Last summer Liam Gallagher joined the special list of artists 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.
The release of the MTV Unplugged live album is set for Friday 24 April 2020.
Speaking about the recording Gallagher explains “I was honoured to perform at the legendary showcase that is MTV Unplugged. It was a lovely experience and the people of Hull were biblical and sounded fantastic. I hope you enjoy the record.”
The show’s electrifying atmosphere is palpable from the 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. Gallagher’s vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra. Stripped of the force of its studio recording, Gone is a standout as it reveals new-found bombastic dynamics and an evocative cinematic atmosphere
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 Gallagher: MTV Unplugged is available to pre-order now. Signed CD available exclusively from Amazon, and standard vinyl, splattered vinyl and digital downloads are also available. All pre-orders receive an instant download of Gone.