The follow-up to Oasis’s 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995, it sold a record-breaking (at the time) 347,000 copies in its first week. The album spent 10 weeks at No.1 in the UK, and is Oasis’s most commercially successful, with 22 million copies sold worldwide to date, including 4 million in the US.
(What’s The Story) Morning Glory? features many of Oasis’s biggest hit singles, including Don’t Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall, Some Might Say, and Roll With It, and won the Best Album at the 1996 Brit Awards, with Oasis also taking Best British Group and Best Video awards.
It was during the Morning Glory? era when Oasis played their some of their most iconic gigs, including two nights at Maine Road Stadium, the then home of Manchester City Football Club, in April 1996, and Knebworth House, where the band played to 250,000 fans over two nights in August 1996. Over 2.6 million people applied for tickets for the shows, making it the largest ever demand for concert tickets in British history.
Each brand new edition of the album includes a re-mastered version of the original. The Special Edition CD and Deluxe Box Set include two CDs of all the B-sides plus rare and unreleased Oasis tracks from the Morning Glory era. The Deluxe Box Set format comes with new sleeve notes by respected rock critic Neil McCormick. Highlights of the bonus content include: Previously unheard demos of She’s Electric (SEE BELOW) and Rockin’ Chair recorded at Mark Coyle’s Manchester studio; demos of Some Might Say, Hey Now, and Boneheads Bank Holiday recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band’s soundcheck, Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994; live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court, and Bath Pavilion; all of the Morning Glory singles acclaimed B-sides including Talk Tonight, Acquiesce, The Masterplan, and Underneath The Sky. MORE