(Whats the Story) Morning Glory [Remastered]

(Whats the Story) Morning Glory [Remastered]

by Oasis


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(Whats the Story) Morning Glory [Remastered]

If Definitely Maybe was an unintentional concept album about wanting to be a rock & roll star, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is what happens after the dreams come true. Oasis turns in a relatively introspective second record, filled with big, gorgeous ballads instead of ripping rockers. Unlike Definitely Maybe, the production on Morning Glory is varied enough to handle the range in emotions; instead of drowning everything with amplifiers turned up to 12, there are strings, keyboards, and harmonicas. This expanded production helps give Noel Gallagher's sweeping melodies an emotional resonance that he occasionally can't convey lyrically. However, that is far from a fatal flaw; Gallagher's lyrics work best in fragments, where the images catch in your mind and grow, thanks to the music. Gallagher may be guilty of some borrowing, or even plagiarism, but he uses the familiar riffs as building blocks. This is where his genius lies: He's a thief and doesn't have many original thoughts, but as a pop
ock melodicist he's pretty much without peer. Likewise, as musicians, Oasis are hardly innovators, yet they have a majestic grandeur in their sound that makes ballads like "Wonderwall" or rockers like "Some Might Say" positively transcendent. Alan White does add authority to the rhythm section, but the most noticeable change is in Liam Gallagher. His voice sneered throughout Definitely Maybe, but on Morning Glory his singing has become more textured and skillful. He gives the lyric in the raging title track a hint of regret, is sympathetic on "Wonderwall," defiant on "Some Might Say," and humorous on "She's Electric," a bawdy rewrite of "Digsy's Diner." It might not have the immediate impact of Definitely Maybe, but Morning Glory is just as exciting and compulsively listenable. [What's the Story was remastered and reissued on CD in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2014
Label: Big Brother Recordin
UPC: 5051961073027
catalogNumber: 73
Rank: 2614

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Performance Credits

Oasis   Primary Artist
Paul Weller   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Liam Gallagher   Vocals,Group Member
Noel Gallagher   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Mellotron,E-bow,Group Member
Paul McGuigan   Bass,Group Member
Alan White   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs   Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Mellotron,Group Member

Technical Credits

Gary Glitter   Composer
Mike Leander   Composer
Owen Morris   Producer
Sean Rowley   Contributor
Noel Gallagher   Composer,Producer
Brian Cannon   Direction

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