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Liam Gallagher shares brand-new track 'Chinatown'


Fri, Jun 30th 2017 04:50 pm
Track listing revealed for debut solo album 'As You Were'
Set for release Oct. 6 on Warner Bros. Records/Parlophone
The return of Liam Gallagher gathered pace with a sensational show at Glastonbury last weekend. NME described it as "a swaggering, emotional moment," "worth the hype" and "one of Glastonbury's finest moments," before concluding, "never underestimate the man, he was made for moments like this."
Between Glastonbury, his recent sold-out underplay tour of the U.K./Ireland, and an emotional performance at One Love Manchester, Gallagher has demonstrated he's back to his very best.
Click HERE to view Gallagher's performance of "Wall Of Glass" from last weekend's Glastonbury performance.
Now Gallagher continues to build anticipation for the Oct. 6 release of his debut solo album, "As You Were," by sharing the brand new track "Chinatown," and revealing the album's track listing. Click HERE for single and album information.
In contrast to the punchy first single "Wall Of Glass," "Chinatown" is an atmospheric, psychedelic slow burner in which he utilizes the more tender side of his inimitable vocal stylings. As a pairing, the two tracks hint at what to expect from "As You Were," with Gallagher adding a modern sheen to his passion for a wide range of influences from the '60s and '70s.
After Gallagher ignited the writing process with the heavy-duty soul-rock of "Bold," "As You Were" was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs he produced in Los Angeles ("Wall Of Glass," "Paper Crown," "Come Back To Me" and the psychedelic whoosh of "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way"), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London.
"I didn't want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey," Gallagher said. "It's the Lennon 'Cold Turkey' vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now."
One of the most striking aspects of "As You Were" is that all the songs have a purpose. There's no flab, nothing to cut. They all feel directed at something or someone, setting the record straight or getting his side of the story over, be that the swinging, Bo Diddley-like "Greedy Soul," which incinerates someone who's the "ungrateful dead" or the mega-ballad "For What It's Worth," which serves up the album's biggest chorus.
The "As You Were" cover features a new portrait of Liam, which was taken by the influential photographer, fashion designer and creative director Hedi Slimane.
"As You Were" is now available to pre-order from https://l-gx.com/lg_asyouwere with "Wall Of Glass" and "Chinatown" provided as an instant download. It will be released on digital (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and deluxe) and vinyl (standard 12-inch and limited-edition color 12-inch formats).
A special box set is also available from https://wbr.ec/lg-store-dlxboxset. It compiles a color 12-inch vinyl of the album, an exclusive 7-inch format of "For What It's Worth," a print designed by Klaus Voorman (the artist behind The Beatles' "Revolver" album cover) and additional collectors' items.
As previously announced, Gallagher and band will tour North America this fall. Stops include Toronto, where he will perform Nov. 23 at Rebel.
Joining Gallagher on the road will be Jay Mehler on guitars, Mike Moore on guitars, Christian Madden on keyboards, Drew McConnell on bass, and Dan McDougall on drums.

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