Oasis will continue their Chasing the Sun reissue campaign with the re-release of their 1995 smash (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, scheduled for release on September 30th via Big Brother Recordings.
Like the the reissue of Oasis’ debut Definitely, Maybe, the new version of Morning Glory? will come packed with bonus material, including previously unheard demos of “She’s Electric” and “Rockin’ Chair.” The reissue will also include demos of “Some Might Say,” “Hey Now” and “Boneheads Bank Holiday” that were recorded by frequent producer Mark Coyle for the first time during a soundcheck at Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994. Along with a number of B-sides and previously unreleased tracks from the Morning Glory?-era, the new edition will feature live recordings from memorable Oasis shows at Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court and Bath Pavilion.
The newly remastered version of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? will be available in a number of formats as well: Digital download, special three-CD set, a 12-inch vinyl LP (with digital download code for the bonus material) and a deluxe box set packed with the original LP, a replica of the original 12-inch promo, a special edition CD, a 7-inch of an exclusive demo and new liner notes from rock critic Neil McCormick.
The Chasing the Sun series will continue after Morning Glory? with the reissue of 1997’s Be Here Now. An exhibit filled with rare photographs, artifacts and other Oasis memorabilia went on display in London earlier this year to accompany the re-release of Definitely, Maybe, as well. And to celebrate Record Store Day, Big Brother released a replica of Oasis’s debut 12-inch single “Supersonic.”
Despite all the hoopla, one former Oasis member, perhaps unsurprisingly, has been a bit crabby about the whole campaign: “HOW CAN YOU REMASTER SOMETHING THAT’S ALREADY [BEEN] MASTERED,” tweeted a peeved Liam Gallagher ahead of the Definitely, Maybe reissue. “DONT BUY INTO IT. LET IT BE.”
The other Gallagher brother, Noel, seemed slightly more enthused, however, telling Rolling Stone, “I’m proud of everything that we ever did. I mean, some songs are pretty shit, and there’s a couple of periods you’d rather forget, but I think on the whole… I think we made three great albums and four good ones, which is not bad out of eight. Kind of a 50 percent record. That’s pretty good, I think.”