30 November 2010

Liam Gallagher On The Cover Of This Months Drapers Magazine
















Liam Gallagher gave a brilliant interview as this months cover-star of Drapers magazine, discussing Pretty Green winning 'Menswear Brand of the Year' at last weeks Drapers Fashion Awards 2010.

" I don't do offices mate, I'm not Ricky Gervais" says Liam Gallagher, instantly brushing aside claims by his collegues that he spends about a day a week in the HQ of Pretty Green, the menswear label he founded 18 months ago and was last week named Drapers Menswear Brand of the Year.

Source: www.prettygreen.com

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Behind The Scenes Of The FA Cup Draw With Serge Pizzorno And Noel Gallagher



Behind the scenes footage of the FA Cup 3rd round draw featuring Noel Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno who confirmed their status as 'supreme beings' by engineering fate and setting up their dream FA Cup tie on Sunday.

Manchester City fan Gallagher, of Oasis fame, and die-hard Leicester City supporter Pizzorno, the creative force behind Kasabian, were stunned when their fantasy fixture became a reality.

The creative pair were at Wembley to make the draw for the Third Round Proper and the song-writing duo could not have written a better version of events.

The Kasabian axe-man, who regularly performs in front of tens of thousands of fans, admitted that the co-incidence shredded his already jangling nerves.

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Broken Vinyl Strut Their Stuff For Liam Gallagher



A South Wales rock group has had its first taste of celebrity high life after performing at Liam Gallagher’s request.

The former Oasis frontman asked Broken Vinyl Club to play at the launch of his Pretty Green fashion label.

The four-piece, from Cardiff and Aberdare, played to about 250 people at The Relentless Garage in London on Friday.

Singer Scott Howells said: “It went really well, we played great and the crowd were really up for it, we got lots of good feedback.

“We couldn’t have expected this, to be honest. We’re just happy to be here and really enjoying it.”

The band is putting the finishing touches to their debut album, released on Cardiff-based See Monkey Do Monkey Records.

“Once you get up there, and you play that first song, it’s all about playing and being in control of the music,” Howells added.

“You’re not scanning the crowd to see what people are thinking, you’re just enjoying it.”

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk

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29 November 2010

James Buckley To DJ At Pretty Green's London Store!
















James Buckley, currently filming the new Inbetweeners movie, is taking time out to perform an exclusive DJ set at our Carnaby Street store on Saturday 11th December.

The Inbetweeners star will be on from 13:00 so come check him out whilst you're doing your Christmas shopping!

Source: www.prettygreen.com

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Noel Gallagher: 'FA Cup Draw Was Nerve-Wracking'



Noel Gallagher has said that he was more nervous drawing the FA Cup third round balls yesterday (November 28) than he was playing live with Oasis.

The guitarist drew the balls with Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno, with both drawing out their own favoured teams, Manchester City and Leicester City respectively, to play against each other.

"What where the odds on that, its unbelievable!" Gallagher said. "I am blown away by that, when I turned the ball around I nearly dropped it. I was more nervous after that then when I walked out on stage here at Wembley. The odds were astronomical."

Pizzorno said: "I was really nervous before the draw. I kept having visions that I was going to drop the bag and have to chase all the balls around the floor!"

he added: "Once I made that draw I completely lost it, I don’t remember pulling the next 10 balls out, I didn’t know what was going on. It was psychedelic."

The Leicester City vs Manchester City FA Cup game will take place on January 8 or 9.

Source: www.nme.com

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Liam Gallagher's Off The Booze! Well, Sort Of











Liam Gallagher says he’s no longer a rock wild man after giving up booze and parties.

Mad for it Liam is bored of late nights and finally feels ready to rid his life of Cigarettes and Alcohol.

But the singer, 38, had a final fling watching hedonistic pals Primal Scream in London at the weekend.

Despite downing a fair few with his Beady Eye bandmates and Jarvis Cocker, 47, afterwards at W Hotel’s swanky new Wyld bar, Liam really wasn’t feeling it.

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

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Stars Are Rocked In Cup Draw



















Rock stars Noel Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno did the FA Cup draw yesterday - and pulled out their own teams against each other.

Leicester City-supporting Kasabian guitarist Serge, 29, drew his club - and seconds later Oasis's Gallagher, 43, pulled out Manchester City.

They hugged each other and laughed, with Noel shouting: "That's outrageous."

There were 64 teams in the draw.

The net was quickly flooded with comments.

Rourkey76 posted: "HaHa noway! Serge from Kasabian & Noel from Oasis did the FA cup draw and pulled their own teams against each other! Surely a fix!"

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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Elton John: Oasis Were ‘Stupid Sods'












Elton John has taken a huge swipe at Oasis for failing to crack America.

The legend has called Noel and Liam Gallagher "stupid sods" for cancelling a series of gigs in the US in the mid-Nineties.

He said: "They were enormous in Britain, they were enormous in America and they went over there and argued between themselves and cancelled the tour and they never broke America.

"You only get it once, and if you blow it, it's gone. You can't not regret that.

"I always thought, 'You stupid sods. You'll never get that opportunity again'."

Just for good measure, Elton then stuck the boot in further by saying he reckons the Gallagher brothers are only children compared to the members of Coldplay and Muse.

Speaking to Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell he said: "It's only the cream that rises to the top. It's always the ones with the best work ethic and the best material and the best attitude.

"You know, it's the boys from the men. Coldplay, Muse, U2, Police, all those bands. They're the men, and all the rest are boys."

Don't mince your words, mate.

Liam was definitely playing the big kid as he mucked about pulling faces at Primal Scream's almighty post gig tear-up in London on Saturday at W Hotel's Wyld Bar.

He joined the likes of Kate Moss and fashion's Philip Treacy as the band celebrated performing their classic 1991 album Screamadelica at London Olympia.

Liam's got form for being lippy - and it doesn't look like he's about to change his ways any time soon...

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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28 November 2010

Pretty Green Launch E-Vouchers!


















The Pretty Green E-Voucher is a virtual Gift Voucher which can be used to purchase anything online from www.prettygreen.com. E-Vouchers can be purchased in denominations of £10 (e.g £20, £30...) to the value of your choice and are sent via email with a unique code and expiry date. With a 1 year redemption period, the recipient has plenty of time to decide on a signature Pretty Green piece. It's a Christmas gift you can't get wrong!

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The Denim Collection is back

After an eagerly anticipated launch, the Denim collection is now back in stock. The collection includes clean cut, straight leg Jeans (available in Black / Indigo and new addition Stonewashed Indigo), the rugged washed out Indigo Denim Shirt and a selection of Denim Jackets including the firm favourite - the Black Long Western Jacket (available in all sizes).

View the Denim Collection Now...

Source: Email from PG

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On This Day In Oasis History...









Above are a few videos from November 28th 2006, when Noel Gallagher played an acoustic show at the Le Cabaret Sauvage in Paris as part of the promotion for Stop The Clocks.

Performing in front of his smallest UK audience for years, Gallagher backed by Gem Archer on guitar and percussionist Terry Kirkbride, played a mixture of acoustic B-sides and album tracks.

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Don't Forget That Noel Gallagher And Serge Pizzorno To Do The FA Cup Third Round Draw Later Today



Noel Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian, will be at Wembley on Sunday to do the draw for the 3rd round draw of the FA Cup.

Sunday 28th November at 6PM (UK TIME) on ITV and online at www.thefa.com

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Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie Backs Beady Eye











Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie hopes former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher achieves success with his new venture Beady Eye.

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie hopes Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye is a huge success.

The singer is yet to hear the band's first track 'Bring The Light' but insists he is a big fan of the 'Songbird' singer and is confident he will make a rocking album with his bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, who all also performed with Oasis.

He said: "I love Liam and I love Noel and I wish them both the best of luck in their new musical explorations. I don't understand measuring people against what they did formerly. Either it rocks or it doesn't rock. I hope it's successful for Liam."

The Manchester rocker decided to form his band after his brother Noel Gallagher quit the group in August 2009 following a pre-concert bust-up.

Though Bobby hasn't heard Beady Eye's new material yet, he will have the opportunity to see them as the group have announced their first live dates for March next year.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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Hurricane # 1 Re-Release Both Studio Albums



On November 29th Hurricane # 1 will re-release both their studio albums 'Hurricane # 1' and 'Only The Strongest Will Survive' on Cherry Red as expanded 2 CD editions with B-sides and remixes.

For those of you unfamiliar to the name Hurricane #1 were a band, formed in 1996 by Andy Bell, along with vocalist/guitarist Alex Lowe, bassist Will Pepper and drummer Gareth Farmer.

The band signed to Creation Records and they released their debut album in 1997, entitled Hurricane #1. This included their first single, "Step Into My World", which reached number 29 in the UK Singles Chart. The other singles released from the debut album were "Just Another Illusion" and "Chain Reaction".

Their other big hit single was "Only The Strongest Will Survive", which also reached number 19 in 1998, and which featured on their second album, Only The Strongest Will Survive.

Andy quit the band in 1999 to become the new guitar player for Gay Dad. Shortly after joining Gay Dad, Andy split from the band to become the bass player for Oasis.

Former Hurricane #1 vocalist / guitarist, Lowe has pursued a solo career, and has released a number of albums to date.

Click here for the Track Listings for Hurricane # 1 and here for Only The Strongest Will Survive.
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On This Day In Oasis History...



















Let There Be Love" is a song on the British rock band Oasis' sixth album, Don't Believe the Truth. Written by Noel Gallagher, it is the second Oasis song to feature Liam and Noel on lead vocals, the first being the B-Side "Acquiesce". It was released on November 28, 2005 as the third single from the album in the UK, and the second single in the US. It reached number two in the UK charts, capping a very successful year for the band. Many critics cited this song as proof that Oasis had returned to form we had seen in the mid-90's.

A demo for the track was recorded during demo sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. A bootleg of these demo sessions was leaked onto the Internet in early 2000. This track was given the unofficial title "It's A Crime" on many bootlegs as the track was unknown and unreferenced anywhere before then. The album version of the song is structurally almost exactly as the same as the demo with a slight change in melody in the part that Noel sings. The lyrics to the chorus remains intact, but the verses and bridge have totally rewritten lyrics.

The single version of the song omits the second verse and chorus.



A second, Noel-sung demo was released on the "Let There Be Love" DVD single. It has the same lyrics as the album version, and in fact the album version takes some elements from the demo such as the piano. It was probably recorded sometime in 2003 or 2004, prior to the main Don't Believe the Truth recording sessions.

The video is a montage of some of Oasis' live shows during the summer of 2005 including clips of the gigs at Hampden Park and the City of Manchester Stadium. The clips don't actually show the band playing 'Let There Be Love'.

The song has only been played live once, on an Italian radio show in late 2005.

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27 November 2010

Both The Gallagher's Hit London Town














Biz Lords Liam and Noel Gallagher hit the town in London last night. But, as you might expect, they weren't together.

Oh no, gone are the days when the Manchester-born brothers would have a big tear up together, and end up having a scrap with each other.

While Noel and his missus Sara enjoyed a night at the famous Groucho Club in Soho, Liam was in north London at the first ever club night for his label Pretty Green.

Both looked on good form.

Earlier in the night Kasabian star Tom Meighan played at Pretty Green's Carnaby Street store.

Before the performance Liam said: "Tom's a good mate of mine. He knows his music. I know you will all have a good time. It was about time he got a proper f****** job."

He's a got a way with words that man...

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On This Day In Oasis History...





On November 27, 2000, Noel Gallagher joined 'The Who' on stage at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Kelly Jones, Eddie Vedder and Paul Weller also joined The Who on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime performance for the benefit of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

For more on the work by the Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.

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Pictures From Pretty Green's Club Night




















Click here for a number of photos from last nights 'Pretty green' club night in London.

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Listen To Andy Bell's Set From The Pretty Green Club Night!




















Last night Pretty Green held its first-ever dedicated club night at the Garage in Islington, London. Beady Eye's Andy Bell was one of the DJs performing at the event.

Andy's very kindly let us grab his set from him and you can listen to it below. He managed to cram in some great tunes from the likes of Kid Koala and DJ Dangermouse as well classics from The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones!

Fans with keen ears will also be able to pick out Beady Eye's cover of 'Sons Of The Stage' - the World Of Twist track we used to tease you with recently! - as well as triumphant set closer, 'Bring The Light'.

Click here to listen to the set.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.co.uk

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Girls Roll With It After Meeting Liam Gallagher













Staff at a Rawtenstall fashion store rubbed shoulders with rock ‘n’ roll bad boy Liam Gallagher at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Sunday Best attended the 20th anniversary Drapers Awards in London after being shortlisted for Independent Retailer of the Year.

They bumped into former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who won Menswear Brand of the Year for his very own limited edition clothing line ‘Pretty Green.’

Jan Shutt, Sunday Best owner, said: "It was so great to meet Liam, we’ve all been taking note of his new fashion line so we sat chatting about it for a quite a while.

"When he was awarded the award for Menswear Brand of the Year, we all gave him a really big cheer.

"The whole evening was amazing and we were over the moon about being shortlisted for such a prestigious award.

"It’s an honour to be recognised by the industry as one of the leaders in the independent retail market.

"What a year this has been for Sunday Best, all topped off with meeting Liam.

"We’ve told him he has an open invitation to pop down to the shop any time he’s back in the north."

The glamorous ceremony saw 1,000 of the UK’s top fashion retailers and brands, from the length and breadth of the UK, gathered at Grosvenor House to congratulate the winners.

Source: menmedia.co.uk

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26 November 2010

Beady Eye Discuss New Album

















A few bits 'n' bobs I typed up from the current issue of Q.

Liam Gallagher named the band, and that rehearsals began with Beady Eye a few weeks after Noel left with the understanding that they would leave Oasis behind for good and play only new material, originated by Gallagher, Archer and Bell, and collectively worked up into co-written group compositions.

Liam on moving on from Oasis. "It was important not to sit and dwell on the past," he explains. " We came off tour and were still on fire. If we'd said, let's do something in a few months, or next year, the flame would have burnt out or we'd have got the fear. We were buzzing."

"We're musicians," adds Andy Bell "It's what we want to do, it's how we define ourselves. We could have sat at home, but what's the point?"

Gem Archer on the irony of working with Jeff Wooton, who plays guitar in the touring line-up of Damon Albarn's Gorrilaz. "You need irony in your life, and Damon Albarn has his head screwed on using him, he's a great musician."

The band have described the new songs as "light on their feet" and a move away from the wall of sound style of Oasis. Gem said " Psychedelia is a big word, but there are definite psychedelic moments in there. But there's also anti-psychedelic, very basic songs, and a lot of rock 'n' roll piano borrowed from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis. Sound wise The Who, The Kinks and the Stones are there, that's the stuff in our blood.

Gem on working with Steve Lillywhite, "He was a ball of energy and made us focus and work quickly. It was that vibe again of trying to create a proper debut album - and that's exactly what I think we have done. It sounds exciting."

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Tom Meighan On Beady Eye




















A photo of Tom, from the Pretty Green store in London this evening.

Tom Meighan has revealed that he'd listened to part of Liam Gallagher's new material from his Beady Eye project in a hotel room about three months ago.

He said he liked what he'd heard, even though it was unmastered.

"I've heard Liam's record and it's fantastic," he revealed. "What he's doing is amazing.

"He was the frontman of Oasis. He's got nothing to prove any more. I love him and adore him but it's so not Oasis at all."

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Pretty Green Proud To Announce New Store Openings
















Pretty Green are proud to announce new temporary store openings in Manchester and Glasgow before Christmas. We will be offering the exciting opportunity for enthusiastic sales assistants to become part of our retail team in both locations.

Please visit Careers for more information on how to apply.
More details to follow.

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Beady Eye Sell Out First UK Dates










Tickets for Beady Eye's first UK live shows sold out in 30 minutes this morning. If you missed out on tickets keep checking back to BeadyEyeMusic.com for more information about future announcements.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.co.uk

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Ray Stubbs On Drinking With Noel Gallagher













Taken from a interview with Ray Stubbs

Speaking of mayhem and madness, in an interview with Irish magazine Hot Press in 2006, Noel Gallagher from Oasis declared that "Ray Stubbs is a fucking legend". Are you aware of that?

Am I aware of that? I've got the article blown up, framed and made into wallpaper for my house. Actually I haven't, but it's given me a good idea.

Can you remember why this Mancunian wild man of rock thinks you're a legend?

I can remember the incident vividly, yes.

And would you care to share it with our readers?

It was at the World Cup 2006 wrap party and we were playing a drinking game that the younger generation of the BBC staff present launched. When the challenge was set, I felt I had to stick up for the old brigade and try to hold my own.

According to Gallagher, you downed two steins of German lager in the time it took the assembled throng to sing the theme music to Match of the Day. That's impressive ...

I can't remember the exact details, but it was something like that. As an observer from afar, Noel was probably in a better position to remember than me. As someone who admires his music so much, I was incredibly pleased when I heard he'd said that.

It seems to have been quite a party, with Gallagher there, alongside Alessandro Del Piero and Spike Lee, among other celebrities.

It was fascinating. Martin O'Neill was there, Marcel Desailly ... Leonardo. In fact the final line of the Fiver the day after was that the "the BBC's wrap party wasn't as dull as the coverage".

Readt the full interview here.

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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On This Day In Oasis History...







Above are a few videos from November 26th 2006, when Noel Gallagher played an acoustic show at the Union Chapel in Islington as part of the Little Noises Sessions for charity Mencap.

Performing in front of his smallest UK audience for years, Gallagher backed by Gem Archer on guitar and percussionist Terry Kirkbride, played a mixture of acoustic B-sides and album tracks.

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Beady Eye Tickets On Sale Later Today
















Don't forget that tickets for Beady Eye's UK & European dates go on sale later today.....

UK SHOWS:

To buy tickets for Beady Eye's shows from 10am on Friday 26th click HERE!

Thursday 3rd March - Glasgow Barrowland (0844 811 0051)
Friday 4th March - Glasgow Barrowland (0844 811 0051)

Sunday 6th March - Manchester O2 Apollo (08444 777 677)
Monday 7th March - Manchester O2 Apollo (08444 777 677)

Wednesday 9th March - London Troxy (0844 811 0051)
Thursday 10th March - London Troxy (0844 811 0051)

Or call 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826

Tickets are also available through TICKETMASTER and GIGS AND TOURS

EUROPEAN SHOWS:

To buy tickets for Beady Eye's European dates, go HERE!

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25 November 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...





On November 26th 2006, Noel Gallagher was interviewed by legendary interviewer Michael Parkinson.

Also on November 26th 2000, Noel was interviewed by Ant & Dec for CDUK click here to watch an interview.

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Beady Eye Promo Items


























Top Picture

Promo CD - Bring The Light
Cataloge Number: EYESCD1P 01

Bottom Picture

7in Vinyl Promo - Bring The Light
Cataloge Number: EYE 1 P

Thanks to Gregg

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Tracks Named From Beady Eye's Debut Album















Taken from the small feature in current issue of Q Magazine.

Album Title: TBC
Recorded: Rak Studios, London
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Songs: Wigwam, Standing On The Edge Of The Noise, Three-Ring Circus, Four-Letter Word, The Beat Goes On and Bring The Light.

I will write up all the interesting things and quotes from the article, when I get some spare time.

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24 November 2010

Gem Archer Warms To Oasis Reunion




















EDIT: I took down the story from The Sun who obviously can't tell the difference between Gem and Liam.

Liam Gallagher's new band have ruled out performing any Oasis songs when they play their debut tour in the new year.

The group Beady Eye announced their first live show will take place in Glasgow in March with five other UK dates to follow.

But the show will not feature any of the songs which have made frontman Liam - and the rest of the group, made up of ex-Oasis musicians - into stars.

In an interview in the January edition of Q magazine, on sale from Friday, guitarist Gem Archer said: "We're just buzzing about this band and looking forward to the album coming out and getting out on the road.

"And there'll be no Oasis songs, either, if you were going to ask."

The new group formed after Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Liam's brother, walked out on the band after years of internal friction.

Despite the bad blood between the Gallagher brothers, Archer said Noel remained on good terms with the others.

But he was unable to say whether he expected the former band leader to reform Oasis in the future.

"Give us a chance man, no one's thinking that far ahead," he told Q.

Source: The Press Association

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Liam Gallagher In Birmingham To Launch New Pretty Green Range




















Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher will be in Birmingham tonight to launch the latest range for his clothing line.

The feisty singer will be at Selfridges, Bullring, between 6-8pm to unveil the new spring/summer Pretty Green collection in an invitation-only event.

Liam and brother Noel headed up Oasis for nearly 20 years with hits including Wonderwall and Some Might Say. But the two brothers announced they were splitting up in August 2009 shortly after headlining the V Festival at Weston Park. Liam’s new band Beady Eye have just released their first single Bring the Light and are planning to tour next year.

Pretty Green was launched in London last year with a glitzy party attracting names such as boxing champion Ricky Hatton, singer Richard Ashcroft and Liam’s wife Nicole Appleton.

Blending casual and tailoring designs, the range, founded and designed by Liam, took Menswear Brand of the Year award at the Drapers Fashion Awards earlier this year.

Source: www.birminghammail.net

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Pretty Green Desert Boots Are Back!










The ever popular Desert Boots are back in stock today! Liam worked closely with the Clarks Originals design team to develop a Pretty Green version of the classic Desert Boot. Still carrying the signature Originals design, the boot has a wider and more rounded toe and lower heel, creating a slimmer profile than the original.

Available in Black, Green, Champagne and Brown, click here to view Desert Boots

Pretty Green now offer free shipping on all UK orders and free shiping worldwide on all orders over £100 (€120, $200, ¥18,000)

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On This Day In Oasis History...





On November 24th 2006, Noel Gallagher played these two Oasis classics on Radio DeeJay in Milan, Italy as part of the promotion for Stop The Clocks.

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More On Noel Gallagher And Miles Kane Collaboration











Ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher is working on his debut solo album, collaborator Miles Kane has confirmed.

One half of The Last Shadow Puppets alongside Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, Kane said he has played guitar on a new track set for Gallagher's solo debut.

Noel Gallagher had told fans not to expect new material any time soon.

In September he told the BBC: "I'm moving house and my missus is nine months pregnant so I'm not doing anything until well into next year."

Miles Kane's appearance on the album was a favour after Gallagher lent vocals to a track on his forthcoming solo debut called My Fantasy, set for release next year.

Speaking to Newsbeat, Kane said: "I play guitar on one of his songs for his album.

"I was only in there for a couple of hours. I did my thing. That was in return for me going on his one."

In March, Noel Gallagher played a handful of dates, his first since Oasis split in 2009 but didn't play any new material.

Since then he's been working on songs and Miles Kane says he got in touch with Noel Gallagher first.

"I was mixing the record and I was going to do these harmonies to give it a boost - it was a bit flat," he said.

"I text him [Gallagher] saying, I need some icing on this tune and he said, 'Icing is what I do very well'.

"It's only a really subtle thing on the middle eight and the chorus of this song called My Fantasy. It's nice, I'm very honoured that he did it. It's a nice little touch."

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Interview With Former Oasis Drummer Tony McCarroll













Click here to watch an interview with the original Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll, who talks to TalkSport about his time in the band and his book, 'Oasis: The Truth'.

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Beady Eye Will Be Strictly New Songs Only

















Liam Gallagher assures us new band Beady Eye is totally, definitely absolutely nothing at all like old band Oasis. When he goes on tour next year with Andy Bell Chris Sharrock and Gem Archer it will be strictly new songs only.

Gem told Q magazine: "There will be no Oasis songs either, if you were going to ask." The six-date tour begins on March 3 in Glasgow, before London and Manchester. Glad they cleared that up.

Source: Mirror.co.uk

It's been reported by abconcerts.be that the band's debut album will be in stores on 28th February 2011.

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23 November 2010

Beady Eye 'Sons Of The Stage' Sneak Peak





Sneak Preview at Beady Eye's New 7" Inch B Side : 'Sons Of The Stage'

Listen to the full version here.

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Beady Eye Announce Debut Italian Show
















Beady Eye have just announced details of their debut show in Italy also taking place in March 2011.

WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH - ALCATRAZ, MILAN, ITALY.
Tickets on sale Friday 26th November, 10:00am local time from:
www.livenation.it/event/22321/beady-eye-tickets?c=beady-eye-official-site
Tel: +39 0253006501

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Beady Eye Debut Show In Belgium
















Beady Eye have just announced details of their debut show in Belgium next March.

TUESDAY 22ND MARCH - ANCIENNE BELGIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
Tickets on sale Friday 26th November, 11:00am local time from:
www.abconcerts.be
Tel : +32 548 24 24

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Beady Eye Announce European Dates















Beady Eye are thrilled to announce details of their debut shows in France, Germany, Spain and Holland in March 2011.

The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans a first live taste of their premiere album when they play in March next year. The shows are proving to be one of the most hotly anticipated live debuts of 2011.

SHOW DETAILS:

SUNDAY 13TH MARCH - CASINO DE PARIS, PARIS, FRANCE.
Tickets on sale Friday 26th November 11:00am local time from:
www.fnacspectacles.com - ph.: 0 892 683 622 (0,34€/min) / international calls : +33 1 41 57 32 28
www.ticketnet.fr - ph.: 0 892 390 100 (0,34€/min) / international calls : +33 1 46 91 57 57
www.digitick.com
www.alias-production.fr

MONDAY 14TH MARCH - LIVE MUSIC HALL, KOLN, GERMANY.
Tickets on sale Friday 26th November, 10:00am local time from:
www.eventim.de
Tel: +49 1805 570000

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH - LA RIVIERA, MADRID, SPAIN.
Tickets on sale Friday 26th November, 10:00am local time from:
www.livenation.es
www.ticketmaster.es
www.servicaixa.com

MONDAY 21ST MARCH - PARADISO, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
Tickets on sale Friday 26th November 10:00am local time from:
www.ticketservice.nl
Tel: 0900 3001250

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Beady Eye Announce Live UK Dates

















Beady Eye are thrilled to announce details of their first live UK shows in March 2011.

After releasing their first piece of music - which NME termed an 'event release, the likes of which we haven't seen in aeons' - the band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans a first live taste of their premiere album in a series of concerts in Glasgow, Manchester & London in March next year, which is proving to be one of the most hotly anticipated live debuts the UK has ever seen.

Supplemented by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass, the group will be performing the following dates:

Thursday 3rd March - Glasgow Barrowland (0844 811 0051)
Friday 4th March - Glasgow Barrowland (0844 811 0051)

Sunday 6th March - Manchester O2 Apollo (08444 777 677)
Monday 7th March - Manchester O2 Apollo (08444 777 677)

Wednesday 9th March - London Troxy (0844 811 0051)
Thursday 10th March - London Troxy (0844 811 0051)

Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 26th November available through www.beadyeyemusic.com or by phone through the box office numbers supplied.

Buy Online at: www.beadyeyemusic.com

24hr credit card hotline: 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826
Maximum 4 tickets per applicant.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.com

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Extra Tickets Available For The Pretty Green Club Night









A limited number of tickets to the Pretty Green Club Night on Friday 26th November are still on sale.

Featuring live DJ's Andy Bell, Paul Gallagher, Eddie Piller, Jamie Skillz and performing live are Exit Calm.

Tickets are £12.50 each, click here for tickets.

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22 November 2010

Noel Gallagher And Serge Pizzorno To Do The FA Cup Third Round Draw On Sunday



Noel Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian, will be at Wembley on Sunday to do the draw for the 3rd round draw of the FA Cup.

Sunday 28th November at 6PM (UK TIME) on ITV and online at www.thefa.com

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Kasabian Star To DJ In Pretty Green Store In London



Tom Meighan is the lead vocalist of Kasabian, recently voted 'The Best Act In The World' at the 2010 Q Awards. Their recent album 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' entered the UK Album Chart at #1, giving the band their second #1 album.

Tom will be playing an exclusive DJ set in the Pretty Green store, Carnaby Street on Friday 26th November, starting at 16:00pm

Source: www.prettygreen.com

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Vinyl Countdown To Liam Gallager’s Clothing Gig




















Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has picked an up-and-coming Cardiff band to play at the glitzy London launch of his new clothing label.

The Broken Vinyl Club were stunned to get the call to say the notorious Brit-pop bad boy had personally requested them to play at the club night for Pretty Green.

They took the request from Gallagher in disbelief, saying that it was weeks before reality sank in.

Band frontman Scott Howells said the four-piece, who have only been together 18 months, had been inspired by Oasis. He said: “Oasis were one of the bands that made me want to be in a band.”

They will play a set at the Relentless Garage in London on Friday in front of a celebrity crowd. “We’re working really hard because obviously we want to get it right in front of so many influential people,” Scott added.

Liam heard the band’s first single, I Want You Girl, after Merthyr-born actor and musician Jon Owen passed it on to contacts in the music industry.

Music teacher Scott, 30, said he and his colleagues, who live in Cardiff and Aberdare, were amazed to get the call.

He said: “It didn’t sink in for about a week-and-a-half, we didn’t really believe it was true.”

But now he and band mates Meirion Townsend, Justin Beynon and Jamie Taylor are preparing for their biggest show yet.

“Hopefully the nerves will pass by the end of the second song,” Scott said.

“We’ve been going for 18 months as this band but we’ve never done anything as big as this.”

Gallagher’s Pretty Green clothing label makes designer wear and was founded by the Oasis lead singer.

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk

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Take That Fail To Beat Oasis' Sales Record



Take That's new album Progress has topped the UK chart, achieving the biggest opening week sales of any record for 13 years.

The Official Charts Company said it sold almost 520,000 albums - more than the rest of the top 10 put together.

It is the band's first album since reuniting with Robbie Williams.

The last album to exceed sales of 500,000 copies was Oasis's Be Here Now, which sold 663,000 in its first chart week in 1997.

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On This Day In Oasis History...



Above is a video of Oasis playing at the Nulle Part Ailleurs in France, on November 22nd 1995.

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21 November 2010

Win A Black Bomber Jacket From Pretty Green




















Here is your chance to win the very sought after Black Bomber Jacket (Lime Trim) from Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' collection.

Have a closer look at the jacket here.

Pretty Green take on the American Bomber Jacket. The black lightweight jacket features a stylish shallow collar, fitted macrocuffs, military style marco fastenings and two front zipper pockets. The jacket has reinforced elbows and is finished with chest badge and trim in vibrant lime creating a cool contemporary Bomber..

To win the above prize answer this simple question.

What are the two colours of the jeans available from www.prettygreen.com?

Send all entries to scyhodotcom@gmail.com
When sending your entry please title your email as 'Black Bomber Jacket'
Please include your name in your email
The competition ends at Midnight GMT on the 30th November 2010.
The winner will be picked at random on the 1st December 2010.

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20 November 2010

Liam Gallagher At The 2010 Drapers Awards VIDEO

















Click here to watch a interview Drapers’ Marie Davies chats to guests including Liam Gallagher (Around 50 sec in), Harrods’ Marigay McKee, Mark Bage from independent Sarah Coggles and Fearne Cotton at the 2010 Drapers Awards.

Thanks to Ruchin

On This Day In Oasis History...



















Stop the Clocks is an album by British rock band Oasis made up of Oasis' favourite songs and moments of their career so far and was released on November 20 2006. “Unlike most albums of this nature, Oasis have sat down and undertaken the almost impossible job of picking what they consider to be their finest moments ever. So 'Stop The Clocks' is imbued with the sort of willfulness that has helped make Oasis the favourite band of millions of people worldwide and its running order will no doubt provoke equal parts adulation and bar discussions from the millions of Oasis fans worldwide. Could it ever be any other way?” . It released in November 2006. The "retrospective collection" is an 18-track double album with the featured songs chosen by Noel Gallagher. It went 3x platinum in the UK with sales as good as any album there since Be Here Now.

The album has come about due to the end of Oasis' recording contract with Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Noel Gallagher has gone on record before on numerous occasions saying that Oasis wouldn't release a greatest hits album unless the band were about to split up. However, in an interview with news.com.au in December 2005, he hinted that Sony were planning to release one anyway, and that despite his misgivings, he would have to get involved with it otherwise it'd be "shit". This was clarified in September 2006, when he told the NME that when he made it clear to Sony that the band were not going to re-sign to them, the record label decided to release a greatest hits album. Gallagher then explained that he insisted that it had to be a 'best-of' because he felt a compilation of the best singles, album tracks and b-sides would produce a stronger album than a compilation of singles.

To address some fans' concerns that the release of a greatest hits album was a sign that the band were about to finish, based on some of Noel Gallagher's previous comments, the press release for the album confirmed that they are merely taking "a well earned sabbatical prior to starting work on new material, destined for similar levels of success in the future. As such, this is not a full stop, but merely a time out; a dream set list, and a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll."

To celebrate the release of the album, the band will be unveiling their first full-length film - Lord Don't Slow Me Down, shot during the Don't Believe the Truth world tour, from May 2005 to March 2006, the film was shown in November 2006 around the world in selected picture houses, theatres and cinemas to winners of fans competitions and the press. It was also broadcasted on Channel 4 in the UK.

The album debuted at #2 in the UK charts selling over 50,000 copies in its first day of release and 216,000 in its first week of release, surprisingly not selling enough to knock off the top spot to The Love Album, by the boy-band Westlife. It also debuted at #89 on the U.S. Billboard 200, starting with 18,000 units sold. It did however enter the Japanese Oricon album charts at #1, selling 87,462 copies in its first week.

In Japan, a box set was also released of all their singles to coincide with the album.

The Songs

Stop the Clocks focuses heavily on the band's most popular albums, Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, with each contributing five tracks, plus four B-sides (also included on the band's other compilation album The Masterplan) from this era. Only two tracks appear from Don't Believe the Truth, and one track each from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and Heathen Chemistry, whilst Be Here Now is overlooked completely.

When the release of Stop the Clocks was first announced in July 2006, speculation was rife that the unreleased song of the same name would be included on the record as a bonus track. However, Noel Gallagher told fans at a Q&A session that the song was considered for inclusion, but they weren't happy with any of the many versions they have recorded.

Gallagher also confirmed that the title was chosen to sum up what was described in the initial press release as being "merely a time out; a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll." Noel Gallagher revealed in an interview in April 2005 that 'Stop the Clocks' was the original title for the band's early recorded material in early 2004, which turned eventually into Don't Believe the Truth.

Gallagher revealed to Billboard that he was approached about including some new songs on the album as well, but that he opted not to "because it takes the focus away from what you're actually trying to say with a retrospective."

Gallagher told the NME in September 2006 that he picked the tracks on the album, and there were about eight songs that "should be on there, but aren't". He explained that his original vision was for a 12-track album on one CD, but, after whittling down from an initial 30+ tracks, the track-listing was finalised. He admitted that he's had arguments with people about the tracklisting but that "someone has to pick the tracklisting, and I've picked it and that's the end of it. But that must mean we're pretty good, if people are arguing about what's not on it, it's brilliant!"

During an interview on Radio 1 in October 2006, and later during a question and answer session with The Sun, Liam Gallagher, who got a songwriting credit with his "Songbird", claimed that he was happy with the tracks Noel had selected for the album, although he said that he would have liked "Rockin' Chair" and "D'You Know What I Mean?" to be included. Noel, however, admitted that "D'You Know What I Mean?" was to be included on the album up until the moment it was being mastered, explaining that the length of the song "upset the flow of the album".

In the special boxed-edition of 'Stop the Clocks' at the end of the 'Lock the Box' interview, when Liam was told 'Whatever' was not on the track-listing he said "Thank fuck for that".

Track listing

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except "Songbird", written by Liam Gallagher

Disc one
"Rock 'n' Roll Star" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Some Might Say" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Talk Tonight" (from The Masterplan)
"Lyla" (from Don't Believe the Truth)
"The Importance of Being Idle" (from Don't Believe the Truth)
"Wonderwall" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Slide Away" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" (from Definitely Maybe)
"The Masterplan" (from The Masterplan)

Disc two
"Live Forever" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Acquiesce" (from The Masterplan)
"Supersonic" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Half the World Away" (from The Masterplan)
"Go Let It Out" (from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants)
"Songbird" (from Heathen Chemistry)
"Morning Glory" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Champagne Supernova" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Don't Look Back in Anger" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)

Cover

The cover was designed by Sir Peter Blake, best known for his design of the sleeve for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but also well recognized within the genre for his work on the cover of Paul Weller's Stanley Road album.

According to Blake, he chose all of the objects in the picture at random, but the sleeves of Sgt. Pepper's and Definitely Maybe were in the back of his mind. He claims, "It's using the mystery of Definitely Maybe and running away with it." Familiar cultural icons which can be seen on the cover include Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Michael Caine (replacing the original image of Marilyn Monroe, which couldn't be used for legal reasons) and the seven dwarfs from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

Blake also revealed that the final cover wasn't the original one. That design featured an image of the shop 'Granny Takes A Trip' on the Kings Road in Chelsea, London.

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19 November 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...



Above is a video of Oasis playing at the Pabellon Wurtzburg in Salamanca, Spain, on November 19th 2002.

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Miles Kane Confirms Noel Gallagher's Solo Album Is Being Recorded












Taken from a Q&A with Miles Cane from The Last Shadow Puppets.

Q - Reading the roll-call of guests on your record felt like leafing through the Christmas issue of Q magazine. There's Noel Gallagher, Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys, the singer from The Courteneers. You must have one hell of a Rolodex.

A - Noel sings on one song, he's only doing harmonies. It's great. We met a couple of times, he asked me to play guitar on his solo record. I played on one track, so he repeated the favour. I'm very honoured.

Read the full Q&A here.

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Liam Gallagher's Magic Beady Eye: Tom Meighhan Is A Fan















Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has given Liam Gallagher’s new band Beady Eye his rock seal of approval.

Leicester lad Tom has had a private listen to the group’s debut album and reckons it’s going to blow fans away.

Speaking about the disc, which isn’t out until next year, Tom, 29, said of the 39-year-old: “Liam came to my room about three months ago and put it on a little stereo and you know I’m just buzzing for him.

“He’s really done something different from Oasis so I’m really pleased he’s getting out there. His album’s fantastic and its not Oasis any more, it’s Liam’s band.

“I support him all the way with that. I don’t think he cares [what people think], he just wants to make music.”

Speaking to Absolute Radio DJ Ben Jones, 33, the Kasabian rocker says his crew are feeling similarly inspired.

The gang will headline Sunday’s stage at next year’s Isle Of Wight festival and Tom is telling fans to expect the unexpected. He explained: “If people are expecting West Ryder or Underdog they’ve got another think coming because it’s nothing like the last record.

“We’re not the same band any more. We always keep changing. At the beginning of this year we went on tour to Australia and we had a few ideas.

“It all stems from Serge, he plants the seeds and this sort of giant beanstalk starts forming and then we take it in the studio and start to lay down the drums and go from there.”

Tom has promised you won’t see him on I’m A Celebrity, like Madchester legend Shaun Ryder, 48.

He added: “Shaun is amazing, just class to watch, you know.

“He’s a genius, but I could never do that to myself.”

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

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18 November 2010

Tony McCarroll Spills The Beans On His Acrimonious Split From The Gallaghers



Former Oasis Drummer Tony McCarroll has just released a book about his time in the band, which is simply called Oasis: The Truth.

Tony's notoriously acrimonious split from the band in 1995 resulted in a legal battle over payment and in his book he reveals more about that and the band's rise to fame.

But the most prominent storyline is his troubled relationship with Noel Gallagher.

"The reason I wrote the book in the first place was because of 'Noel Gallagher-isms,'" he told 6 Music. "You know, his one-liners.

"I felt it was about time that I stuck up for myself. There was a bit of bad press out there and I thought, 'right, I'm going to put my side of the story across.'"

The memoirs aren't likely to build any bridges between McCarroll and the Gallaghers - but he says he never expected that.

"I'd be absolutely shocked if there was any kind of reconciliation," he said. "It's the way Noel is. Once you've crossed him, it's hard to go back."

Source: BBC Radio 6 Music

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Liam Gallagher Backs Bid To Save Music Venue




















Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has backed a campaign to save a legendary music venue in central London.

The singer performed at the 100 Club in Oxford Street back in 1994 and said he wanted to play there again with his new band, Beady Eye.

The live music club, which has also been graced by The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks and The Clash, could be forced to close by the New Year because of spiralling overhead costs. But a campaign launched to save the cellar club has attracted a number of high-profile supporters.

In a note sent to the organisers of the Save The 100 Club, Gallagher wrote: "It's a real shame. Fancied playing there again with the mighty Beady Eye." He said the club "sorts the men from the boys" and described it as "very rock n roll".

The brief hand-written note came after Frank Black, of the recently reformed Pixies, pledged £100,000 to keep the club open.

Campaigners said they had raised £150,000 so far but needed "substantial donations" to save the venue.

Jim Piddington from Save The 100 Club said: "The pledge from Frank Black came through and I was stunned. I would like to thank him publicly. We have had lots of words of support but as much as that helps spread the word, words alone are not going to help the club survive.

"We need cold hard cash, its as simple as that. We urge people to dig deep in these very hard financial times to help save the club because when its gone, it's gone and it isn't coming back."

Two benefit nights will take place to raise money for the club, and supporters said they also hoped to have the 100 Club listed by English Heritage.

Ray Davies, who played at the club with The Kinks, said: "Simon Cowell should underwrite the money needed to save the 100 Club - that would be a real payback. The amount of money he takes out of pop music, he could put some back in."

Source: The Press Association

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Liam Gallagher's Latest Twitter











Get you get me im standing on the edge of the noise...

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