Noel Gallagher to release ‘lost’ Oasis song 10 years in the making

Legendary track 'Stop The Clocks' is included on his new album
Noel Gallagher‘s upcoming solo album ‘High Flying Birds’ will feature a track the former Oasis songwriter has been working on for over 10 years.

Gallagher announced details of the album at a press conference on July 6. To the delight of long-standing Oasis fans, the tracklisting includes ‘Stop The Clocks’ which was originally written in 2001, and was set to appear on the band’s sixth studio album ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ in 2005.

The song was talked up by Oasis as being one of their greatest ever but was eventually removed from the final track listing. It also failed to appear on their greatest hits compilation of the same name.

Gallagher is thought to have agonised over the track for a decade, constantly rewriting it to get the song just right. In 2006, the band spoke to The Sun after a fan asked them what had happened to ‘Stop The Clocks’.

Gallagher said: “There are about ten different versions and I can’t decide on which one. It’s a good song, the lyrics are great.”

Former bandmate Andy Bell also raved about it in the interview, saying: “It is an amazing tune. It has quite a heavy theme to it and we’ve had a few goes at it. We’ll get it right one day.”

This week Noel Gallagher announced details of two new solo albums.

‘Stop The Clocks’ will appear on the first collection, called ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, which is due for release on October 17. It features ten new songs and was produced by Gallagher and Dave Sardy.

The second collection will be a collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous set for release in 2012, which he describes as being very different to Oasis’ music.

You can watch an unreleased acoustic version of ‘Stop The Clocks’ via the YouTube video below.