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Different Gear, Still Speeding [CD]

Beady Eye Audio CD
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“Music, it’s all about the music, we could all have sat at home after Oasis split but what would have been the point of that. We had a couple of weeks off and then we were back in the studio demo-ing. We’re musicians, it’s what we do, it’s how we define ourselves.”

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  • Audio CD (28 Feb 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Beady Eye Records LTD
  • ASIN: B004FLKV8Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,186 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Debut studio album by the rock group which was formed immediately after Noel Gallagher's departure from Oasis by the remaining band members. The album includes the top 40 single 'The Roller' as well as 'Bring the Light' and 'Four Letter Word'.

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Considering that Noel Gallagher wrote the majority of Oasis’ songs, best or otherwise, and that Liam’s role throughout their chequered history was to be the charismatic bit of rough, and bearing in mind that the latter’s contributions to the Oasis canon were hardly propitious, it’s actually quite staggering that Beady Eye’s debut album is anything less than abysmal. In fact, it’s pretty fine, really good in places, with moments that eclipse most Oasis material since (What’s The Story) Morning Glory. There isn’t a Beatles comparison that springs to mind, but it does strike one as being a little like The Who making a decent record without Pete Townshend.

Different Gear, Still Speeding has the energy, if not the invention, of a classic Who album. Hardly surprisingly, however, it’s the Lennon and McCartney (and Jagger-Richards) songbooks, as well as the retro Merseybeat of The La’s, that prove the main inspiration – there’s even a track called Beatles and Stones. What did you expect? An album influenced by Burial and Ramadanman? Produced by Steve Lillywhite over 12 weeks in London’s RAK Studios during summer 2010, Different Gear... finds Liam, with Gem Archer on guitar, Andy Bell on bass and Chris Sharrock on drums, sharing songwriting duties and a commitment to upholding eternal verities: big riffs, pounding drums, and basslines that prop up simple melodies.

That said, the songs here are less oikish, more nimble and nuanced, than a lot of Oasis’ ponderous later music. Four Letter Word is a strong opener, powerfully surging orchestral rock providing an effective showcase for Gallagher’s appealingly coarse bellow, which as ever serves to invest the banal lyrics ("Nothing lasts forever," apparently) with, if not meaning, then at least menace. Millionaire is a curious hybrid of folky Led Zep and Wings. Beatles and Stones sounds like The Rutles doing 19th Nervous Breakdown. The Beat Goes On captures some of the lysergic whimsy of Sgt Pepper's-era Lennon while Wigwam hints at what St John might be doing today had he lived. That’s a criticism of Lennon, by the way, but high praise indeed for Gallagher. The Morning Son is the epic closer that grows from an acoustic start towards a cloudburst of psychedelic colour and baroque instrumentation. It’s superb. Who’d have believed it? No one, that’s who. Well, apart from Liam.

--Paul Lester

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New sound 2 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
Yes the members are Oasis without Noel but the sound isnt. Its a great album and more beatle-esqe that Oasis was. Its one of those things, i dont think they'll grow to be as big as oasis but if they came before oasis they would be, excelllent album
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift 22 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
And ended up keeping it to myself!
Love Oasis love Beady eye!
Prompt delivery, happy with the purchase.
Nothing to complain about, I love it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time to Change Gear 6 April 2011
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It's hard for a revamped band to make headway, but don't feel sorry for them. Beady Eye's first album was always going to attract a certain level of sales and a certain level of abject praise from fans, simply because it was the re-birth of Oasis; minus Noel of course. And all of us were a little curious as to how the chemistry would work. Equally, the album was always going to attract a level of opprobrium and disappointment from critics and fans alike - because it was Oasis re-born; minus Noel of course. Hence, you read on the one hand that it is the biggest piece of junk for some time and on the other hand that it is the greatest Gallagher album since 'Morning Glory'. So which is it ? It depends on what you like and what you are seeking to listen to, and the moment I start telling you how good or bad it is, stop reading and have a listen for yourself. But before you do, here are a few clues as to what you can hope to expect from it. Firstly, it sounds remarkably like Oasis of course, but some tracks are difficult to place anywhere into the Oasis catalogue since the remaining members have managed to push out into new directions at times, presumably their 'different gear'. At least they have tried something beyond just another Oasis album, given the final Oasis album showed some bereftness of ideas. Secondly, the album is mostly pretty raucous in sound. Thirdly, there are moments that are clear tributes/rip-offs (depending on your mood and attitude) of 60s icon bands - Beatles, Stones, Byrds and even rock'n' roll stomps. The production is fine, the nasal vocals of Liam Gallagher prevalent except on one whimsical balled 'For Anyone' where he demonstrates a refreshing extension of his range on a successfully catchy tune (with a sound paying homage to the Byrds). Read more ›
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beady Eye 25 Mar 2011
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I had heard mixed reviews about Liam's new band so I was very pleased when I got this CD - I love it. I am a big fan of Oasis and as this is most of the original band bar Noel I was more than happy with it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Right Gear 4 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is a really infectious album with a return to the more basic melodies evident in early Oasis albums. It has the feel of a relaxed jam session with nothing forced or overblown. Liam's vocal are not trying to strain in synch with overwhelming guitars, even on the faster tracks, and it means that each song stands out on merit. Really like this album - it was a pleasant surprise that is so good.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One in the Beady Eye for the critics!! 19 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is a brilliant return for what really is Oasis minus Noel Gallagher, but with this album Liam, Gem, Andy and Chris have taken their talents to another level with some rousing anthems which will live long in the memory.
Starting off with the rip-roaring Four Letter Word, the album sweeps into the catchy Millionaire, showing glimpses of the Beatles influence on Liam. The Roller comes next, followed by the aptly named Beatles & Stones, because that song could have been easily done by either of those great bands.

There are a couple of tracks that seem as though they are fillers, but Bring The Light, Standing On The Edge Of The Noise and Three Ring Circus are classics in waiting.

A lovely flowy end to the record with The Beat Goes On and Morning Son makes for an excellent return and I for one cannot wait for the follow up!

As for the DVD, the documentary is well structured and shows how much more comfortable Gem and Andy have become in sharing the limelight with Liam, who himself seems far more mature than the Oasis days.

The addition of the three videos is an excellent idea - although I would have like to have seen Sons Of The Stage on the album itself.

But overall - Excellent! Open your eyes to Beady Eye!
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35 of 43 people found the following review helpful
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I was once one of the biggest Oasis fans on the planet. I adored the first three albums, and the fifth album (Heathen Chemistry) also holds some great memories for me. However, after that I felt they lost something, and the final two albums were uninspired, lazy, and just plain boring. In terms of musicianship, this was probably the era in which they possessed the most talent, with Gem Archer and Andy Bell in the band. Despite some tight playing, strong production, and decent-ish songs, the records just left me feeling cold. A band that once had so much swagger, raw attitude, and just genuinely brilliant songs, had run out of steam and were simply going through the motions.

When Liam announced that he and the majority of the late band members were going out on their own straight away, part of me thought okay, this could be interesting. Another part if me thought, right, more of the same then. And when Liam came out with his predictable "we're the best band in the world at them moment, no doubt about it" rubbish, I virtually lost all hope. Hearing the first single did little to reignite my interest. It isn't bad, but it just sounds like Liam trying really hard to sound like he isn't trying really hard to play straight-up rock 'n' roll.... if that makes sense.

Still, I had to give the album a chance, and I'm glad I did. Yes, at times he appears to cringingly rip-off the likes of The Who and John Lennon, but not all the time. Some of the songs have far more freshness and bite than anything released by Oasis in the last 6 years, and the musicianship, as expected, is fantastic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good music at a great price!
Published 5 days ago by jaki
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad!
Bought this CD because I liked the noel Gallagher CD. Once Ive heard it a few times perhaps I will like it better. Sounds a bit tinny and old fashioned at the moment.
Published 4 months ago by lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This album is a very hot album, the vocals and music are top notch my favourite song on this album has to be Kill For A Dream and then second fav has to be Roller, a really mixed... Read more
Published 5 months ago by eloquent
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff idk
i really dont understand why people are giving them such a hard time. this album and the next are really great. Read more
Published 8 months ago by india
3.0 out of 5 stars Okey dokey
I bought this album because most people raved about it. I do like it, couple of good tracks. I feel there is something missing, it could be slightly better.
Published 9 months ago by Sonnet 118
1.0 out of 5 stars Different Gear...still crap!
Awful album, nothing more to say really. I'm an oasis fan and this is worse the stading on the shoulders of giants. Avoid. Get the 2nd album "BE" instead.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry I doubted you Liam...
I was sceptical if 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' would be worth purchasing without Noel's song writing talent but I was surprised by this debut. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Nick
4.0 out of 5 stars Beady Eye or Oasis without Noel
Well its a great album, it becomes slower at the end because there are a lot of fillers in it but the first couple of tracks are Oasis esk but without Noel's creative mind Liam's... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Liam Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars great
love this cd all the songs are brilliant I was surprised. I just love his voice I could listen to it all day.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
really enjoy listening to this album love beady eye everyone should own this album as they are a great band with a unique sound
Published 14 months ago by Rachel
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