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29 April 2021

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Reveal New Album And Single

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Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds have announced a new greatest hits record, Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) available on 2CD, Deluxe 3CD, Heavyweight 2LP formats, as well as HD digital formats.

Released on 11th June via Sour Mash Records, Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) is a definitive 18 track greatest hits package, and a reminder of the breadth of classic songs from the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

The album is also available on limited edition deluxe formats with a bonus disc including previously unreleased acoustic versions, remixes, instrumentals and an unheard demo.

There will also be a limited edition numbered, hand pressed, coloured double LP with an exclusive art print released for Record Store Day on the 12th June.

Curated and compiled entirely by Noel, the tracklisting of Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) encompasses songs from High Flying Birds’ three UK No 1 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). Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) also features two brand new songs produced by Noel Gallagher & Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, We’re On Our Way Now and Flying On The Ground.

We’re On Our Way Now is unveiled today, a taste of the future-fan-favourites to come. You can listen to it here or watch it below.

Since establishing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds after the legendary success of Oasis alongside his brother, Liam, Gallagher has never sat still creatively. He’s mastered the art of embracing an instinctive sonic evolution and creative freedom whilst never neglecting the songcraft. From the New Orleans brass powered blast of debut single The Death Of You And Me to the self-produced psych-pop and space bound experimentation of Chasing Yesterday and the disco saturated, sonic veer of Who Built The Moon? at the hands of renowned producer David Holmes and the subsequent EP releases, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have proven time and time again to be unshackled by genre and expectation.

That Gallagher has so successfully married this bold and blistering approach with huge commercial success (over 2.4 million albums sold internationally with three UK No 1 albums – marking a record breaking 10 UK consecutive No 1 studio albums across his career), coupled with relentless touring globally, is testament to Gallagher’s unerring ability to marry lazer guided melodies and fearless creativity.

Speaking of the timings of High Flying Birds’ greatest hits, Noel says: “10 years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds?? Blimey! … Just think of all the things I COULD have done in that time!!”

“The title just came to me one afternoon, at the kitchen table.” He continues “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!”

Now with the best part of thirty years as one of the country’s most respected and prolific songwriters under his belt, ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ celebrates another landmark in Noel Gallagher’s unparalleled career. You can watch the trailer for the new record below, and pre-order it here.