Arguably one of the greatest album’s of all time is celebrating 25 years! The Manchester band have championed the sound of Brit-pop and Indie music since they formed.
(What’s The Story) Morning Glory is the second album from Oasis that was released 25 years ago, 2nd October 1995. The birth of the album came from the sunny valleys of South Wales at Rockfield Studio’s. Prior to heading to Rockfield to record, Oasis had just finished 3 world tours celebrating the release of ‘Definitely Maybe’. Then Liam Gallagher (Singer), Noel Gallagher (Main Songwriter, Producer, Guitar), Paul McGuigan (Bass) and Alan White (Drums) hit the studio to record the album.
Oasis were already at the top of the charts with Definitely Maybe, and dominating the Brit-Pop scene. The eagerly anticipated arrival of the 2nd album, according to the producer Owen Morris, the album took only 15 days to record. As they left the studio they were confident they had a good album. Little did they know it would become their biggest commercial selling album.
The figures explain it all! In the first week 345,000 copies were sold, whilst spending 10 weeks at the top of the UK Album Charts. These statistics broke records worldwide.
Whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying that Oasis will go down as one of the greats. The clever songwriting that led to hits such as , Don’t Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova. The main songwriting prowess came from Noel Gallagher.
These masterpieces were brought to life by the rough, Mancunian voice of his brother Liam Gallagher. Liam’s vocals are so unique that many have tried and failed to replicate the sound. His pronunciation of words like ‘Do’, ‘Out’, ‘Doubt’ and ‘You’ carried a whine that every singing teacher would show disgust toward. This raspy and unpolished sound, gives Oasis its iconic sound that can’t be replicated. This truly stand them out as one of the greats.
Oasis are such a dysfunctional, rebellious band, yet they inspired the next generation of musicians. They crafted the music industry into what it is today. They silenced the labels and brought music back to the artists. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory will go down in history as one of the greatest records of all time, and that is a title it so rightfully deserves!
Written by Jake Marshall