Noel Gallagher through the years

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So how's he feeling about this album? "My album is the best collection of songs I've written for a long fucking time," Noel told NME. "This is the most literal and lyrical album I've ever made."

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'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' features a number of tracks that were written during his years as a member of Oasis and will be released through Gallagher's own Sour Mash Records.

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The shows have sold out quicker than the debut tour of his brother Liam's Beady Eye. Tickets for the first six Beady Eye dates last November took half-an-hour to sell out, reports Contact Music.

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Noel spoke yahoo.com about his upcoming tour dates: "Frontmen come alive when they come onstage. I've got to wait and see what happens. I'm a bit… I wouldn't say I'm nervous, but I'm trepidatious, if indeed that is a word. I'm not a natural frontman as of yet. But then again, my inner Elvis might take over when I hit the stage!"

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Noel told SPIN that many of his solo songs "never would have ended up on an Oasis record. I directed everything that went on in that band but Oasis were a stadium rock band so I wrote stadium rock music."

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Gallagher added: "Now it's different. Doing the new solo album was fucking great. It was serene. I could take it at my own pace."

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Noel's second album, recorded with psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous, is due to come out some time in 2012.

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"The sound is similar to 'High Flying Birds', but more psychedelic and tripped out," Noel has said about the second album. "It's not an electronic project. People are jumping to that conclusion because Amorphous Androgynous used to be an electronic outfit."

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You can listen to Noel's new single 'AKA…What A Life!' right here. The was released with a brand new B-side 'Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me'.

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"[The state of rock'n'roll is] really fucking bad now," Noel recently told NME. "But when it's bad there's someone somewhere like Ian Brown, Liam or Bobby Gillespie or a songwriter like me who can retell the story."

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"The more successful this [album] is, the longer I'll disappear," Noel told NME.

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The album has reached Number 15 in the chart, despite the fact that Radio 1 "are just fucking refusing to play it, because I'm nearly 45."

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Noel told NME that this album says more about him as a songwriter because "it's all me, apart from the drums and some of the keyboards."
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