Translated from Japanese by Appleseed from the current isssueof Rockin On' Magazine from Japan.
On Tracks on 'Chasing Yesterday'.
Parts of both "Lock All the Doors" and "The Dying of the Light" were written in Oasis era.
Noel almost finished writing "The Dying of the Light" during the recording of the first album, but he thought it was not appropriate song for his fisrt album, so he dropped it from the album.
Early verse of 'Lock All the Doors' became 'Setting Sun', and he tried to write a new verse for it several times but failed.
Originally 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Mexican' were recorded during sessions with Amorphous Androgynous.
'Riverman' and 'The Right Stuff' were done at about the end of recording for Chasing Yesterday.
'The Right Stuff' mood and arrangement are totally different from the one recorded by Amorphous Androgynous, which Noel didn't like so much.
He thought it was going to be B-side before it was completed.
On Recording the album.
Noel and Paul Stacey played almost all the instruments on the recording.
Paul played keyboards, guitar solo in 'Riverman' and 'The Girl With X-Ray Eyes', and the bass in 'Ballad Of the Mighty I'.
Noel played the guitars and bass in five songs, that are 'Riverman', 'In the Heat of the Moment', 'The Dying Of The Light', 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Mexican'.
On the reissue of Oasis' Be Here Now
The 'Be Here Now' reissue will be out one day, but he hasn't decided if it will be out this year or sometime soon..
Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the legendary Knebworth concerts, so he's thinking about a idea and said "Shall I have special plan for 20th anniversary?".
Noel also wants to remaster and reissue some of albums that were released after 'Be Here Now'.
In addition , the magazine's interviewer said.
Lock All the Doors reminds us of rough and loud live concerts in early oasis era, and While the Song Remains the Same is like Neil Young, and You Know We Can't Go Back is reminiscent of Rock 'n' Roll Star, also there is the opener Riverman.
This album has got rock tunes with explosive guitar solos.
Noel's rock spirit like DM came back, and CY has also his new features.
'The Right Stuff' is composed of mainly instrumental part as Space jazz/Ambient Music-ish, and 'The Mexican' is new waver dance beat, then 'Ballad of the Mighty I' has disco beat, electric piano and Johnny Marr's guitar.
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