NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS UNVEIL NEW TRACK ‘FLYING ON THE GROUND’ – Listen Here‘BACK THE WAY WE CAME: VOL 1 (2011-2021)’ OUT THIS FRIDAY 11 JUNE Best Of Album Celebrating Ten Years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Available To Pre Order Now Here‘Flying On The Ground’ Accompanied by Video featuring Matt Smith, Gala Gordon & a Cameo From Noel Gallagher – Watch Here
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have today unveiled ‘Flying On The Ground’, the second new song to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’. Marrying irresistible melodies with Motown-esque backing vocals, strings and brass, ‘Flying On The Ground’ is yet another classic slice of songwriting to add to Noel Gallagher’s burgeoning songbook. The song is produced by Noel Gallagher and Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey and was recently described by British GQ as being “as good as anything he’s ever written”.
Speaking of the new track, Noel says: “Flying On The Ground is literally the best thing I’ve released since the last thing I released. If Burt Bacharach wrote for Motown this is what it would sound like … only not as good … obviously.”
The official video for the track is a companion piece to the current single ‘We’re On Our Way Now’ starring actors Matt Smith and Gala Gordon plus a cameo appearance from Noel himself. Directed by Dan Cadan and Jonathan Mowatt for Rankin, they offer insight into the French New Wave cinema inspiration, “This video reveals the true darkness behind the relationship between our protagonists … and its tragic undoing – a blatant nod to ‘A Bout De Souffle’ and ‘Bande A Part’ (’The Outsiders’). Matt and Gala were left to their own devices to improvise each scene within both videos.” Watch the video from 6pm BST here.
Released this Friday (11th June) via Sour Mash Records, ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ is a definitive 18 track Best Of package, and a timely reminder of the breadth and depth of songs from the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Curated and compiled entirely by Noel, the tracklisting encompasses songs from High Flying Birds’ three 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’). Having sold over 2.4 million albums internationally, this run of three UK Number One albums marks a record breaking ten consecutive UK Number One studio albums across Noel’s career.
Noel was also recently announced as the official ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day – the annual celebration of the UK’s independent record stores. As part of the event there will be an exclusive limited edition vinyl format of ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ released on 12th June – a numbered, hand pressed, coloured double LP with exclusive art print.
The current period of activity celebrating a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds continues throughout this week as Sky Arts broadcast ‘Noel Gallagher: Out of the Now’ on Thursday 10th June at 9pm. This show presents an up-close performance of music and storytelling from London’s Duke of York’s Theatre. Powered by his formidable thirteen piece band, Noel will perform ten tracks spanning his career in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Oasis, and walk us through some of the significant moments in his own life and career which continues to define British pop culture.
‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 [2011-2021]’isavailable to pre order now on the following formats: Standard 2 CD Deluxe 3 CD Double heavyweight LP Formats Limited edition Deluxe Box Set including set of deluxe vinyl, etched 7” plus 12” coffee table photo book with deluxe CD set Online store exclusive – Double LP picture disc and cassette
Limited edition numbered, hand pressed, coloured double LP with exclusive art print also released for Record Store Day on the 12th June
Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) – Track listing:
1. Everybody’s On The Run
2. The Death Of You And Me
3. AKA … What A Life!
4. If I Had A Gun …
5. In The Heat Of The Moment
7. Lock All The Doors
8. The Dying Of The Light
9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
10. We’re On Our Way Now
1. Black Star Dancing
2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
4. This Is The Place
5. It’s A Beautiful World
6. Blue Moon Rising
7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
8. Flying On The Ground
1. It’s A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
4. Black Star Dancing (12” Mix Instrumental)
5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
6. International Magic (Demo)
7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)