Oasis’ Liam Gallagher struck a conciliatory tone on X when asked about how his brother Noel Gallagher is doing.
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) August 18, 2023
Noel Gallagher, the enigmatic and instinctive musician, has left an indelible mark on the music world. From his soaring success with Oasis to his captivating solo career, Gallagher has crafted timeless melodies that continue to resonate with hearts worldwide. His musical journey has been an unparalleled adventure, driven by intuition and an unyielding passion for creating extraordinary music.
During the making of Oasis’ seminal album, “What’s the Story Morning Glory,” Gallagher’s creative genius was in full swing. As he rode the momentum of his previous hits, he crafted classics like ‘Morning Glory’ and ‘Champagne Supernova.’ Notably, the B-sides he penned for the project were equally remarkable, showcasing his brilliance as a songwriter.
As reported by Far Out – One unforgettable moment in the studio led to the creation of ‘The Masterplan.’ Gallagher recalled how he wrote the song ‘It’s Better People’ while the band’s gear was being loaded out of the studio. Impulsively setting everything back up, he whistled through the song in an hour, and destiny stepped in when the single for ‘Wonderwall’ needed a B-side.
With his guitar in hand, Gallagher laid down the backing track for ‘The Masterplan’ – a song that featured some of the most exquisite chord changes in his career. While Creation Records hesitated to have such a gem as a B-side, Gallagher stood firm, insisting that it be placed alongside the band’s most famous song.
Reflecting on the significance of ‘The Masterplan,’ Gallagher considered it as the end of an era for Oasis material. It became an iconic statement of their artistic prowess, standing tall amidst Gallagher’s disillusionment with Oasis’ subsequent album, “Be Here Now.” This track would later become a beacon for fans and critics, a testament to Gallagher’s refusal to compromise on quality.
‘The Masterplan’ holds a special place in Gallagher’s heart, signifying the essence of Oasis’ musical legacy. Despite not including any “Be Here Now” songs in the best-of collection “Stop the Clocks,” Gallagher takes pride in the fact that some of their finest works were tucked away as B-sides. In his words, “I kinda like the fact that there are B-sides that should have been A-sides. That makes Oasis what they are.”
Although “Be Here Now” brought a temporary halt to Oasis’ soaring momentum, ‘The Masterplan’ remains a definitive statement of their musical prowess. Gallagher’s talent and raw emotions shine through in this exquisite ballad, a reminder that he remains the same boy from Manchester who dared to dream big.