Let me guess: You’ve got this already, right?
So why buy it again, even in extra-deluxe-remastered-super-duper three-cd format? Well, putting to one side the improvement in sound, it’s worth reminding ourselves quite how good a songwriter Noel Gallagher was during 1995-6.
Aside from the world-dominating album itself, the b-sides from Morning Glory’s singles – which make up disc 2 – are jaw-dropping. Many bands would have made Acquiesce, Talk Tonight and others the centrepiece of their next record. Disc three’s live tracks re-emphasise that when Oasis were on form, there was no-one to touch them. They would never scale such heights again.
Like this? Try these: Slade, Feel the Noize; Paul McCartney and Wings, Band on the Run
By Andrew Greenhalgh