- 28 Feb 19
A special remix collection
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds today announce the ‘Wait And Return EP’ – a special remix collection of tracks which will be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2019 on Saturday April 13.
Released as a limited edition 12” pressed on teal coloured vinyl with new sleeve artwork by Gareth Halliday, it will feature three new remixes of tracks taken from the Number 1 album, ‘Who Built The Moon?’.
London-based French DJ/producer Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex, provides remixes of ‘She Taught Me How To Fly’ and ‘Keep On Reaching’, while British artist Richard Norris reworks ‘Black & White Sunshine’. The forthcoming release follows the huge success of last year’s 12” of ‘It’s A Beautiful World’, which was the biggest-selling vinyl single of 2018.
Noel says: “I love Record Store Day. It gives us, the artists, a chance to put music out there that otherwise might never see the light of day. I love the fact that the items are very limited edition and I do utter the phrase ‘I’ll save that for Record Store Day’ a LOT.”
‘She Taught Me How To Fly’ was the third single to be taken from the album ‘Who Built The Moon?’, which also features the other tracks remixed on the EP. The album debuted in the UK at Number 1, achieving gold certification in less than two weeks after its release – making it a hat-trick of Number 1 albums for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The Mercury-nominated ‘Who Built The Moon?’ was also a record-breaking 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album in the UK for Noel – no other artist has achieved such a feat.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds recently announced new UK tour dates for summer 2019 with support from Gaz Coombes – with all shows now sold out. The 11-piece line-up will perform in more intimate venues in Edinburgh, Llandudno, Hull and, for the first time ever for Noel, The London Palladium in May. With Noel currently recording new material in studios in London and LA, the shows are a chance for fans to potentially hear the new material for the very first time.
The dates are followed by a host of festival appearances across the summer including a date at Manchester’s Heaton Park. The live dates in full are:
7th May EDINBURGH, PLAYHOUSE
8th May LLANDUDNO, VENUE CYMRU
9th May THE LONDON PALLADIUM
11th May HULL, BONUS ARENA
24th May CARDIFF, Castle
25th May NEWCASTLE, This Is Tomorrow Festival, Exhibition Park
26th May NORWICH, Sunday Sessions, Earlham Park
7th June MANCHESTER, Heaton Park
8th June INVERNESS, Bught Park
14th June ISLE OF WIGHT, Festival
16th June DUBLIN, Malahide Castle
30th June EXETER, Sunday Sessions, Powderham Castle
Furthermore, for Record Store Day 2019, Ignition Records will be releasing, for the first time, ‘The Rockfield Studio Tracks.’ A 12” vinyl featuring two Joe Strummer songs recorded in 1993 at Rockfield Studios. Side A features ’Forbidden City (Demo)’ and on side B, a new mix of ‘Cool Impossible’
This limited edition 12” will be pressed on black heavyweight vinyl, with artwork featuring images of the original audio master tape box and a postcard of Joe photographed by Bob Gruen.
Both tracks feature Strummer on Vocals & Guitar, Danny Thompson on Bass, Aaron Ahmun & Terry Williams on Drums, Tommy McManamon on Guitars and James MacNally on Piano. ‘Forbidden City (Demo)’ was produced by Joe himself while ‘Cool Impossible’ was produced by Kosmo Vinyl.
The release was curated and overseen by Joe’s widow Lucinda Tait and producer and art director Robert Gordon McHarg III. Both tracks were Restored, Mixed and Mastered by Grammy Award Winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada.
The original mix of ‘The Cool Impossible’ is included on the recently released compilation ‘Joe Strummer 001,’ which comprises fan favourites from Joe’s recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus 12 previously unreleased songs.