Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Noel Gallagher - 'High Flying Birds'- Debut album


Special Edition CD/DVD + Vinyl
Noel Gallagher has announced full details of his new solo debut album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' at a London press conference.

The ex-Oasis guitarist said his new record will be released on his own label Sour Mash Records on October 17 and will be followed up by 
a second collaboration LP in 2012 with Amorphous Androgynous. 

The LP, his first material since Oasis split in August 2009, was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of this year. It features 10 new songs and was produced by Gallagher and Dave Sardy.


Photo: Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Musicians appearing on the records include ex-Oasis keyboard player Mike RoweThe Lemon TreesJeremy Stacey and American percussionist Lenny Castro, best known for playing on records by The Rolling StonesStevie Wonder and Elton John.

The album also includes guest appearances from the Crouch End Festival Chorus, who Oasis and Gallagher have performed with before, and The Wired Strings.

Gallagher is due to tour in the autumn but no further details have been announced yet. He launched his own official websiteTwitterYouTubeFacebook and MySpace ahead of the press conference. No material has been posted up on any site so far.

The full tracklisting for 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' is as follows:

'Everybody's On The Run'
'Dream On'
'If I Had A Gun'
'The Death Of You And Me'
'(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine'
'AKA...What A Life!'
'Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks'
'AKA....Broken Arrow'
'(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach'
'Stop The Clocks'


Rumours surfaced earlier this year that the first single from the record will be the 'The Death Of You And Me'.

Although the track does feature on the record, it is yet to be confirmed as the album's official first single. 









Noel Gallagher has also confirmed he will be touring the UK in the autumn and will be playing Oasis songs as part of his live set.

Speaking at a press conference to launch his new solo album he confirmed that he would be touring in the week after the album is released on October 17. He also confirmed that the first show would be in Dublin on October 23 and that the tour would take in ManchesterLondonand Glasgow.

He said: "We're going to go out on tour a week after the album is out. We're going to start off slow in small theatres. If it's [his solo album] good enough to get bigger than that then it’ll get bigger than that." 



Gallagher added that he would tour again in 2012 and more extensively. He said: "I don't think they’ll be a huge great big tour this year. I think this year it’ll be a quick whizz around the world and try and do the major cities and then it will probably be a bigger tour next year."

He also indicated that he would definitely be playing Oasis songs on the tour, saying: "The album lasts for 46 minutes and 12 seconds, so I will play some Oasis songs. They're my songs and I wrote them on my own. I'm proud of them and I'm proud of where they sit with what I've done now. I don’t think I'd ever do a gig without playing them." 



The album is available to pre-order and comes as a CD, CD/DVD, digital download and a very special 180 gram vinyl. Get the album here.... http://www.noelgallagher.com/noelgallaghershighflyingbirds/gbp.php

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