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22 January 2021

Noel Gallagher Will Record Lost Oasis Songs, Without Liam

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Noel Gallagher has revealed that he will release an album of Oasis songs, after discovering a selection of unreleased songs by the band.

He has said he will record them alone, and not with brother Liam, as the pair are still feuding following their break-up in 2009. However, Liam has, on multiple occassions, called for a reunion. On New Year’s Day he took to Twitter and said “2021 is our year”. He had also tweeted in March to suggest the pair should reunite Oasis for a one off charity performance after coronavirus was eliminated.

Noel has said he is working on re-recording 14 Oasis songs. Speaking to his long-term friend, comedian and broadcaster Matt Morgan, on his podcast, Noel said the songs weren’t previously used as “They just fell by the wayside of various projects from down the years.”
Adding, “I’m going to record them. Some are quite old school.

“I was looking at the track listing and thinking, ‘Actually, fxxxing hell, no I’d approach that song differently’.

“It’s been very interesting.”

He discussed the recording in more detail, saying: “The gift is not coming up with the chords.

“The gift I’ve been given is remembering it all. If I play a song once and and it connects, it’s in there forever.”

He added: “Obviously, I’ll forget about little things but years later I’ll be playing something and go: ‘Hang on, that’s that fucking tune I had’.

“That’s the gift, not the songwriting. If they’re good enough they’ll come back.”

Oasis scored eight No 1 albums, and won a host of awards for their Brit Pop sound. Their last album came in 2008, with Dig Out Your Soul, and since then the pair have recorded musically separately – Liam working as a solo artist and also fronting the band Beady Eye from 2009-2014, while Noel releases music as part of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Currently, it is also unclear whether any other members of Oasis will be involved in the recording of the new songs, or if Noel Gallagher will work on them alone.

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