This Week In 1997
Don't Go Away
So don't go away/ Say what you say/ Say that you'll stay/ Forever and a day
Written by guitarist Noel Gallagher, Don't Go Away was released as a commercial single in Japan and a promotional single in the US and Europe.
One of Oasis' most popular songs, it debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks in 1997 and No. 35 on the Hot 100 Airplay Charts.
THAT WAS THEN...
Don't Go Away, along with the other songs from the band's third album, Be Here Now, was reportedly recorded amid many disagreements. It was even described by lead singer Liam Gallagher as a sad song which he could not sing at first.
After selling over 70 million records, and going through several arrests and countless fights between the Gallagher brothers, the band officially broke up in 2009.
THIS IS NOW...
A previously unreleased version of Don't Go Away is in the band's new reissue of Be Here Now.
Noel, 49, said in a press statement: "As the years went by, I'd started to accept that the songs on Be Here Now were in fact insanely long... too long.
"Someone (I can't remember who) had the idea that we revisit, re-edit the entire album for posterity's sake."
A new documentary, titled Supersonic, directed by Matt Whitecross, which traces the band's journey, premiered in the UK on Oct 14.
Is it a sign that the band may reunite?
Liam, 44, recently hinted at an Oasis reunion, but said that he would not be as ready to reconcile with his brother.
"If it happens tomorrow, I'm ready, my bags are packed. If it happens in a year, I'm still ready, if it happens in 10 years, I'm still ready. But there will be no cap in the hand and no banjo," said Liam.