Oasis: Looking Back on (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? at 25

7th MAY : On this day in 1995 rock group Oasis were top of the charts with their first number one, 'Some might Say'. The band Oasis line up before their Knebworth Park concert. (l-r) drummer Alan White, rhythm guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, lead singer Liam Gallagher, bass player Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan and guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher. * 25/8/99 : The band have revealed that their bass player Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan (second right) is to leave the band. Only two weeks after it was revealed that guitarist, Bonehead (second left) was leaving. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Even in the midst of a world-wide lockdown due to a global pandemic, the mere hint of an Oasis reunion still makes headlines.

This month marks 25 years since Oasis released (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – a record that became one of the biggest selling albums of all time, resonated around the world, and whose hearty songs (like “Wonderwall,” which recently passed 1 billion streams on Spotify) continue to find the Manchester, England band – more than a decade after their split – new fans.

To understand why, just drop the needle on the first of WTSMG’s four vinyl sides, hit play on the CD, queue up the cassette or just stream it on Spotify – and there it is, those timeless opening notes. No, not of the bombastic, let’s-bust-through-the-door-and-have-a-fookin’-party opening bluesy-rock feel of “Hello,” but those haunting, heart-tugging, quietly tender guitar strums from one rock’s greatest ballads – “Wonderwall” – teased briefly at the top.

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