Can you believe that it's been 25 years since the release of Oasis' debut album Definitely Maybe, the fastest-selling debut album in British rock history?
To mark today's musical milestone, h Club London (formerly The Hospital Club) and The Archivist’s Gallery have announced plans for a free exhibition of Oasis photography, most of which have never been seen before.
Kicking off this November, Masterplan25: The Oasis Photographs features the work of Michael Spencer Jones, one of the UK’s most influential rock photographers, responsible for creating some of the most iconic sleeve art in recent British rock history.
Spencer Jones has worked with some of Britain’s most recognisable rock bands including The Verve and Oasis. He was, in fact, the only photographer that was allowed access throughout most of Oasis' career, accompanying them from their pre-fame days in 1993 to their milestone gig at Knebworth in 1996, and on through to the tours that accompanied the release of Be Here Now in 1997 and 1998. He was granted VIP access throughout, from in-studio recording sessions to the backstage dressing rooms and front row areas, giving him an intimate insight into the band’s life in full.
The exhibition will showcase the artwork for three of Oasis’ earliest and most influential albums; Definitely, Maybe (1994), What’s The Story (1995) and Be Here Now (1997), with scenes re-created with a series of to-scale immersive mockups, giving you the chance to recreate the iconic poses for yourselves. From Bonehead’s front room to a semi-submerged Rolls Royce the exhibition will provide content like no other. You'll also be able to view the artwork from a selection of Oasis’ singles including Supersonic, Live Forever and Cigarettes & Alcohol.
Masterplan 25: The Oasis Photographs at h Club London runs from Friday 22 November 2019 until Sunday 12 January 2020. The exhibition is free.