Oasis to cover Rolling Stones at BBC Electric Proms

Gallaghers to enlist a 50-piece choir

Oasis plan to rope in a 50-piece choir to cover a song by The Rolling Stones at BBC Electric Proms this weekend.

The Manchester rockers headline the Camden Roundhouse on Sunday (October 26) for the third year of the London-wide celebrations.

Traditionally rock bands have hooked up with classical musicians for the shows. And Noel Gallagher has revealed that the band are planning to cover the Stones‘ classic ‘We Love You’ with the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

The guitarist told BBC 6Music that the plans sprang from aborted sessions for new album ‘Dig Out Your Soul’.

“Out of all the songs on the album, there’s two that didn’t make it that have got a 50-piece choir,” he said. “The original idea for this album was to record it with this choir in Abbey Road and for whatever reason it didn’t happen.

“When we got offered the Proms, we called them up and said, ‘I know we let you down last time but do you fancy getting up and doing a few tunes?’ I think they’re going to sing on a third of the set and we’re hoping to do ‘We Love You’.”

Gallagher did not reveal whether the abandoned album tracks will get an airing at the show.

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