Liam Gallagher sung two High Flying Birds tracks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2011
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Liam Gallagher ''either refused to sing or couldn't sing'' a song meant for Oasis, which ended up on Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut album

Liam Gallagher "either refused to sing or couldn't sing" a track on Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut album.

The singer's brother, Noel, released his first new music since leaving Oasis - causing their split, in 2009 - today (17.10.11), and admitted two of the tracks for his latest project were originally meant for Oasis, but didn't make it onto any of their albums.

Speaking of the track '(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine', Noel told NME.com: "It was recorded for 'Don't Believe the Truth' but Liam either refused to sing it or couldn't sing it. I can't remember which one it was.

"Then we re-recorded it for [final Oasis album] 'Dig Out Your Soul' and it had a 100 piece choir on it. And for whatever reason - I think Liam had f***ed off home to get married or something - it wasn't finished. It's a shame Liam never got round to singing it. It's been sitting around for 10 years!"

Noel added the album's last track, 'Stop the Clocks', has a similar story behind it, and that he has no plans to play it live because it is too difficult to sing.

He added: "Again that was recorded for two Oasis records but never finished. It's a bit of a lament, the reason I went with it in the end because the end bit is amazing but I'm not playing it live because I struggled to sing it in the studio."

Liam Gallagher

Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.

Finsbury Park, London N4

Fri 29 Jun

£58.50

Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester

Sat 18 Aug

£112.50 / 0161 282 4000

Old Trafford, Manchester

Sat 18 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 868 8000

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Jul

£45–£70 / 0131 225 9846

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 19 Jul

£60.50 / 0131 225 9846

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Sat 7 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8269 4799

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Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher and the rest of the Oasis line-up who are not Noel strut their stuff.

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