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24 August 2021

Noel Gallagher Set To Release Cover Of John Lennon’s ‘Mind Games’

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Noel Gallagher has revealed that he’s set to release his cover of John Lennon‘s Mind Games, which he recorded to mark the late Beatles musician’s 80th birthday.

During the latest edition of his new Radio X residency (August 22), Gallagher spoke to Matt Morgan about recording his own version of Lennon’s 1973 single while he was working in the studio last year.

The former Oasis star had been approached to contribute to a new covers album in tribute to the legendary Beatle, which was being assembled by his son Sean Ono Lennon.

“I couldn’t get involved because I was doing something at the time,” Gallagher explained. “And on the eve of his birthday, Sean said, ‘Oh you know how it’s dad’s birthday tomorrow, and can you do something on your socials?’

“I happened to be in the studio and I said, ‘Well, let’s record’. We just did a version of Mind Games and did a little film.”

Asked whether the full version of the cover would ever be released, Gallagher replied: “Yeah. I’ll finish it off and do it for… I’ll do it for Record Store Day, maybe, or something.

“I’ve done a lot of covers recently. I’ll probably collate them all and do it for something or other. It came out pretty good actually.”

Speaking on the first episode of his Radio X show earlier this month, Gallagher downplayed his brother Liam’s perceived hell-raiser status. “He’s a bit of a charlatan,” he said, adding: “A lot of them in the game can’t walk it like they talk it. It’s usually those with the big mouths.”

Upon announcing his new radio venture with Radio X, Noel Gallagher promised fans “some great tunes, and a lot of nonsense, being spouted mostly by me!”

Matt Deverson, Managing Editor of Radio X, added: “Whether it be through Oasis or the 10 years of his High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher’s music is part of the fabric of Radio X, and I’m delighted that the man himself will be hosting a show on the station.”

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