Ok... so it's been nearly half a year since I've penned an album a day entry, but I need to get back into the swing of writing because I've committed to penning a number of "best of 2014" articles and I need to practice. So lets ease into this entry together, celebrate my joy of owning this Oasis album on Vinyl.
Picked this up last night after debating the need to add this into my collection for two or so weeks. I own a number of Oasis albums on CD and I don't revisit them to often... they're also kinda long so having them on Vinyl means you get to listen to about 3 tracks and then you have to get up and flip one of the 2 LPs over to continue your listening session.
All the worries of it being a regrettable purchase went away when I listened to the warm vinyl mix of the opening track "Hello"... in addition to the great sound, the album great packaging too. The gatefold contains a number of pictures that differ from the original Compact Disc release.
There's something nice about throwing something on and knowing every signature guitar riff the second before it rings out into the room... Rhiannon is sound asleep in the bedroom so I'm taking in this listen alone right now and showcasing my air guitar talents in private.
I think my favorite parts on the album, are some of the tracks I kinda considered throw-away numbers in my youth. Some Might Say - would be an example of that... I was walking thru the kitchen when this came on and I stopped in my tracks when I heard the guitar riffs fill the room. The wall of fucking rock is impenetrable and unrelenting... something I desperately miss in music these days.
Lastly... its grey out this morning and temperatures are unusually low for Central Texas in mid November. The lighting and feel in the room right now almost feel perfect for listening to Wonderwall this morning. I don't really have to spend any time telling you why it sounds so fucking great. I did however spend some time this morning thinking about how the band and producer felt while tracking the song. I mean, they had to know instantly that this was going to be fucking huge.
Stand out tracks:
- Oasis – Hello - Remastered
- Oasis – Wonderwall - Remastered
- Oasis – Don't Look Back In Anger - Remastered
- Oasis – She's Electric - Remastered
- Oasis – Champagne Supernova - Remastered
Album: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Producer: Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher
Recorded: Rockfield Studios