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Oasis / (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? 25th anniversary picture disc

Oasis / (What's The Story) Morning Glory? 25th anniversary vinyl picture disc

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Oasis will issue a limited edition 2LP vinyl picture disc edition of their 1995 album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? to mark its 25th anniversary.

The band’s second album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales and completed in a productive two-week period during May and June 1995.

With a bunch of mega-singles – ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, ‘Some Might Say’… and er, ‘Roll With It’, the album became the best-selling long-player of the 1990s and at the time of writing is the UK’s fifth best-selling album of all time.

The picture disc is exclusive to the Oasis official store with initial quantities coming with a replica of Noel’s handwritten lyrics for ‘Wonderwall’ (it’s an A4 double sided sheet). A 25th anniversary cassette tape is also available.

If you don’t like the idea of a picture disc, then you can opt for a 2LP silver-coloured vinyl version which is being released on the same day. This is more widely available (see widget below).

The (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? picture disc will be released on 2 October 2020.

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A1. Hello (Remastered)
A2. Roll With It (Remastered)
A3. Wonderwall (Remastered)

B1. Don’t Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
B2. Hey Now! (Remastered)
B3. [Untitled] (Remastered)
B4. Bonehead’s Bank Holiday (Remastered)

C1. Some Might Say (Remastered)
C2. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
C3. She’s Electric (Remastered)

D1. Morning Glory (Remastered)
D2. [Untitled] (Remastered)
D3. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)

Cassette

Side 1

1. Hello (Remastered)
2. Roll With It (Remastered)
3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
4. Don’t Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
6. [Untitled] (Remastered)

Side 2

1. Some Might Say (Remastered)
2. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
3. She’s Electric (Remastered)
4. Morning Glory (Remastered)
5. [Untitled] (Remastered)
6. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)

56 responses to Oasis / (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? 25th anniversary picture disc

  1. Adey says:

    Even charity shops wont accept cassette tapes anymore! Whats next, vhs tapes?
    Its money down the drain imho and a waste of plastic just to line the pockets of the men in suits

  2. Adey says:

    At least you can put the silver vinyl in a frame and pretend its an award, so the re-re-re-release does have its uses!

  3. Adey says:

    I wonder why we haven’t had an anniversary edition of heathen chemistry? There have been loads of demos floating around for years, and the addition of a full live set would be a welcome addition too (maybe an official release of the much bootlegged finsbury park gig?)

  4. Russ Cousins says:

    Been into oasis from the start and have all the original albums and 12 inches on vinyl.
    I have the original pic disc for wtsmg and have been buying the Boxsets and Def maybe both editions last year, the pic discs I think are more for show than playing, and the silver for playing, it’s a great money spinner and they know fans are going to keep buying re issues Boxsets and coloured vinyl. I do think it’s getting a tad boring now, and wtsmg would of been better on a Gold vinyl not silver!!

  5. Blakey says:

    They should re-release the ‘Benson & Hedges’ singles box sets. Only this time on vinyl 12′ format. The 90s really were the days.

    And while on a Manc kick, when will a deluxe ‘Second Coming’ or a full package from the 2012 reunion tour come out? Never, I fear. The Stone Roses are worse than Duran Duran for not caring about their legacy.

    • shane says:

      “Never, I fear. The Stone Roses are worse than Duran Duran for not caring about their legacy.”

      please explain?

      I seem to remember 10th and 20th anno releases for the debut LP.

      Don’t get me wrong, I loved second coming, but it hardly set the world on fire. Would it sell?

    • MFG says:

      The 20th Anniversary Box Set of The Stone Roses debut album was a substantial legacy release. Very few albums are worthy of such deluxe treatment, but that album is definitely one of them. Certainly beats any of the Oasis albums by a country mile.

      A Second Coming reissue is not really needed, IMHO. Just not good enough to merit the effort.

      As for the live reunion shows, I was at the 2016 New York show in Madison Square Garden, and it sounded great, Ian’s vocals included. I’m surprised they did not film it (not that I could tell). At the very least, an official CD release of the show would be appreciated.

      • RJS says:

        “The 20th Anniversary Box Set of The Stone Roses debut album was a substantial legacy release”

        Top marks for endurance to anybody who listened to all of the demos. Absolutely atrocious. Some demos really should stay locked in the vault.

    • Adey says:

      I doubt the stone roses will ever release a full live set from the 2012 tour. Despite Ian Brown actually having singing lessons running up to the tour, they would never be able to get away with releasing a 2cd or dvd set with his voice!

      • Jules says:

        I think you’re right. His voice was atrocious which is a shame because the band were tight as f*ck! Brilliant live band, shame Ian was a vocal mess

  6. Michael says:

    25 years since 1995. I am still however not going to listen to this.

  7. Kevin says:

    Both releases are superfluous and fetishist AF, so why not do a cassette. Go all out.

  8. Mar Levy says:

    Why haven’t we moved on to a CD re-packaging of THE MASTERPLAN yet. Oasis have only done the first three albums so far.

  9. Mark says:

    So, Oasis MG reissue for the 2nd time ? Everybody complains ! They are just milking the fanbase !
    Beatles/Abba/Rolling Stones reissues for the billionth time ? Take my money Now !!! I’m waiting for the half- speed half-mono/half-stereo reissue !
    Oh dear !

    • Ben says:

      Beatles reissues for the billionth time?!

      In the 60‘s: first and original release
      1987: first release on cd
      2009: remastered re-release on cd and vinyl in stereo and mono (and there are massive differences in the mixes)
      2017-2019: sde‘s of pepper, white album and abbey road incl. unreleased session tracks and 5.1 mix

      No coloured vinyl or anything like that until today. I don‘t think they are „milking the fanbase“.

  10. Nick Milton says:

    In 1995, I had this album on one side of a C 90 cassette and Pulp’s Different Class on the other. My God, I walked with a swagger for months when I would set off of a day with that in my Walkman :)

  11. william says:

    Strange that artists are reissuing their music on cassettes. Most people nowadays don’t own a cassette player. And for the younger generation, they are all about downloads. I think any music issued before 2005, you could find a cassette for them really cheaply. I wouldn’t pay the reissue price.

    • Mark says:

      Possibly because it’s harder to file share archaic formats?

      • What? Cassette's? Worry? says:

        Tosh, you can get cassette to MP3/FLAC convertors.

        • Mark says:

          Yes, but it’s more effort. You can also transfer from Vinyl to FLAC – there’s a workaround for most things – but it’s presumably more difficult for the casual uploader to do so, which is the whole point.

          Besides, who in their right mind would want to transfer anything but otherwise-unavailable media from cassette to FLAC?

      • RJS says:

        File share?! You can pick the CD second hand online and get change out of a couple of quid, including P+P. The cassette is just something for collectors to collect!

  12. Rich E says:

    My love of the Beatles precluded me from ever being able to have much time for Oasis and my opinion has only hardened over the years. Even I bought this when it came out though and have thought about getting the reissue.

    If ever an album needed remastering it is this one. Can anyone tell me if the remaster is actually an improvement or is it as still as subtle as a sledgehammer on the ear?

    • Jonathan says:

      The 2014 remasters were appalling. All three albums are brick walled even more (esp the third) than they were first time round; which was quite a feat. They desperately need remastering properly.

    • MFG says:

      The brickwalling is still in place for the 2014 remaster. Which is likely the version used for the new picture disc.

      According to this list, you might be better off finding a copy of the SACD from 2003, and downmixing the 5.1 mix to 2.0 stereo.

      http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=oasis&album=morning+glory

      Also, amusingly, someone has created a BrickwallHater remaster of Definitely Maybe. Won’t speculate on how to get a hold of this version.

      http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/161274

      To get an authentically non-brickwalled version of DM or WTSMG, you’d have to remix the albums from the original multi-track tapes. Guessing that the original mixes were so loud, that any attempt to remaster them for better dynamic range would be ineffective.

    • Rog says:

      Why does loving The Beatles make one not have time for Oasis? They never really sounded that much like them, much as the press liked to pretend they did.

      I actually think Oasis have done a pretty good job of not milking their legacy. A b-sides compilation and a best-of whilst they were still together, a singles collection after the split, only one live album, then the 3 expanded remasters years later. There is a lot more they could put out.

  13. Adey says:

    I made the mistake of buying the limited edition “demo tape” a few years back, years later its in a box still unplayed, and you would have to pay most people to take them off your hands, so the cassette version is definitely a no-no for me!
    As the lyrics for stand by me say, “sing me something new”…
    How about a remastered, complete dvd or blu ray of maine road, or even knebworth, maybe blu ray/ cd mini box sets? I’m bored s…less with lacklustre novelty rereleases…

  14. Adey says:

    How many times do they want us to dip into our pockets to buy yet another copy of this album? Talk about flogging a dead horse. I still haven’t got round to listening to the deluxe edition from 5 years ago!
    Imho the original release was boring and hard work to listen to, due to its brickwalled sound, I’m actually surprised they have never re-released it as a 13 track album, as it flows much better with “step on” in the tracklisting (i own an original promo cd and its the only version i can listen to for a decent length of time).

    • Mark says:

      That black promo CD with “Step On” was fairly easy to get hold of if you wanted one badly enough for weeks before the album came out. You’re right about the “everything in the red” mix, which hides a multitude of sins. Oasis are my only past musical fascination which I no longer understand – what on Earth made my think they were good?

    • Steve says:

      As many times as possible?

  15. Steve D. Gentry says:

    I’m waiting for the 8-track to come out.

  16. Lee says:

    I’ve just spent 20 minutes (unsuccessfully) trying to order the tape off the website. It kept saying postcode mismatch, which there wasn’t between the site and PP. Except they insisted on putting a space in the postcode and PP does not have that.
    Eventually I got tired of the constant attempts, the “I am not a robot” things and having to click on pictures of trees, traffic lights, etc. As Liam would say, they can stick the tape up their a*** until it comes out of their big toe. I shall simply have to make do with the CD and LP in the house, and the Poundland copy I picked up for £1 in the car.

  17. Beechlander says:

    Pic disc snapped up. Have to draw the line on the casssette..

  18. Jim Ackerman says:

    cassette?

  19. Ernie says:

    How many times can the same cow be milked FFS?

  20. Alan B says:

    Definitely Maybe was released last year on double picture disc to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Just like (What’s the Story) Morning Glory picture disc it is an Oasis Store exclusive. A couple of months ago it was suddenly available for LRSD, so unless it is a repress, I would guess it is the same pressing made more available and therefore not a Store exclusive as advertised. It sold out pretty quickly on these retailers’ websites but it is still available for sale on the Oasis Store website.

  21. SDA says:

    I was a huge Oasis fan across their first few years (went to Maine Road and Loch Lomond) and loved Morning Glory so much at the time after a carload of us drove to our local Woolies on a sixth form dinner break to each but it.
    Listened to it for the first time in years the other week courtesy of 6Music and came away underwhelmed.
    Despite my initial love for it, I’ve long thought it’s half a great album and half filler. Have always wished wasted B-side Acquiesce had kicked it off along with the likes of Rocking Chair and The Masterplan instead of tosh like Hello, Roll With It and She’s Electric.
    Funnily enough, the other day I found my old NMEs etc – have the Oasis v Blur issue which kicked off the chart battle, and reviews of Maine Road and Knebworth too. A little yellowed round the edges, but a time capsule to my teenage years!

    • Wayne C says:

      I also attended that Loch Lomond gig, was a great day out that (think Black Grape supported them, can’t remember the others in the bill). Great times. I agree with what you say there we’re better songs left off that album but it was still stronger than anything else around at that time. Happy days indeed. I was more a fan of Be Here Now which contrary to the reviews at the time I thought was tremendous and I still do. I’ll stick with my box set of all the albums that’s enough for me wish they would release that again as it’s getting expensive and I daren’t play it!.

      • Sda says:

        Yes, Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back in Anger, Cast No Shadow and Champagne Supernova were like nothing else I’d heard at 16 and so exciting. Given how ubiquitous they’ve become it’s almost difficult to remember a world without them. Wish I could bottle that feeling from hearing them those first few times and realising how fantastic they were.
        For me, I thought they tailed off badly from album 3 onwards and I find them difficult lyrically to listen to these days. But my oh my, those first few years felt special.

      • Paul S says:

        I was at that gig also, yes black grape Supported and heavy stereo the band which Gem Archer fronted before he joined oasis

      • PAUL THOMSON says:

        Black Grape, OCS and the Bootleg Beatles supported iirc – tho I was very much surfing the champagne supernova that day!!!

  22. Eli says:

    Is this the same Remaster they used for the 2014 edition? No need to double dip if so….

  23. Paul Radcliffe says:

    Ordered all formats of this one, I’ve never seen an WTSMG pic disc vinyl before so this is new, I have the DM pic disc also

  24. Alan Fenwick says:

    To those questioning the release of this earlier this year in different guises, that was in fact the picture disc for Definitely Maybe, a completely different release/album.

    • Tim says:

      You are of course right.

      I bought it and it’s on a shelf – at a quick glance (and without much thought!) I thought it was the same thing.

  25. Jon Barlow says:

    I think that was Definately Maybe

  26. Paul Taylor says:

    It was Definitely Maybe that was released for LRSD on picture disc earlier in the year. I know the albums sound similar, but really…… :-D

    • Mark says:

      If you don’t have the first two Oasis albums you can save money by just playing “Rain” by the Beatles 22 times instead :-)

  27. Tim says:

    Presumably the picture disc is the version that I bought earlier this year on ‘Love Record Store Day’ or whatever it was called?

  28. Dennis Mosen says:

    These were already released earlier in the year wasnt they paul ???

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