Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) will be available June 11th
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has announce details of Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021). Released on 11th June via Sour Mash Records, the set is a definitive 18 track greatest hits package, and a timely reminder of the breadth and depth of classic songs from the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The album will be available on 2 CD, 2 LP and 3 CD Deluxe with a bonus disc including previously unreleased acoustic versions, remixes, instrumentals and a demo. A limited edition deluxe box set including the vinyl deluxe, etch 7″ plus 12″ coffee table photo book with deluxe CD will also be available, as well as 2 LP Picture Disc and cassette formats, exclusive to the band’s online store.
There will also be a limited edition numbered, hand pressed, colored double LP with exclusive art print released for Record Store Day on June 12th.
Curated and compiled entirely by Gallagher, the track listing encompasses songs from High Flying Birds’ three UK No. 1 albums (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chasing Yesterday and Who Built The Moon?) and the three acclaimed EPs (Black Star Dancing, This Is The Place and Blue Moon Rising). The package also features two brand new songs produced by Noel Gallagher & Paul “Strangeboy” Stacey, “We’re On Our Way Now” and “Flying On The Ground.” A songwriting masterclass that sits effortlessly in one of the great songbooks, “We’re On Our Way Now” has been unveiled, a taste of the future fan-favorites to come.
Since establishing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds post the legendary success of Oasis, Gallagher has never sat still creatively. He’s mastered the art of embracing an instinctive sonic evolution and creative freedom whilst never neglecting the songcraft. From the New Orleans brass powered blast of debut single “The Death Of You And Me” to the self produced psych-pop and space bound experimentation of “Chasing Yesterday” and the disco saturated, sonic veer of “Who Built The Moon?” at the hands of renowned producer David Holmes and the subsequent EP releases, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have proven time and time again to be unshackled by genre and expectation. That Gallagher has so successfully married this bold and blistering approach with huge commercial success (over 2.4 million albums sold internationally with three UK No. 1 albums – marking a record breaking ten UK consecutive No. 1 studio albums across his career), coupled with relentless touring globally, is testament to Gallagher’s unerring ability to marry lazer guided melodies and fearless creativity.
“Ten years of The High Flying Birds?? Blimey! … just think of all the things I COULD have done in that time!!” Gallagher shares. “The title just came to me one afternoon, at the kitchen table. It’s a saying isn’t it: ‘back the way we came’. I actually thought it was a great title. Which is why it’s got vol 1. Because if there’s another one, I’m not coming up with another title!”
Now with the best part of thirty years as one of the country’s most respected and prolific songwriters under his belt, ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ celebrates another landmark in Noel Gallagher’s unparalleled career.
1. Everybody’s On The Run
2. The Death Of You And Me
3. AKA … What A Life!
4. If I Had A Gun …
5. In The Heat Of The Moment
7. Lock All The Doors
8. The Dying Of The Light
9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
10. We’re On Our Way Now
1. Black Star Dancing
2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
4. This Is The Place
5. It’s A Beautiful World
6. Blue Moon Rising
7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
8. Flying On The Ground
1. It’s A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
4. Black Star Dancing (12” Mix Instrumental)
5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
6. International Magic (Demo)
7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)