Don’t Go Away (acoustic with strings) – Noel Gallagher
This song feels completely perfect this morning – such a wistful, humble, earnest little song. I don’t often find myself in an Oasis mood, but the news of a Liam Gallagher Beatles movie (no one saw that coming) led me to delve and talk a bit about their songs and the ones that stick with me.
This one is the flawless complement to this silvery-grey swirl of conflicting feelings I always have after a visceral few days back in my hometown. Solo Noel Gallagher renditions are often my favorites of the Oasis catalog, and the addition of the strings makes it even more right. When I listen to this song, it vibrates with youth and a sort of naive longing.
This is from The Dreams We Have As Children, released by Noel last year as a fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The full album includes guest spots by Paul Weller and a host of b-sides and rarities from the Oasis catalog. You can stream the whole thing on Lala (for the next 21 days).
[photo: my cell phone snap. Saturday night, Seabright beach]