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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Noel Gallagher at Teenage Cancer Trust Gig - Night One
01. (It's Good) To Be Free
02. Talk Tonight
03. Fade Away
04. Cast No Shadow (With Crouch End Festival Chorus)
05. Don't Go Away (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
06. Half The World Away (?)(not confirmed)
07. Importance Of Being Idle
08. Listen Up (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
09. Sad Song
11: Rockin Chair (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
12: Slide Away
13: Digsy's Diner
14: Whatever (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
15: The Masterplan (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
16: Dont Look Back In Anger (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
Watch a few videos from the show here.
From The Official Oasis Twitter page
Air punching for 'Slide Away'. 'These could be the best days of our lives' - 'Digsy's Dinner'! Now we're onto 'Whatever'. Phew!
A roof-lifting 'Wonderwall' gets followed by Gem killing the solo on 'Rockin' Chair'!
'...Idle', 'Listen Up', a friendly little jab at Scousers followed by 'Sad Song'. Good times!
Wired Strings come on to join Noel, the guys and the choir on 'Don't Go Away'. Beautiful.
The Crouch End Festival Chorus fill the hall on 'Cast No Shadow'. The crowd are giving them a good run for their money!
Jay (aka Jesus, aka The Shroud) joins the guys on stage for 'Talk Tonight'. The audience have certainly packed their singing voices!
A standing ovation greets Noel, Gem and Terry Kirkbride. Opening with '(It's Good) To Be Free'.
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A number of pictures will be on www.teenagecancertrust.org in the morning as well as behind the scenes footage.
Noel Gallager played his first post-Oasis gig tonight (March 25), headlining the Royal Albert Hall in London for a Teenage Cancer Trust show.
The singer/guitarist, set to play a second gig at the venue tomorrow, played songs from his Oasis back catalogue including several b-sides. He refrained from playing new material despite calls from some fans to do so.
His former Oasis bandmate, guitarist Gem Archer, performed with him throughout the set. Jay Darlington, Oasis' former live keyboard player, also played for much of the show, along with a drummer playing a minimal kit and percussion. They were backed up by an eight-piece all-female orchestra and the Crouch End Choir for many songs.
Following a support slot from The Courteeners, Gallagher and his band arrived on stage at 9pm (GMT). He greeted the crowd with a brief "Hello" and opened with '(It's Good) To Be Free' - the b-side to Oasis' 1994 single 'Whatever', which was played later in the set.
He followed with another b-side, 'Talk Tonight' (the flipside to 1995 single 'Some Might Say'), then responded to a crowd member's shout for new material. "Play a new song?" he said. "No, we don't do new songs for charity."
After 'Fade Away' he adjusted his shirt and quipped, "Behave - JLS was last night, wasn't it?" He then introduced the Crouch End Choir, who performed 'Cast No Shadow' with the band.
Following 'Don't Go Away' he pointed out, "I don't know if you've noticed - this is exactly the same set I played two years ago. But it's OK - I'm wearing different clothes." He was actually referring to his Teenage Cancer Trust show in 2007.
'Listen Up' came soon afterwards, Gallagher responding to another request for new songs and ribbing a crowd member after finishing it.
"We've already gone through that - we're not playing new songs," he said following shouts from one fan. "As fucking brilliant as they are, now's not the right time or place. Are you American? You're from Liverpool? Try and be American - it's better than being a fucking scouser."
'Sad Song', b-side to 1994 single 'Cigarettes And Alcohol', was up next then crowd favourite 'Wonderwall'. The fan Gallagher had bantered with earlier then shouted for b-side 'Rockin' Chair' - flip-side to 1995 single 'Roll With It'. "Had you seen the setlist before we came on?" he joked before playing the song. "Did you nick one? Come on, did you rob one?"
Nearer the end of the set he dedicated 'Digsy's Dinner' to The Courteeners, although he said, "Unfortunately they come from the red side of Manchester."
'Whatever' closed the main set before he encored with 'The Masterplan', 'Married With Children' and closer 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.
"It's been a pleasure to play for you tonight," Gallagher said before leaving the stage. "Thank you for coming along and supporting the charity. We'll meet again."
Noel Gallager played:
'(It's Good) To Be Free'
'Cast No Shadow'
'Half The World Away'
'Don't Go Away'
'The Importance Of Being Idle'
'Married With Children'
'Don't Look Back In Anger'
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