- 10 Oct 20
As part of our nightly series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Oasis' classic album, St Andrew's College Choir perform 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.
Our celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Oasis' era-defining album (What's The Story) Morning Glory? continue – with a special performance from St Andrew's College Choir, covering 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.
Widely considered one of the most iconic singles of the '90s, 'Don't Look Back In Anger' was the first Oasis single to feature lead vocals by Noel Gallagher. The platinum-selling single went No.1 in the UK and Ireland on its release.
In his recent 25th anniversary track-by-track of (What's The Story) Morning Glory, Noel Gallagher discussed how John Lennon influenced the track:
"On the Definitely Maybe tour, a guy that was working for us in New York, from our record company, had a brother, who had a cassette of John Lennon in conversation in the Dakota building, just before he died. In that cassette, John Lennon says the words, to the effect of, 'And then they'll tell you that the brains you've had are gone to your head'. That line stuck with me. I thought, 'I'll fucking die, if I don't shoehorn that into a song somehow'. That line always stuck with me – and that's why the piano chords from 'Imagine' are at the beginning [of 'Don't Look Back In Anger], as a nod to that."
The 60-strong choir from St. Andrew’s College features pupils from the Junior School – with the band and harmonies arranged by the Senior School’s Transition Year students. The socially-distanced performance was filmed outdoors by the Hot Press team in compliance with public health guidelines.
Notable past pupils of St. Andrew’s College include members of hotly tipped Dublin band Inhaler, as well as singer-songwriter Molly Sterling.
Watch St Andrew's College Choir perform 'Don't Look Back In Anger' below:
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