Noel Gallagher to record lost Oasis tracks – without Liam – NME

Noel Gallagher has confirmed that he is releasing a new album of Oasis tracks after unearthing a collection of old songs by the band

The Manchester musician is in the process of re-recording 14 tracks, but his brother Liam won’t be involved after a backstage dispute between the warring siblings sparked the band’s split in 2009.

“I’ve listed the proper songs and there were 14,” he told the Matt Morgan podcast.

“They just fell by the wayside of various projects from down the years. I’m going to record them. Some are quite old-school.

“I was looking at the tracklisting and thinking: ‘Actually, fucking hell, no I’d approach that song differently’. It’s been very interesting.”

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Noel Gallagher. (Picture: Mariano Regidor/Redferns)

Expanding on his plans, Noel continued: “The gift is not coming up with the chords.

“The gift I’ve been given is remembering it all. If I play a song once and and it connects, it’s in there forever.”

He added: “Obviously, I’ll forget about little things but years later I’ll be playing something and go: ‘Hang on, that’s that fucking tune I had’.

“That’s the gift, not the songwriting. If they’re good enough they’ll come back.”

It currently remains unclear if Noel will recruit his old bandmates for his latest effort, but NME has contacted his representatives for comment.

Earlier this month, Liam called for an Oasis reunion in a New Year’s message to Noel.

Extending an olive branch to Noel, Liam admitted that he loves his brother “long time” and tweeted that “2021 is our year” – teasing that this year could be the year that Oasis reform.

While Liam also recently said that he and Noel are “both the problem” in preventing a reunion, Noel previously denied Liam’s claims that he turned down £100 million to reunite the band.

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