Noel Gallagher has revealed that he doesn't like the title of his own album - even though he picked it.
Speaking to Facebook on Monday (13 October) he explained "Effectively it doesn't really have a title, I couldn't really come up with a title for it and every time I did somebody would say to me that's fucking shit. I literally came up with it last week but it'll have to do for now, if I could change it I would change it.''
Such is his hatred of the process Gallagher is tempted to jetison the process alltogther. ''If I could stick an album out with a plain white sticker on it and say ''Call it what you want'' I would.'' Mindful this could result in Hard-Fi levels of nonsense, he wisely chosen against it.
Chasing Yesterday album will be out on 2 March 2015 and is the first album that Gallagher himself has produced.
Speaking of his move into the producer's chair, Gallagher described it as "a major pain in the arse".
"It’s not that I’ve ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult," said Gallagher. "I had all these people looking at me and saying: ‘right, what are we doing today?’ I was making the whole thing up as I went along.”
The album track listing from Chasing Yesterday is below:
2. In The Heat Of The Moment
3. The Girl With X-Ray Eyes
4. Lock All The Doors
5. The Dying Of The Light
6. The Right Stuff
7. While The Song Remains The Same
8. The Mexican
9. You Know We Can't Go Back
10. Ballad Of The Mighty I
The album closer 'Ballad Of The Mighty I' features Johnny Marr on guitar. “I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened,” said Gallagher. “So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix. He said: ‘No, I don’t want to hear it. I’m just going to react to it on the day.’ He didn’t even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him. He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he’s unbelievable. He’s way up there, on another level to the rest of us. The result is a burst of energy that helped make Mighty I one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”
Other topics during the Facebook Q&A include why he would love to have collaborated with Joe Dolce, why he would headline Glastonbury "if I was asked", why beards are "for fucking hippies", how his supergroup would be "me and Banarama" and the worst present he's ever received ("A novelty bottle opener").
He also declared that we won't be seeing a Gallagher autobiography any time soon as "I struggle sending texts" and he was particularly proud of having Definitely Maybe reissued four times.
His first single from the album is called 'In The Heat Of The Moment' and is released 17 November. It will also be available on 7 inch with the b-side entitled ‘Do The Damage’.
Listen to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - In The Heat Of The Moment
Gallagher will tour the following dates. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 17 October. For tickets and more infrmation, visit here.
Tues 3rd March Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Weds 4th March 3 Arena, Dublin
Fri 6th March Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Sat 7th March The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Mon 9th March Arena, Manchester
Tues 10th March O2 Arena, London
Noel Gallagher's debut solo album sold 770,000 copies to date in the UK alone.
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