Liam Gallagher, Knebworth 1996

‘Champagne Supernova’ Taster For ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Film And Live Album

by geoffford

Oasis have today released previously unseen live footage and audio of their classic song Champagne Supernova. This comes ahead of the worldwide cinematic release of the eagerly anticipated cinematic documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996 on Thursday 23 September (via Trafalgar Releasing) and live album of the same name on 19 November (via Big Brother Recordings).

The live footage released today is the first chance for fans to see the version taken from the documentary. Taken from the second night of the band’s two era-defining Knebworth shows in 1996, the legendary performance sees Oasis joined on stage by The Stone Roses’ guitarist John Squire for an incendiary seven-minute version of Champagne Supernova. The clip hears Noel Gallagher’s take on the moment some fans say signified the passing of the baton from The Stone Roses to Oasis. It also features snatched, first-hand accounts from the fans who were there, recounting their bond with the band and that weekend’s life changing events.

Directed by Grammy Award-nominee Jake Scott, Oasis Knebworth 1996 celebrates the story of the special relationship between Oasis and their fans that made the largest concert of the ‘90s possible. It is a story told entirely in the moment through the eyes of the fans who were there, built around extensive and never before seen archive concert and backstage footage from the event. The film also includes additional interviews with the band and concert organisers.

The audio of Champagne Supernova (Live at Knebworth) is also released today, available to stream and download. It is taken from the forthcoming live album to be released on 19 November and is available to pre order now.

The live album Oasis Knebworth 1996, will be released on formats including 2CD and triple LP on heavyweight vinyl, with the digital version of the album featuring HD audio. The DVD will be available as a triple disc set including the cinematic documentary plus both nights of the live concert in full, edited by Dick Carruthers with audio mixed by Will Shapland in Dolby 5.1 surround sound, with the Blu-ray in single disc format. Limited edition formats include the 2CD with DVD of the cinematic documentary, plus a Super Deluxe Box Set including the triple LP, 2CD and triple DVD plus replicas of the original gig memorabilia, available exclusively from the band’s online store. All formats are available for pre-order.

Oasis’ two record breaking nights at Knebworth took place on the 10 and 11 August 1996, with over a quarter of a million young music fans from all over the world converging on Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire.  Featuring a setlist absolutely packed with stone cold classics, these concerts were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and the landmark gathering for a generation.

The Oasis Knebworth 1996 film is produced by Black Dog Films for Kosmic Kyte Ltd. Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher serve as executive producers. It is financed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment and will be released theatrically by Trafalgar Releasing.