The auction price for a used tambourine in Oasis’ recording of “What’s The Story”) Morning Glory was seven times the estimate.
After recording hits Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova, Liam Gallagher discarded the instrument in Monmouthshire in 1995.
This album was a landmark in Britpop and sold over 22 million copies.
Now Morning Glory’s engineer has sold the tambourine, which had a £300-£500 guide price, for £3,600 at auction.
Nick Brine was responsible for the sound effects on the record and stated that the tambourine was used in the recording of “What’s the Story” Morning Glory.
It was quite battered at the end of the session, and I was about to throw it away. “But I took it.”
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An internet bidder and Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire bought the tambourine. They wanted to “own a piece of British rock history”.
Josh McCarthy, Hansons music memorabilia appraiser, stated that the price “took my breath away” and its musical pedigree was irresistible to biders.
Nick, the sound engineer at Rockfield Studio was responsible for recording the album.
It won the Brit Award for best album over the past 30 years. The song Wonderwall also became the first to surpass one million Spotify streams.
Nick said, “That record is so important to so many people. It changed a lot people’s lives.” He has worked also with Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen.
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“It is the record that I am most frequently asked about. It sums up everything about the era as well as what bands and music were all about.
Nick said that tambourine was also used by Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys as well as The Verve, Seasick Steve, and The Verve.
The 44-year-old also sold two bespoke Oasis football shirts – one worn by Noel Gallagher in a charity football match – for £1,750 at the same auction after they were given to him following the recording session for the band’s Be Here Now album at Abbey Road in London.
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