So a few months back I wrote about the random day that the Oasis store decided to drop 20 years worth of back catalogue out of the blue. (Scroll down if you’ve not read it)
The drop consisted of First edition records that had been out of stock for years across the majority of the Big Brother catalogue.
At the time of writing, I thought that that was it, but it turns out it wasn’t. I was recently contacted via this site anonymously by someone who had read this very blog and decided to check the oasisnet store for themselves. I’ll let them tell the tale as it was sent to me.
Hey, I read your article about the Oasis drop and thought you’d like to hear my tale. I checked their site wondering if anything would be left knowing there probably wouldn’t be. But, on there was the Heathen Chemistry LP, listed as the 2009 version for just £25.
I took a punt on a copy knowing it was more likely to be the 2016 repress than the super heavy weight 2009 press.
When it came, it was the original 2002 first press, still fully factory sealed and mint! Worth over £100 (130+ I’ve seen sold on eBay – Ed) for just £25
So I thought I’d by a couple more, I ordered 3 more. And then before they arrived I got giddy and ordered another 6.
The first three arrived. And this time I got 1 of each
Thinking it was over I tried to cancel my second order of 5 but it had already been dispatched. So I expected 5 more 2016 copies.
What came was 4 more 2002 First press and a second 2009 Promo.
Being the greedy sod I am, I bought another 7 (I couldn’t add anymore to my basket as they’ve sold out) and another 7 mint first press 2002 copies of Heathen Chemistry arrived and here is the proof,
thanks for the blog, you’re gonna make me a nice stack of dosh
As this was an anonymous post I can verify any of it, though that is a picture of 15 records which do all look like the first press issue.
Am I gutted I missed out again? Hell yeah but hopefully this person who bought 15 can at least send me 1 as a thank you?
See below for the original blog!
The Dream We All Dream
What Happened Exactly?
On Friday 30 July, an email was received by myself at 10.58, the below email, the email that you dream of…
Stop Crying Your Heart Out – 7 inch 2002 original
What else was available?
According to social sites, apart from Familiar To Millions, there was also available:
Familiar To Millions – 2000 First Press. Oasis price: £25 (current eBay price)
Stop The Clocks – 2006 Box Set (rumoured to cost £20) click for current price on eBay
Dig Out Your Soul – 2008 Box Set (rumoured to be under £30) click for current price on eBay
Don’t Believe The Truth – LP 2005 First Press Sealed. (Est £25) Click for current price on eBay
Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants – LP 2000 First Press Sealed. (Est £25) Click for current price on eBay
These are just the ones that I can confirm through social media posts.
So, in summary…don’t be too quick to unsubscribe from those email lists, you never know what may become available!