Photo by Matt Crockett

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced details of a new Greatest Hits collection, Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021). Released on 11 June via Sour Mash Records, it’s available on limited edition deluxe formats with a bonus disc including previously unreleased acoustic versions, remixes, instrumentals and an unheard demo.

There will also be a limited edition numbered, hand pressed, coloured double LP with exclusive art print released for Record Store Day on the 12th June.

Curated and compiled entirely by Noel, the tracklisting of Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) encompasses songs from High Flying Birds’ three UK No.1 albums (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chasing Yesterday and Who Built The Moon?) and the three EPs (Black Star Dancing, This Is The Place and Blue Moon Rising). Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) also features two brand new songs produced by Noel Gallagher & Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey, We’re On Our Way Now and Flying On The Ground. Listen here.

Speaking of the timings of High Flying Birds’ greatest hits, Noel says: “10 years of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds??  Blimey! … Just think of all the things I could have done in that time!!

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“The title just came to me one afternoon, at the kitchen table,” he says. “It’s a saying isn’t it: ‘back the way we came’. I actually thought it was a great title. Which is why it’s got vol 1. Because if there’s another one, I’m not coming up with another title!”

Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) is available to pre order now on the following formats:

Standard 2 CD
Deluxe 3 CD
Double heavyweight LP Formats
Limited edition Deluxe Box Set including set of deluxe vinyl,  etched 7” plus 12” coffee table photo book with deluxe CD set
Online store exclusive – Double LP picture disc and cassette
Limited edition numbered, hand pressed, coloured double LP with exclusive art print also released for Record Store Day on the 12th June


Tracklisting

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 Disc 1

  1. Everybody’s On The Run
  2. The Death Of You And Me
  3. AKA … What A Life!
  4. If I Had A Gun …
  5. In The Heat Of The Moment
  6. Riverman
  7. Lock All The Doors
  8. The Dying Of The Light
  9. Ballad Of The Mighty I
  10. We’re On Our Way Now

 Disc 2

  1. Black Star Dancing
  2. Holy Mountain (Remastered)
  3. A Dream Is All I Need To Get By
  4. This Is The Place
  5. It’s A Beautiful World
  6. Blue Moon Rising
  7. Dead In The Water (Live At RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)
  8. Flying On The Ground

 Bonus Disc

  1. It’s A Beautiful World (Instrumental)
  2. If I Had A Gun … (Acoustic Version)
  3. Black Star Dancing (Skeleton Key Remix)
  4. Black Star Dancing (12” Mix Instrumental)
  5. The Man Who Built The Moon (Acoustic Version)
  6. International Magic (Demo)
  7. Blue Moon Rising (Sons Of The Desert Remix)
  8. The Dying Of The Light (Acoustic Version)
  9. This Is The Place (Skeleton Key Remix)
  10. This Is The Place (Instrumental)
  11. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)
  12. Be Careful What You Wish For (Instrumental)

 

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