NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – ” Back The Way We Came Vol 1 (2011 – 2021) “

Posted: April 30, 2021 in MUSIC
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“10 years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds?? Blimey!” Gallagher wrote on Twitter. “Just think of all the things I COULD have done in that time!!”

The Best Of collection, released June 11th, celebrates 10 years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

The tracklist for the 18-song album was curated by Gallagher, and features two new tracks written by Gallagher and Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, “We’re On Our Way Now” and “Flying On The Ground.”

“The title just came to me one afternoon, at the kitchen table,” the musician noted. ”It’s a saying isn’t it: ‘back the way we came’. I actually thought it was a great title. Which is why it’s got Vol 1. Because if there’s another one, I’m not coming up with another title!”

On BBC Radio 2, Gallagher also revealed that The Crown actor Matt Smith will appear in the upcoming music video for “We’re On Our Way Now.”

‘We are [good friends],” Gallagher told BBC host Zoe Ball. “I’ve been friends with Matt for about 10 years. He came round to ours one night and I manipulated him with a lot of alcohol. I said, ‘Did you have a good night?’ [He said], ‘The best, the best energy.’ I said, ‘Do us a favour, be in the video for us.’ He agreed with a bad hangover.”

 “‘Flying On The Ground’ is literally the best thing I’ve released since the last thing I released.  If Burt Bacharach wrote for Motown this is what it would sound like… only not as good… obviously.” (NG).
‘Flying On The Ground’, the new track taken from ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’

Most recently, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released “Blue Moon Rising” EP in early 2020. Gallagher formed the group after leaving Oasis in 2009. Curated and compiled entirely by Noel, and includes tracks from the three Number One albums and the three acclaimed EPs – 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.

“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’.

Noel Gallagher has shared a track-by-track video talking through each and every song from his new High Flying Birds Greatest Hits, ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’.

The collection gathers songs from the former Oasis man’s three solo albums through to his latest trilogy of EPs. In the new video, Gallagher goes into a deep-dive into the writing of each of the tracks, and why he chose to release a ‘best of’ now.

“I’d done enough touring and didn’t want to go on tour, and after all of those EPs it seemed like the right time to go, ‘Right, that’s been 10 years’,” says Gallagher, introducing the video.

“For best ofs, the titles are always shit. This one just came to me one afternoon while sat at the kitchen table. It’s a saying, isn’t it – back the way we came. We’re looking back over a 10 year period. I actually thought it’s a great title. That’s why it’s called ‘Volume 1’ – if there’s a ‘Volume 2’ I’m not coming up with another fucking title because it’s fucking great!”

Bonus Tracks Include It’s A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
Black Star Dancing (12″ Mix Instrumental)
The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
International Magic (Demo)
Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
This Is The Place (Instrumental)
Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)

Flying On The Ground · Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Flying On The Ground ℗ Sour Mash Records Ltd Released on: 2021-06-07

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