1st - 7th January 2017 Jameson's Diary No.
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by the Landlord Kim Fletcher. Last
Updated 11th January 2018
Noel Gallagher 's High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon.
Released at the end of 2017 Who Built The Moon was just in time for the festive party season, although probably a bit calculated, it is a perfect fit. This is The High Flying Birds third album and Noel Gallagher's tenth in all. Although it will probably never out sell Oasis' monster hit album Be Here. Now from twenty years ago. I would of thought the critical acclaim will far surpass it, whilst people will probably still be playing this album in forty years time. Bouncing right out the speakers from the get go all the way through this collection of thirteen songs. This is an album Noel Gallagher has always promised, but somehow never quite delivered.
There is not a weak moment as the music rampages from track to track with never a let up. In fairness the album is a bit of a collaboration effort with the genius that is David Holmes famous Producer/Songwriter/DJ. But for whatever reason this album just works. There are still plenty of Brit- Pop touching points and Noel Gallagher's Oasis years are never far away. Nor are his early influences, there is always just a hint of John Lennon running through this album. Hey everybody has influences, why not pick the best?
The album opens with Fort Knox and then just heads for the dance floor. I guarantee you could put this album on at any party let it play through and then just push repeat and you would have happy bunch of campers.
All the music is multi layered making for interesting listening. The guitars are of course always to the fore, but running alongside or behind them are all the bells and whistles that the studio can add.
There is plenty of room to for Noel Gallagher's Peers and Friends to make appearances with Paul Weller of the Brit Pop Band The Jam from a generation before Oasis playing Organ on Holy Mountain whilst Johnny Marr gets a chance to dazzle on If Love Is The Law playing Guitar and Harmonica.
It's nice to hear the flavoring of Cinema scope sound, Eastern influences all fueled in Noel Gallagher's natural talent to make Stadium balcony shakers, all merge into one.
The results are exhilarating Who Built The Moon is an album for the Party at the restaurant at the end of the Universe, guiding the wary along it's path and playing the Pied Piper to the faithful, leading them down the dancing path to Utopia.
When interviewed about the album David Holmes sai d, “ People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they are desperate for him to make a really big, bold up-tempo, beast of an album. Whilst a lot of Noel's previous work has been quite mid tempo this one has been fun”.
After all the inner turmoil of working within the confines of a band and the fury of sibling rival with brother Liam. I think Noel Gallagher has emerged triumphant from the war zone that was Oasis after leaving the band for good in 2009 and is now able to take giant steps forward on his own. Liam Gallagher had the voice, but it was always Noel that had the vision and here you have it all laid before you in it's completed form.
Written by Mott The Dog.
Keep On Reaching.
It's A Beautiful World.
She Taught Me How to Fly.
Be Careful What You Wish For.
Black and White Sunshine.
Interlude. (Wednesday Part One.)
If Love Is The Law.
The Man Who Built The Moon.
End Credits. (Wednesday Part Two.)
Dead In The Water.
God Help Us All.
The High Flying Birds are
Noel Gallagher - Vocals and Guitar.
Jason Faulkner - Bass Guitar.
Jeremy Stacey - Drums.
Keefus Cianda - Keyboards.
Mott The Dog can be found whistling these tunes at Jameson's Irish Pub, Soi AR, North Pattaya .