THE ORIGINAL WONDERWALL COVER
“Noel wanted a picture of someone framed. I had originally shot Liam for the front cover of Wonderwall in Primrose Hill, London, but Noel had accidentally stumbled across us doing the shoot on the way to Creation Records. I can remember a bloke jumping out of a black cab and yelling at us through the railings of the park. I thought it was an Oasis fan heckling us, so I ignored all the shouting and continued with the shoot. The shouting continued so I finally decided to tell this bloke to leave us alone and then realised to my astonishment that the bloke was in fact Noel Gallagher. He explained that Wonderwall was ‘a fucking love song’ and that no way was ‘our kid’ appearing on the front cover. The shoot was quickly aborted and in the end I re-shot it the following day with a girl from Creation Records called Anita Heyert. I used the same black and white infra-red effect on this cover as I did on Live Forever.”
Michael Spencer Jones, the photographer who worked on the Morning Glory-era sleeve art.