Noel Gallagher: ‘I re-recorded Oasis song after Liam refused to sing it’

Singer reveals the tracks Oasis recorded twice

Noel Gallagher has revealed that two of the tracks on his debut solo album were recorded by Oasis twice.

Speaking in the video interview above, the singer admitted that the track ‘(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine’ was attempted by his former band but wasn’t included on any of their albums.

Gallagher said: “It was recorded for ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ but Liam either refused to sing it or couldn’t sing it. I can’t remember which one it was.

“Then we re-recorded it for ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ and it had a 100 piece choir on it. And for whatever reason – I think Liam had fucked off home to get married or something – (it wasn’t finished)…It’s a shame Liam never got round to singing it.

“It would have made ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ 10 per cent better. I was determined to get it out there. It’s been sitting around for 10 years! It’s the most Oasis sounding thing on the record, because it was written for Oasis.”

In the second part of the interview which can be seen below, Gallagher adds that a similar thing happened with album closer ‘Stop The Clocks’.

He said: “Again that was recorded for two Oasis records but never finished. It’s a bit of a lament, the reason I went with it in the end because the end bit is amazing but I’m not playing it live because…I struggled to sing it in the studio. I couldn’t decide to sing it out or sing it quiet.”

‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ is released today (October 17th).