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“My manager asked me who the High Flying Birds are. They aren’t anyone in
particular. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is me and whoever is around
at the time of whatever it is that I’m doing, a loose collective kinda
thing”.

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  • Audio CD (17 Oct. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sour Mash/EMI
  • ASIN: B005DHC6R0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (354 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the eponymous release from the solo project of the former Oasis legend, and the first after his acrimonious split from the aforementioned band. Working in both London and Los Angeles between 2010 and 2011, with frequent collaborator Dave Sardy serving as co-producer, Gallagher utilized the talents of now bandmates Jeremy Stacey (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) and Mike Rowe (keyboards) for the album.

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Songwriters who listen to too many records can struggle to come up with fresh ideas for their own. They're too cowed by their own taste, too aware of pantheons and precedence, and too easily influenced by old and dusty sonic blueprints.

It's hard to say whether this is a greater problem for the artist or the listener. Certainly it would be easy to provide a list of reference points for Noel Gallagher's pugnacious solo debut, some of which come from his old band - two songs reference Wonderwall. But that's missing the point.

Which is: Noel's got his confidence back. After years of watered-down Oasis albums, where anyone with a band membership and a silk scarf could throw an authentically scuffed tune into the pot, this is not a tentative recovery, nor does it bluster and huff. It rests on a bed of quiet authority, that sense of calm over turmoil, which comes from Noel's mournfully bullish voice. Or to put it another way, this is the sound of a man who no longer has to give a stuff what the rest of the band thinks.

You can divide the songs into three categories: one, the jazzy shufflers - Dream On, The Death of You and Me, Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks. Two, the Oasis throwbacks - If I Had a Gun, AKA… Broken Arrow, (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach. And three, the big rock anthems - Everybody's on the Run, (I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine, Stop the Clocks. The exception is AKA… What a Life, which takes Noel out of his traditional comfort zone and into a disco, albeit a very lean and spartan sort of disco. It suits him well, and he knows it.

Jazzy interludes aside, there's nothing particularly new here, and certainly nothing that will change anyone's mind about the music of Noel Gallagher: he's listened to a lot of records and he knows what he likes. But, finally freed of the burden of his old band, their hot streak and their lead singer, he can concentrate on making enjoyable records for other people to enjoy

--Fraser McAlpine

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Film and music appreciator on 20 Nov. 2011
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I have lived with the album for a while and happy to report I love it! Granted I'm biased to an extent because I like Noel's work as chief songwriter in Oasis, and have grown increasingly impressed with his ever maturing soulful vocals. This has come to full fruition on the album which kicks off in a very bold way with Everybody's On The Run, a tune I first heard from a sound check in 2009 and seems to have been given the treatment it deserved with an orchestra and choir (what else?), and big drums, and guitar. It's also a cool way to start an album rather than leave it until the end. I like all of the first 6 tracks best through to Aka What A Life, which has been all over the radio. Definitely one to strut your funky stuff on the dance floor. Uncle Noel would be proud! .. And then the fabled Stop The Clocks ends the album in style. I say fabled because its been around since 2001 and could have been on any of thee last 3 or 4 Oasis albums since then, and finally gets its place on here. On a nerdy note, of special interest is the production from David Sardy who I understand added some ambience to the tunes and really helps elevate a lot them to a whole new level. I believe he also had the drums re-done after Noel originally took on the reigns of production early on in the process. Finally there are other tunes worth checking out which for one reason or another didn't get on the album, but are available on either iTunes, or available as b-sides. The songs Simple Game of Genius and Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me are both amazing, and at least one of these could have easily fit somewhere. Other songs not to feature on this are Alone on a Rope (v good mid-tempo soulful tune), The Good Rebel and I'd Pick You Every Time (folky).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Louise on 17 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Buy it. Good chilling out music. Noel at his best. It's one that you will listen to often. Will become a classic
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Danny on 26 Oct. 2011
Format: Vinyl
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Love the arrangements the songwriting and the whole confidence thats on display here. Its distinctly Noel but some of the songs seem great departures in his style, others have a slight Oasis feel to them. If I had a criticism its the fact Noels brought over from Oasis that horrible fat wall of sound finish to the engineering and production. This album feels like it needs much more air to breathe and its never given it properly though at least the vinyl sounds warm and easy compared to the CD which has a harshness and horrible compression.

The package is nice with a great gatefold selection of pics and a illustrated inner sleeve with lyrics. Vinyl is excellent quality and nice and silent. All in all excellent but could have been so much better with a different engineering approach.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Simmonds on 23 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album really is song writing of the highest quality. The songs are beautifully orchestrated and Noel's voice sounds great. As commented by other reviewers, the boundaries of music haven't been pushed here. However, the album sounds nothing like the groove-based "Dig out your soul", or earlier Oasis albums which have more variation between them than they are generally given credit for. "The importance of being idle" is the only Oasis song that would sit comfortably on this debut. The guitars here are toned down in favour of a wider variety of instruments such the orchestra in "Everybody's on the run", the jazzy sequences on "The death of you and me" and the trumpets on the Kinks-style "Jesus freaks". What really shines through on this album are the terrific melodies. Although the later Oasis albums such as "Dig out your Soul" and "Don't believe the truth" were decent, there were weaker tracks contributed by other band members, particularly on the end of the former. So it's great to have Noel undiluted at last.

Overall, a terrific, mature debut that should appeal to anyone who likes great songwriting. For anyone that thinks Noel needs to expand his sound more, his collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous (who remixed "Falling down") should be out next year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Bennett on 21 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Was really looking forward to the release of this album. The work Noel did with Oasis was phenomenal and his itunes solo live album 'The dreams we had as children...' showed he has the talent to go solo with versions of some Oasis songs even better than the originals. There isn't a bad song on this album, from the opening track to the last song, which was originally wrote to go on an Oasis album. Vocals, guitar playing and songwriting are all excellent and show Noel Gallagher to be in a class of his own. If you liked Beady Eye's record, you will love this one even more. Shows where the talent in Oasis really was.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By The Lamb on 18 Oct. 2011
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At last - and worth the wait. Noel Gallagher proves he's worth the accolades that are frequently thrown his way by producing this, his debut "solo" album, which is both interesting and comfortable in its content. All 10 songs are of a good quality (with perhaps "Stop The Clocks" my least favourite but it's all relative). Opening track "Everybody's on the run" sets the tone and all that follows doesn't really reduce the quality with "If I Had A Gun", "...Record machine", "AKA..What a Life!" and "Broken Arrow" all top notch songs. Think of Noels clearly solo offerings on past Oasis albums such as "Importance of Being Idle", "Sunday Morning Call" and "The Masterplan" and that's about where we are here.

All in all an excellent debut from a very assured and accomplished artist. Highly recommended.
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