No, not that Oasis. Here we consider a relatively obscure pop/rock band from the 1980s of the same name. In fact, they released just one album. The group formed in 1984 with the lineup of Mary Hopkin, Peter Skellern, Julian Lloyd Webber, Mitch Dalton, and Bill Lovelady. Their self-titled album, released in 1984, was released by WEA.

Oasis consists of 10 tracks. When located, the album is typically found on vinyl. However, there are a few rare CD pressings out there, most notably an original West German Target pressing. This disc was released in Europe in 1984 under WEA catalog number 240 372-2.

As is typical of a European WEA Target CD, Oasis has a purple target design with a light green coating and silver text over the green coating. The disc was pressed in West Germany by PolyGram, and as such, lacks a clear plastic ring at the center. The matrix code is “240372-2 2893 699 01 #”. The back insert for this release has no barcode.

Shown below is artwork for the original West German release of Oasis, along with the rare Target CD.

 

The cover for the original issue of Oasis Oasis (WEA, catalog number 240 372-2). This is the typical cover artwork for this album.

 

The back cover of the booklet from the original issue of Oasis Oasis showing the band lineup (WEA, catalog number 240 372-2). Note the catalog number printed in the bottom right corner.

 

The back insert for the original issue of Oasis Oasis (WEA, catalog number 240 372-2). There is no barcode. As noted along the bottom, this insert was printed in West Germany.

 

The West German Target pressing of Oasis Oasis (WEA, catalog number 240 372-2). Note the text “MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM” along the perimeter. The matrix code is “240372-2 2893 699 01 #”.

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