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The Dreams We Have As Children

Noel Gallagher

The Dreams We Have As Children

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  • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.

Type: Live

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 11

Language: English

Total size: 113.36 Mb

Year: 2009

Total price: $1.32


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"The Dreams We Have as Children" was recorded from a live concert to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. Noel Gallagher (and former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer) shares the stage with Paul Weller (from The Jam) for a couple of these. I'm a considerable fan of Oasis and Noel in particular, and am always pretty impressed with how good his live performances are. At least equal to his studio recordings. These tracks are no exception! There's a nice mix of Oasis songs in here (including some noteworthy B-Sides, some of which you may know from "The Masterplan") and a couple of covers, doesn't seem to be much tie-in to the event but if you're supporting Noel in his post-Oasis endeavours this album is a must-have.

"Fade Away" - an excellent recording of this song, more like the Warchild version and not at all like the original. Meaning it's slower paced, acoustic, and softer. I do miss Liam Gallagher's backing vocals however, and so I admittedly have a slight preference for the Warchild one. This song is where the title of the album comes from ("The dreams we have as children, fade away").

"Listen Up" - this is an awesome version. Liam Gallagher sang it originally for Oasis, this is the only recording I've heard with Noel on lead vocals. That version was more 'rock' and this one is slower and just beautiful. Lyrically this is one of my favorite Oasis songs, I think the meaningfulness and sad overtone of the words are wonderfully suited to this acoustic performance ("But I don't believe in magic, life is automatic, and I don't mind being on my own.") "Half the World Away" - love this one. Maybe a little more uptempo than the original from "The Masterplan". Plus you get the energy from the audience who does a nice job with makeshift backing vocals!

"The Butterfly Collector" - I'd never heard this one before, it's a Paul Weller song and he performs it with Noel. But I'm not a Paul Weller fan so I skip this one. Rather tacky lyrics IMO, lol. "All You Need Is Love" is a Beatles cover of course, again with Paul Weller. This track would have been a million times better IMO had Noel sung it by himself, but...it's not bad either.

"Don't Go Away" - this is one from Oasis's "Be Here Now" album (sung by Liam). I'll just say it: Noel's vocals here are better. Gorgeous song, very poignant. I love this lyric: "All we seem to know is how to show, the feelings that are wrong." Very true sentiment in my experience.

"Sing a 'Sad Song', in a lonely place..." - oddly this one is more upbeat than the original and not quite as 'sad'. If you've ever heard Noel sing a solo acoustic version of "Wonderwall" then you know how...wonderful...it usually is. I've got about 1/2 dozen recordings of this song in my mp3 collection and they're all so good, whether sung by Noel or Liam, I couldn't pick a favorite version. But this one's good. Great recording of "Slide Away" too, better than the album version I think.

"There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" is a cover of a song by 80's British rock group The Smiths. And the collection finishes with a rather odd choice considering the point of the benefit (Teenage Cancer Trust)..."Married With Children". Love the biting sarcasm in it though, it's a great recording.

And now the surprise...these 11 tracks were released on a CD for a giveaway. But. There are 5 more tracks from the concert that were sold digitally only. So, get these 11 but look out for the other 5 tracks. :)

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