Attention Attention! Mesdames Monsieurs

Andrew Weatherall has done two remixes of a song from Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds’ latest album, It’s A Beautiful World, with both being released on 12″ as part of RSD 2018 along with a pair fun piano house remixes from Mike Pickering and Graeme Park. I picked up a copy online without any bother or paying over the odds and without having to queue up at dawn outside Piccadilly records.

The dub mix is super space age dub, electronic drums and fuzzy synth bass, a bit of Noel and Charlotte Courbe’s spoken word part. It builds over ten minutes, gathering pace and intensity, and is a lovely job. It has upset the Dadrock fans however. Some of the comments over at Youtube are a treat-

‘Dear Andrew Weatherall, Please Stop. Regards, Everyone’

‘Noel really lets Andrew do anything, huh?’

‘Noel Is my favorite artist but this Is.. so not biblical…’

‘This is the worst of the 3 remixes. I like the other two but not this one’

‘What a piece of garbage’

‘this is shiiiite’

And my favourite from a Youtube user called Marco…

‘My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined’

The vocal remix has a ‘real drums’ rhythm track and is a bit looser than the dub, some shimmering wobbly parts and more of Noel’s vox. It works well back-to-back with Weatherall’s remix of Mark Lanegan done last year, dark, foreboding and rocking.

You might think the feathercuts would be more into this one…

‘I can’t find any reason to listen this song. Original song is better in every aspect’

‘Noel is biblical but this is God awful I’m afraid’

Marco appears over on this one too, he really doesn’t like remixes…’My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined’.

‘Awful drums’

And…

‘Fucking rubbish’

Anyway, as you were, as someone is wont to say.

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In The Heat Of The Remix

Here’s a remix us Weatherall heads may not have seen coming- an eight minute reworking (with Balearic bells on) of Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds. Noel’s vocal contribution is restricted to one line through a megaphone four minutes in after a long build up- the rest is in pure Weatherall remix territory with a massive bassline (looped from the original track presumably), some lovely hi-hats and arpeggio action, and those bells clanging out. I’d imagine Noel might approve of this, having mispent some of his youth in the Hacienda. Noel often comes across as a witty interviewee, good fun over a few pints. But I think he mislaid all his decent tunes somewhere in the mid 90s and hasn’t managed to relocate them since. If you want to see the bewilderment of some of the more conservative end of Noel’s fanbase, look at the comments on the Youtube post. For the rest of us, a bit of a treat.