Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ‎– Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

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A1 Everybody's On The Run
Arranged By [Choral] – Steve MarkwickArranged By [Strings] – Rosie DanversChoir – Crouch End Festival ChorusConductor [Choir] – David TempleKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Strings – Wired Strings
A2 Dream On
Backing Vocals – Beccy ByrneKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Saxophone – Andrew KinsmanTrombone – Trevor MiresTrumpet – Gary Alesbrook
A3 If I Had A Gun...
Backing Vocals – Beccy ByrneKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Jon Graboff
A4 The Death Of You And Me
Double Bass, Saw [Musical Saw] – Mark NearyKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Percussion – Luis JardimSaxophone – Andrew KinsmanTrombone – Trevor MiresTrumpet – Gary Alesbrook
A5 (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
Arranged By [Choral] – Steve MarkwickArranged By [Strings] – Rosie DanversBacking Vocals – Beccy ByrneChoir – Crouch End Festival ChorusConductor [Choir] – David TempleKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Strings – Wired Strings
B1 AKA... What A Life!
Drum Programming – Dave SardyKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Keyboards [Additional] – Noel Gallagher
B2 Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
Keyboards – Mikey Rowe*Keyboards [Additional], Backing Vocals – Noel GallagherSaxophone – Andrew KinsmanTrombone – Trevor MiresTrumpet – Gary Alesbrook
B3 AKA... Broken Arrow
Backing Vocals – Beccy ByrneKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Percussion – Lenny Castro, Luis JardimSaw [Musical Saw] – Mark Neary
B4 (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Drum Programming – Dave SardyKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Noel GallagherPerformer [The Musical Wine Glasses] – Mark Neary
B5 Stop The Clocks
Arranged By [Choral] – Steve MarkwickBacking Vocals – Beccy ByrneChoir – Crouch End Festival ChorusConductor [Choir] – David TempleKeyboards – Mikey Rowe*Keyboards [Additional] – Noel GallagherPercussion – Luis JardimSaxophone – Andrew KinsmanSoloist [Guitar Solo] – Paul 'Strangeboy' Stacey*Trombone – Trevor MiresTrumpet – Gary Alesbrook

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December 1, 2011
With this "debut" album, Noel Gallagher brings to his audience tracks that could have easily fit into either of Oasis's last two albums (and were demoed for those albums), as well as new material that keeps a similar sound while moving forward and away from the falling out that caused the end of Oasis.

The album is no mere "Oasis album without his brother or the other bandmates" though, it is Noel doing what his fans knew he could do well for years and years: take the lead and own it. His voice, guitar, and writing are all strong on the ten tracks and demonstrate a care for sound and lyrical quality. The style may not stray too far from his known style, but the songs illustrate a keen thought process and refreshing sound of a songwriter stepping out on his own, with little timidity or trepidation.

The three released singles (to date): "The Death of You and Me", "If I Had a Gun...", and "AKA... What A Life!" represent the strengths of the album and Noel's willingness to release inventive tracks and accompanying promotional videos that place him in a unique limelight.

This is a strong album, and while it comes at a point in the artists life without the band he spent a majority of his career performing, the album sounds as defining as Oasis's first two albums at the height of Britpop in the mid-1990s, albeit for this moment in Gallagher's career and songwriting style.