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12 December 2023

Noel Gallagher Shares Abbey Road Versions Of Oasis Classics

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released new versions of the classic Oasis songs Going Nowhere and The Masterplan recorded at London’s prestigious Abbey Road Studios. Watch below.

The Masterplan and Going Nowhere have become mainstays in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ recent live sets to a rapturous response. The original recorded versions of both tracks appeared on the Oasis singles Wonderwall (The Masterplan) and Stand By Me (Going Nowhere). They were then compiled on Oasis’ B-sides album The Masterplan, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, re-entering the UK Official Albums Chart at No 2 in November.

Today’s news comes just days ahead of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ much anticipated run of British arena shows this month, beginning at London’s Wembley Arena on Thursday (14 December). These shows follow a busy November that has taken in touring across three continents, and cap off a huge 2023 for Noel, which has seen the release of his fourth studio solo album Council Skies, a mammoth 26-date US tour, and epic headline outdoor shows including Crystal Palace Bowl and Brighton Beach. The summer culminated with the band’s biggest ever headline gig to date, a celebratory homecoming show at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park on August Bank Holiday weekend.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have also just announced their first performances for summer 2024 – four huge outdoor shows including Wigan’s Robin Park (Thursday 18 July), London’s Alexandra Palace Park (Saturday 20 July), as well as returning to Cardiff Castle (Wednesday 17 July), and Halifax’s The Piece Hall (Thursday 1 August) following sell out shows at these venues in 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Gallagher’s latest album, Council Skies, is available now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7”, LP picture disc plus various digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version. All Council Skies formats are available here. Last remaining tickets for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ December headline arena tour are available here.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2023/24 UK Arena Tour Dates:

14 Dec London, OVO Arena Wembley SOLD OUT
15 Dec Birmingham, Utilita Arena Birmingham SOLD OUT
17 Dec Cardiff, Utilita Arena SOLD OUT
18 Dec Leeds, First Direct Arena
20 Dec Glasgow, OVO Hydro
21 Dec Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena SOLD OUT


17 July Cardiff Castle
18 July Wigan, Robin Park
20 July London, Alexandra Palace Park
1 August Halifax, The Piece Hall SOLD OUT

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