Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 6 Creation Records CRELP 189 5017556301890
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Creation Records CRE CD 189 5017556601891
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis) 481010 2 9399700001075
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic EK 67351 074646735121
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic Records (use ONLY for releases by Japanese domestic artists!) ESCA 6290 4988010629021
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic CDEPC4033 6007689105136
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic 2-481020 5099748102027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic EK 67351 074646735121
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis) 481020 2 5099748102027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? 2×CD 12 + 2 Helter Skelter (Sony subsidiary used for European releases by Oasis) HES 4810202 5099748102027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Big Brother Recordings RKIDCD 007 5055019600722
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? SACD 12 Epic ES 67351 074646735169
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic EICP-691 4547366027587
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 6 Big Brother Recordings RKIDLP007X 5051961073010
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (limited edition) 3×CD 14 + 14 + 14 Big Brother Recordings SICP-4152, SICP-4153, SICP-4154 4547366219289
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 6 Big Brother Recordings RKIDLP73 5051961073010
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Box-Set) 3×CD 12 + 14 + 14 Big Brother Recordings RKIDCD73X 5051961073003
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? 3×Digital Media 12 + 14 + 14 Big Brother Recordings 5051961073119
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Big Brother Recordings RKIDCD73 5051961073027
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? CD 12 Epic CDDI 481020 7509948102027
Bootleg
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (RSO remaster) Digital Media 12 [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)
Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 1996)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 378)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000176500 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/52220 [info]
Wikidata: Q8360 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Oasis:(What's_The_Story)_Morning_Glory?_(1995) [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]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fqw6 [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.