Oasis have confirmed full details of their planned reissue of their classic 1995 second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?.
The album, which has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, will be re-released on September 29th in the UK and on the day after in the US.
The reissue will come out in a series of new versions, including a special edition three-CD set, 12″ vinyl and a super deluxe box set, that will include 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 new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by engineer Ian Cooper at London’s Metropolis Studios, sessions supervised by producer Owen Morris, who was behind the controls during recording.
Each brand new edition of the album will include a remastered version of the original, while the limited edition box set will come 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 56 page hard backed coffee table, with McCormick’s notes.
Among the bonus material available are previously unheard demos of ‘She’s Electric’ and ‘Rockin’ Chair’, as well as 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. Also released are a number of B-sides and previously unreleased tracks from the era, as well as live recordings from memorable Oasis shows at Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court and Bath Pavilion.
This is the second time this year that an Oasis album has undergone the reissue treatment after their debut album Definitely Maybe was reissued earlier in the year.