Oasis' Noel Gallagher is releasing his 2007 performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust at London's Royal Albert Hall exclusively through Apple's iTunes Music Store.
The Dreams We Have As Children, a line from Oasis' "Fade Away," is a 16-song performance that mixes Oasis classics, b-sides, and covers. The set is mainly an acoustic performance, although Gallagher is joined on stage by other musicians.
While Gallagher was initially Oasis' sole songwriter and lead guitarist, he occasionally sang a lead vocal on an album track and more often on B-sides. Throughout the band's tumultuous history, Noel Gallagher often found himself fronting the band and has often performed songs originally sung by his younger brother, Liam. Perhaps the most famous example was when Liam faked an illness and pulled out minutes before the band was to perform on MTV's Unplugged.
Paul Weller of The Jam joins Gallagher on stage for a cover of The Jam's "Butterfly Collector" and The Beatles' "All You Need is Love." Weller and The Jam were an inspiration for Gallagher and Oasis and the two have since become friends.
Noel Gallagher has long discussed releasing a solo album but has yet to make good on that. This live set is presently the closest thing to a Gallagher solo album on the market, unless you've collected your Oasis singles over the year and cobbled together your own collection.
Complete Tracklisting for The Dreams We Have As Children
1. (It's Good) To Be Free
2. Talk Tonight
3. Fade Away
4. Cast No Shadow
5. Half The World Away
6. The Importance of Being Idle
7. The Butterfly Collector
8. All You Need Is Love
9. Don't Go Away
10. Listen Up
11. Sad Song
13. Slide Away
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
15. Don't Look Back In Anger
16. Married With Children