Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
  • GB1995-10-02
Creation RecordsCRELP 1895017556301890
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
  • GB1995-10-02
Creation RecordsCRE CD 1895017556601891
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
  • AU1995-10-03
Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis)481010 29399700001075
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
  • US1995-10-03
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 67351074646735121
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
  • JP1995-10-10
Epic Records (J-Pop label, established 1978; use ONLY for releases by Japanese domestic artists after 2001!)ESCA 62904988010629021
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
  • ZA1995-10-13
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDEPC40336007689105136
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)2-4810205099748102027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 67351074646735121
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis)481020 25099748102027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (BMG club edition)OasisCD12
BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions), Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)D 111069, EK 67351[none]
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis2×CD12 + 2
Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis)HES 48102025099748102027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCassette12
  • XE1999-10-02
Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis)HES 481020 45099748102041
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
  • GB2000-02-21
Big BrotherRKIDCD 0075055019600722
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (SACD, Multichannel, Album)OasisSACD (2 channels) + SACD (multichannel)12 + 12
  • XE2003-03-11
Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis)481020 55099748102058
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisSACD12
  • US2003-03-11
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)ES 67351074646735169
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EICP-6914547366027587
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
Big Brother, Reprise Records517125-2093624980308
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
  • GB2009-07-13
Big BrotherRKIDLP007X5051961073010
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (limited edition)Oasis3×CD14 + 14 + 14
  • JP2014-09-24
Big BrotherSICP-4152, SICP-4153, SICP-41544547366219289
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD14
  • JP2014-09-24
Big BrotherSICP 41554547366219296
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
  • GB2014-09-29
  • US2014-09-30
Big BrotherRKIDLP735051961073010
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Box-Set)Oasis3×CD12 + 14 + 14
  • XW2014-09-29
Big BrotherRKIDCD73X5051961073003
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis3×Digital Media12 + 14 + 14
  • XW2014-09-30
Big Brother5051961073119
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12
Big BrotherRKIDCD735051961073027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?OasisCD12Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDDI 4810207509948102027
Bootleg
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (RSO remaster)OasisDigital Media12
  • XW2014-01-10
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)[none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Cum On Feel the Noize
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Roll With It
Some Might Say
Wonderwall
covers:(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? by Yumi Zouma
part of:The Edge: Top 10 Albums of 1996 (number: 2) (order: 2)
Jaguaro: One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately (number: 14) (order: 14)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 18) (order: 18)
Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 1996) (order: 47)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 84) (order: 84)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 157) (order: 157)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 376) (order: 376)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 378) (order: 378)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/52220 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Oasis/What-s-the-story-morning-glory [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fqw6 [info]
other databases:http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/O/Oasis/Discography/(What's_The_Story)_Morning_Glory/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/20997 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/oasis/_whats_the_story__morning_glory_/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000176500 [info]
Wikidata:Q8360 [info]

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Out of the fist-fights and fall out that constituted at least part of the recording of this album, Oasis came out of it with a set of songs that stand-up as their finest to date. As Beatles tribute acts go they've probably done more than most to educate a younger class of music fan about the virtues and talents of the Fab Four.

Whilst accepting that they're heavily indebted to the late-period Fabsters, Noel Gallagher and company bring a lusty aggression to their music that Lennon would only really find briefly in the early stages of his solo career, and that Paul McCartney is probably still looking for. Their confidence, some might say arrogance, is stamped over every last inch of the record. Each track is possessed with an unshakeable belief that anything is possible, that everything is reach.

The flagrant swagger of the record is an essential part of its appeal; fans knew they'd be alright in this lot's company, and droves of them wanted to be in the gang. Sales were astronomical with two singles, "Some Might Say" and "Don't Look Back In Anger" hitting number one, whilst "Wonderwall" and "Roll With It" fell in just behind that. Though there's nothing flash about the music or the ambit of its lyrical content, its solid construction provides it with a dependable familiarity.

The album went up against Blur's The Great Escape in the Brit-pop battles - a hyped-up turf war that sprung from Oasis' genuine enmity for what they saw as the la-de-da pretension. As much about the post-Thatcher North/South divide as a punch-up between affectation and authenticity, at least with Oasis what you saw was what you got - they did exactly what they said they'd do on the tin. Now over ten years old "Roll With It" still sounds fresh, as does the title track, whilst "Wonderwall" has lost none of its status as an eternal, yearning anthem.

There's a fine line between self-assurance and over-confidence but given the size of the egos and volatile emotions involved in its making, remarkably Morning Glory gets it right every time.