11 November 2014

Fancy Owning An Extremely Rare Oasis Demo Tape For £1,500?















Rare Oasis tapes are to go under the hammer.

The two cassettes include the band’s first-ever demo from late 1991 and January 1992.

Both have a listed price of £1,000 to £1,500 and are owned by broadcaster and TV presenter Terry Christian.

One, described as extremely rare, is a ‘Live Demonstration’ cassette with a Union Jack swirl design insert.

It features four tracks on each side. The insert states that the tracks were 'Recorded in Liverpool sometime in ‘93 except* For More Information: Oasis, 47 India House, 75 Whitworth Street'. 'Special Thanx to Roger Moore & The Two Claggies'.

Noel Gallagher has also marked for Christian the two tracks which he thought would be best for him to play and there are also some handwritten notes on the insert mentioning Oasis playing at Creation Night at the Canal Bar.

The other tape, described by auctioneers Omega as ‘a true piece of Oasis history’, is their first-ever demo cassette recorded with Noel’s handwriting on the labels.

This pre-dates the Oasis 'Live Demonstration' cassette and was given to Christian personally by Noel in 1992 while he was having dinner.

The cassette features early studio demos on one side and an early gig on the B side.

Other lots at the auction on Friday include an original piece of art work by John Squire of The Stone Roses, created using paint and bitumen for a Manchester bands compilation album called Ten from Ten, valued at £1,000 to £2,000.

Regarded as ‘the holy grail’ for Factory Records collectors is the bronze statute 'Little Lewey For New Order' used on the cover of a single, ‘Round and Round’ with an estimated price £1,000 to £1,500. It was designed by Peter Saville and has his initials engraved on it.

There were reportedly only 20 made before they were later reproduced without the inscription by Factory and sold for £40 each.

There is also a rare Smiths poster, an original Hacienda poster and a huge 6ft by 8ft Phil Diggle painting featured in the film 24 Hour Party People - guide price of £1,500 - £2,500.

There is also a rare copy of Joy Division's An Ideal For Living - guide price £800-£1,000.

The auction, which also includes Echo & The Bunnymen amps and equipment, is at 10.30am on Friday at Omega’s offices, unit 3.5 Meadow Mill, Stockport.

Click here for a number of pictures.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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