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Last summer Liam Gallagher joined the list of all-time greats (Paul McCartney, Page and Plant, Nirvana and many more) who have filmed a prestigious MTV Unplugged session. Having missed Oasis’s 1996 session through illness, the show at Hull’s City Hall found Liam fulfilling some unfinished business entirely on his own terms. Now Liam is set to release the ‘MTV Unplugged’ live album of the show on April 24th.
The show’s electrifying atmosphere is palpable from the very beginning with a phenomenal reaction as Liam takes to the stage with ‘Wall of Glass’. Material from Liam’s solo career such as his personal favourite ‘Once’ and the joyous ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ resonates in this stripped-back format, with his vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra.
Oasis guitarist Bonehead features on performances of ‘Some Might Say’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Cast No Shadow’ and Liam’s first ever live vocal performance of the ‘Definitely Maybe’ bonus track ‘Sad Song’. The show concludes on a crowd-pleasing high with an emotive take on the classic ‘Champagne Supernova’.
Liam launches the ‘MTV Unplugged’ album by sharing the new version of ‘Gone’, which was one of the strongest performances of the night. Stripped of the force of the studio recording, ‘Gone’ instead reveals new-found bombastic dynamics and an evocative cinematic atmosphere.
2. ‘Some Might Say’
3. ‘Now That I Found You’
4. ‘One of Us’
5. ‘Stand By Me’
6. ‘Sad Song’
7. ‘Cast No Shadow’
10. ‘Champagne Supernova’
I have never really listened to Liam Gallagher’s solo work but have always liked the Unplugged series and therefore thought a live record might be a good place to start . Although not in the same vein as the Nirvana , Clapton editions it was well put together and the audience banter in between songs joined all the dots making it much more coherent than the usual fading applause between numbers . Not too long which meant I put it on again straight away which gives you the chance and incentive to listen to it properly . Enjoyable and might make me splash out on “ Why Me ? Why Not.” - Why not indeed , nothing much else to spend the hard earned on at the moment ?
Biblical magical enjoyable