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"Another sunny afternoon, walking to the sound of my favorite tune."

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by Oasis. It was a smash hit critically and commercially, spawning the hit singles "Roll with It", "Some Might Say", "Champagne Supernova", "Don't Look Back in Anger", "Morning Glory", and "Wonderwall".

After the success of their debut album, Definitely Maybe, the bar was certainly raised high. After being recorded in just 15 days, it was released on October 2, 1995, to such success that it was reported that a copy was sold every two minutes. It has sold over 4.5 million copes in the UK and is currently the fifth-best selling album of all time there.

Alongside Blur's Parklife, Suede's Self-Titled Album and Supergrass's I Should Coco, it has been hailed as a defining album of the Britpop era in British music, ranging from 1992 to 1997.


Followed up by their 1997 album Be Here Now.


  • Liam Gallagher – lead vocals, tambourine
  • Noel Gallagher – lead and acoustic guitar, vocals (lead on "Don't Look Back in Anger", "Talk Tonight", "Step Out", "The Masterplan", "Bonehead's Bank Holiday", and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"), bass guitar, piano, Mellotron, e-bow, production
  • Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs – rhythm and acoustic guitar, piano, Mellotron, melodica, drunk vocals on "Bonehead's Bank Holiday"
  • Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan – bass guitar
  • Alan White – drums, percussion
  • Tony McCarroll – drums on "Some Might Say"



Album Proper

  1. "Hello" (3:21)
  2. "Roll with It" (3:59)
  3. "Wonderwall" (4:18)
  4. "Don't Look Back in Anger" (4:48)
  5. "Hey Now!" (5:41)
  6. (0:44)
  7. "Some Might Say" (5:29)
  8. "Cast No Shadow" (4:51)
  9. "She's Electric" (3:40)
  10. "Morning Glory" (5:03)
  11. (0:40)
  12. "Champagne Supernova" (7:27)

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Edition)

  1. "Talk Tonight" (4:24)
  2. "Acquiesce" (4:29)
  3. "Headshrinker" (4:42)
  4. "It's Better People" (4:01)
  5. "Rockin' Chair" (4:40)
  6. "Step Out" (3:45)
  7. "Underneath the Sky" (3:25)
  8. "Cum On Feel the Noize" (5:13)
  9. "Round Are Way" (5:45)
  10. "The Swamp Song"note  (4:23)
  11. "The Masterplan" (5:26)
  12. "Bonehead's Bank Holiday"note  (4:03)
  13. "Champagne Supernova"note  (6:59)
  14. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (2:18)

"Gonna start a revolution from my bed, 'cause you said the tropes I had went to my head...":

  • Album Title Drop: It occurs during the chorus of "Morning Glory".
  • Anti-Role Model: In "Don't Look Back in Anger":
    And please don't put your life in the hands
    Of a rock 'n roll band
    Who'll throw it all away
  • Broken Record: The endings of "Roll with It" ("I think I've got a feeling I'm lost inside..."), "Some Might Say" ("You know what some might say!") and "Morning Glory" (the whole chorus).
  • Careful with That Axe: Liam continuously yelling "WELLLLLLLLLLLLL" in "Morning Glory". Live, it was done by Noel.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Technically, the excerpts from "The Swamp Song" are this, as the full song was featured as a B-side to the "Wonderwall" single, four weeks after this album was released.
  • Epic Rocking: "Champagne Supernova", the only song on this album longer than six minutes, goes for almost 7½ minutes.
  • Excited Show Title!: "Hey Now!"
  • Fading into the Next Song: "Morning Glory" → track 11 → "Champagne Supernova". The Greatest Hits Album maintains this fade, but with the radio noise at the end of "Morning Glory"/start of track 11 leading straight into the water sounds at the end of track 11/start of "Champagne Supernova", with the "Swamp Song" segment removed.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • "Hello" opens with "Wonderwall" playing on the background before the song starts proper.
    • Two excerpts from "The Swamp Song" are passage tracks with no name in the album. The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition's second disc features the whole track.
    • "Acquiesce" has a nice one hidden at the beginning and end of the track: Noel on a guitar, on what is apparently "Morning Glory"'s demo. Note: "Morning Glory" is the one of the album tracks whose demo didn't end up on the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.