2 October 2014

On This Day In Oasis History...





(What's The Story) Morning Glory? is the second album by the English rock band Oasis, released on October 2 1995. The album went straight to #1 in the UK, selling 347,000 copies in its first week. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? spawned four hit singles in the UK, two of which were #1s. It sold over 19 million copies worldwide, including over 4.3 million copies in the UK, 14x platinum, and is currently the third biggest-selling album in UK chart history. Morning Glory has gone 4x platinum in the United States In addition, the singles "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova" went Gold in the United States.

The album, which was recorded in less than two weeks, contains arguably the band's two most famous songs, "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger", along with "Champagne Supernova" and their first UK #1 single, "Some Might Say".

In 1997 Morning Glory was named the 5th greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 1998 Q magazine readers placed it at number 8, and in 2000 it achieved the same position in Q's list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. The editors of Q magazine declared it the "album of the decade" in 1999. The readers of Q placed it seventh on the 2006 top 100 greatest albums of all time list. In 2003, the album was ranked number 376 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

History

The success of Morning Glory catapulted Oasis from being a successful Britpop band to being one of the biggest bands in Britain, with substantial international fame, and considerable press coverage in the mainstream and music press. The band played several massive open air concerts in the UK during 1996, which included two nights at Knebworth in front of a combined audience of 250,000 people (125,000 each night), with over 2.5 million applying to buy tickets.




















Tracklisting

01: "Hello" (Gallagher/Glitter/Leander) – 3:21
02: "Roll with It" – 4:00
03: "Wonderwall" – 4:19
04: "Don't Look Back in Anger" – 4:48
05: "Hey Now!" – 5:41
06: Untitled (aka "The Swamp Song - Excerpt 1") – 0:43
07: "Some Might Say" – 5:31
08: "Cast No Shadow" – 4:52
09: "She's Electric" – 3:40
10: "Morning Glory" – 5:03
11: Untitled (aka "The Swamp Song - Excerpt 2") – 0:41
12: "Champagne Supernova" – 7:27

Notes:

* Tracks 6 and 11 are officially untitled. In fact, the track listing bears no title whatsoever for these songs, merely a blank space.
* The excerpts from "The Swamp Song" are parts of the instrumental B-side to the "Wonderwall" single.
* The vinyl LP edition of the album features a bonus track, "Bonehead's Bank Holiday". This song appears as the 7th track on the album, immediately after the 43-second untitled track.
* "Step Out" had to be removed from the album at the last minute. The song, sung by Noel, was intended to have been the original track 8 (after "Some Might Say" and before "Cast No Shadow"), but was removed as the chorus was similar to the chorus of Stevie Wonder's 1965 track "Uptight (Everything's Alright)". Wonder's publishing company were alleged to have demanded a substantial amount of royalties from the album which Oasis weren't prepared to pay, so the track was removed, although not before the first promotional copies of the album had been released with "Step Out" included. The track was eventually released as a B-side on Oasis' 1996 single "Don't Look Back in Anger", with an amended song writing credit of 'Gallagher/Wonder/Cosby/May', and was included on the live album Familiar to Millions.

Singles



"Some Might Say"
Released: 24 April 1995
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Oasis & Owen Morris
Chart positions: #1 (UK), #3 (IRE)



"Roll with It"
Released: 14 August 1995
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Oasis & Owen Morris
Chart positions: #2 (UK), #2 (IRE)



"Morning Glory" (AUS only)
Released: 15 September 1995
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Noel Gallagher & Owen Morris
Chart positions: #25 AUS, #24 U.S. Modern Rock Chart



"Wonderwall"
Released: 30 October 1995
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Noel Gallagher & Owen Morris
Chart positions: #2 (UK), #8 (U.S.), #1 U.S. Modern Rock Chart (10 Weeks)



"Don't Look Back in Anger"
Released: 19 February 1996
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Noel Gallagher & Owen Morris
Chart positions: #1 (UK), #1 (IRE), #10 U.S. Modern Rock Chart, #21 (U.S.)



"Champagne Supernova" (AUS and US only)
Released: 13 May 1996
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Noel Gallagher & Owen Morris
Chart positions: #26 (AUS), #20 (US), #1 U.S. Modern Rock Chart (5 Weeks)

Miscellanea

"Hello" contains elements of Gary Glitter's "Hello Hello I'm Back Again" as Liam jokingly sings part of the song's chorus when the song begins to fade out.

On the cover of the album a man is seen brandishing what looks to be a vinyl record in its sleeve. This is in fact the master tape for the album. The man in question is Owen Morris, the producer. The photo was taken on Berwick Street in Soho, a London street well known for its independent record shops. The other man is BBC London's Sean Rowley.

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1 October 2014

New Items Added To Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' Collection















A number of new items have been added to Pretty Green's current collection, click here for more details.

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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' Month?














Eugene McGuinness announces two very special This Feeling shows + club nights this October, This Feeling's 8th year!

Eugene McGuinness has unveiled the accompanying video for new single The Crueler Kind. The single is out now on Domino Records and Eugene has announced two very special This Feeling shows to accompany it.

Eugene plays This Feeling Manchester, in association with Jack Daniels, at The Ruby Lounge October 10th along with Alias Kid who are managed by Alan McGee, Hidden Charms and Lucky T. Jackson and headlines the This Feeling stage at Dunfermline Live in Scotland. Also playing at the festival are Embrace, King Creosote, Dexters and a host of exciting new Scottish bands taking place across various venues in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Since Kasabian booted things off in style at the very first This Feeling 8 years ago This Feeling's reputation, reach and legend has grown.

Now in association with XFM and with club nights in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leicester, MIlton Keynes and Birmingham and with plans for more,

This Feeling is the UK's most rock n roll night out, a regular haunt of well known faces, and where to see the next big things first.

Coming up this month...

This Feeling London at The MacBeth (Jack's Place) Oct 3rd ft Hidden Charms (live), The Van Doos (live), The Frankly's (live), Nick Mercer Jnr (live) + Dexters (DJ)

This Feeling Edinburgh at the Voodoo Rooms Oct 3rd ft Caravan Club (live), Emelle (live), The Dirty Wurks (live), Black Cat Bone (live) + The Jackals (DJ)

This Feeling Glasgow at the Record Factory Oct 4th ft The Pacific Blues (live), Ghost Alaska (live), Kill City Radio (live), Baren (live) + Kyle Neary (DJ)

This Feeling Milton Keynes at the Crauford Arms Oct 4th ft Jonny Brown ex Twisted Wheel (live), The Harrington Blues (live), Lawrence Bray (live), The Scruff (live) + This Feeling DJs till 2am

This Feeling Manchester in association with Jack Daniels at The Ruby Lounge Oct 10th ft Eugene McGuinness (live), Alias Kid (live), Hidden Charms (live), Lucky T Jackson (live), Gigslutz (DJ) & Hattie Pearson of XFM (DJ)

This Feeling Birmingham at The Victoria Oct 11th ft The Assist (live), Thieves (live), Plastic Factory (live) + This Feeling DJs till 2am

This Feeling Liverpool at The Magnet Oct 24th ft Hidden Charms (live), Whitecliff (live), The Vryll Society (live), Paddy Clegg (live) + Gigslutz (DJ)



Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

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30 September 2014

Win A Pair Of Oasis 'Roll With It' Cigarette Papers















We have ten pairs of Oasis 'Roll With It' cigarette papers to give away all you have to do is email scyhodotcom@gmail.com with the answer to the following question.

At what iconic venue was The Masterplan recorded live on disc three of (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Remastered?

HINT: The answer can be found here.

Competition closes at midnight on October 3rd 2014.

















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On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is of 'Setting Sun' by The Chemical Brothers featuring Noel Gallagher the track was released on September 30th 1996.

The song reached number one on the UK singles chart.

 

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Check Out Oasis' New Mobile App And Win Some Prizes














Recreate Oasis' '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' artwork and see your album cover come to life.

Oasis have launched an interactive experience via augmented reality specialists Blippar.

You can access exclusive Oasis content, enter competitions and recreate your own version of the album cover.

Simply use the free Blippar mobile app and your device's camera to scan the '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' artwork to begin.

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29 September 2014

Metallica's Lars Ulrich On Coming Across Oasis 20 Years Ago













Oasis: the band that changed our lives – by Lars Ulrich and Felix White The Metallica drummer and Maccabees guitarist remember coming across Oasis 20 years ago – and how it altered their perceptions of music

In 1994 I was browsing through an issue of a magazine called Select, and there was a story about a band from England, with some unusual looking fellows, that I’d never heard of. I skimmed across the article, and was quite amused by the fact that every other word was either “fuck” or “cunt”. There was a pretty detailed description of a conversation between one of the guys in the band, Noel Gallagher, and Paul Weller, that was particularly off-colour and very, very funny. It reeked of attitude and not giving a fuck, which at the time – at the height of the shoegazing-I-can’t-handle-being-a-rockstar attitudes that were becoming mainstream – was very refreshing.

A few weeks later I was driving in my car, listening to radio station Live 105 here in San Francisco, when a song came on unlike any I had ever heard before. The attitude, the aloofness, and the not-giving-a-fuck vibes were pouring out of the speakers, and by the time the first verse/bridge/chorus cycle was done, I was convinced that whatever I was listening to had to be that band that I had read about in Select a few weeks back. And sure enough I was right. It was Oasis and the Supersonic single. Thus began a long and very rewarding relationship with a sound, an approach and a way of looking at the world that has had a huge impact on me and helped shape who I am today … for whatever that’s worth.

Click here to read the article in full.

Source: www.theguardian.com

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A Closer Look At Pretty Green's Liberty Print














This season Pretty Green have picked it's favourite Liberty Arts Fabric print and worked this into the AW14 collection.

Inspired by floral motifs this is a refreshing addition to your wardrobe, click here for a closer look.

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Oasis' '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' Remastered Is In Stores Today














(What’s The Story) Morning Glory? remastered is on sale now in stores and online.

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis’s biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide.

It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing.

Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band’s breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies.

The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London’s Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album’s producer Owen Morris. A small army of 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.

Alongside the original album remastered, the Special Edition CD includes two CDs of all the B-sides plus rare and unreleased Oasis tracks from the Morning Glory era.

Visit the official store here for tracklisting and various editions.

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XFM Presents: An Evening In Conversation With Noel Gallagher














Noel Gallagher is easily one of the most important songwriters of all time, as famous for his charisma as for his  musicianship. Over the last twenty years Noel Gallagher has helped shape contemporary music and change our notions of celebrity.

Now, for the first time ever, Noel Gallagher will put down his guitar to speak with a panel of music industry insiders at a special one-off XFM charity event. For over 90 minutes, a group of prominent music figures will delve in to Noel's life in music. All this in front of an audience of just 120 people.

The panel will consist of Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire, former Creation Records boss Alan McGee, and Shortlist magazine's deputy editor Hamish McBain. The night will be hosted by XFM's John Kennedy.

Noel Gallagher has said: "Having rarely stopped blowing my own trumpet since April '94, it'll come as no surprise I jumped at the chance to let the people catch me at it again, so to speak, while at the same time raising a few bob for the kids. It'll be a pleasure.”

The event will take place at the Hammersmith Club, London on November 3 to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise. For Noel fans, young musicians, or anyone with an interest in music, this is an unmissable event.

Tickets will cost from £40 - £100 and will go on sale Wednesday at 8am.

Global’s Make Some Noise is a new national charity to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

To learn more about Global's Make Some Noise, look here.

Source: www.xfm.com

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Another On This Day In Oasis History...





The videos below are from the 29th September 2002, when Oasis played at the Yoyogi Taiikukan in Tokyo, Japan









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On This Day In Oasis History...














The Shock Of The Lightning is a song by British rock band Oasis and is the fourth track from the band's seventh studio album Dig Out Your Soul. The song was released as the first single from the album on 29 September 2008. It received its first airplay on 15 August 2008 on multiple UK and Irish radio stations including the Ian Dempsey Breakfast show on Today FM in Ireland, BBC 6 Music by Shaun Keaveny, and by Chris Moyles on BBC Radio 1. Chris was joined by Noel Gallagher on the 15 August 2008.

Noel said of the song: "If 'The Shock of the Lightning' sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. 'The Shock of the Lightning' basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best”. It was described by NME as "a massively improved version of 'It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)'" and featuring "love is a litany/a magical mystery" as the song's chorus.

The single is the first Oasis song to feature a remix on a studio release. The B-side is a remixed version of the album track "Falling Down" by The Chemical Brothers, who Noel has worked with in the past. However, a promo release of Oasis' cover of "Cum On Feel the Noize" contained the "Lynchmob Beats Mix" of "Champagne Supernova" by Brandon Lynch that was also re-released as a stand alone promo for Stop the Clocks. Consequently this is their first official CD single release that does contain a new track as a B-side.

On 30 July 2008, the official Oasis website posted a Dig Out Your Soul trailer which contained a 23 second clip of the intro to "The Shock of the Lightning" as well as a 20 second clip of the drum solo. On 15 August 2008, the song received it first airplay on the The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 with Noel Gallagher present. Noel said of the song on Shaun Keaveny's Radio 6 show, "It's a driving, pumping, pop, rock 'n' roll masterpiece". In NME, the song was named as 'song of the week' and received a score of 9/10, despite being referred to as "only the fifth best song on Dig Out Your Soul".





















"The Shock Of The Lightning" entered the UK Singles Chart at #3, becoming the band's first lead single since their debut, "Supersonic", to fail to reach #1 in their homeland. However the song reached #12 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in the USA, making it their most successful single there since "Don't Go Away", which peaked on the chart at #5 in 1998. It also reached #93 on the Billboard Hot 100, their first song to chart on the Hot 100 since "Don't Look Back in Anger" in 1996.



Music video

The music video for the song (directed by Julian House and Julian Gibbs) debuted on the band's official site on 25 August at 17:30 (UK time) and was broadcast on Channel 4 at 23:40. The video depicts Liam singing and the occasional appearance of the rest of the band, intercut with stock footage related to the album's artwork. The opening shot of the video of silhouetted heads is a reference to the cover of the Rolling Stones compilation record Hot Rocks 1964-1971.

Track listing

All songs written by Noel Gallagher.

CD / 7"
"The Shock of the Lightning", 5:02
"Falling Down" (Chemical Brothers remix), 4:32

iTunes / Oasisinet exclusive bundle
"The Shock of the Lightning", 5:02
"Falling Down" (Chemical Brothers remix), 4:32
"The Shock of the Lightning" (music video)

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28 September 2014

Check Out Pretty Green's Outwear From 'The White Dove Collection'















Inspired by the peaceful protestors of the 1960s, 'The White Dove' is a snapshot of a revolutionary movement, refined into a beautifully crafted collection.

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27 September 2014

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from September 27th 1997, when Oasis played at Earls Court in London.



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26 September 2014

Check Out Pretty Green's 'The White Dove Collection'















Inspired by the peaceful protestors of the 1960s, 'The White Dove' is a snapshot of a revolutionary movement, refined into a beautifully crafted collection.

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Win A Signed Oasis Poster














The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris. A small army of 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.

Alongside the original album remastered, the Special Edition CD includes two CDs of all the B-sides plus rare and unreleased Oasis tracks from the Morning Glory era.

The limited edition box set comes packaged in a deluxe box with magnetic closure lid, and includes both the three CD set and vinyl edition of the album as well as a stunning 56 page hard backed coffee table book which includes extensive sleeve notes from respected music critic Neil McCormick. Additional content includes replica 12" promo (Cum On Feel The Noise/Lynch Mob Beats Remix), Exclusive 7" vinyl of Hello (demo) - She's Electric (demo), replica promo cassette plus exclusive merch.

Pre-order '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' and you could win a SIGNED Oasis poster from the 1990's by both Liam & Noel Gallagher!

Details can be found here.

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