Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday on LP
Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It’s the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than the group's double platinum eponymous debut from 2011. The result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock ’n’ roll and even some space jazz - whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work.
On producing the album, Noel said: “It was 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. 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 hypnotic first single, "In The Heat Of The Moment," was inspired by a documentary in which an astronaut said that going into space for the first time feels like touching the face of God. “If that’s not an opening line for a song I don’t know what is,” Gallagher exclaims. The beautiful opening track "Riverman" is an expansive song with several guitar and saxophone solos while the record’s emotional closer, "Ballad Of The Mighty I" sees Johnny Marr join Noel on guitar duties.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday Track Listing:
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