworth gigs. Many of the stories are also featured in the band’s new film documentary Supersonic.
Highlights of the exhibition include the cinematic screen with interviews from Noel Gallagher and behind the scenes footage of many of their music videos including the shiny new D’You Know What I Mean remastered video. Also, there is a model set of the Definitely Maybe album cover, where you can place yourself in Bonehead’s front room as one of the band and be part of international music history.
The exhibition is completely FREE to access until next Tuesday (25th) and is at the Old Grenada Studios on Water Street, off Liverpool Road in Manchester.