Agreed. I am not sure how true any of this is. However, David does have comparisons on his site of Slide Away, Live Forever and Whatever that shows differences. I have the North American copies of each, but CD's, not vinyl. I would think this would be more noticeable on the vinyl releases.
rupertg pointed out that the b-sides Talk Tonight and Rockin’ Chair are different edits on the US Wonderwall single: ‘Noel says “have you got any batteries?” at the end of Talk Tonight and Rockin’ Chair has no fade in.
I wasn't aware of that. I guess my Oasis nerdom leaves a lot to be desired.
Yeah. I have the US Wonderwall single (bought it at the time of release) and to be honest, I never noticed that he doesn't say it at the end of the UK SMS single (which I also bought at the time). I guess I never actually listened to the UK version, since I had the US one.
I guess that this all points to the fact that someone, somewhere was making different mixes from the masters. The fact that the WTSMG ones were "shipped to the US" implies that Creation did not own them, as I doubt they would have sent them to an Iron Mountain facility in the US for backup. That circumstantially points to Sony requesting them be sent to their "vault" and implies their ownership.
Oasis * Centrum - Worcester, MA 09/06/1996 * Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA 04/27/2000 * Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT 05/27/2001 * Tweeter Center - Mansfield, MA 06/11/2001 * Tweeter Center - Mansfield, MA 06/24/2005 * Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA 12/20/2008
NGHFB * Royce Hall, UCLA - Los Angeles, CA 11/17/2011 * Boston Opera House - Boston, MA 02/17/2018