Noel Gallagher has spoken to the Q Magazine about his album 'Chasing Yesterday' that is released in March.
Album opener 'Riverman' drifts on a blissful acoustic grove, before building to a skyscraping guitar solo and a gentle sax solo.
Noel says "It's the sound of 1970's Sunset Boulevard with Santana playing lead guitar over a pothead groove, and a Pink Floyd saxophone player in the background".
He said the track was inspired by a night out with Russell Brand and Morrissey in Los Angeles.
On 'Lock All The Doors' he says he's "nicked a bit from 'Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have) by the Buzzcocks".
There are a few reworked tracks from his aborted 2011 collaboration with 'Amorphous Androgynous' 'The Mexican' is a stomper and 'The Right Stuff' is "proper psychedelic jazz".
He said he loves the way these things sit on the same record.
The 'Ballard Of Mighty I' apparently sums up the entire album's lyrical theme "the things in life that will always remain slightly out of reach". The hope in the song, he adds, "is that the chase is what is great".
"I'm not sure I really want Manchester City to win the Champions League for 10 consecutive seasons. It shouldn't be that easy. I don't like to use the word 'Journey' because you sound like a contestant on a reality TV show, but surely the journey is better then the destination.
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