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Last summer Liam Gallagher joined the list of all-time greats (Paul McCartney, Page and Plant, Nirvana and many more) who have filmed a prestigious MTV Unplugged session. Having missed Oasis’s 1996 session through illness, the show at Hull’s City Hall found Liam fulfilling some unfinished business entirely on his own terms. Now Liam releases the ‘MTV Unplugged’ live album of the show.

The show’s electrifying atmosphere is palpable from the very beginning with a phenomenal reaction as Liam takes to the stage with Wall of Glass. Material from Liam’s solo career such as his personal favourite Once and the joyous Now That I’ve Found You resonates in this stripped-back format, with his vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra.

Oasis guitarist Bonehead features on performances of Some Might Say, Stand By Me, Cast No Shadow and Liam’s first ever live vocal performance of the Definitely Maybe bonus track Sad Song. The show concludes on a crowd-pleasing high with an emotive take on the classic Champagne Supernova.

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Sounds Delicious: Yumi Zouma - Morning Glory (Oasis Cover)

For its Sounds Delicious series, the Seattle website and label Turntable Kitchen recently commissioned the New Zealand synthpop group Yumi Zouma to record a full-album cover of Oasis’ classic album “What’s The Story Morning Glory” , also here is their take on “She’s Electric” . Now Yumi Zouma have shared their take on one of the album’s best-known tunes: The searching singalong “Champagne Super Nova” .  The new version is icy and removed enough that it only barely sounds like the original, but that grand central chorus hook still sounds great even in this new context.

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Yumi Zouma will be covering in full the seminal sophomore LP (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis in its entirety for the series. Here’s what they told us about the project (sent from their tour…):

“When Matthew from Turntable Kitchen initially approached us to cover a record in it’s entirety for this project, we immediately said yes, and then came up with massive lists of favourite records that we had wanted to cover. The process of narrowing it down to one was completely impossible – we were in the middle of touring our own debut album Yoncalla, and so we would listen to albums in the van everyday.

This process continued until finally we came across the prospect of covering Oasis’s second full-length (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?. At first, the idea sounds ridiculous – covering the album with the most cliched songs from the most pigheaded douchebag rock ‘n’ roll band from an era everyone is tired of – it sounds like the scenario of what-not-to-do when choosing a record to cover. Anyone with a sense of decency would prefer Blur,

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Then we put on the CD, listened to it while driving to LA, and immediately knew it was the one. For kids who grew up in the commonwealth of the 90’s, this was the perfect album. The legacy of the Country House vs Roll With It battle, the bad reviews, the stories about the Knebworth gigs, the sibling rivalry, the breakups, and visceral ineptitude – those were all important to us, but given all that, it’s remarkable how (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? remains a classic illustration of power-pop songwriting spread over an entire release. Hate it or love it, this is the album of our youth. It’s been an absolute pleasure to cover, and we’re thankful to Matthew from Turntable Kitchen for allowing us the opportunity to do so.”

We are SO pumped that Yumi Zouma will be covering “Wonderwall,” “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” Some Might Say,” “Champagne Supernova,” for SOUNDS DELICIOUS. If you’re like us, you probably have some solid, angsty memories of the year the original album came out. Hearing Yumi Zouma reinvent it is already making our head spin.

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Seattle website and record label Turntable Kitchen sponsors a vinyl subscription service called Sounds Delicious in which notable artists cover an entire classic album. Today we’ve got a preview of the first release in the series: In a pleasant and unlikely convergence of artist and material, New Zealand dream-pop greats Yumi Zouma are taking on “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?”, the 1995 sophomore LP that turned Oasis from UK superstars to a worldwide household name. Ahead of the full release, they’ve shared their woozy rendition of “She’s Electric,” which applies the full Loveless treatment to the Gallaghers’ jaunty rock tune. It’s a stunning re-imagination of a splendid song,
Yumi Zouma’s version of “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” will be limited to 1,000 copies. Get it by subscribing to Sounds Delicious . Upcoming entries in the series include Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado covering Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run”, Ben Gibbard covering Teenage Fanclub’s “Bandwagonesque”, and the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart covering Tom Petty’s “Full Moon Fever”.

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Yumi Zouma - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?