Friday, 8 July 2016

What we're listening to. Oasis 'Morning Glory'.

In its time, 1995, this was a landmark Album and propelled Oasis to worldwide stardom.

We'd, Streamabout, had forgotten about it really but when we played it this week it lit up the room. It's still just as fresh as it was then. Surprisingly so, because a lot of Albums don't stand that test of time. It has lost none of its gloss. 

It was their second Album but largely from Noel Gallagher and broke all he records for sales and winning Best British Album of the year and named as The Best British Album since 1980. That's unfair, it's even better than that. 

"Some might say" and "Don't look back in anger" were the original singles but of course "Wonderwall" is the best known track. That's not to ignore "Champagne Supernova" and "She's Electric". 

It was the start of that Britpop and Manchester scene (Blur, Suede, Pulp) although recorded in Wales between fights of both Gallagher brothers causing recording to be suspended. 

It's very Beatles, a huge influence on the Band and ballady. 

Their live gigs (the author here was at 3 of them) were simply astonishing. There's a documentary on the Band called 'Supersonic' due out later in 2016 by the Producers of 'Amy' so definitely to look out for.

They split in 2011 and 'Morning Glory' has been remastered and that's the version to get. Do....It's truly a great, great record.

And just for spite, we're going to play something not on the record because we love it too. Masterplan.

Previous "listen to's" you'll also find on this blog (you can search them in the Search top left on the Blog)......Bob Dylan 'At The Budokan'; Van "It's too late to stop now Volume 2/3/4"; Air 'Moon Safari'; Talking Heads 'Stop Making Sense'; Lynyrd Skynyrd 'One for the road'; Marvin Gaye 'Whats Goin on'; Mercury Rev 'Deserters Songs'; Dave Matthews 'Crash'; Beyonce 'Lemonade'; Prince 'Sign O the times'; Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories'; Amy Winehouse 'Back to Black';Police 'Outlandos D'Amour'; Michael Jackson 'Off the Wall'; Carole King 'Tapestry'; Beatles 'Red Album'; Sex Pistols 'Never mind the Bollocks'; Sam Cooke 'Live at Harlem Square'; The Doors 'LA Woman'; Thin Lizzy 'Live & Dangerous'; Kendrick Lamarr 'Butterfly'; Aretha Franklin 'Amazing Grace'; Clapton '461'; Massive Attack 'Blue Lines'; The Clash 'London Calling'; Chris Isaak 'At The Filmore'; Bob Dylan 'Street Legal'; Bad Company 'Straight Shooter'; Jackson Browne 'Love is Strange'; Lou Reed 'Transformer'; Steely Dan 'AJA'; Stones 'Black+Blue'; Stephen Bishop 'Careless'; Nils Lofgren 'Night after Night'; Mike Oldfield 'Tubular Bells'; Neil Young 'Harvest'; Led Zep '4'; David Bowie 'David Live'; Van Morrison 'It's too late to stop now'; Wings 'Band on the Run'; Rod Stewart 'Atlantic Crossing'; Ryan Adams 'Heartbreaker'; Santana 'Essential'; Bob Dylan 'Desire'; Roxy Music 'For your pleasure'; Bob Marley 'Legend'; Stephen Fretwell 'Magpie'; James Taylor 'Sweet Baby James'; Deep Purple 'Machine Head'; Springsteen 'Darkness on the edge of town'; Leon Bridges 'Coming Home'; Eagles 'Hotel California'; Jungle; Aretha 'Soul Queen'; Neil Young 'After the Goldrush' ; Zappa 'Overnite Sensation'; Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours'; Keith Jarrett 'Koln Concert'; Doobies 'Southbound'; Stevie Earle 'I feel Alright'; Tom Waits 'Closing Time'; Pink Floyd 'Dark Side'; Van Morrison 'Moondance'; Eric Church 'Caught in the Act'; Randy Newman 'Little Criminals'; Elton John 'Madman across the water'; Patti Smith 'Horses'; Doobies 'Captain and Me'; Steely Dan 'Can't Buy a Thrill'.