May 10, 2010

And as the day was dawning, my plane flew away with all the things caught in my mind

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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]

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  • Our level of musical twin-ness never ceases to amaze me.

    Acoustic Noel Gallagher-led Oasis tracks are the exact thing that made me become so passionate about music as a young teen… I will be forever indebted to him for uncovering my deeper love of song. Still holding out for a solo record from him!

    Megan — May 11, 2010 @ 1:00 am

  • Heather, can you check the Lala stream link? I click it and end up at the Amazon page.

    Wendi — May 11, 2010 @ 8:38 am

  • I always felt the Gallaghers were the heirs apparent to Paul Weller’s musical legacy – an extension of the Weller catalog. Being a big Weller fan, Oasis always struck me as if I’d already heard what they had to say, so I don’t pay ‘em much attention. This arrangement with strings does give this song a more approachable vibe for me – less Bryan Adams-esque power ballad, more gravitas.

    jimbo — May 11, 2010 @ 8:54 am

  • Fixed! Thanks Wendi.

    browneheather — May 11, 2010 @ 9:58 am

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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