Wednesday, July 2, 2014

'(What's The Story) Morning Glory' next in Oasis deluxe reissues

photo by Stefan de Batselier
The 'Definitely Maybe' reissue was very impressive. This one should be as well...

The second in the Oasis: Chasing The Sun series, (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, will be released on Sept. 30 via Big Brother Recordings.

Demand for the legendary Manchester band remains as strong as ever: the first reissue in the series, Definitely Maybe, recently entered the UK album chart at No.5, selling almost 20,000 copies in its first week.

A large proportion of sales have been on vinyl, making it one of the biggest selling 12" records of 2014 so far. The accompanying exhibition of rare photo's and memorabilia Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 - 1997 attracted over 40,000 visitors to a Shoreditch gallery in April.

Each Chasing The Sun series album release is remastered and available with rare and exclusive bonus content. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris.

Many contributors, including original members of the inner circle who were involved in studio and live recordings, came together to hunt down unheard demos and live material. The team also unearthed a wealth of never-seen-before photos and vintage memorabilia, which will be included in the new artwork.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory? is available on standard CD & digital download, Special Edition 3 x CD & digital download, 12" vinyl LP (with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content), & Deluxe Box Set (including LP, Special Edition CD, 7" of an exclusive demo, replication of an original 12" promo & merchandise).

The follow-up to Oasis's 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? was released on Oct. 2, 1995 and 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.

It 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 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.

Next in the Chasing The Sun series is Be Here Now 

Oasis: (What's The Story) Morning Glory? Chasing The Sun Edition track listings:

Disc 1

Roll With It
Don't Look Back In Anger
Hey Now!
Some Might Say
Cast No Shadow
She's Electric
Morning Glory
Champagne Supernova

Disc 2

Talk Tonight
It's Better People
Rockin' Chair
Step Out
Underneath The Sky
Cum On Feel The Noize
Round Are Way
The Swamp Song
The Masterplan
Bonehead's Bank Holiday
Champagne Supernova (Brendan Lynch Mix)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Disc 3 

Acquiesce (Live At Earls Court)
Some Might Say (Demo)
Some Might Say (Live at Roskilde)
She's Electric (Demo)
Talk Tonight (Live At Bath Pavilion)
Rockin' Chair (Demo)
Hello (Live At Roskilde)
Roll With It (Live At Roskilde)
Morning Glory (Live At Roskilde)
Hey Now (Demo)
Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Demo)
Round Are Way (MTV Unplugged)
Cast No Shadow (Live At Maine Road)
The Masterplan (Live At Knebworth Park)

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