Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon?

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Who Built This Moon? is the third studio album by the English rock band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, released in February 2015 by Sour Mash Records.

Who Built the Moon? was developed in stages during and after the recording of Chasing Yesterday (2015). The album was produced with DJ and composer David Holmes. Meeting to work in Belfast and London, Noel Gallagher and Holmes tuned into French psychedelic pop as much as classic electro, soul, rock, disco and dance on a cultured adventure into recorded sound.

The studio door was left open for Paul Weller (organ on “Holy Mountain”) and Johnny Marr (guitar and harmonica on “If Love Is The Law”) to not only bear witness to, but make a mark on a pivotal moment in Gallagher’s ten studio album career as a solo artist and with Oasis.

In an interview with Colombian DJ Alejandro Marín, Gallagher revealed that the woman on the album cover is his wife Sara MacDonald

The album has received generally positive reviews since being released. The Guardian rated the album with 4 stars (out of 5) and wrote:  "…The third record from Noel Gallagher’s solo outfit is, according to the ex-Oasis man, merely him in 'more colourful clothes'. Brightness is certainly the first thing that strikes you about Who Built the Moon, an album that cloaks Gallagher’s hardy guitar-pop in glowing Smithsian riffs, tin whistle samples from novelty 60s tunes and a heady fug of riotous glam rock. Particular highlights include the gloriously Slade-esque Holy Mountain and the singalong-friendly Black and White Sunshine, which resembles Oasis basking on a sun lounger. Even the fact that the album regularly recalls some of the duller post-Britpop bands – It’s a Beautiful World is basically an Elbow track backed by a breakbeat – can't dampen the joy that rings out from every corner. Producer David Holmes may be responsible for Noel’s change of pace, but the vibrancy and strains of psychedelia never feel like intruders: instead, they act as the perfect foil for the record’s blissed-out lyrics about life-changing love…”

The album debuted at #1 on the UK albums charts and has reached #18 in Australia and #48 on the US Billboard 200.

Check out the tracks:  Holy Mountain”; “It’s A Beautiful World”; “Holy Mountain (Live)”; “She Taught Me How To Fly (Live)”; and “Black & White Sunshine”.

This double album 2LP record set is on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve and digital download code with bonus track, pressed in Europe.

(602567067412)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Fort Knox

3:58

A2

Holy Mountain

3:54

A3

Keep On Reaching

3:24

A4

It's A Beautiful World

5:17

A5

She Taught Me How To Fly

5:02

B1

Be Careful What You Wish For

5:40

B2

Black & White Sunshine

3:41

B3

Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)

2:10

B4

If Love Is The Law

3:25

B5

The Man Who Built The Moon

4:28

B6

End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

2:27

 

Digital Download Bonus Track:

 

01

Dead in the Water (live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)

5:21

SKU 602567067412
Record Label Sour Mash Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number JDNCLP27
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 24 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 24 November 2017
Barcode # 602567067412
Shipping Weight 0.4050kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code with Bonus Track
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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