Vinyl love: Oasis “Don’t believe the truth”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Oasis
Album Title: Don’t believe the truth
Year released: 2005
Year reissued: 2016
Details: Gatefold, 180 gram

The skinny: Oasis’s sixth album is currently the final piece of theirs in my vinyl collection and is likely my favourite of their albums, outside of the first two of course. When it came out, I still hadn’t completely warmed to “Heathen chemistry” and upon hearing “Don’t believe the truth”, was immediately enamoured. It sounded to me like the band had been revitalized. There’s just so much energy in tracks like the one below, it felt like the boys were back. And not just in town.

Standout track: “Lyla”

Vinyl love: Oasis “Heathen chemistry”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Oasis
Album Title: Heathen chemistry
Year released: 2002
Year reissued: 2016
Details: Gatefold, 2 x 180 gram, 45 rpm, 16-page booklet

The skinny: After all the excitement created by their first two incredible albums in the mid-90s, the shine started to fade and I began to grow disinterested with the music being slung by the Gallagher brothers and their friends, feeling that perhaps all the success was getting to them. I found “Be here now” overblown at the time and didn’t even bother listening to “Standing on the shoulders of giants” for many years. I have since gone back to find some pieces to like on both those two albums but that’s mostly because I enjoyed the albums they put together later on, like this one. More stripped down and to the point than its two predecessors, “Heathen chemistry” was also the first album to feature new members Gem Archer and Andy Bell. This reissue was pressed on to two slabs at 45 RPM and songs like the one below sound just fine to these ears this weekend.

Standout track: “Stop crying your heart out”

Vinyl love: Oasis “(What’s the story) morning glory?”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Oasis
Album Title: (What’s the story) morning glory?
Year released: 1995
Year reissued: 2014
Details: Triple Gatefold, double LP, Remastered

The skinny: Continuing my revisits of the Oasis records in my collection, we have lit upon their best-known (but is it their best?) record. I definitely remember when “(What’s the story) morning glory?” came out, though I maybe didn’t buy it right away because I was living the student life in residence at the time. However, when Victoria and I moved in together many moons ago, this is one of the duplicates that arose out of our merging of CD collections and one of the few of those that I didn’t originally introduce to her. My future wife came upon it on her own, likely based on the ubiquity of the second single, “Wonderwall”, and the album has become one of those few that she can say that she loves every song… Oh yes, and I love it too, which is why when it was remastered and reissued on heavyweight vinyl back in 2014, I didn’t hesitate to put down the cash.

Standout track: “Don’t look back in anger”