Noel Gallagher announces release of long-awaited solo album

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Big news barreling out of Britain today.

Ex-Oasis main man Noel Gallagher held a press conference at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill to announce — you guessed it — the release of his long-awaited solo album.

He’s calling it (and his new band, which will tour this fall) “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.”

It was tracked in London and polished off in Los Angeles over 2010 and early 2011, with longtime Oasis producer Dave Sardy co-producing with Gallagher. As his kid brother Liam continues on with the remaining Oasis members as Beady Eye, Noel backed himself with an all-new lineup for this debut, including drummer Jeremy Stacy, keyboardist Mikey Rowe, bassist Mark Neary, backing vocalist Beccy Byrne, Jon Graboff on pedal steel, and percussionists Luis Jardim and Lenny Castro. Also on board: The Wired Strings and The Crouch End Festival Chorus.

“Birds” will hit on Gallagher’s own vanity imprint Sour Mash, on Oct. 17 in the U.K. and stateside on Nov. 8. And get this — it’s only the first of two full albums the guitarist has completed, the second as yet untitled.

So without further ado, here’s the song rundown for the set: “Everybody’s On The Run,” “Dream On,” “If I Had A Gun,” “The Death Of You And Me,” “(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine,” “AKA … What A Life,” “Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks,” “AKA … Broken Arrow,” “(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach” and “Stop The Clocks.”

Stay tuned here for more, or check out www.noelgallagher.com.

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