Noel Gallagher's New Solo Album 'Is As Exciting As 'Definitely Maybe''

Oasis won't be reforming, but fans are in for a treat.

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Noel Gallagher's long term friend and associate Mark Coyle has revealed that the star's new solo album has the same "excitement and spirit" as Oasis' debut album, "Definitely Maybe," Gigwise notes.

It was announced that to mark the 20th anniversary of Oasis' debut album, the band would be reissuing their first three albums as expanded editions as part of their Chasing the Sun series.

Now Coyle, who co-produced "Definitely Maybe," told NME that he heard Noel's new solo album earlier this month - and that Oasis fans are going to like it.

"Noel's new album is f--king great," said Coyle. "It reminds me in some respects of the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe', because it’s so obviously exciting. That boy is from a different planet, and even the fans won't believe how utterly amazing it is."

Coyle continued: "He's not exactly struggling for an 11th song to complete the album. It's pouring out of him and he’s currently whittling it all down into an album. The new record will be seismic. It's so explosive that, on the day it comes out, Virgin Trains won’t be able to cope with all the people trying to flee the chaos."

The releases start with "Definitely Maybe" on 19 May. In addition to a remastered copy the album, the three-disc set includes an assortment of rarities, demos, and live recordings from the era. There will also be a deluxe box set and the remaster will be available as a single disc release and on vinyl. Pre-orders are ongoing via iTunes.

12 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Can't wait! First album was amazing, I wish next one will be at least as good as first.
    my favorite song by them was supersonic. its the very first song a I downloaded from napster back in the days.
    Noels song writing is the best since lennon and mcartney.His solo debut album noel gallagher's high flying birds was great,I suspect the second album will be just as great.
    I was quite surprised at how good High Flying Birds was, I'm looking forward to this effort.
    Jacques Nel
    By the way this guy is going on you'd swear he's not just "long time friend and associate", full fledged bromance action.
    Mark Coyle has always been excited by Noel's work. I don't say that Noel's next album won't be good, but I'd take what this guy says with a grain of salt.
    Definitely Maybe and What's the Story, I can understand reissuing those, but Be Here Now?? It was OK, but the start of their "we don't care what we bring out, we're f**kin Oasis" phase...
    While I agree it wasn't as good an album, a lot of that had to do with how ridiculously overproduced it was. I think if when remastered they cut back on how over-the-top it sounds some of the tracks could be really good