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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Magic Secrets #1 (RSD22 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    This 7" features Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds demos of "We're Gonna Get There In The End" and "Trying To Find A World That's Been And Gone: Part 1" which were released at short notice as a New Year goodwill message from Noel to the fans for 2021 and 2022 respectively. A physical release of these tracks has been highly anticipated. These limited edition 7"s are individually numbered and feature exclusive artwork.

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1

      Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) is a Best Of celebrating the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

      This double album, curated and compiled entirely by Noel, includes tracks from the three Number One albums (‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and ‘Who Built The Moon?’) and the three acclaimed EPs (‘Black Star Dancing’, ‘This Is The Place’ and ‘Blue Moon Rising’) - plus 2 previously unreleased tracks including the brand new single ‘We’re On Our Way Now’.

      The album is available on limited edition deluxe formats featuring a bonus disc including previously unreleased acoustic versions, remixes, instrumentals and an unheard demo.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: Though the RSD version of this one follows one day later, you can have the chance to grab this retrospective / summary of the first ten years of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds project on a variety of formats NOW. Including all of the releases thus far and providing a great overview for new fans and old hands alike.

      TRACK LISTING

      Double Vinyl Tracklisting
      Disc 1
      Side A

      1. Everybody’s On The Run
      2. The Death Of You And Me
      3. AKA … What A Life!
      4. If I Had A Gun …
      5. In The Heat Of The Moment
      Side B
      1. Riverman
      2. Lock All The Doors
      3. The Dying Of The Light
      4. Ballad Of The Mighty I
      Disc 2
      Side A

      1. We're On Our Way Now
      2. Black Star Dancing
      3. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
      4. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
      5. This Is The Place
      Side B
      1. It's A Beautiful World
      2. Blue Moon Rising
      3. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
      4. Flying On The Ground

      Double CD Tracklisting
      Disc 1
      1. Everybody’s On The Run
      2. The Death Of You And Me
      3. AKA … What A Life!
      4. If I Had A Gun …
      5. In The Heat Of The Moment
      6. Riverman
      7. Lock All The Doors
      8. The Dying Of The Light
      9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
      10. We're On Our Way Now
      Disc 2
      1. Black Star Dancing
      2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
      3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
      4. This Is The Place
      5. It's A Beautiful World
      6. Blue Moon Rising
      7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
      8. Flying On The Ground

      Deluxe 3CD Tracklisting
      Disc 1

      1. Everybody’s On The Run
      2. The Death Of You And Me
      3. AKA … What A Life!
      4. If I Had A Gun …
      5. In The Heat Of The Moment
      6. Riverman
      7. Lock All The Doors
      8. The Dying Of The Light
      9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
      10. We're On Our Way Now
      Disc 2
      1. Black Star Dancing
      2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
      3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
      4. This Is The Place
      5. It's A Beautiful World
      6. Blue Moon Rising
      7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
      8. Flying On The Ground
      Disc 3
      1. It's A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
      2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
      3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
      4. Black Star Dancing (12" Mix Instrumental)
      5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
      6. International Magic (Demo)
      7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
      8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
      9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
      10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
      11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
      12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)

      Deluxe Box Set Tracklisting
      Standard LP

      Disc 1
      Side A

      1. Everybody’s On The Run
      2. The Death Of You And Me
      3. AKA … What A Life!
      4. If I Had A Gun …
      5. In The Heat Of The Moment
      Side B
      1. Riverman
      2. Lock All The Doors
      3. The Dying Of The Light
      4. Ballad Of The Mighty I
      Disc 2
      Side A

      1. We're On Our Way Now
      2. Black Star Dancing
      3. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
      4. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
      5. This Is The Place
      Side B
      1. It's A Beautiful World
      2. Blue Moon Rising
      3. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
      4. Flying On The Ground

      Bonus LP
      Disc 1
      Side A

      1. It's A Beautiful World (instrumental)
      2. If I Had A Gun ... (acoustic Version)
      3. Black Star Dancing (skeleton Key Remix)
      Side B
      1. Black Star Dancing (12" Mix Instrumental)
      2. The Man Who Built The Moon (acoustic Version)
      3. International Magic (demo)
      Disc 2
      Side A

      1. Blue Moon Rising (sons Of The Desert Remix)
      2. The Dying Of The Light (acoustic Version)
      3. This Is The Place (skeleton Key Remix)
      Side B
      1. This Is The Place (instrumental)
      2. Black Star Dancing (the Reflex Revision)
      3. Be Careful What You Wish For (instrumental)

      Etched 7"
      1. She Taught Me How To Fly

      Deluxe 3CD
      Disc 1

      1. Everybody’s On The Run
      2. The Death Of You And Me
      3. AKA … What A Life!
      4. If I Had A Gun …
      5. In The Heat Of The Moment
      6. Riverman
      7. Lock All The Doors
      8. The Dying Of The Light
      9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
      10. We're On Our Way Now
      Disc 2
      1. Black Star Dancing
      2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
      3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
      4. This Is The Place
      5. It's A Beautiful World
      6. Blue Moon Rising
      7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
      8. Flying On The Ground
      Disc 3
      1. It's A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
      2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
      3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
      4. Black Star Dancing (12" Mix Instrumental)
      5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
      6. International Magic (Demo)
      7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
      8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
      9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
      10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
      11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
      12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)




      Noel Gallagher takes some time out from feuding with shirty brother, Liam to put together a brand new full-length album with his High-Flying Bird cohorts. We kick things off with the decidedly 'D'You Know What I Mean'-y percussive scree, backed with distant shouting, thundering bass and growing shadowy reverbs on 'Fort Knox', obviously setting up a grand and extended entrance piece. From there we move into the stabbing horns and distorted bass of 'Holy Mountain', perfectly displaying his keen ear for melody, and almost irritating ability for penning a ruthless earworm. From there we move into the sleazy rock and roll of 'Keep On Reaching', owing as much to classic rock as it does disco with the harmonising backing vox and effervescent synth-brass. 

      'She Taught Me How To Fly' presents a truly diverse set of influences, from dreamy synths to the airy ducked bass and dusty snappy percussives, providing a perfect balance between Noel's brilliantly robust compositional techniques and the more avant construction of mesmeric Krautrock or psychedelia. 'Black & White Sunshine' couldn't possibly be any more geared towards Oasis' fans, with that legendary vocal harmony NG does so well making an appearance, as well as the three-chord progressive lift we've heard once or twice before. 

      What is most impressive is that the High Flying Birds have managed to step away from the considerable shadow that Oasis cast, whilst still retaining the melodic elements that made it resonate with so many people.   




      TRACK LISTING

      CD TRACK LISTING (STANDARD & DELUXE)
      1. Fort Knox
      2. Holy Mountain
      3. Keep On Reaching
      4. It’s A Beautiful World
      5. She Taught Me How To Fly
      6. Be Careful What You Wish For
      7. Black & White Sunshine
      8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
      9. If Love Is The Law
      10. The Man Who Built The Moon
      11. End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)
      (Bonus Track) Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)

      LP TRACK LISTING
      A SIDE
      1. Fort Knox
      2. Holy Mountain
      3. Keep On Reaching
      4. It’s A Beautiful World
      5. She Taught Me How To Fly
      B SIDE
      6. Be Careful What You Wish For
      7. Black & White Sunshine
      8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
      9. If Love Is The Law
      10.The Man Who Built The Moon
      11.End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

      Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

      Chasing Yesterday

        Noel's second studio album finds his song-writing in supremely fine fettle, but then you'd expect that from the master-craftsman. This time he has self-produced and included a song which actually pre-dates Oasis, and one from the aborted Amorphous Androgynous sessions. There' a slightly funky vibe left-over from said collaboration and whilst most of the album is choc-full of Noel's classic sounding melodies (albeit with some fairly obvious cribbing) "The  Right Stuff"and opener "Riverman" are the most unusual cuts here, one a spacejazz freakout , the other a seventies acoustic groover inspired by a night out with Morrissey (namecheckin' fact fans!) The remainder of the LP isn't too dissimilar to Noel's debut, but perhaps with a more discernable bottom-end as  gloriously displayed on Noel-by-Numbers  (and therefore superb!) lead single "In The Heat Of The Moment", and the one-of-the-best-things-he's-ever-done follow-up "Ballad Of The Mighty I". All in all, a splendid record.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Martin says: He's still got it!

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Riverman
        2. In The Heat Of The Moment
        3. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
        4. Lock All The Doors
        5. The Dying Of The Light
        6. The Right Stuff
        7. While The Song Remains The Same
        8. The Mexican
        9. You Know We Can't Go Back
        10. Ballad Of The Mighty I

        Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

        Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

          'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' is the eponymous release from the solo project of the former Oasis legend, and the first after his acrimonious split from the aforementioned band. Working in both London and Los Angeles between 2010 and 2011, with frequent collaborator Dave Sardy serving as co-producer, Gallagher utilized the talents of now bandmates Jeremy Stacey (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) and Mike Rowe (keyboards) for the album.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Andy says: Oasis for grown-up people! Excellent songs, none of the baggage.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Everybody’s On The Run
          2. Dream On
          3. If I Had A Gun…
          4. The Death Of You And Me
          5. (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
          6. AKA... What A Life!
          7. Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
          8. AKA... Broken Arrow
          9. (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
          10. Stop The Clocks


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