New Noel Gallagher album. "Epic, Majestic! Perfectly realized"

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  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    I am so looking forward to the new Noel Gallagher solo album. He is the genius behind oasis and composed all their massive hits.

    The solo album is creating a huge buzz, he's top of the Rollingstone list of acts to watch ( well something like that)

    I'm probably looking forward to this more than a new apple product to be honest.

    A review describes the songs as Epic, Majestic and perfectly realized.
    http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/noel-gallaghers-high-flying-birds-album-preview-491003

    I am looking forward in particular to "if I had a Gun" which has been getting stunning reviews and should go to radio shortly

    3. If I Had A Gun

    Ever since leaked soundcheck demos of this song appeared on the internet, much interest has attended its studio rendering, and the results don't disappoint. After a bare bones, acoustic-and-vocal, quasi-Wonderwall opening, If I had A Gun blossoms into just what might become a modern-day rock standard. Gallagher's vocals are emotional but never mawkish. The bridge and solo sections are stirring, with acoustic guitars and strings piling up. But it's Noel's double or triple-tracked harmonies, haunting and vulnerable, that really hit the target. Hands-down winner on this one



    I've heard some of the demos of the songs recorded at sound checks and then put on youtue. Just by these rough poorly recorded efforts the quality of the songs shine through.

    If you don't believe me try these
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fJVrOhiljI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20cSWSnmNW4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xcPsaTTj1I&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
  2. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely cannot wait.

    It will be sensational.
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    This.

    He was always the more talented of the Gallagher brothers. I cannot wait for this.
     
  4. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This I have to say is surpassing all excitement about even the original iPhone launch .

    I'm keeping myself going listening to the leaked demos on the Internet and the versions of the new songs by kids on YouTube.

    The album keeps getting huge huge reviews with people calling quite possibly the best album this year.

    Eg see
    http://www.examiner.com/rock-culture-in-new-york/hurricane-gallagher-hits-new-york-city

    "The songs that make-up "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds" have a cinematic feel and artistic scope only hinted at over Gallagher's 15-plus year career.* Fans of Oasis won't be disappointed, though, as there are plenty of the usual touchstones.* But those who dismissed the band, for whatever reason, have reason to seek this album out.* From the all-too-brief time I got to spend with the tracks last night I'm tipping this to be one of the best albums of the year, if not the best.
    simply rely on the bag of tricks he developed during his tenure with Oasis.* The songs that make-up "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds" have a cinematic feel and artistic scope only hinted at over Gallagher's 15-plus year career.* Fans of Oasis won't be disappointed, though, as there are plenty of the usual touchstones.* But those who dismissed the band, for whatever reason, have reason to seek this album out.* From the all-too-brief time I got to spend with the tracks last night I'm tipping this to be one of the best albums of the year, if not the best.
    "

    http://www.guitarworld.com/review-selections-noel-gallaghers-new-album-high-flying-birds
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    I don't know if all those Record Machines, beers and spring rolls had any influence on my judgement, but I must admit: The six Gallagher tunes were easily among the best music I've heard in 2011. This is saying something, because I usually hate everything after one listen.
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