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08 March 2023

Noel Gallagher Shares Robert Smith Remix Of ‘Pretty Boy’

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Noel Gallagher has released The Cure‘s Robert Smith‘s remix of his recent High Flying Birds single, Pretty Boy – listen below.

The remix features on the deluxe limited-edition of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ upcoming album, Council Skies, set for release on 2 June. Council Skies can be pre-ordered here, all pre-orders of the album from the official store will come with will come with a printed handwritten lyric sheet of the album’s title track.

“Pretty Boy as it was unfolding became reminiscent of the golden age of The Cure. And it was just one of those crazy ideas that one tends to have in the middle of the night, thinking, ‘I wonder if Robert Smith [would] get involved. I wonder if I can get hold of him,’” Gallagher recalled.

“I asked if he’d get involved and sent him the track and he loved it. He did the remix. And I loved it. I’d never met him before. I’d never conversed with him.”

“I was surprised and delighted when Noel asked me to remix this gorgeous song, and I had a lot of fun slowing it down and spacing it out,” said Smith. “Cure drummer Jason Cooper gave me a great vibey drum track to play along with – and the rest just phased into place under the starry sky of my distant moon…”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Council Skies deluxe edition tracklisting

Disc 1:

I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
Pretty Boy
Dead To The World
Open The Door, See What You Find
Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
Easy Now
Council Skies
There She Blows!
Love Is A Rich Man
Think Of A Number

Disc 2:

Don’t Stop…
We’re Gonna Get There In The End’
Mind Games
Pretty Boy (Instrumental)
Dead To The World (Instrumental)
Council Skies (Instrumental)
Think Of A Number (Instrumental)
I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)
Think Of A Number (Pet Shop Boys Magic Eye 12” Remix)
Pretty Boy (Robert Smith Remix)
Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)
Flying On The Ground (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
Live Forever (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)

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